Speaker Profile : Imogen Reid

Imogen joined ACCI in December 2011, having spent the previous two years with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce as Policy and Communications Executive where she focused on the European Union, energy and trade policy and was responsible for a number of industry-led projects related to youth employment.

Prior to her current position, Imogen worked in Poland with the Australian Trade Commission, assisting the Senior Trade Commissioner for Central and Eastern Europe and in the Czech Republic, working on regional Public Private Partnerships.


She is currently working as Senior Advisor of Trade and International Affairs unit, which includes a specific focus on the G20/B20 process, trade facilitation and providing support to the International Chamber of Commerce Australia.

Imogen is a passionate advocate for women’s economic empowerment. During Australia’s hosting of the B20/G20 submits, Imogen, through her role at ACCI worked to ensure women’s empowerment, gender equity and female participation were visible issues that need to be embedded into the formal B20/G20 agenda. In June 2014 Imogen led and co-ordinated the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP) event, which coincided with B20 proceedings and was attended by over 170 high level international B20 delegates. She was also instrumental in ACCI signing onto the United Nation’s WEP’s CEO Statement of Support.

In 2015, Imogen will lead the ACCI’s Women Mean Business initiative, backed by the Australian federal government, which is designed to enhance and support women’s economic empowerment across the Indian Ocean Rim region.   


Professionally, Imogen has worked as a freelance researcher and consultant for both public and private organisations, as well as lecturing and leading research initiatives within the university sector in both Australia and abroad. She is currently contracted by the University of Adelaide to teach its intensive international business and corporate responsibility course in Singapore.


She was awarded her PhD in International Business in 2009 from Monash University, Melbourne and received a first class honours for her Bachelor of Business (Marketing) degree in 2003.