Penny Burtt

CEO, Asialink

Penny is the CEO of Asialink, Australia’s leading center for the promotion of Asian countries and Australia’s role in the region. She joined Asialink from global payments company, Visa Inc, where she served as Vice President Government Affairs, Asia Pacific.

Prior to Visa, Penny lead External Relations and Client Service Risk for the Asia Pacific with McKinsey&Company. Penny is former senior diplomat. She represented Australia at a senior level in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, and served as an Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. She is a passionate supporter of regional collaboration, and has served on the boards of the Singapore Institute for International Relations (SIIA), the U.S. National Center for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (NCAPEC) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, as well as the Singapore Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).