Ian Satchwell is a Senior Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre and a former President of the Australia Indonesia Business Council.
Between October 2011 and June 2015, Ian Satchwell was Director of the International Mining for Development Centre, a joint venture between The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland, supported by the Australian Government. The Centre provided practical research, advisory, education and training services to resource-rich developing nations to support development of strong mining governance regimes.
Ian has three decades of experience in minerals, energy, trade and development policies at national and international levels. He has worked on projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Until 2010, Ian held senior management roles in Australian economics consultancy firms, advising industry, government and indigenous organisations on strategies for development of minerals and energy projects, infrastructure and local economies. In 2011, he undertook a six month assignment in Indonesia, advising the Government of Indonesia on trade and investment policies and regulations. Previously, Ian held executive positions within four different minerals and energy industry bodies.
Ian has been closely involved with economic and trade policy in his past roles as National President of the Australia Indonesia Business Council, Chairman of the Services Forum at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, Director of the Australian Services Roundtable, and Board Member of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council to the Canadian International Resources & Development Institute and an Associate Member of the Business Advisory Council to the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
14 Mar 2017 16:56Policy-makers need to modifying government narratives and policy settings to embrace and celebrate the success of Australian investment internationally, as well as foreign investment in Australia.
07 Mar 2017 08:58Many sectors in Indonesia where the countries are well matched - such as legal, audit, health and mining services - remain closed to foreign investment or are tightly controlled.
24 Nov 2016 18:04The US is far and away Australia's most important two-way investment partner.
25 Oct 2016 16:02Indonesian President Jokowi has acknowledged the complexity and strategic and economic importance of the sector.
13 Sep 2016 17:45Indonesia’s ambitious 35,000 MW (megawatt)
02 Mar 2016 08:59Less than a year from the launch of Indonesia's 35,000 megawatt (35 gigawatt) electricity expansion project, state-owned electricity company PLN h