Before taking up the role, Ms. Heckscher was Deputy High Commissioner in London. She previously headed the Southeast Asia Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was responsible for Australia’s bilateral relationships with the ten ASEAN countries. Ms. Heckscher has previously served as the Department’s Corporate Counsel and on the Department’s Audit and Risk Committee and Aid Governance Board, headed the Americas Division, and occupied other legal roles within the Department. Overseas, Ms. Heckscher has served in senior positions at Australian diplomatic missions in Singapore, Ottawa, and Moscow.
  • 12/03/2023
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Mr Neuhaus is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he most recently headed the Middle East and Africa Division. He has previously served overseas as Ambassador to Zimbabwe; Director, Political Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London; and High Commissioner to Nigeria. In Canberra, Mr Neuhaus has also served as Assistant Secretary, Africa Branch and Senior Adviser, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
  • 01/03/2022
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It made for fascinating listening. Four top business leaders from four hugely successful global companies, all sharing their very different stories of navigating the unprecedented COVID 19 crisis. Two saw their businesses expand. Two saw their businesses severely impacted, and see their struggle continuing. Two are based in Australia. Two are based in Europe. All are members of the ABIE Network.
  • 27/06/2020
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Australian Business In Europe helps foster approx $77b beneficial trade between #Qld and Europe, and today the Governor met the Netherlands Chair, Jennifer Tucker to discuss ways Queensland can develop further export growth opportunities
  • 15/11/2019
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In June 2021 our ABIE President, Jennifer Tucker was awarded for her outstanding service and contribution to international trade and strengthening people-to-people ties between Australia and the Netherlands and, in particular, the Queensland-Netherlands relationship.
  • 23/11/2018
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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.