President of the WA Branch
Brendan Augustin grew up in Penang, Malaysia before moving to Australia as a 17-year-old. He graduated with double degrees in Commerce and Laws from the Australian National University, following which he joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he spent almost 15 years. During this time he undertook diplomatic assignments in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and France.
After leaving DFAT, he worked in senior roles in Oil and Gas and Mining, which included international assignments in Mauritania and Timor Leste with Woodside Energy and in Cameroon with Sundance Resources. Brendan returned to Perth in 2013 to work with Woodside where he assumed several roles including General Manager, Government and International Relations in the Corporate Affairs Division and as a General Manager in the Marketing, Trading and Shipping Division.
He left Woodside recently and is now the Managing Director of Bina Group which, among other things, is focused on supporting companies grow its presence in international markets.
He speaks several languages – to varying degrees of proficiency – including French, Indonesian, Malay, Spanish, Tetum and Portuguese. He also has Master of Arts from Monash University.