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John W.H. Denton

Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)


An exemplary global leader making change through the International Chamber of Commerce

John W.H. Denton AO is the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Denton is a global business leader and international advisor on policy. He is also a legal expert on international trade and investment. He is a Board Member of IFM Global investors - one of the world’s major infrastructure investors, and a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact. Mr Denton is Co-Chair of the Financing Growth and Infrastructure Task Force for Argentina B20 2019.

Mr Denton is the former Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia’s leading independent law firm. He is a founding member of the B20, the Australia - China CEO Roundtable and chair of UNHCR in Australia. Mr Denton also co-led the Australian Government’s White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century and previously Chaired the APEC Finance and Economics Work Group.

Mr Denton is a former diplomat and an Alumnus of Harvard Business School and the University of Melbourne. He is a founder of Human Rights Watch (Australia) and Teach for Australia. In 2015 Mr Denton was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to the business community, the arts and the rights of refugees.

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