12 Feb Welcome to our new Board Members!
We are thrilled to introduce our newest additions to the AJBCC Board of Directors:
Peter Yates AM FTSE – Executive Chair, Roadknight Investments
Peter brings a wealth of experience to our board as Chair of AIA Australia Limited and Director of Linfox Australia Pty Ltd and Mutual Trust Pty Ltd. He also serves as Chair of the Royal Institution of Australia and holds positions on various other boards, including the Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University. With a background in investment banking, Peter holds degrees from Murdoch University and Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and is fluent in Japanese.
In the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Peter was made a Member of the Order of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). In 2019 he was awarded the Australian Academy of Science Medal.
Ben Opie – Partner, Japan Practice Chair, KPMG
Ben Opie is the Chair and Lead Tax Partner of KPMG’s Global Japanese Practice in Australia. He has been a partner of the firm since 2008 working predominantly in New South Wales and Western Australia.
Ben is passionate about the strong business and cultural relationship between Australia and Japan and has been fortunate to be able to support this through his professional work, coordinating teams to support the success of significant Japanese investment into Australia, and contributing to various community-based Japanese organisations.
Ben is a regular visitor to Japan and has worked alongside organisations such as JETRO and Austrade, providing taxation, economic and political update presentations in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka.
Ben joined KPMG as a graduate in 1998 after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Peter and Ben!