Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO has been elected by The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC), ICC World Council as a member of the ICC Executive Board. John is the only Australian CEO to sit on the ICC Executive Board.

The ICC is one of the world's largest and most important independent international business organisations, taking a central role in international trade and business and by working with intergovernmental bodies including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization. ICC forges international rules, mechanisms and standards that are used daily around the world.

Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce, John Danilovich said, “We are delighted that John has agreed to join the ICC Executive Board. This is an important time for ICC as we work to ensure that business interests are represented in key international processes—from the reform of the international tax system through to the UN’s sustainable development agenda. John’s skills and expertise will be a huge asset for us as we work to shape global and regional policies that work with the private sector to deliver sustainable growth”.

John Denton said he was thrilled to be elected as a member of the ICC Executive Board and was looking forward to being part of the strong policy positions for open trade and the market economy that ICC develops.

Corrs’ clients and people will benefit from the firm’s enhanced capability through John’s ICC engagement, with the appointment bringing further depth to Corrs’ global network and longstanding relationships with global business leaders and business institutions around the world.

“Corrs is well positioned to advance the competitiveness of our clients and their success on a global stage. We are the only firm in the Australian market to have established such senior business and government relationships, and a seat at the table at the highest level of international business and politics. Our client’s will have access to genuine depth and expertise internationally.”

“I am honoured to join the ICC Executive Board and serve Australia’s competitiveness by promoting Australia’s trade and investment,” said John Denton.

In addition to his new leadership role on the ICC Executive Board, John 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. John has also been a long standing member of the International Chamber of Commerce G20 CEO Advisory Group, the primary body for establishing the direction of business input within the G20 process.

John’s first mandate on the ICC Executive Board will run 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2018.

The International Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization with a network of over 6.5 million members in more than 130 countries. ICC works to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation through a unique mix of advocacy and standard setting activities—together with market-leading dispute resolution services. It’s members include many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.

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