The Australian Made, Australian Grown logo is administered by Australian Made Campaign Limited (AMCL), a not-for-profit public company established in 1999 by the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) and the network of state and territory chambers of commerce, with the cooperation of the Federal Government.
AMCL is not a government body and does not receive government funding for its core operations, which are licensing companies to use the logo and promoting Australian products both in Australia and overseas.
In 2002, the Federal Government transferred ownership of the logo to AMCL via a Deed of Assignment and Management, which sets out strict conditions under which AMCL may administer the logo.
Board of Directors
Kate Carnell AO
Company Director (ASX, Private Family, Not for Profit)
Chairman, Watarrka Foundation
Managing Director & CEO, Crimsafe Security Systems
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Hon Kim Carr
Former Senator & Consultant
Robert Geoffrey Gerard AO
Robert is Executive Chairman of Gerard Corporation Pty Ltd and Director of the Order of Australia Association Foundation Ltd.
About Robert Geoffrey Gerard
His previous roles have included: Chairman, Australian Made Campaign 2001-2009; Chairman of the listed company Gerard Lighting Group Ltd until October 2012; Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia 2003-2005; Member of the Prime Ministers Company Business Partnership 1999-2006; Chairman and Managing Director, Gerard Industries Pty Ltd 1972-2003; Councillor, Australian Business Arts Foundation 2002-2009; Founding Chairman of the Olympic Fundraising Appeal in South Australia 1994-2015; Chairman of the Board of Governors of the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame, South Australia; Honorary Consul for Austria in South Australia and the Northern Territory 1997-2015; Honorary Consul for the Republic of South Africa 2006-2015.
Robert became the inaugural Patron of Australian Made in February 2016. Robert is also the Patron of the Adelaide Football Club, Patron and No 1 ticket holder of the North Adelaide Football Club, Co-Patron of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in South Australia; Patron of the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club, Patron of the Botanic Gardens 150 Appeal and the Ronald McDonald House Building Appeal, joint Patron of the South Australian Jockey Club, Patron of the Strathalbyn Racing Club and a Campaign Patron of the Hans Heysen Heritage Appeal.
In November 2014 Robert was honoured to receive the Spirit of South Australia Award from the SA Sports Hall of Fame.
Australian Made Ambassadors are individuals who have had a significant association with AMCL and remain committed to its values and goals. Appointed by the Board of AMCL, Ambassadors act as advocates and representatives for the organisation and champions of the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo.
David John Gray AM B.Com, FAICD
About David Gray
AMCL was very proud to appoint David Gray as an official Australian Made Ambassador in November 2019.
David was elected to the AMCL Board in June 1999. He was elected Deputy Chairman in 2001 and became Chairman in November 2009, a role he served in for four and a half years. During his 19 years on the Board, David was a strong and steadfast advocate for Australian Made.
David Gray is the Managing Director of David Gray & Co Pty Ltd (“David Grays”). Established in 1939, David Grays is a family owned and operated business with three generations of experience in the manufacture and wholesale of agribusiness products.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David is a Life Member of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Western Australia, serving on the Board from 1988-2009. He was President from 1996-1998. David was also on the Board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Canberra ACT from 1996 to 2004. He served as Deputy President from 1999 to 2001 and President from 2001 to 2003.
Glenn Andrew Cooper AM
About Glenn Cooper
AMCL was delighted to appoint Glenn Cooper as an Australian Made Ambassador in November 2020 when he retired from the Australian Made Board after 13 years, the last 6 years as Chairman.
Glenn was elected to the AMCL Board in November 2007. He became Deputy Chairman in November 2009 and Chairman in 2013. Glenn’s leadership during his tenure as Chairman was integral to AMCL’s consolidation and growth.
Glenn commenced his career as an automotive electrician and later studied computing and marketing, gaining an Associate Diploma in Business. After working in computer sales and contract services for a number of years, Glenn joined the family brewery as Marketing Director. He retired from his executive position at Coopers Brewery in 2014, but retains his role as Chairman.
In the past Glenn has been Chairman of the Adelaide Fringe Committee (1994-1999) and Chairman of the Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority (1998-2006).
In 2002 Glenn received a Centenary Medal and in 2005 he was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia.
Neil Edwin Summerson AM B.Com, FCA, FAIM, FAICD
About Neil Summerson
AMCL was proud to appoint Neil Summerson as an Australian Made Ambassador in November 2020 upon his retirement from the Australian Made Board. Neil was elected to the AMCL Board in November 2002, becoming Treasurer in November 2003. In his 18 years on the Board, Neil made an invaluable contribution to the organisation and was key to ensuring its strong financial position.
Neil is a well-respected businessperson and Board director. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 40 years experience and is a past Chairman of the Queensland branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is the Chairman of Glendower Group of Companies.
He was formerly Chairman Bank of Queensland Limited and Group Companies and Managing Partner of Ernst & Young (Queensland).
Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.