ICDP is counselled by an expert advisory panel of individuals. This group is characterised by a mix of highly-connected and respected individuals from Australia and the Pacific with the power to bring key leaders together and positively influence change.
Peter Fritz AO
Peter is the Chairman of Global Access Partners (GAP) and Group Managing Director of TCG – a group of innovative businesses which over the last 46 years have been at the forefront of Australian innovation. Peter is a co-founder of well over 100 companies and several business accelerators, an expert negotiator and brings access to his vast international network of government and business contacts. Peter also chairs a number of influential government and private enterprise boards and is active in the international arena, including having represented Australia on the OECD Small and Medium Size Enterprise Committee. He is the holder of six degrees and professional qualifications, is a recipient of the Order of Australia, and has received many other honours.
Michael is a partner at Strategic Development Group. Michael has 12 years’ experience in strategy development, program management and research across the Australian Government, including with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Office of National Assessments (ONA) and the Australian parliament. He also has experience leading grassroots NGOs and small business. Michael helps governments and companies to design and evaluate programs that generate lasting change. Fluent in bahasa Indonesia, Michael has lived and worked in Indonesia and Kenya, and worked throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
Taholo is based in Suva, Fiji and is a well-respected leader across the Pacific who has led regional organisations, developmental coalitions and various initiatives across the region. Taholo was part of Fiji’s COP23 team as Special Representative for the Ocean from 2017 – 2020, where he was responsible for creating a dialogue for the Ocean within the UNFCCC. He was also Sherpa for the Fiji PM on the High Level Panel for Ocean and co-chair of the Pacific Blue Shipping Partnership. He is a senior Advisor to Nia Tero in developing the Pasifika Programme and has completed 10 years as head of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania office, where he established a strong regional programme in conservation, sustainable development and high-level policy frameworks. Taholo provides key opportunities for ICDP and Pacific Connect to build and strengthen relationships between the Pacific and Australia through identification of common projects.
Kenneth is an ICT professional and consultant with over a decade of Pacific regional experience in leadership, advisory, and technical roles specialising in enterprise Management Information Systems (MIS). He is the Founder of the first Fijian blockchain tech start-up, TraSeable Solutions, which focuses on seafood transparency and traceability. Kenneth is working with ICDP to develop Pacific partnerships, particularly in supporting existing projects relating to blockchain and ICT.