The purpose of the ITAC is to provide advice on the GTPA Programme in relation to:
- stakeholder needs and expectations;
- the structure and rules of the GTPA Programme;
- the operation and integrity of the GTPA Programme;
- competency standards;
- learning programs and education courses; and
- communication and promotion of the GTPA Programme and the uptake of approved provider status and certification.
Nominations to join the ITAC can be submitted to the Chair of the ITAC.
The composition of the Committee shall have a minimum of 4 participating members, and a maximum of 15 participating members.
Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP
International and Technical Advisory Committee
President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc
Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Vocational Programs
Centre for Customs and Excise Studies
Dr Deborah Elms
Founder and Executive Director
Asian Trade Centre
Dr Renu Agarwal
Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management
UTS Business School
Francis Wong OAM
Francis Wong OAM is a leading South Australian entrepreneur who migrated from Brunei in 1988 to establish one of the more awarded national tourism companies in Australia. Since his arrival he has been actively developing positive relationships between Australia and global economies, especially Asia. His global tourism connections have enable him to open many doors for Australian and Asian businesses and establish successful relationships.View Profile
Graeme Drake BRP, PGDipBusAdmin, MBS (Mgmt), CertIV TAE, MNZPI, MIMC, GAICD
Management consultant and international expert in trade facilitation, standardistion and conformity assessmentView Profile
General Manager- Government Relations
An ex career banker with over 29 years’ experience with HSBC, ABN Amro Bank, Emirates NBD and The Bank of New York Mellon in Asia/Pacific (Hong Kong, Singapore & India), Latin America & Caribbean/North America (Sao Paulo & Miami), Middle East & Africa (Dubai).View Profile
Co Founder and Director
The Export Group
Molly Harriss Olson
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand
Professor David Widdowson
Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI FBCS
Richard is an independent advisor on international affairs with especial focus on trade, conflict, and development. He has led four multi-million pound organisations as chief executive for a total of 18 years.They ranged from a famous charity to a UK government agency to a private company to a membership body.All of them were revenue-based operations delivering public benefits.View Profile
Aid for Trade/Economic Advisor
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Executive Secretariat for the EIF at the WTO
Sir Al-Nashir Jamal
Sir Al-Nashir Jamal is currently the President & Managing Partner of Alliances International Inc., providing advisory services in geopolitical issues, corporate diplomacy and government relations.
After several years in Canada as the President & CEO of parastatal Regional Economic Development Agencies in Manitoba, Yukon, BC & the Northwest Territories, Al-Nashir was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan - an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, involved in economic, social & cultural development in various parts of Africa, the Middle East and South & Central Asia.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.