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Innes Willox

Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry organisation representing businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, defence, ICT and labour hire.

Innes joined Ai Group as Director International and Government Relations in 2008 with responsibility for policy development and advocacy across federal and state government systems including in the areas of trade, defence, climate change, industrial relations and communications. He was appointed Chief Executive in may 2012.

Prior to joining Ai Group he held a number of senior roles in both the publiand private sectors. He served as the Australian Consul General to Los Angeles from 2006 to 2008, where he represented wide-ranging Australian interests on the west coast of the United States. He was Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, from 2004 to 2006. Earlier, he was Manager of Global  Public Affairs for Singapore Airlines based in Singapore (2000-04).

Articles by Innes Willox (1)

  • Migration makes Australia more dynamic

    I have been inspired to add my twenty cents worth in favour of well-balanced, strong population growth by the recent contributions of Michael Fullilove and Andrew Leigh who, in different ways, have refreshed the national discussion on Australia's population growth. There is also inspiration in a negative sense. We need as many voices as possible to move the population debate well clear of the unedifying spectacle we saw last year when migration became entangled in refugee policy.