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Brisbane iGABA

The Board

Who We Are

Hon Cameron Dick

Patron

Cameron Dick is the Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, and has represented the state electorate of Woodridge in the Queensland Parliament since 2015.

Upon our invitation to Cameron Dick's ministerial office earlier

this year he has kindly accepted patronage of the

innovative German-Australian Business Alliance in 2022.

As Treasurer and a member of the Palaszczuk Government's leadership team, Cameron is responsible for driving economic growth and job creation across the state.

He wants to help local businesses reach their full potential and attract more interstate and overseas investment to Queensland.

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Tea Dietterich

Chair

Government Affairs | Partnerships

Tea is Founder and CEO of the global language technology and language service company 2M Language Services which she runs from her Head Office in Brisbane and has been part of the chamber history for well over 20 years. Tea works with a client portfolio of Fortune 500 companies in energy, resources, defence, health and the public sector.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Tea has extensive board experience and sits currently on other following Boards: German Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Australia France Business Association, Australasian Association of Language Companies (Chair) and NAATI Regional Advisory Council.

Tea transitioned traditional interpreting and translation services to include a fully digital experience leveraging the latest in AI, machine learning and natural language processing to offer a seamless end-to-end customer experience in any language across any channel. In the last 2 years, Tea has scaled the business to become Australia’s fastest growing language service provider and was featured in the Australian Financial Review.

tea (a) igaba.org.au

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Michaela John

Vice Chair

Marketing | Communications

Michaela is an accomplished B2B marketing and communications specialist with 20 years of experience within multiple industries including ICT, construction, energy, manufacturing, agriculture, and professional services.

Michaela worked as Global Marketing & Communications Manager for a leading provider in geospatial solutions. She runs her own business MJ Marketing Communications, specialising in marketing consulting services for small to medium size businesses. Since 2018 Michaela has been the marketing manager for Siemens in Australia, where she is responsible for targeted strategies and methodologies to maximise product awareness, marketing efficiency, business profitability, corporate image and stakeholder participation.

marketing (a) igaba.org.au

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Johannes Solymosi

Secretary

Johannes is in the executive leadership team of Independent Schools Queensland where he facilitates board and principal performance reviews and consults on strategy, risk management frameworks and corporate restructures. He advises boards on effective governance practices and supports principals in the management of high-stakes regulatory issues. 

With experience as an educator in Germany and Australia, he has been the principal of two Queensland independent schools.

Johannes holds degrees in Education and Business Administration (MBA) and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and Oxford University’s Executive Leadership Programme.

secretary (at) igaba.org.au

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Sarah Christin Reichmann

Chair of Young iGABA

Sarah is the CEO and Co-Founder of Taylor & Richman, a consulting start-up that goes beyond traditional leadership training by delving into the realms of mindset and belief systems.

In pursuit of her vision, she left her job at the BMW Group in Germany at the end of 2021 where she served as a project leader for innovations and collaboration strategies.

In addition to founding Taylor & Richman, she embarked on her doctoral candidature in human-computer interaction, sponsored by the Queensland University of Technology.

Her expertise and ability to bridge disciplines have established her as an enabler to foster connections and drive progress in the domains of business.

sarah (a) igaba.org.au

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Prof Michael Rosemann

Board Member

Dr Michael Rosemann is the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Southern Queensland since May 2016. He is a Professor for Information Systems and Director of the Centre for Future Enterprise at Queensland University of Technology. He is globally known for his research in the areas of innovation management, trust and process design.

m.rosemann (a) qut.edu.au

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Sophie Kessler

Board Member

Sophie currently spearheads marketing operations for Australia and the United States for a leading health technology company. With a strong background in B2B and SaaS marketing and a Double Bachelor in German Studies/Law, Sophie brings a wealth of experience driving business development initiatives across diverse sectors including healthtech, infrastructure, electronics and finance, both domestically and internationally. Having kickstarted her marketing journey in Duesseldorf, Germany for a top 30 DSX company, she is passionate about the symbiotic exchange of cross-cultural ideas and practices.

sophie (a) igaba.org.au

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Annett Koenig

Board Member

Annett's remarkable career spans over two decades in the field of Neuroscience. Her journey has taken her across two continents, Germany and Australia, where she has dedicated her expertise to driving transformative change in highly regulated and often high-risk areas, particularly within the realm of brain surgery.

Throughout her career, Annett's primary focus has been on organisational change aimed at enhancing the quality of services and implementing new services provided. Her commitment to improving the healthcare sector has been unwavering. Annett's work has bolstered the efficiency of existing processes and contributed significantly to elevating safety standards within these critical medical procedures.

Annett's relentless pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement has led her to undertake an MBA program, a significant pivot in her career that has enabled her to bridge the gap between her technical expertise in neuroscience and the dynamic world of business. This educational endeavour reflects her determination to excel in high-pressure situations and her dedication to effectively communicating her expertise to the business world.

annett (a) igaba.org.au

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Waldemar Jenek

Board Member

Waldemar Jenek is an experienced UX Researcher/Designer with many years of experience crafting high-value solutions for customer-centric companies. He has excelled in roles such as Marketing Specialist, Product Designer, User Experience Designer, and User Experience Researcher, consistently bridging the gap between business and user needs to ensure successful product development and customer satisfaction.

He builds systems that facilitate new connections between the digital and physical world through technology. My ultimate goal is to contribute to developing innovative approaches that are both cutting-edge and effective.

waldemar (a) igaba.org.au

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