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Robert Tickner

Australian Business Roundtable



Robert Tickner was formerly the Acting Under Secretary for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Federation and the former Chief Executive Officer & Secretary General for the Australian Red Cross - a position he held from February 2005 to August 2015. A founding CEO of the Australian Business Roundtable, Robert is now the Roundtable’s Ambassador.

Prior to taking up his role with the Australian Red Cross, Robert was the CEO of Job Futures Ltd. Robert served as Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 1990-1996 and is Australia's longest serving Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.

Before being elected to the Federal parliament, he was a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the Institute of Technology as well as the Faculty of Business Studies. He later served as Principal Solicitor to the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service. Between 1977 and 1984 he served as a Councillor on the Sydney City Council including a very brief period as Acting Lord Mayor. Robert holds Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics degrees and has undertaken the first stage of an Executive MBA.

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