EXPORT Council of Australia (ECA) has appointed Alina Bain as its new chief executive officer, due to start in the role on 15 March.
ECA chair Dianne Tipping congratulated Ms Bain, saying she was a fantastic appointment.
“Alina brings extensive public policy experience to the ECA following more than 10 years in senior executive roles for the broadcasting and advertising and marketing industries, most recently a two-year appointment as CEO of the Australian Services Roundtable,” she said.
“Alina’s extensive experience in seeking and delivering positive policy outcomes in highly complex and challenging environment along with her unique skills in skills development and delivering member benefits will help grow the ECA at this critical time for Australia’s exporters.”
Ms Bain said she was honoured to be appointed to the role.
“I am looking forward to engaging with policy makers and the community about the wonderful work our members do to not only build international success for their own businesses but also build the Australian economy through significant investment and jobs creation,” she said.
Ms Bain is taking over the role from Lisa McAuley, who is now executive director of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance.
In welcoming Ms Bain, ECA chair Ms Tipping congratulated outgoing CEO Ms Lisa McAuley for her leadership of the ECA.
“Lisa has done a tremendous job working with the Board, the management team and our members to ensure that the ECA is the leading advocate for developing the international trade performance of Australian business,” she said.
“Lisa has worked tirelessly to develop our offerings through encouraging Australian business to engage in international trade, effective representation to government on market access and facilitation issues, the delivery of practical professional development programs and forums that foster the exchange of ideas and knowledge and reward excellence.”