The Australia-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce (AustCham ASEAN) was officially launched by the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, on Saturday June 3, 2017.
AustCham ASEAN is a ‘chamber of chambers’ with its membership base the officially registered Australian chambers and business councils from across ASEAN. The organisation is a registered society in Singapore.
Our purpose is to support members to deepen Australian business engagement with ASEAN. With advocacy as our key focus, AustCham ASEAN is committed to helping its members achieve business success through:
- Informing Australian business on regional integration developments and the business landscape with a particular focus on an annual business survey;
- Explaining the contribution of Australian business to ASEAN markets; and
- Advocating for policies, rules and regulations that support Australian business activities in ASEAN (including organising sector roundtables in key areas of interest for Australian business).
As the officially recognised co-leader for Australia in engagement with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, AustCham ASEAN is perfectly positioned to be the vehicle for a stronger relationship for the Australian business community in its continued engagement and partnership with the ASEAN economic community.
Tiffany McDonaldAustralian Ambassador to ASEAN
AustCham ASEAN Patron
Tiffany McDonald is Australia’s Ambassador-designate to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta. Previously, she served as High Commissioner to Brunei during its ASEAN Chair year in 2021.
As a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms McDonald has served in diplomatic roles in Jakarta, Seoul, and London, with short term missions as Chargé d’Affaires at the Holy See and Deputy Ambassador in Paris.
In Canberra, Ms McDonald has held various foreign policy, trade, multilateral, and legal roles. She has delivered diplomatic training across Australian Government agencies, to Masters students, and international diplomatic academies.
Ms McDonald holds a Master of Laws from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University. She successfully completed a course on Law and Sustainability at the Smith School at Oxford.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband and adult children, jogging and playing golf. She had the pleasure of growing up in Wagga Wagga, regional New South Wales, where she still enjoys visiting family & friends.