Ambassador French – Patron

Dr. Greg French is the Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. He has previously served as the Senior Legal and Non-Proliferation Adviser to the AUKUS Nuclear Powered Submarine Taskforce within the Department of Defence (2021-23). Before that, he was head of the Consular Modernisation Program at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Between 2016 and 2020, Dr. French was Australia’s Ambassador to Italy, Albania, Libya, and San Marino. He also served as Australia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN World Food Programme. Before that, he was Legal Adviser and head of the International Legal Branch in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Ambassador French
Membership details


Membership details

1. ABIE dinner events are invitation only
2. To qualify as a member, you need to meet the following criteria
* Australian living in the Netherlands
* Working in the area of business
3. Change of employment status of members can result in membership delisting. We retain a discretionary allowance of 10% of members or associates who move to an unemployed or freelance status to remain in ABIE.
4. Although our dinners are networking events, we do not sell.
5. Members or associates who utilise the attendee list to prospect customers will be excluded from further invitations.
6. Only limited details of members and associates will be provided at each event
7. ABIE Netherlands will not provide or sell the member list to any third party
8. Membership is not transferable.
9. Membership will be automatically renewed unless advised in writing
10. Membership is valid for the calendar year.