After five years as the Executive Director for AustCham Shanghai, and steering the Chamber to double its membership base in that time to 435 members, Kate Pollitt is moving into the new role of Marketing and Business Manager, China with Allied Pickfords.
During her time with the Chamber, Kate has worked alongside three Chairs and numerous board directors. She has been responsible for growing the organisation’s secretariat, overseeing five landmark Aussie balls – a highlight of the Australian community’s Shanghai calendar, hosting the 2010 Westpac Australia China Business Awards and steering the Chamber’s involvement during the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 which welcomed more than 70 million visitors through its doors.
She was also part of the Chamber’s push to move its offices from the long-established residence on Yan’an Road to its current iaction designed office near Shanghai’s Times Square. “This moved us into professional offices befitting of an international business community.”
Kate says the secret to success of doing business in China is “planning, research and joining the AustCham network!”
Kate, who is originally from Sydney, remains based in Shanghai.
On Friday, May 25, AustCham Shanghai will host a special Aussie Drinks for Kate in Shanghai. All members of the Australian community are welcome to attend. For more information about this event, click here
, or visit the AustCham Shanghai website: www.austchamshanghai.com