The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) started a new Chapter in Melbourne in 2015. There are many Swedish companies based in Melbourne and we have seen a growing interest in the Swedish-Australian community. Our SACC and YP contacts in Melbourne are presented below.


Robert CarsonRobert Carson, Chairman of the Melbourne Chapter is a Partner and Investment Advisor of Crestone Wealth Management one of Australia’s leading wealth advisory and portfolio management providers to high net worth clients and family offices, not for profit organisations and financial institutions. It was created from the acquisition of UBS Wealth Management Australia, a company with an 80-year heritage and more than $14bn of client assets under management. Robert has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry across three countries and advises clients globally. LinkedIn:

Luke Warren isSACC profile LRW Program Manager of Services with ARRB Group Ltd based in Melbourne, manufacturers of world leading, high-technology road surveying equipment. Luke’s connection to Sweden originates from his father’s employment in Skåne in the 1980’s and formed the basis for his strong affiliation with all things Swedish that continues today.

Emmy Petersson is a career and transition coach at The Bridge Coaching. With a strong background in sales, project management and marketing, she now works with individuals and organisations to profile both team and individual strengths and optimise results. Based in Melbourne since 2010, Emmy has travelled extensively and lived for extended periods of time in the US and the UK prior to making Australia her home. She was born and raised near Kalmar, Sweden, also holds a Masters Degree of Political Science with a focus on Communication. LinkedIn:

Benjamin Sandqvist is the Honorary Consul for Sweden in Victoria and runs the Swedish Consulate in Melbourne. Benjamin has been a member of the SACC Melbourne board since inception. He has wide experience within Management Consultancy and Advisory particular around Education, Migration, Government, Information Technology, Tourism and Entertainment sectors. Benjamin is a Registered Migration Agent and Qualified Education Agent Counsellor and holds academic qualifications in Public Administration, Policy and Migration law. Originally from Gothenburg – Sweden, Benjamin came to Melbourne in 2009 after years of work and travelling experience abroad and was naturalised in 2015 and calls Melbourne his home. LinkedIn:

Lilla Kelemen is an award winning marketer with a decade of experience in brand development as well as brand environmental fit-outs and customer journey design. She comes with extensive experience in B2B and retail marketing developing new brand and marketing strategies geared towards changing the perception of services that have lost their relevance. She has had senior roles in financial services and retail agencies. Her recent roles include head of channel marketing at AMP, and currently as the Marketing Strategy lead for RACV Insurance. She brings a wealth of international knowledge, having lived in multiple countries and being fluent in three languages, she has studied international economics and politics, has a degree in business (from UTS) with a double major in marketing and advertising and currently finishing her MBA.

Ulrica Baxter is working within Human Resources at a law firm in Melbourne. She relocated to Melbourne from Stockholm, Sweden, in October 2017 together with her Australian husband and children. She previously lived in Melbourne 1992-1995 studying Hospitality Management. Before starting her career in HR Ulrica andher husband owned a restaurant and bakery in the Stockholm archipelago.