September, 2008  


Welcome to the September issue of the Advance Global Newsletter.
Help us connect the dots – please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.

 1. Message from the CEO 
 It is with sadness that we bid a fond farewell to Penny Mapp, our North America Director. Starting as a volunteer in 2005 and quickly transitioning to East Coast US Manager then North America Director, Penny has been a great asset to the organization. Playing a key role in Advance’s successful and dramatic growth, Penny has worked tirelessly for our members, volunteers, clients and supporters and will be sorely missed in the New York office and beyond. [More...]

   2. Announcement - High Commissioner to United Kingdom
The Government will recommend to the Governor-General the appointment of Mr John Dauth LVO to be Australia’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Mr Dauth is expected to take up his appointment in September 2008. [More...]

3. Jobs Mission: Premier takes Sydney campaign to the world
NSW Premier Morris Iemma announced he would travel to the United States and Great Britain in October to sell Sydney as a global financial and tourist hub, and win thousands of jobs and investment dollars for the Harbour City. 
4. University of Sydney US Business Leadership Program 
The program offers a diverse range of study topics in which senior executives of Australian business and government meet with outstanding US leaders to exchange views on topics of importance to the two countries. [More...]

5. Advance Job Board 
Have you had a chance to view this month’s Advance job board postings? There are positions listed in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland:

Manager, AML / Sanctions Compliance (Melb)
Group Finance Manager, Lion Nathan (NSW)
Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young (Melb)
Software Development Manager, Lonely Planet (VIC)
Operations Manager, Monadelphous (QLD)
Application Consultant, Oakton (VIC)
Product Manager, Spendvision (Australia)
IT Technology Architect, Telstra (VIC)
Equities Fund Manager, Collins Consulting Group (Melb)

6. An event with no agenda,  Word of Mouth 
The event started in a cool bar on the corner of Melrose and Martel Avenues in the West Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Amongst the traditionally chic LA crowd, stood a large gathering of Australians committed to helping each other, sharing ideas and opening up their respective networks. [More...] 

7.Yale Alumni leave permanent reminder of visit
ANU students and Yale students will have a new opportunity to experience life on the other side of the world, thanks to an initiative announced at the conclusion of a week-long visit to ANU by a large group of Yale alumni. [More...]

8.  Advance members in HK can nominate for Environment Award
 Australian-based environmental entrepreneur, Fiona Mathews, established the international Earth Champions Foundation in 2000. Her personal commitment to fighting environmental degradation has inspired world leaders to support the Foundation.  [More...]

Upcoming Events

Thu 4th September
Thu 11th September
Fri 26th September

Los Angeles:
Wed 17th September
San Francisco:
Mon 8th September 
Sport Talks to Business

Thu 18th September
Friends of Victoria reception for Bronwyn Pike, MP

Thu 18th September
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