Exciting announcements at Advance

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t has been a dynamic start to 2018 for Advance, with some very exciting developments in the global team. 

We're thrilled to announce the appointment of Yasmin Allen as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Emma Rugge-Price to the new position of Australian CEO.

Drawing from her impressive global career in technology marketing and communications, Emma will be focusing on broadening Advance's reach and impact in Australia. Having worked across multiple industries for startups and large multi-nationals in Hong Kong, London, and Silicon Valley, Emma is a prime example of the global talent that Advance supports and fosters.

In 2004, Emma joined GE in Australia, where she was responsible for local, regional and global brand programs in a range of industries including financial services, healthcare, mining, transportation, and energy for over 12 years. 

With Yasmin’s broad international business experience and dynamic global career, including six years in the UK, she is an invaluable addition to the organisation. Her appointment emphasises Advance’s commitment to harnessing global Australian talent as a national resource.

Yasmin will be succeeding Glen Boreham AM, who served Advance’s maximum term of six years as Chairman. Glen has made a significant contribution to Advance throughout his tenure, strategically growing the reach and influence of the organisation, securing government and corporate investments, and launching its highly regarded annual Global Australian Awards and Innovation programs.

Yasmin has a successful career in business with a formidable track record gained in some of the world’s most competitive industries. Advance will benefit greatly from her knowledge, international experience and a strong belief in our mission to engage, connect and empower leading global Australians and Alumni, to reinvest new skills, talents and opportunities into Australia.

We're looking forward to continuing sharing with you this next exciting chapter at Advance.