December 07, 2021
Event Time: 10:30 - 11:30
There is intense competition for global talent and Australia seeks to be at the forefront in attracting the best and the brightest to contribute to Australia’s prosperity.
As part of Australia’s strategy to attract the best and brightest skilled migrants from across the globe, the Global Talent Visa Program focuses on attracting highly skilled individuals with entrepreneurial ideas and cutting-edge skills within priority sectors, who can contribute to Australia’s economy by driving innovation and creating local jobs. The Global Talent Visa Program is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.
Alongside the Global Talent Visa Program, the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce was established to help transform Australia into a more powerful magnet for exceptional talent and marquee enterprises.
Kendall Draper, Global Talent Officer Southeast Asia will share more information about the Global Talent Visa program and the work of the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce for members and associates of AusCham Vietnam.
First Secretary Home Affairs
Global Talent Officer South East Asia
Australian High Commission, Singapore
Kendall is the Global Talent Officer responsible for the South East Asia region and is based in Singapore.
Kendall works closely with the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce to generate leads of the best and brightest minds and high-value businesses for relocation to Australia. She also works in partnership with business and industry sectors, universities, employers and Commonwealth and State/Territory government partners to proactively identify and attract top talent for streamlined permanent residence through the Global Talent Program.
Kendall has previously worked in numerous areas within the Department of Home Affairs, including as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Secretary responsible for emergency management, aviation and maritime, critical infrastructure and identity security.
Kendall commenced in the Australian Public Service in 2016 with the Attorney-General’s Department as a Graduate. Kendall holds a Bachelor of Justice Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.
Executive Director, AusCham Vietnam
Simon Fraser is the current Executive Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam and is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Simon has been living and working in Vietnam for 14 years in General and Operations Management across media, BPO, RPO and Recruitment industries. He has spent almost 18 years working across the Asia Pacific region and has a deep cultural understanding of living and doing business in one of the most populated regions on the globe. Originally from Melbourne Australia, Simon was educated at University of Melbourne and holds a Degree in Business Management & Marketing. He commenced with AusCham Vietnam in May 2019 with a focus on sponsorship, memberships, engagement with local and Australian business by open dialogue and communication.