Thomas Albrecht is the Regional Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canberra, with geographical responsibility for the region, which includes Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Mr. Albrecht’s role is to work with governments and other partners to ensure all persons of concern to UNHCR, including refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons, receive protection, assistance and durable solutions to their plight. He is also keen to promote long-term cooperation on the protection of persons of concern in the region, and to increase understanding and support for refugees worldwide.
John Denton AO
John W.H. Denton is a Partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, the leading Australian independent law firm. John is Chair of the Business Council of Australia/s (BCA) Global Engagement Taskforce; board member of Asialink and Teach for Australia; Chairman (emeritus) of the Experts Group on Trade and Investment in Indonesia and a founding member of the Australia China CEO Roundtable meetings. He is one of the two originating members of the B20 – the business reference group of the G20, and is a member of the Australian B20 Leadership Group. John was recently elected to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Executive Board in Paris and is a member of the ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group, the primary body for establishing the direction of business input within the G20 process.
Carmen Garcia is the Managing Director of Community Corporate, a consultancy business that helps organisations, government and businesses challenge conventional thinking in order to achieve exceptional outcomes with long lasting impact through strategic planning, partnerships and program design, business and sustainability planning, frameworks and evaluation models, and organisational positioning and Corporate Social Responsibility. She is a member of the Settlement Services Advisory Council of Australia, and recently appointed the inaugural chair of the Social Enterprise Alliance of SA. She serves as a Director on the Australian Sponsorship 4 African Kids an AusAid recognised charity.She has held several positions including CEO, Multicultural Youth SA and Chief Strategy Officer, Access.