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Appointments to the consultative committee on relations with Japan

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The M in ister fo r Foreign Affairs-»· Mr B i l l Hayden/ M.P.z announced today that S ir Roderick Carnegie/ Chairman and Chief Executive of CRA/ has been appointed Chairman of the Consultative Committee on Relations with Japan. He succeeds S ir Arvi Parbo/ Chairman and Managing D irector of Western Mining/ who r e tir e d from the CCRJ at the end of


Three other new members have also been appointed - Mr Alan Coates/ General Manager/ AMP Society; Mr B i l l D ix/ Managing D ir e c to r / Ford Motor Company; and Mr Maurice Newman/ Ch’ ie f Executive/ Bain & Company.

The new members/ whose term w il l be fo r three years/ replace Mr David Asimus/ Chairman of the Wool Corporation/ and Mr Bob W hite/ Chief General Manager of Westpac Banking Corporation.

In commenting on the appointments/ Mr Hayden expressed the b e lie f th at the appointment of such distinguished chief executives to the Committee would bring new capacities and insights to the form ulation of advice to the

Government on A u s tra lia 's c r u c ia lly important re la tio n s h ip with Japan.

Mr Hayden also paid trib u te to the valuable co n trib u tio n and" sustained support given to the CCRJ by the outgoing Chairman and members during a period of challenge and dynamic change in the re la tio n s h ip .

The CCRJ/ which was established in May 1978 to review and monitor A u s tra lia 's relatio n s with Japan and advise on possible fu tu re courses of a c tio n / is a mixed committee of Permanent Heads of seven Commonwealth Government Departments and ten members of the P rivate Sector.