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John Olsen, Chairman & CEO
The Hon John Olsen, AO is Chairman & CEO of the American Australian Association Limited.
John spent nearly 7 years in the United States, as Consul General in New York (2006-2009) and as Consul General in Los Angeles (2002-2006). Prior to his diplomatic postings, he was Premier of South Australia, capping a long and distinguished career in the political arena.
John pioneered G’Day USA in 2004, a week-long programme showcasing the best of Australia. The programme expanded to New York in 2007 and has become the largest annual foreign country promotion in the United States.
He was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2007 for his outstanding contributions to the South Australian Parliament.