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 chapter establishment. Our SACC and YP contacts in Brisbane QLD are presented below.


Teresia Fors MBA GAICD, Vice President and Chair for the Brisbane QLD Chapter

Commercial Director at NatRoad Australia

Fors joined SACC as a Director of the Board in August 2011. With an MBA from University of Technology of Sydney, degree in Language Studies from Stockholm University, Diploma in Business Communication from IHM Business School, Fors is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Fors was a founding member of the Advisory Group for the Promotion of Sweden in Australia (2005) and also serves as Councillor for the Swedish Church in Sydney. Fors was appointed as Councillor of the Australian National Maritime Museum between 2016 and 2019. Native Swedish, born in Lapland her professional appointments include leadership positions at Imagine Cruising (MD/AU), Volvo Group Australia(VP/AU), Viking Cruises (MD/AU) and whilst in Sweden she worked for Stockholm Visitors Board, the Swedish Foreign Ministry as well as in advertising. LinkedIn: Teresia Fors

Marie McIntyre MBA GACID, Director & General Manager at Blumark Pty Ltd

LinkedIn: Marie McIntyre

Carin Varverud Härdin, SACC Board Director and Sustainability Committee Member

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Volvo Group Australia

Carin joined the Volvo Group in 2002 followed by a long tenure within Volvo Trucks until August 2019 when she relocated with her Husband and two children to Brisbane, Australia to take up her current position within Volvo Group Australia. In this role Carin is responsible for Brand, Marketing and Communications for the three brands: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks and UD Trucks, as well as internal and external communications for Volvo Group Australia. Carin has held several managerial positions within the Volvo Group, has a strong global network and is passionate about bringing out the best of people and team work to deliver results. Carin holds a degree in Media & Communications from Gothenburg University. LinkedIn: Carin Varverud Härdin

Kajsa Rylander-Bellet, International Content Officer at Queensland University of Technology

LinkedIn: Kajsa Rylander-Bellet



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