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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 health, resources, defence 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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Leon Stephan

Treasurer

Leon is Managing Partner at Advivo Business Advisors and Accountants. His extensive financial experience as a senior banker and CEO / fund manager of mortgage funds provide an insightful opinion on debt structuring, funding needs and compliance. He has a wide range of experience in large corporates, previous accounting firms, financial services and funds management and a number of consulting and smaller businesses he has formed and operated.

treasurer (a) igaba.org.au

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Katrin Watson

Director

Membership Engagement

Katrin (a) igaba.org.au

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Katrin is an experienced non-profit and for purpose German-Australian professional who has a strong background in marketing and communications, customer experience, public relations and advocacy.
Her career has been in non-profit and now government roles with a strong focus on supporting communities and building relationships that create networks. Katrin is bringing her diverse background and range of experience to iGABA to support the growth of our unique German-Australian community and together create relationships that open opportunities
for innovation.

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Sarah Christin Reichmann

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

Advisory 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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Christine Reizner

Advisory Board Member

Christine is part of Ernst and Young‘s Government Incentives practice specialising in assisting companies navigate and access the local and international government funding landscape. She is responsible for supporting companies link and prioritise public and private investment capital with innovation and infrastructure projects from initial market entry through to the expansion of existing operations.

Her clients range from SME to Fortune 500 companies across a range of industries such as Defence Industry, Food & Agribusiness, Manufacturing and Clean Technology. She is part of EY Oceania’s Defence Industry team as well as the Europe West Outbound team.  

Christine has a background in International Relations and Politics. She started her career as an Economic Policy Adviser advocating for the funding of catalytic infrastructure and policy priorities at the Queensland and Federal government level.

She is passionate about investment attraction, investment facilitation and supporting companies expand their engagement with government and industry to drive improved social and economic outcomes. 

marie.christine.reizner (a) au.ey.com

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