HON. GARY HARDGRAVE
HON. GARY HARDGRAVE IS THE HONORARY ADVISOR FOR THE AUSTRALIA- CHINA CHAMBER OF CEO INC.
Gary Douglas Hardgrave is an Australian politician who since July 2014 has been Administrator of the Australian External Territory of Norfolk Island. Hardgrave is also a company director as well as appearing on radio and television.
Hardgrave was the Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 until 2007, representing the Division of Moreton, Queensland. He was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and was educated at Griffith University, Queensland. In the 1970s he began his career as a radio broadcaster, and a TV reporter firstly with the award winning Australian children's television show Wombat between 1979 and 1982. Between 1982 and 1986 he reported for award-winning Queensland TV programme State Affair, in 1987 for ABC TV's The 7.30 Report before returning to BTQ 7 in 1988 as a senior reporter for Carroll at Seven. In 1989 he was the founding news director for SEA-FM Gold Coast and later worked as a media adviser to Liberal politicians, before entering politics.
Hardgrave initially ran for election to the Queensland state seat of Sunnybank in the 1992 election, but the seat was won by Labor's Stephen Robertson. He contested Moreton successfully at the 1996 federal electionagainst Labor incumbent Garrie Gibson, going on to retain the seat in 1998, 2001 and 2004.
Hardgrave served as Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs from 2001 to 2004, Minister for Vocational and Technical Education between October 2004 to early 2007 and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister from 7 October 2003 to 30 January 2007. On 23 January 2007, Hardgrave was axed from the ministry and returned to the backbench.
Hardgrave lost his seat to Graham Perrett in the 2007 election.
In March 2008, Gary returned to media and corporate activities. From January 2011 he hosted talk-back in Brisbane. From 2011 he made regular contributions to Sky News Agenda and Paul Murray Live programmes as well as regular appearances on the Nine Network Today show and A Current Affair.
Since leaving Parliament, Hardgrave graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors' course and served on a variety of company and community boards including Brisbane Airport Corporation and TAFE Queensland.
In January 2014, Gary left full-time radio but commenced a weekly column in the Queensland Sunday Mail newspaper before resigning media and corporate activities in June 2014.
TONY HICKEY IS THE HONORARY LEGAL ADVISOR OF THE AUSTRALIA-CHINA CHAMBER OF CEO INC.
Tony Hickey has lived and worked on the Gold Coast since 1965. Tony was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 24 April 1979 after having obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Queensland.
Tony was a founding Partner in one of the largest legal firms on the Gold Coast, Rapp Hickey Morgan Power established in 1981.
In 1993 Tony retired from Rapp Hickey Morgan Power to establish his own business, Hickey Lawyers.
Hickey Lawyers has grown from a small start, with a staff of 12 people, to become one of the larger, if not the largest legal firm on the Gold Coast with a staff of 60 including 20 lawyers.
Tony is the Managing Partner of Hickey Lawyers and owns 40% of the business, which is co-owned with four other business partners.
Tony has gained extensive experience and particular expertise in Property Development, Tourism and Construction Law and Commercial Litigation. In particular, Tony has been responsible for attracting significant foreign investors from Europe and Asia to invest in businesses and development in Australia, where he is responsible for the identification of opportunities and the management of those opportunities and assets for the foreign investors.
Tony has always maintained a keen involvement in community and charity work.
His roles include the following:
· Chairman of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal for South
DR. MICHELLE LEE
DR. MICHELLE LEE IS THE HONORARY ADVISOR OF THE AUSTRALIA-CHINA CHAMBER OF CEO INC.
Dr. Michelle Lee is the Chief Executive Officer/ President of Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology (RBIT) . She is a dynamic management team leader, creative innovation system designer, project turnkey solution specialist and intergated TQM action learning coach. She has strengh in integrated knowledge management system, connecting globally in building an internatonal network of relationships and inspiring team members for lifelong learning.
TED FONG IS THE HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTRALIA-CHINA CHAMBER OF CEO INC.
Chairman and "Founder" of Gold Coast Chinatown; Chairman of Zhongshan Society of Queensland Inc; President of Gold Coast Chinese Club Inc (1986 to 1994) and Executive President of Gold Coast Chinese Club Inc; and Founder of Queensland Dragon Boat Races. Which on behalf of Gold Coast Chinese Club, I introduced Dragon Boats Sports to Queensland in 1986; Treasurer of Dragon Boats Australia Inc; Rotarian of Rotary Club of Gold Coast since July 1978.
To Promote Tourism Industries on the Gold Coast City and Queensland, on behalf of Gold Coast City Council, Gold Coast Chinatown Inc, Gold Coast Chinese Club Inc, Australia-China Chamber of CEO Inc with the help and sponsorship from Dragon Boats of Australia Inc. (DBA Inc) and Queensland Dragon Boat Federation (QDBF), I would like to create an annual International Dragon Boat Carnival / Festival on the Southport Parkland in the City of Gold Coast.