Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Ministerial Advisory Council (MAC) is an important part of the Australian Government's commitment to enhance transparency around the negotiation of free trade agreements (FTAs). The Council will provide a forum through which members can exchange views and engage in frank and robust discussion with the Government and senior trade experts on FTAs and the policies that underpin them. The views from the MAC will help inform the Government's trade negotiating agenda.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    20

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    17 June 2020

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Deputy Chair The Hon. Andrew Gee MP 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Jason Strong 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Jacqui Walshe BBS, MBA, GAICD 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Dan Walton 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Tony Battaglene 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Prof. Paul Wellings CBE 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Laura Berry 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member James Bond 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Gerard Brody 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Tania Constable PSM 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Andrew Conway FIPA FFA 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Bridget Fair GAICD 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Scott Farrell 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Kevin Gallagher 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Kate Carnell AO 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Veronica Papacosta 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Mrs. Fiona Simson 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Member Andrew Stoler 17 June 2020 17 June 2022

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Industry Co-Chair Christine Holgate 17 June 2020 17 June 2022
Co-Chair The Hon. Dan Tehan MP 22 December 2020 17 June 2022
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