The Advisory Board Centre was founded to support and improve the effectiveness of the global Advisory Board sector, including the professionals who fulfil an Advisory function and organisations for whom they serve.
Our Advisory community includes Chairs, Advisors and Experts who are selected, certified and recognised for their unique leadership capabilities and acumen. Our Business community includes start up and scale up businesses, through to growing companies, non-profits and corporate organisations.
Udo is a Founding Member, Shareholder and Director of the Advisory Board Centre. In his capacity as Chair of the Centre, he is responsible for driving thought leadership for the future development of the Advisory Board sector globally.
Udo Doring is also the CEO and President of the Australian Pathway Education Group (APEG) based in Shanghai, a subsidiary of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. The group focuses on providing education outcomes in China, as well as identifying investment opportunities across the region.
Prior to joining APEG, Udo was the CEO and Executive Director of The Australian Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai. Udo led a team of 20 staff across four departments to drive the Chamber’s mission to strengthen Australia-China business, government and relationships. Under Udo’s leadership AustCham Shanghai tripled its revenue, expanded its services, grew membership and supported a rapidly changing landscape for Australian businesses working in China.
Before joining the Chamber, Udo worked in a number of roles in business strategy and human resources consulting, as well as spending time in London with the Queensland Government’s Trade and Investment office. He holds an Executive MBA from Saïd Business School at Oxford University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Certificate of Chinese Law from Hong Kong City and Murdoch Universities.
Louise is an award winning Entrepreneur, researcher and business advisor. Louise has received recognition from Industry and Government at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector. In 2004, Louise established an Advisory Board for her own business which has provided her with first hand experience in how a well run Advisory Board can positively impact CEOs. Since 2012, Louise has served as Chair for commercial Advisory Boards. She is an in-demand speaker and is regularly called upon as the leading voice for Advisory Boards in the Asia Pacific region.
Jan is a founding member & Certified Chair of the Advisory Board Centre. She is Chief Operating Officer of our global Membership network. She leads our Advancing Women on Boards and Female Founders initiatives supporting women in business. Jan has extensive senior management experience in the franchise and professional services industries.
Bernard is an Advisor on our Advisory Board and a founding member of the Advisory Board Centre as a Certified Chair. He chairs several Advisory Boards and has extensive experience as a Company Director and Board Member for organisations including Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and Crèche & Kindergarten Association Ltd. Bernard is a Business Services Partner and Chartered Accountant with BDO.
David is an Advisor on our Advisory Board and Certified Chair. An experienced corporate affairs executive and non-executive director, he is Principal of Vigot & Co, Chair of Communications Compliance Limited, and an Adjunct Professor at Deakin Business School, Deakin University. He has been a senior executive at Qantas Airways, BHP Billiton and Optus (Singtel), and a senior adviser to three Australian Prime Ministers, culminating as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister. David is a non-executive director of Opera Australia, The Asia Society-Australia, the European Australian Business Council and Can Too Foundation. He also sits on advisory boards for IoTStream Limited, and the Headon Photo-festival Foundation.
Formalised Advisory Boards are a proven management tool that can support businesses to increase sales and productivity and build internal confidence in decision making and strategy execution.
The Advisory Board Centre provides a practical pathway for businesses to increase competitiveness, foster innovation and drive economic impact through effective engagement with Advisors.