• The Britain-Australia Society

      A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

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    • The Britain-Australia Society

      A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

      Read about the Society
    • The Britain-Australia Society

      A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

      Read about the Society
    • The Britain-Australia Society

      A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

       

      Read about the Society
    • A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

      Read about the Society
    The Society Update


    STOP PRESS
    The ballot for
    Wimbledon Championships
    Centre Court tickets

    Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th July
    is now open: 
    Click here

     

    Applications are closing soon for our prestigious event:
    In Conversation with Lord Hague and Alexander Downer
    June 12th, Australia House
    including reception and dinner


    See the Events pages for what else is on the calendar.

    The B-AS FairFx Panel Discussion on Global Trade and Investment in 2019

    The Britain-Australia Society was happy to collaborate with new Society Corporate Member’s FairFX on our first joint event at Australia House on Tuesday 19th March. 

    The evening saw a panel of experts discuss the global trade and investment opportunities in context of current geopolitical developments, especially the ongoing Brexit process in the UK and the rise of charismatic populists around the world.

    Sebastian Payne (Financial Times) offered his expert opinion on matters as wide-ranging as the reaction of global markets to British political developments, UK industry’s planning for a no-deal Brexit and the machinations of Theresa May’s cabinet colleagues. Stephen Dietz (Austrade) and Michael Rimmer (FairFX) combined to give a broad yet detailed overview of the current issues facing investors in the UK and elsewhere and Elizabeth Ames of the AUKCC spoke on the investment opportunities for Australian business in the UK (and vice versa) in the wake of Brexit.

     

     

    While the details of the discussion are protected under Chatham House rules, it’s safe to say that combined with erudite questions from the audience, this proved to be an interesting and informative discussion for all involved.

    The event had excellent attendance from across the sector, including representatives from the Department for International Trade and senior global traders and investment managers and the reception which followed was a great opportunity to mingle and share ideas.

    Thank you to our Chair; Paul Webster, Governance and Guidance for International Market Expansion, Executive at International Investment Service.

    Thank you to our Expert Panel; Sebastian Payne – Financial Times political leader writer, Stephen Dietz – First Secretary (Trade) at the Australian High Commission in London, Michael Rimmer – Senior Trader at currency experts FairFX, Elizabeth Ames – Executive Director, Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce. 

    Special thanks goes to Katie Keith of FairFX for her unwavering efforts which guaranteed the success of the evening.

     

    GALLERY

    The Britain-Australia Society builds on the strong common values of Britain and Australia through our diplomatic links and by bringing Australians and Britons together at exclusive and unusual events. We aim to send out a newsletter to members and subscribers every month or so but please CHECK THE EVENTS PAGE for upcoming events as they are being added all of the time.

     

    The Britain-Australia Society Corporate Partner

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is the founding Corporate Partner of the Britain-Australia Society and we are most appreciative of their ongoing financial, practical and moral support.

    Britain-Australia Society Corporate Partner
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    The Britain-Australia Society Sponsors

    The organisations shown have all committed to supporting this year’s events. Many thanks to them.

    Commonwealth Bank Australia, CPA AustraliaEtihadCA ANZ,
    Godiva ChocolatierTait Memorial Trust and Vestey Foods Group.

    Affiliates

    The Britain Australia Society also administers six other organisations, charities and trusts with bilateral interests:

    • The Britain-Australia Society Education Trust
    • The Cook Society
    • The Northcote Trust
    • The Admiral Phillip Memorial Trust
    • The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust
    • The Friends of University of Sydney Trust