Australia Indonesia Awards
Nomination and Selection
Nominations opened from 1 September 2017 and the closing date has been extended to 30 November 2017. 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, Ross Taylor, Noke Kiroyan, and 2 yet to be appointed.
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. He is a member of the Board of the Asia Society Australasia and in 2014 was appointed Senior Advisor to the Australian Government on the Australia/Papua New Guinea Kokoda initiative.”
Ross Taylor is a former WA Government Regional Director to Indonesia and has held senior positions, including National Vice-President, of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council. Ross has also held senior executive roles with Wes farmers Ltd and Phosphate Resources Limited, and is involved in philanthropy and cancer-charity work throughout the region. Ross is one of Australia’s leading commentators on Indonesia-Australia relations, and writes feature articles for The West Australian and The Australian newspapers on a regular basis. He is also the author of three published books.In 2013 Ross was appointed by the Governor-General of Australia as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant services to Australia-Indonesia relations and to the (philanthropic) community. Ross was also selected, in July 2013,by the Indonesian Government as Australia’s “Presidential Friend of Indonesia – 2013.”
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.
JANET DE NEEFE
Janet De Neefe is the founder of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival and the Ubud Food Festival. She was born in Melbourne and married a Balinese man in 1984 and has lived in Ubud ever since, raising 4 children. Janet and her husband are the proud owners of Casa Luna and Indus restaurants, and more recently, Bar Luna. They also run The Casa Luna Cooking School where happy tourists and others are taught the secrets of Balinese cooking.
She is the author of several cookbooks including the best selling “Bali; The Food of My Island Home”.