Matthew Tukaki is the Australian Representative to the United Nations Global Compact, Executive Chairman and CEO of The Sustain Group
Matthew Tukaki is the current Australian Representative to the United Nations Global Compact and represents business and industry when it comes to Human Rights, the Environment, Anti-Corruption and Labour. Matthew was elected as the Representative at the Inaugural Annual Meeting of the Global Compact Network Australia on 4 June 2010. Matthew is also a Director of the Board of the Global Compact Network Australia and has actively led planning activities for the Australian Network. He is also a member of the Global Working Group on Governance. Matthew is also the Public Officer of the UNGCNA and its Company Secretary.
As the Australian Representative to the United Nations Global Compact, Matthew advocates on behalf of members and signatories when it comes to the four core Principle areas. Working with the Secretariat and Board, Matthew also works to further community, business and stakeholder relations, grow the Australian network and attend to duties at the global level when it comes to the broader UNGC Network.
Matthew is a current Director on the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia (one of Australia’s Peak Mental Health Bodies), Director of the Board of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, a member of Deakin University's Centre for Socially Responsible Organisations Advisory Board, Chairman of the Living Earth Initiative, (a project seeking to increase the visibility of backyard ecology in Australian homes) and former Chairman of both the Chief Information Officers Council and the Government Policy Advisory Panel.
From a business perspective Matthew is currently the CEO of the Sustain Group, a Sydney based corporation with a primary focus on business transformation, education development and employment. Prior to joining the Sustain Group, Matthew was the Head of Drake Australia. As one of the Australia’s best known corporate brands, Matthew led the business through the heights of the Global Financial Crisis where he was responsible for maintaining growth and profitability.
Significantly, the business strategically built market share while also executing new social and professional media strategies. Alongside his role as Head of Drake Australia, Matthew was also the corporation’s Power of Attorney and was also responsible for a raft of operations across Asia and the Pacific which included Chairmanship of WorkWise and Splash Marketing. Matthew is considered to be one of the most influential figures in the employment sector in Australia.
Prior to joining Drake, Matthew led a range of operational and strategic reviews of Australian Government Departments and policy based programs. This included reviews into Knowledge and Information Management at the Joint House Department of the Parliament of Australia, the Australian Communications Authority and the Snowy Hydro Project. He has taught more than 700 senior public servants and executives on the Government Knowledge Management Program as well as leading briefings and education programs for visiting (serving) Defence Force Personnel.
"We face some pretty tough challenges as a business community as we respond to climate change, human rights and market conditions. The UNGCNA provides us with an opportunity to come together, share knowledge, ideas and best practice. It is a true network of collaboration and learning. I am proud to be Australia's Network Representative and to advocate on behalf of our members when it comes to these key challenges"
- UNGCNA Environment Leadership Group for Business: Melbourne
Tuesday 23 April from 9 a.m. to 12 midday
Treasury Wine Estates, 58 Queensbridge Street, Southbank, Melbourne
UNGCNA Environment Leadership Group for Business – Melbourne: To regsiter go here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6180771855
- UNGCNA Environment Leadership Group for Business Sydney
Tuesday 30 April from 9 a.m. to 12 midday
Net Balance, Level 2, 322 Kent Street, Sydney
UNGCNA Environment Leadership Group for Business – Sydney: to register for this event go here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6180753801
- Matthew Tukaki appointed to UN Global Compact Board as Chair of Local Network Advisory Group
10 May 2013
Matthew Tukaki appointed to UN Global Compact Board as Chair of Local Network Advisory Group
- Australian Representative to the UNGC welcomes Australia’s win on the UN Security Council
19 October 2012
Matthew Tukaki, Australia’s Representative to the United Nations Global Compact has welcomed Australia’s winning of a seat on the United...