29th and 30th November 2017

Beijing, China


Steve Howard

Position: Secretary General, The Global Foundation

Steve Howard is a global strategist and business adviser, committed to encouraging the leadership role of private enterprise and citizens, in working with governments and international institutions to help shape global affairs and to generate practical and profitable outcomes.

Steve is presently leading a global initiative on improving ethical and effective global governance, working with world leaders to find common ground on complex world issues. He has recently been appointed an International Advisor to the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, building on 20 years’ experience in advising China as it emerges as a global leader. He has convened and chaired numerous global meetings on most continents and is a regular a speaker at international events.

Over the past 30 years, Steve has helped create and lead a number of non-profit organisations, including The Global Foundation (www.globalfoundation.org.au), for which he is the founding Secretary General, from 1998 to the present. The Foundation is a pre-eminent citizens’ organisation, helping to promote better global governance, integration and progress, including with its strategy for Asia’s infrastructure development and food security.

Steve led the renaissance strategy for Melbourne in Australia in the early 1990’s and prior to that, the tourism strategy for Sydney. Steve is an International Adviser to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). He is the only Australian.

He is the Vice-Chairman of the Asian M & A Association and has served as Vice-Chairman of the Global Private Equity Alliance. He was chairman of the advisory body for Australia's international television service, Australia Network.

Steve Howard was educated at Deakin University in Australia and London Business School, under a British Government scholarship. He has been awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Merit for his contribution to France-Australia relations.