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Chairman – Corrs International Advisory Council 


John W.H. Denton AO is Chairman of Corrs’ International Advisory Council, and was formerly Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Corrs. 

John is the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). His appointment to this role marked the first time an Australian has held this position.

John was a member of the Australian Government advisory panel overseeing the development of the ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ White Paper. He was on the Government’s Cabinet sub-committee for the White Paper review process published in October 2012, and was later a member of the Strategic Advisory Board advising the Government on implementation and emerging policy issues.

A former diplomat, John was a Panel Member of the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness and was the founding Chairman of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Australia for more than a decade.

John has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Melbourne, and is a Harvard Business School Alumnus.


Australian American Leadership Dialogue Participant LEK Consulting Advisory Board Board Member Law Institute of Victoria Member Arts Centre Foundation Governor Harvard Business School Alumnus Australia for UNHCR Chair International Employment Law Alliance Asia Pacific Taskforce Chair and Australian Representative Business Council of Australia (BCA) – Board Member and Chairman – Global Engagement Taskforce The Global Foundation Member – Advisory Council APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) – Chairman (Sustainable Development Working Group), Chairman (Finance and Economics Working Group) and Member Asia Society AustralAsia Centre Board Member Experts Group on Trade and Investment in Indonesia Chairman Georgetown University Board Member – Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies Large Law Firm Group (LLFG) Director Best Lawyers Advisory Board Board Member Teach for Australia Board Member.