On 18 September 2013, the Lowy Institute for International Policy hosted Mr Andrew Michelmore, Executive Director MMG Limited as the keynote speaker for the Lowy Institute 10th Anniversary China Changing Lecture in Beijing. Mr Michelmore, based on his extensive professional experience, shared his views on the Australia-China investment relationship and the role played by Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOE) in Australian resource and energy investments.
Dr. Michael Fullilove
Dr. Michael Fullilove, Program Director for Global Issues at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, has worked as a lawyer, a volunteer in the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor, and an adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating. Fullilove was a consultant to Frank Lowy AC on the establishment of the Lowy Institute.
Fullilove graduated in international relations and law from the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, with dual university medals. He also studied as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he took a master's degree in international relations and wrote his doctorate on Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign policy. His dissertation was awarded the annual prize for the best international history thesis in Britain.
Fullilove has published more than fifty articles in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, The National Interest and Foreign Affairs. He has been quoted in publications such as The Yomiuri Shimbun, The South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, and he is a regular commentator for the ABC and CNN. Fullilove's first book, Men and Women of Australia! Our Greatest Modern Speeches, was published by Vintage in 2005.
Andrew Michaelmore is Executive Director and CEO of MMG Limited, a company that is 73 per cent owned by a large Chinese SOE and is regarded as one of the most successful Chinese mining investments in Australia. Mr Michelmore is also the Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia Board and a Director of the Chicago-based Century Aluminium Company (a company listed on the NASDAQ). Previously, he has been CEO of numerous resource companies.