Trent Smyth AM
In 2020, Mr Smyth became the Executive Director of the Chief of Staff Association, a Public Benefit Corporation headquartered in New York, drawing Chiefs of Staff from the world’s largest companies, governments, family offices and militaries. Mr Smyth is the founder of the Sports Diplomacy Foundation. The Sports Diplomacy Foundation assists companies and major international sporting events tap into diplomatic and government channels to export their specialist capability through strategic advice and partnerships. In addition to the commercial opportunities, sporting events provide an exciting and engaging platform to inform and influence targeted demographics, particularly youth, emerging leaders, CALD communities and women. Between 2014 and 2020, Mr Smyth was the Secretary of the Consular Corps Melbourne, an organisation that comprises the diplomatic missions of more than eighty sovereign nations located in Victoria. Mr Smyth was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2021, recognising his significant service to international relations, motorsport, and business.