Welcome New AJBCC Members!

Welcome New AJBCC Members!

The AJBCC is delighted to welcome our new members CSIRO, GFG Alliance, Monash University, Pollination and RMIT University.  See all our members here.


As Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst, CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.  We work with organisations large and small, delivering world-leading research and development solutions to help their business innovate, improve and grow.

With more than 5,000 experts, state-of-the-art facilities, and a global collaborative research network we bring together the best and brightest minds to drive strategic growth and overcome unique business challenges like no other. Driven to create and facilitate societal, environmental and economic impact, we work with organisations across all major sectors and at all stages of the innovation lifecycle from strategic advice and planning, research and development, through to commercialisation and funding.

CSIRO has an enduring relationship with Japanese research agencies, universities and the private sector.  Recent activities focus on partnerships sharing similar goals such as decarbonisation.

The AJBCC nominated representative is Prerana Mehta – Head of Global Growth, CSIRO. 

GFG Alliance

GFG Alliance is a collection of global businesses and investments, owned by Sanjeev Gupta and his family.

The Alliance is structured into three core industry brands: LIBERTY Steel Group, ALVANCE Aluminium Group and SIMEC Energy Group, independent of each other yet united through shared strategy, values and purpose to create a sustainable future for industry and society. Besides its core industry brands, GFG Alliance holds investments in financial services, property and other specialist businesses within a Family Office. The Family Office also contains the GFG Foundation – a registered charity founded by Sanjeev and his wife Nicola that aims to develop industrial skills among young people. GFG Alliance employs 35,000 people across 30 countries and has revenues of USD $20bn. GFG Alliance is a leader in sustainable industry with a mission to become Carbon Neutral by 2030.

The AJBCC nominated representative is Mark Scholem, Head of Government Relations.

Monash University

Monash University is Australia’s largest university. It is ranked in the top 50, with campuses in Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Mumbai and Suzhou, and a centre in Prato. Its strategy IMPACT2030 focuses on the global challenges of climate changes, geopolitical security and health communities.  Addressing these challenges requires global effort within and between nations, and across governments, industries and communities. Monash recognizes Japan as a partner in meeting these challenges through research, enterprise and education.

The AJBCC nominated representative is Professor Doron Ben-Meir, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise & Engagement) and Senior Vice-President at Monash University.


Pollination is a specialist climate change firm that combines investment, advisory and asset management, that is dedicated to accelerating the transition to a net zero, nature positive future. Launched in 2019, Pollination has a presence in 13 countries across the Americas, EMEA, and the Asia-Pacific, and recently incorporated an office in Singapore. It offers leading expertise in climate transition strategy, climate financing, decarbonisation, nature-based solutions and investments, with deep market insights across global ESG developments. The team has diverse and deep experience working in Japan and with Japanese companies. This includes working at the highest levels of government and business both in Japan and overseas.

The AJBCC nominated representative is Patrick Suckling, Managing Director and Asia Chair of Pollination.

RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise, with 96,277 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work. Postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education, foundation studies and online programs offer students a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The AJBCC nominated representative is Tim McLennan, Executive Director, Research Partnerships and Translation at RMIT University.