Australia Indonesia Awards
Nomination and Selection
Nominations open from 10 February 2019 and the closing date has been extended to 30 April 2019. Nominations are made online via Google Forms. Anyone can nominate a person for an award. In addition to selecting the particular category, and providing contact details of the person nominating, the person being nominated, and any person who could provide a reference, the form requires a response to 3 main questions:
• Tell us about your nominee:
• In what ways have they demonstrated commitment to Australia Indonesia relationships?
• In what ways could they be a role model for others?
It is recommended that responses to these questions be drafted beforehand and then pasted into the nomination form.
Nominations will be reviewed and finalists selected by an independent Selection Panel comprising Mr Bill Farmer a former Ambassador to Indonesia as Chairman, Noke Kiroyan, Suzan Piper, Paul Mead, and Michael Fay.
Bill Farmer is a former senior public servant and diplomat. He served in a number of diplomatic missions, including as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador to Mexico and the Central American Republics, High Commissioner in Papua New Guinea and in Malaysia, and, from 2005 to 2010, Ambassador to Indonesia. In addition to service in senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he was Secretary of Departments dealing with immigration, multicultural affairs and indigenous affairs between 1998 and 2005. Since 2010, he has undertaken a number of independent reviews for government, including of the Australian aid program, the Australian livestock export industry and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. ”
Noke’s business experience as an executive covers the electric industry, oleochemical industry and mining. Since 2006 he has had his own consultancy (Kiroyan Partners) assisting clients in dealing with reputational, social and communication issues. His other corporate roles are Commissioner (non-executive director) of gold mining company PT Agincourt Resources and PT Bis Industries, subsidiary of the similarly named Perth-based company, as well as member of the Advisory Boards of Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia and Bain & Company.
He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN Indonesia), Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Indonesia, Trustee of the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO), Vice Chairman of the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia, member of the Council of Experts of the Indonesian Public Relations Association (PERHUMAS), Advisor to the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance (AIPEG) and National Chairman of the Indonesian Chapter of Junior Achievement Worldwide. He was previously involved with the APEC Business Advisory Council representing Indonesia, the Board of Trustees of the Bandung Institute of Technology, The Nature Conservancy, Indonesia Business Links and the Fulbright Program in Indonesia. He served three terms as President of the Indonesian-Australian Business Council (IABC) and is currently an Advisor to the board.
Suzan Piper has bridged cross-cultural collaboration for over thirty years in academia, writing and the arts. Since 1995 she has run Wot Cross-culture <www.wotcrossculture.com.au> with Sawung Jabo. Their arts projects have included international theatre and Australan productions and concert tours. Indonesian tours include a cappella choir Voices From the Vacant Lot, music performance Bayang-bayang and the theatre production tour The Return of Sawung Galing with Sidetrack Performance Group. Sydney-based work includes the 2005 tour of Australia by Indonesian poet and dramatist Rendra, Sydney drama productions of Hip Hop Horse with Citymoon, the play Landing at The Edge Theatre, and music performances by the bands Sirkus Barock and Genggong. Suzan co-edited the book gang re: republic; Indonesia-Australia creative adventures, 2008, which mapped the shifting cultural network of Australian Indonesian cultural collaboration. She also edited a special commemorative edition of Inside Indonesia on the work and impact of Rendra, 2008. Suzan’s recent work includes intercultural consultancy for the Contemporary Asian Australian Performance of Siti Rubiyah for the Sydney Festival and support for the Darren Knight Gallery exhibition Termasuk – Contemporary Art from Indonesia.
In the tertiary education sector, Suzan taught Indonesian language and culture on various Sydney campuses, and also in the Diploma and Advanced Diploma Translating and Interpreting courses at the Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW. She currently teaches translating and interpreting in the UNSW Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies.
Paul Mead is a business owner and performance consultant that has a passion for improving the performance of our business leaders and our sporting community. He is dedicated to increasing diversity across these sectors and is involved in a number of projects doing so. This has included being involved in Indonesian focused projects, including CAUSINDY and Diamonds in the Rough. The latter being a DFAT funded project which uses baseball to show Indonesian girls and women that they have choices beyond what society dictates. Paul has been an integral part of Diamonds in the Rough, supporting the strategic intent with the operational delivery, whilst building diplomatic and bilateral relationships.
Michael Fay is Director of Asean Focus Group AFGVG. He is on the Board of the Australia Indonesia Business Council ( AIBC) and is a leading International Education sector advisor with over 30 years’ experience in international education, focusing on the ASEAN region and India. He was co-founder of Insearch Language Centre at the University of Technology Sydney which was the first private public partnership in Australian International Education.
Michael provides advisory services across a range of education and training organisations including universities, private and public Vocational Education and Training providers (VET), the schools sector and the English language sector. Michael also advises peak bodies.
He is a graduate of the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and an Honorary Fellow of University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Michael has a particular focus on Indonesia where he played a key role in establishing the Australia Centre Medan (1994) which for nearly 25 years has provided education services across Indonesia.