Innes Willox AM
Innes is Chief Executive (appointed in 2012) of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry organisation representing businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, transport, defence, ICT and labour hire. He also serves as Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration, Deputy Chair of Australian Super, Director of Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre and Australian American Leadership Dialogue, Convenor of Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum, and Chair of RMIT College of Business Industry Advisory Board. Innes served as the Australian Consul General to Los Angeles (2006-2008), was Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs from (2004-2006), and earlier held a number of private sectors and government positions including Manager of Global Public Affairs for Singapore Airlines based in Singapore (2000-2004). Innes began his career as a journalist. His positions included Chief of Staff at The Age in Melbourne and Chief Political Correspondent for The Age in the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery. Innes was educated at Melbourne High School, Monash University (BA History and Politics), and Edinburgh Business School. He is based in Melbourne and is a lifetime supporter of the Collingwood Football Club.