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Monday Club Lunch | Australia-China - should we be friends?

  • JB Were JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Sydney 2000 (map)

Guest speaker Natalie Cope

Natalie Cope is a regular speaker, writer and commentator on Australia-China affairs and is recognised as a leader in the Australia-China business community. On invitation from the Foreign Minister, she participated in both the 2016 and 2017 “Australia-China High Level Dialogue”, the most senior level dialogue between the two nations. Natalie will discuss the current state, triumphs, challenges, and future possibilities of the Australia-China strategic relationship.

Date: Monday 4th February 2019
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee
Dress: Business Attire


Natalie is currently the Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Asia at GenesisCare, Australia's largest provider of cancer and cardiac care. Prior to this role, Natalie was the Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Branch of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) where she was responsible for promoting and developing two-way trade, investment and economic cooperation with China. Natalie was previously also the Manager of Partnerships and Development at Asialink Business, Australia's centre for developing Asia capability.

Natalie was Australia’s 2015 Top Emerging Leader and MBA Scholar, receiving the 2015 Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship by the University of Sydney Business School and The Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine. She was the Ambassador of the Westpac Bi-Centennial Foundation, Asian Exchange Program, as well as a founding member and current Chairperson of the Australia-China Youth Dialogue.  She serves as the youngest (and the first female) member appointed to the advisory council of China Matters, a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing sound China policy for Australia. 

Natalie holds a BA, LLB (Hons), GDLP and MBA. In her spare time Natalie loves to surf and has a penchant for languages (with Spanish and Chinese already under her belt). Most recently Natalie was proud to secure a podium finish in the Women’s division of the 2018 Women’s Pyongyang Half Marathon in North Korea.