About the Advisory Board Centre

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A collaborative network of experienced advisory board professionals.

Welcome to The Advisory Board Centre.

Our community includes Chairs, Advisors and Experts who are selected, certified and recognised for their unique leadership capabilities and acumen.

As part of the Leadakey Group, we foster connections, facilitating pathways for these leaders by highlighting their strategic value to businesses that are ready to embrace them. We enable and empower our members to build their professional advantage by igniting their proven innovation, knowledge and influence.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Udo Doring

Chair of the Advisory Board Centre

Udo Doring is the CEO and Executive Director of AustCham Shanghai. Udo leads a team of staff across four departments and drives the Chamber’s mission to strengthen Australia-China business, government and relationships.   Udo is an Executive Director of the AustCham Shanghai Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of the Chamber including financial and human resource management.

Udo was previously the General Manager of AustCham Shanghai. Prior to joining the Chamber, Udo worked in a number of roles in business strategy and human resources consulting and with the Queensland Government. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Queensland University of Technology, and a Graduate Certificate of Chinese Law from Hong Kong City and Murdoch University.

Louise Broekman

Managing Director of the Advisory Board Centre

Louise developed the HR Coach International model with 135 licensed organisations in 7 countries. 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 Advisory Boards and developed the prototype for the Advisory Board Centre model.

Bernard Curran

Advisor- Advisory Board Centre, Principal- BDO

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 Epstein

Advisor- Advisory Board Centre, Principal- DE Advisory

David is an Advisor on our Advisory Board and Certified Chair. He is an experienced corporate affairs executive and non-executive director with a background in regulatory and public affairs, internationally and in Australia. His experience spans public and private sectors, including as a senior ministerial advisor and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, and senior executive roles.

Jan Easton

General Manager of the Advisory Board Centre

Jan is a founding member & Certified Chair of the Advisory Board Centre. She is General Manager of the Network and currently chairs two Advisory Boards. Jan has extensive senior management experience in the franchise and professional services industries.

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The Advisory Board Centre offers professional membership options to business leaders who are committed to excellence in Advisory Board services. Our network includes Certified Chairs, Approved Advisors and Recognised Experts.

We invite you to view our "Conversations" videos to assist you with learning more about Advisory Boards and the benefits of membership with the Advisory Board Centre.

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