Export awards

The award acknowledged the AICD’s contribution to strengthening global governance, especially through its International Company Director Courses delivered in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Fiji.

The award also highlighted the AICD’s influential network of 41,000 members in 76 countries across Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and America.

In accepting the award, Head of International Mr Edward Palmisano MAICD said “We are honoured to receive this award. Our mission is to strengthen governance through director education, and this award will help us in that endeavour.”

Mr Palmisano thanked the international team, the AICD’s international teaching faculty, and partners including DFAT, Austrade, Australian chambers of commerce, regional advisory committees, and other sponsors and supporters.

“These awards acknowledge the significant achievements that exporters have made to improving the State’s economic activity and boosting jobs. Whether small or large, these businesses prove that they have what it takes to succeed on an increasingly competitive world stage,” Ms Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia said.

The judging panel noted the AICD’s international operations have contributed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 of strengthening governance in developing countries, especially through its work in Indonesia, Fiji, PNG, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Premier's Export Award is an annual program which recognises excellence in the export of goods and services and the important contribution businesses make to the state’s prosperity.

The AICD is the world’s largest director institute and a founding member of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI).