The Australian Industry Group has welcomed the appointment of Bruce Gosper as the new Chief Executive of Austrade.
"Bruce is a talented diplomat and trade negotiator with broad experience across our major export markets,” said AiGroup Chief Executive Innes Willox.
"He takes on this important role during a tough period for many Australian exporters, especially those in the non mining sectors including manufacturing, tourism and education, he said. “However, at the same time, the prospects over coming years in our region in particular have rarely looked better and Austrade under his direction will be critical to supporting our industries as they develop new export opportunities.”
Mr Willox said the AiGroup has had a long and positive relationship with Mr Gosper and looks forward to working with him.
“He has always understood the needs of industry.”
Mr Willox thanked former Austrade Chief Executive Peter Grey for his support for industry during his term.