Representing a work force of over a million Australian from various sectors, the Business Council of Australia (BCA) is an association of CEOs of 100 of Australia’s leading companies. Established in 1983, the BCA has endeavored to build a working relationship with public policy makers, political leaders, and business associations in order to direct Australian society towards maintaining and building upon some of the foundational values that makes Australia “the best place in which to live, to learn, to work and do business.”
By focusing key economic and industrial issues, the BCA endeavors to represent the interests of the Australian population and business community. The council meets five times a year to discuss key policy issues and recommend positioning of messaging and interests. Significant priorities are decided by tasks forces, and are coordinated by policy directors and secretariat.
The secretariat is made up of the chief executive, the deputy chief executive, the director of strategic communications and advocacy, and four policy directors. Each act to manage task forces that are assigned specific policy interests. They also act to communicate BCA’s positions and specific recommendations to stake holders, such as industry leaders and politicians.