Export Council of Australia Board of Directors

The Export Council of Australia’s Board of Directors are appointed by members of the Export Council of Australia.  The Board of the Export Council undertakes to accept the full fiduciary responsibilities for the business, including finance, regulation and governance.

Dianne Tipping


Dianne has a long and varied career in international trade promotion and facilitation. Dianne Tipping is the founder and Managing Director of Excon International Pty Ltd. an Export Management Consultancy business that focuses on the management of Exports and International Projects on behalf of Australian Exporters throughout the world.

Cristina Talacko


Cristina has been contributing for many years at Board level on various not for profits including, most recently, her appointment to the Export Council of Australia Board. She is also a director on the board of the DFAT Council on Australia Latin America Relations, the Advisory Board of Multicultural NSW supporting the Minister for Multiculturalism in promoting cohesion amongst diverse communities. Cristina is the Vice-President of the Australia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce fostering business, trade and relations between Australia and Brazil. She is also the Chair of the environmental NFP Coalition for Conservation, a member of the Peak Consumer Consultative Council of Endeavour Energy which distributes electricity to Western Sydney, Secretary on the executive committee of the NSW Liberal Energy & Environment Policy Branch and is involved in generous community work as Secretary of One Meal – It Makes a Difference, a charity providing meals to the homeless.

Andrew Hudson


Andrew is a Partner in the Litigation team at Rigby Cooke Lawyers in Melbourne, specialising in International Trade & Customs. Andrew is a regular presenter at industry forums on legal and trade developments and media commentator on such legal and trade developments.

Phillip Marley


Philip Marley is the Commercial and Legal Group Manager for Codan Limited. His responsibilities include overseeing contractual and legal matters, monitoring export controls and managing regulatory compliance and government affairs.

William Hutchinson


William Hutchinson is Executive Chairman of Sydney, Australia based aerospace & defence technology group Thomas Electronics of Australia. Thomas Electronics is a diversified supplier of display technology and electronic systems solutions for global aerospace, defence and commercial markets.