Ombudsman, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise
Bruce Bilson commenced his role as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2021.
Bruce brings experience and knowledge to the role of Ombudsman, and an understanding of the issues facing small business, having started his own advisory business in 2016.
Bruce’s political career spans 30 years, including his role as Cabinet Minister for Small Business from 2013-2015. During this role, Bruce was instrumental in the establishment of ASBFEO and the passing of complex legislation to establish the office.
Bruce has shown his dedication to small business through various board appointments, including the Franchise Council of Australia, Deakin University Business School and Australian Property Institute, and more recently through his appointment as Administrator for the City of Whittlesea.
Casey Hyun is a multi-award-winning automotive designer, brand strategist, and futurist.
With over 25 years of corporate experience with a number of top automotive and IT companies, he now focuses his vision on brand innovation, future mobility & EVs, and artificial intelligence.
Casey’s vast global business experiences enable him to diagnose and forecast future mobility trends in relation to corporate industry, socio-politics, culture, innovation & design, and his experience as an executive consultant & advisor includes multiple Fortune 500 companies such as Hyundai, Volvo, Google, LG, and Continental Automotive.
Angus joined 7-Eleven as CEO in 2016 and was elected as Managing Director in 2020. He is responsible for leading the 7-Eleven team, driving the business strategy, growing the 7-Eleven brand in Australia and maintaining the company’s position as Australia’s first choice in convenience retailing.
Angus is a seasoned executive who has operated internationally as a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a variety of companies across a mix of industries. His former roles include Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Skilled Group, Managing Director of Pacific National Rail, and Chief Financial Officer for Asciano Limited. He also previously held senior roles at Foster’s Group, including Chief Financial Officer.
A values-led leader, Angus is respected for his commercial skills as well as his steadfast focus on customer service and talent management.
Angus holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma of Corporate Management from the University of New South Wales.
Sandra Parker PSM was appointed to the position of Fair Work Ombudsman for a 5 year term by on 15 July 2018. Prior to her appointment as Fair Work Ombudsman, Sandra served as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Jobs and Small Business and its predecessors for eight years.
She was Deputy Secretary, Employment Services and Deputy Secretary, Workplace Relations and Economic Strategy. Sandra’s previous roles span across Commonwealth and State and include serving as the head of the Office of the Australian Safety and Compensation Council, a tripartite national body that oversaw the establishment of national occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation policy and standards.
Sandra has held various policy and program management roles in vocational education and training at Commonwealth and state government levels. She began her career as a teacher working in Tasmania, Canberra and London. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Australia New Zealand School of Government.
Sandra was awarded a Public Service Medal for her outstanding contribution to workplace relations policy and program delivery in 2018.
Director and General Manager, Chevron Australia Downstream
Director and General Manager, Chevron Australia Downstream
Anna Vargas is the General Manager of Chevron Australia Downstream, a subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies.
Chevron delivers quality fuel products and services to retail and commercial customers across Australia. It operates and supplies a national network of retail locations, primarily under the Puma Energy brand, and three wholly owned product import terminals. Vargas is presently overseeing the transition of the majority of the Puma Energy branded service stations to Caltex, a global brand owned by Chevron. Prior to this, she was the General Manager of Chevron’s Product Supply and Trading Asia Pacific in Singapore.
Vargas joined Chevron in 2003 as a member of its MBA Leadership Development Program. She has held various Midstream and Downstream Sales and Operational positions in the US as well as Latin America involving Chevron’s fuels business. In Houston, Texas, Vargas served as District Manager, Retail East and the Aviation Manager for Chevron’s Eastern US fuels business. In that role she was responsible for more than $3 billion in retail petrol and jet fuels sales annually.
Vargas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
Tony Weber is the Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Prior to this position, Tony worked in the Industry Department for 15 years.
Within the Industry Department he worked in the Innovation, Small Business, Manufacturing and Industry Policy areas. He previously worked in the Commonwealth Treasury in roles focussing on superannuation, taxation and Commonwealth-State relations. He has formal qualifications in economics and public administration.
Scott Wyatt has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector and has held various leadership roles within Viva Energy’s downstream oil and gas business (formerly Shell) including strategy, marketing (consumer and commercial) and supply and distribution.
After a long career with Shell across Australia and New Zealand, Scott was appointed CEO of Viva Energy Australia in August 2014 and has led the company through private ownership and subsequent listing on the ASX in 2018. Scott is a director of Viva Energy Australia and is a former Board member of Viva Energy REIT (now Waypoint REIT).
Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, and lives in Melbourne where Viva Energy’s head office is located.