John WH Denton AO

John is a Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He is a Co-Chair of the B20 ‘Financing Growth and Infrastructure’ Taskforce, Chair of the BCA’s Global Engagement Task Force; member of the BCA’s Business Reputation Workgroup; board member of Asialink; board member of Teach for Australia; Chairman (emeritus) of the Experts Group on Trade and Investment in Indonesia, and a founding member of the Australia China CEO Roundtable meetings.

He is one of two originating members of the B20, the business reference group of the G20, and is a Member of the Australian B20 Leadership Group. He was also a member of the Australian Government advisory panel overseeing the development of the ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ White Paper.

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

In 2015, John was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to the business community, the arts and the rights of refugees.