Dorjee Sun is CEO of Carbon Conservation and is passionate about forests, community development, conservation and climate change. He started Carbon Conservation to finance the preservation of tropical rainforests and provide carbon credit revenues to local communities via Avoided Deforestation.
Dorjee was the founder of a recruitment software company with offices in Melbourne and London (exited 2003), and an award winning education company which mentored over 25,000 students through Sydney and Melbourne offices in 2004 (later acquired by an ASX listed company). His interest in animation and webTV led to the founding of the creative agency Joosed, producing HoneyRoasted TV, the first Asian-Australian TV series and over 50 TV commercials for global clients.
With an interest in viral marketing and social media software, Dorjee started VirtualVillager.com, a software company building virtual villages for business and government. The company's projects include AsiaGroove.com, the world's first asian youth pop-culture collaborative community (with webTV and a peer production platform) and MyAutosalon.com focusing on youth car culture.
Graduating from the University Of New South Wales (UNSW) with degrees in Law and Commerce and a Diploma in Asian Studies, Dorjee studied at Peking University in China on a 2 year scholarship. He has served as a University of Melbourne Asialink Asia Australia Leader , Youth Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council at both national and state levels, University Law Society President and as a menber of the Education Technology Advisory Board.
He has spoken at the Future Summit, AsiaConnect, The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and participated at the Australian Davos Leadership retreat and other think-tanks.
Dr John Saunders FTSE, B.Sc.(Hons) Sussex, Ph.D. UNSW is based in Sydney as director of The Carbon Pool Pty Ltd and Chairman of The Linden Group Pty Ltd.
In both Australia and Asia, Linden participates in the origination of investment and in the structuring and development of new industry projects and infrastructure in property and utilities, environment and technology, energy and resources. It has structured a number of major projects in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
He is Chairman of Yilgarn Infrastructure Limited, Mosaic Sourcing Pty Ltd and the Sydney Film School Pty Ltd. He was, in 1994-1995, Chairman of an Asian Infrastructure Task Force for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Dr Saunders was the Chief Executive of the Office of Economic Development for the New South Wales Government until 1994. From 1990 to 1994, he was Coordinator General for the Government and responsible for a number of senior inter-governmental infrastructure-related committees, negotiating investment, environmental and planning approvals for major projects. During this time, he sourced US$7 billion in project and infrastructure investments in R&D infrastructure, IT and telecommunications, resource processing and private infrastructure financing.
Dr Saunders was in 1987-1989, the Deputy Managing Director of the Australian Trade Commission, responsible for internal audit and a number of key organisational and administrative functions in an organisation operating 66 international offices in 51 countries and providing market intelligence and project consultancy support to Australian clients and foreign investors.
He has wide experience in the private and public sectors covering high level corporate advice and strategic planning, new business development and project structuring, and international negotiations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Until September 1987, he lead John Saunders & Associates, working with a number of large energy and resource clients, including:
* The Government of Western Australia as Chairman of the Energy Policy and Planning Work Party.
* Special Advisor to the Commissioner of the State Energy (Electricity and Gas) Commission, and on the Joint Committee for North-West Shelf Gas Utilisation.
* From 1980 to 1982, as a Senior Consultant of the major Australian management consultancy W.D. Scott & Company, he developed the new Resources and Energy Planning Studies Group leading multi-disciplinary teams of economic, marketing, engineering and technology-based professionals on assignments for corporate and public sector clients.
Dr Saunders is a Chevalier of the l'Ordre National du Merite, France, and an Australian Centenary Medallist. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of Macquarie University.
Phil Scanlan's career spans business, public management, public policy, education, community service and non-government organisation (NGO) entrepreneurship.
Phil is an accomplished company director, corporate adviser and Chief Executive. He has been a public company director since 1984, and held senior and chief executive positions for over 20 years until January 200 – including Managing Director of Coca Cola Amatil's worldwide beverages operations, CEO of Hallmark Asia Pacific, and Managing Director and CEO of Bonlac Foods. His leadership of corporate enterprises has been consistently characterised by strategic insight, focus on operational excellence, value creation for stakeholders, strong people skills and team leadership, and sound succession planning.
He is a National Governor of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce, a former Member of the Business Council of Australia, Chairman of the Melbourne Chapter of the Trans-Tasman Business Circle , and Member-at-Large for the Howard Florey Institute.
Mr Scanlan has served as Chairman of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital , Chairman of Central Sydney Area Health Service, Chairman of Victoria's Sustainable Energy Authority (Energy Efficiency Victoria), and is founder of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. He studied Economics at Sydney University , History at Oxford , and Public Administration at Harvard's JFK School of Government.