John W.H. Denton AO, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, the leading Australian independent law firm, assumed office as the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recently.
ICC is the world’s largest business organisation with a network of over six million members in more than 100 countries. ICC works to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation through a unique mix of advocacy and standard setting activities – together with market-leading dispute resolution services. Members include many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.
Denton is a legal expert in the areas of government, international trade and investment and labour relations. He is also a national business leader and an international adviser on global policy. A former diplomat, Denton was a Panel Member of the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness and has been Chairman of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Australia for more than a decade.
ICC Paris is locally represented by ICC Sri Lanka.