Warwick has extensive public policy and commercial acumen and a wealth of experience from national and international business relations in a variety of industries including property, financial services, natural resources, energy, transportation, heavy machinery and equipment, health, media, technology and entertainment.
He is Chairman Advisory Board – Australian Capital Equity, holders of interests in Seven Group Holdings, West Australian News, Coates Hire, WesTrac and Caterpillar industrial services and equipment in Western Australia and New South Wales. He is Executive Chairman of AL Capital and Aqualand Australia and Director of Global Strategy, Shanghai Shenglong Investment Group Limited.
Warwick has served as Chairman of the Australia–China Council for over 8 years and has just been announced as Chair of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. He concurrently serves as Chairman of the China Leadership Group of the Business Council of Australia. In addition, he is current Global Trustee of the Asia Society and Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Society in Australia; Special Envoy – Trade and Investment Trade and Investment, New South Wales Government – Department of Industry NSW Trade & Investment.
During his Parliamentary career spanning 15 years, Mr. Smith held many portfolios as a Federal Government Minister including Minister of Sport, Territories and Local government along with Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Olympic Games in Sydney and Minister of Family Services. Various Shadow Minister roles included Communications, Privatisation, Aboriginal Affairs and Science and Energy and Leader of the House of Representatives.
Previously, Warwick was an Executive Director with the Macquarie Bank Group (ASX: MQG), Chairman New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory and former Senior Managing Director for the ANZ Banking Group Limited (ASX: ANZ), Chairman of E*TRADE Limited, Chairman of the Australian Sports Commission and Australia's first Telecommunications Ombudsman. He has received a Centenary Medal and has twice been awarded an Order of Australia.