AICD has nearly 1,500 international members based in more than 70 countries across Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and America.
We have a dedicated team to help our international members to keep their knowledge up-to-date with AICD’s international courses, events and webinars.
This team also speaks with directors from around the world on their professional development and assists with queries regarding member services, in-house courses and other governance related matters.
The international team
Head of International
Edward Palmisano, Head of International
Edward leads the AICD’s international engagement across Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and America. As a former diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he represented Australia at international negotiations and served at the Australian Embassy in Spain. As Director of Government Relations at the University of Sydney, he led the University’s engagement with government and represented the university on overseas trade delegations.
Edward holds a BA (Hons 1), LLB and Masters of International Relations. He is admitted to the High Court of Australia, is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society and is on the Board of the Art Gallery Society of NSW. He speaks Spanish, is an Australian-EU dual national, and was awarded a DFAT Australia Day Citation during the Israel-Lebanon war. He is based in Sydney.
Member relations are available to speak with you about membership, your ongoing professional development and questions you may have about being or becoming a director. This team will also assist with any queries on in-house governance courses and advisory services.
International Members Relations Executive
Stuart leads our international member engagement, and is available to assist members with ongoing professional development. With experience in a range of industries, including launching a cloud based financial reporting start up in New Zealand, Stuart has a strong background of successful engagement and marketing based positions.
He completed his studies in marketing and design at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He is now based in Sydney.
Education programs and events
This team looks after our flagship International Company Directors Course as well as short courses, events and the international newsletter.
International Program Executive
Rachel manages the delivery and execution of AICD’s international education curriculum including the premium International Company Directors Course. She has extensive experience delivering successful courses in Hong Kong, Singapore, Riyadh and Jakarta. Her previous role was in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions industry managing and executing global conferences and events for clients.
She holds a Diploma in Event Management and has completed the AICD International Foundations of Directorship program in Jakarta. She is based in Perth.
International Events Executive
Christina is responsible for AICD’s international events to further our members’ professional development and networks and has successfully delivered events in Hong Kong and Singapore. Her previous experiences include working in communications at the Australian Energy Market Operator, business development at EY and account management at various events and advertising agencies in London and Copenhagen.
She holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and MA in Events Marketing Management from London Metropolitan University. She speaks Danish and is based in Perth.
International Team Coordinator
Pauline assists our members with registrations to courses and events and provides administrative support to deliver high quality education programs and events. She also supports the promotion of our courses and events through different marketing channels and ensures our website is up to date.
She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from Curtin University and speaks Vietnamese. She is based in Perth.