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Peter Osborne

Peter Osborne is a UTS:ACRI Advisory Board member. From 2009 to February 2020 Mr Osborne was Managing Director Asia for Blackmores Limited, Australia’s leading ASX listed natural healthcare company. Mr Osborne was responsible for Blackmores’ Asia business including subsidiary companies in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and China, joint venture in Indonesia, distribution partnerships in Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Kazakhstan and Pakistan and overall strategy for Blackmores’ growth objectives in Asia. 

Prior to working for Blackmores, Mr Osborne was Australia’s most senior trade diplomat in China as the Minister (Commercial) and Austrade’s Country Manager for China in the Australian Embassy Beijing. Mr Osborne also previously held Australia’s Senior Trade Commissioner positions in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, was the Trade & Investment Director of the South Pacific Forum Secretariat in Fiji and also served as the South Pacific Expert Adviser on trade development to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission for Sustainable Development.

In June 2017 Mr Osborne was appointed as Vice Chairman of the China Association for Quality Inspection (CAQI) Advisory Committee – the first and only foreign citizen to hold a CAQI committee position. CAQI is a high-level non-profit Chinese organisation with responsibility for product quality inspection under the supervision of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation.

Mr Osborne currently lives in Taipei.