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BCA Beijing 2008 Roundtable Advisory Group
The BCA Beijing 2008 Roundtable Advisory Group was established to ensure the program delivered high quality business and networking services to Australian companies. The Roundtable was chaired by Mr David Clarke AO, Chairman of Macquarie Bank and comprises ACCOR, Austrade, the Australian Olympic Committee, Tourism Australia, the Australia China Business Council, Channel Seven, BHP Billiton, Qantas, Telstra and Government Relations Australia.

These highly regarded leaders provided advice to BCA and ensured a united "Australia Inc" approach to Australian business activities during the Olympic Games.Club patrons and Ambassadors

Co-patrons for BCA Beijing 2008 were Sandy Hollway AO, former Chief Executive Officer,
Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Peter Montgomery AM, Vice President, Australian Olympic Committee.

Ambassadors for the program included Channel Seven Sports Host Johanna Griggs and former Chinese diving gold medallist Mr Xiao Hailiang.


Roundtable members
Macquarie Bank Limited Macquarie Bank Limited
AIMS Financial Group George Wang (Chief Executive Officer)
ANZ Andrew McGregor (President, China)
Astron Alex Brown (Managing Director)
Austrade Peter O’Byrne (Chief Executive Officer)
Australia China Business Council Kevin Hobgood-Brown (President)
Australian Olympic Committee Peter Montgomery AM (Vice President)
BHP Billiton Maria McCarthy (Project Director, Beijing Olympics Sponsorship Team)
Bluescope Steel George Glover (General Manager)
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lorraine Barker (Assistant Secretary, Images of Australia Branch)
Government Relations Australia Peter Phillips (Director, Asia)
National Australia Bank Michael Shagrin (Business Development Asia)
PTW Architects John Bilmon (Managing Director)
Qantas Airways John Borghetti (Executive General Manager)
Seven Network (Operations) Limited Andy Kay (Executive Producer of Sport)
Swimming Australia Neil Martin (Chairman)
Telstra John Hunter (Olympic Project Coordinator)
TFG International Sandy Hollway (Director)
Tourism Australia Geoff Buckley (Managing Director)
BCA Beijing 2008 Ambassador Johanna Griggs (Sports Host)
BCA Beijing 2008 Ambassador Xiao Hailiang (Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medallist, Diving)