We are very happy to announce that the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) started a new Chapter in Brisbane Queensland Australia in November 2019. There is a growing Swedish-Australian business community in Queensland and we have received very positive response about the new chapter. Our SACC and YP contacts in Brisbane QLD are Teresia Fors who is the Vice President of SACC and the Chair of the new Chapter, Marie McIntyre, Kajsa Rylander, Julila Hagen and Paulina Svärd.


Teresia Fors, Chair of the Brisbane QLD Chapter, MBA, GAICD, former Vice President Marketing & Communications at Volvo Group Australia. Fors joined the SACC as a Board Director in August 2011. With a degree in Language Studies from Stockholm University, Diploma in Business Communication from IHM Business School and a MBA from University of Technology Sydney. Fors was a founding member of the Advisory Group for the Promotion of Sweden in Australia in 2005. Fors also serves as Board Member for the Swedish Church in Sweden and was appointed as Councillor of the Australian National Maritime Museum in 2016. Native Swedish, born in Lapland, speaks several languages and spent 10 years in Stockholm working for Stockholm Visitors Board, the Foreign Ministry as well as advertising. Before her appointment with Volvo Group Australia she was the MD for Viking Cruises in Australia.

Marie McIntyre,

Kajsa Rylander, 

Julia Hagen, Brisbane City Council. Julia moved to Brisbane from Stockholm in 2016 to study at Queensland University of Technology, where she obtained a Bachelor of Business with a major in Management in 2019. Since graduating, Julia has worked in various areas across Brisbane City Council, where she is currently in a Senior Administrator role. With a big interest for entrepreneurship, Julia has also worked for start-ups in the finance and support fields, in roles relating to marketing, social media and events. Whilst studying at QUT, Julia was highly involved on campus, as elected International Officer for QUT Guild as well as Secretary for student club NorSK Student Organisation. LinkedIn:

Paulina Svärd,