Michelle Garnaut, M Restaurant Group CEO & Advance Board Member; Angelica Cheung, Editor in Chief, Vogue China; Vaughn Barber, Global Chair, KPMG Global China Practice & Chairman of The Australian Chamber of Commerce in China (Beijing); and  H.E. Ms Jan Adams AO, PSM, Australian Ambassador to China


On Tuesday the 5th of September we were delighted to invite the Advance community to an evening hosted by Michelle Garnaut, CEO of M Restaurant Group and Advance Board Member, at her restaurant Capital M - Beijing, to experience delicious Australian wines, cocktails and canapés alongside captivating conversations and striking views. 

The Advance community in China is highly valued and extremely diverse. It was great to have a variety of individuals in attendence, from government and business leaders to next generation influencers, including H.E. Ms Jan Adams AO, PSM, Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Angelica Cheung, Editor in Chief, Vogue China and Geoff Raby, Advance Global Advisory Council Member and former Australian Ambassador to China.

We are currently undertaking a few exciting initiatives to increase our attention in the region, one that is home to tens of thousands of bright Australian expatriates and alumni of Australian Universities.

Over the next few months, Advance will be redefining the Advance experience in Asia. We are committed to expanding the community, improving opportunities, growing our networks and increasing the breadth of our offering. After listening to our community through surveys and personalised outreach, the Advance team has developed a paid membership model that will unlock access to exclusive networking events, personalised visa information and facilitation, access to jobs and mentoring programs, and more.

To oversee all upcoming Advance initiatives in Asia, we are thrilled to officially welcome our new Asia Director, Stefanie Myers. Stefanie will be based in Hong Kong and her extensive network of business, government and non-government contacts throughout the Asia Pacific region will be a great asset to our community. 

Michelle Garnaut, H.E. Ms Jan Adams AO, PSM and Stefanie Myers 

Stefanie Myers, Cassie Wang, Cheng Lei and Rich Akers