Portrait of Ms Pru Bennett

Ms Pru Bennett

Chairman

Statement: I’m honoured to Chair the Advisory Board of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. This role presents a significant opportunity to make a constructive contribution to the Australia China relationship and support a national platform that engages governments, business and communities to engage constructively across greater China, and to involve our diverse stakeholders and communities.

Ms Pru Bennett is a senior business leader with extensive experience working across greater China and Asia, and has a deep understanding of China’s economic relationships.

Having held roles engaging at senior levels in business and advising key economic and financial regulators in Hong Kong and Singapore, Ms Bennett has an insight into the challenges and opportunities of managing business, trade and investment between greater China and the region, and in corporate and board governance.

Until recently, she was a Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship for the Asia-Pacific region for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, with over US$9 trillion under management. She is now a Partner at the global strategic advisory firm, Brunswick Group. 

She is a director of Global Compact Network Australia, a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Corporate Governance Advisory Committee, the Financial Reporting Council, the Asian Corporate Governance Association, and Deakin University’s Integrated Reporting Centre Advisory Board. She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.