Conan has resided in China increasingly over the past decade and has been referred to by In Business Magazine as “an appropriate point man in China, familiar with the local ways of life and business, he is part of the critical interface between very different cultures.” Conan recently won the 2010 Council for International Trade and Commerce (SA) CITCSA Awards Outstanding Long-Term Contribution award.
HONORARY CONSULTANT CCOIC, 2010 to current
In 2010 Conan was made the Special Honorary Consultant of the CCOIC, Qingdao Chapter (China Chamber of International Commerce) Australia Representative at the fourth session of members congress for a 5 year term.
AACCI, 2009 to current
Vice President of ACCCI (Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry).
SA GOVT. DTED CHINA CLUSTER, 2005 to current
Conan is the South Australian Governments Department of Trade and Development China Cluster Executive Committee Representative Qingdao.
Flinders University, 2003 to current
Conan is 1 of the 40 Flinders University Ambassadors to the Community, (FACes), and a committee member of the Business / Finance / Human Resources / Management Sub-Committee. Since 2003 Conan has been a committee member on the Flinders University Executive Alumni Committee. He is the responsible for China Alumni Chapters and his role is to build relationships between the Flinders University and China.
HKABA-SA, 2002 – 2004
Conan was a committee member of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association South Australian Chapter (HKABA-SA). The HKABA-SA have been the winners of Council for International Trade and Commerce SA (CITCSA ) International Chamber of the Year, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Australian China Business Council, 2001 to current
CPFIS International Services, 1998 – 2006
Conan was the owner of CPF International Services (CPFIS) providing information on globalisation and facilitating links between international markets.
Bachelor of International Studies
Majors: Asian Studies & International Relations
Bachelor of Arts
Majors: Globalisation & Politics