The Chair’s 20 with British Consul General Maria Rennie

We invite you to attend Committee for Perth’s The Chair’s 20 event on Wednesday 17 July 2024, where we are pleased to host the British Consul General for Western Australia, Ms Maria Rennie.

Maria Rennie was appointed as the British Consul General for Western Australia in July 2023 and has been a member of the British diplomatic service since 2002. She has worked in over 25 British diplomatic posts overseas in a variety of roles, and most recently as the Deputy Consul General in Chicago helping lead the UK’s engagement across 14 states of the US Midwest.

The Consul General will provide an insightful update on the relationship between Western Australia and the United Kingdom, and the opportunities and ambitions she has noted since her appointment.

Held in the exquisite dining hall at heritage-listed Lamont’s Bishops House, The Chair’s 20 is a forum where an exclusive group of leaders from Committee for Perth’s Gold and Silver members come together to discuss issues that are critical to Perth’s future.

We hope you can join us for this important conversation to share your business and industry expertise about how we can enable further collaboration and create trade and investment opportunities between Western Australia and the UK.

Our speaker

Maria Rennie

British Consul General for Western Australia

Maria Rennie was appointed as His Majesty’s Consul General for Western Australia in July 2023. Maria has been a member of the British diplomatic service since 2002, working in over 25 British diplomatic posts overseas in a variety of roles. Most recently, Maria worked as the Deputy Consul General in Chicago helping lead the UK’s engagement across 14 states of the US Midwest and was previously seconded to the UK’s Home Office for Consular and Immigration roles in both Bogotá, Colombia and Miami, USA.
As Head of the Crisis Training and Policy Team in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Crisis Management Department, Maria oversaw crisis training and bespoke crisis exercises across the UK’s global network. She also led the UK’s consular or operational response to over 35 international crises during that same 5 year period. As the UK government lead on coordination of support for victims of international terrorism she helped establish the Home Office’s cross-government Victims of Terrorism Unit in 2017.

Date

Time – TBA

Venue

Lamont’s Bishops House
Cnr Spring St & Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

Prices

Free for invited guests of Committee for Perth

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Registration Cut Off
08/07/2024