Chairman’s Message

Professor the Hon Stephen Martin
BA (ANU), MA (Alberta), MTCP (SYD), Dip ED (UNSW), PhD (UOW)

Stephen Martin

Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin has had a long and distinguished background in the Australian Parliament, academia and the private sector. He is currently:

• Chairman, Bank of China (Australia) Ltd;
• Chairman, Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore;
• Chairman, Men of League Foundation;
• Specialist Advisor, Advisian;
• Visiting Professorial Fellow, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong.

Professor Martin represented the NSW-based electorates of Macarthur and Cunningham in the Australian Parliament 1984-2002. In Government, he served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Chairman of the Inquiry into the Australian Banking Industry. As a member of the Shadow Cabinet, he held portfolios in Defence, Small Business, and Trade and Tourism.

After retiring from Parliament, Professor Martin held several senior executive roles in academia, including President/Chief Executive Officer of the University of Wollongong in Dubai, Pro Vice Chancellor International at Victoria University, Melbourne and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) at Curtin University of Technology in Perth.
He most recently retired as Chief Executive, Committee for Economic Development of Australia, a position he held from January 2011 to April 2017.

He has undertaken a number of strategic and change management roles in the private and public sectors. His interests are in economics, education, politics, corporate governance, financial services, defence and trade policy, and sport.