Chief Executive / Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA
Chris Rodwell spent 4 years as Australia’s Trade Commissioner to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. During this time, he has overseen a transformation in Australia’s commercial relationship with Mexico across the resources, advanced manufacturing, food and agribusiness, infrastructure and education sectors. His role included regular travel to WA to establish and foster relationships with many major businesses engaged in international markets, successfully securing participation of WA’s resources sector in Mexico following a historic reform program. Prior to this, Mr Rodwell was the Queensland State Government’s Trade and Investment Commissioner for the Americas, and the Director of Australian Industry Group in Queensland. He has specific expertise in innovation policy and skills development, and has held non-executive positions on bodies regulating workplace health and safety, workers compensation and vocational education and training.