Jennifer Conley was appointed Executive Director in July 2014. She supports the Leaders Group in formulating policy and in building public and policymaker understanding of the opportunities for advanced manufacturing in Australia.

Jenny has more than 15 years’ experience in awareness raising and advocacy campaigns to solve complex national and international issues. She was a senior journalist and editor for Australian metropolitan daily newspapers before working abroad in communications and stakeholder engagement roles in Singapore and Los Angeles. She was a director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore from 2000-2004 where she led business input to the US- Singapore FTA and established the AmCham award winning corporate social responsibility program.

From 2008- 2011, she consulted to Asialink to lay the groundwork for the Australian government’s business capabilities investment: Asialink Business.

More recently Jennifer has turned her attention to supporting strategic initiatives for Australia’s future manufacturing opportunity. She is focussed on driving cutting-edge organisations to achieve even stronger competitive advantage in the global market place.