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.


Luke Warren, Chairman Melbourne Chapter. Luke 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.

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:

Liv Berg Liaskos is a Senior Lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate and commercial legal practice with a particular focus on advising and assisting Australian and off-shore clients on private and public mergers, acquisitions and divestments as well as on corporate governance matters. Liv has extensive experience advising boards of small private companies and large listed corporates on their corporate governance framework and directors duties. Lis is also skilled in risk assessment and management, contracting and project management. Liv holds a Master of Laws, is an admitted lawyer in both Australia and Sweden and a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Swedish Bar Association. Originally from Sweden, Liv moved to Melbourne in 2012 where she is now well and truly settled.

Anna Karlström has over twenty years’ experience working with recognised global and domestic organisations within the creative industry across various disciplines such as communication, brand identity & strategy and business & client development. Anna has just received her Master of Business Administration from Victoria University and is keen to continue building her career and network here in Melbourne to create a new base. An ultimate aspiration would be utilising her skill set in marketing, thought leadership and design thinking, pair it with nudging and customer behaviour to create unique contemporary consumer experiences, experiential retail, and brand authenticity across all channels. Connect with Anna on LinkedIn

Anna Karlström