About the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC)

The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is a not-for-profit organisation whose focus is to build and strengthen trade and business connections between Australia and Canada.  The Chamber hosts and co-sponsor functions, events, cocktail receptions, trade delegations and presentations from business leaders and politicians from all major parties. The CACC maintains relationships with senior and operational level resources of Government in both Canada and Australia as well as providing members with access to an extensive and growing network of individuals and organisations with an interest in the Canada-Australia business relationship

Australia and Canada’s trade relationship extends back to 1895 when John S Larke was appointed Canada’s First Trade commissioner in Sydney. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce was established in 2005.

CACC PATRON - Mr. Jack Cowin


Jack Cowin was born July 13th 1942 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and has been an Australian citizen since 1981.  He graduated in 1964 from the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada) and in 2000 received an Honorary Degree – LLD from the University. In 2011 he received the University Alumni Professional Achievement Award.

Jack started out in Toronto, Canada selling insurance but always had a clear desire to get into his own business, to have control over his own destiny. Jack moved to Australia at the age of 26 and opened his first KFC store in 1969 Jack is now the chairman and managing director of the CFAL group of companies which has sales revenue of $1.4 billion and net shareholders funds of $600 million. Jack is also the owner of Hungry Jacks, the Burger King master franchise holder for Australia, with 360 restaurants and five manufacturing plants which produce frozen meat products and processed vegetables for the supermarket and food service industry and exports to 26 countries for which it has won several Australian Export Awards.

Jack is a former director of the TEN Television Network and Chandler MacLeod. He is currently a director of Fairfax Media and Chairman and largest shareholder of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises. He also is a Director and 40% shareholder of BridgeClimb - a major tourist attraction in Sydney.

Jack has business interests in Canada including being the major shareholder in Lone Star Texas Grill restaurants and Skyway, which supplies scaffolding and related products to the Canadian construction and industrial market. He is a Director and Shareholder of the SirCorp Restaurant Group (Jack Astor’s).

In the U.S Jack is the major shareholder in a transportation company called RCX (Rail Crew Express) based in Kansas that operates 1000 vehicles as a crew hauling service to the major USA railways. 

CACC Board of Directors

 Director & CACC President, Brian Hansen                                          Brian is the Managing Partner of Stikeman Elliott Sydney.

 Director, Ross Campbell
 Ross is the co-founder of the MBO Group and Chair, SME Committee. Ross  is based in Sydney.

 Director, Doug Carmichael
 Doug is the CEO of Commonwealth Bank Group Super and is a Co-  Founder & former President of the CACC.

 Director, Dominic Hudson                                                                  Dominic is Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets Asia Pacific and  is based in Sydney.

 Director, Monica Lunin
 Monica is a Director of Mojologic and Chair, Events Committee. She is based in  Sydney.

 Director, Mike McGrath
 Mike is Managing Partner, Clients, Industries and Markets with  PricewaterhouseCoopers and is based in Melbourne.

  Director, Greg McNab                                                                                        Greg is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie LLP and is based in Toronto.

 Executive Director, John Secker
 John is the former Country Head of the Royal Bank of Canada for Australia and  New Zealand and is based in Sydney.

 Legal Counsel, John Howard 

 John is a Partner at Thomsons Geer.


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