The ANZLF Policy Group, co-chaired by Pip Marlow and Greg Lowe, meets every six to eight weeks to review progress on the policy agenda, discuss strategy and update on the Sector Group work programmes. The Policy Group is supported by the Australia and New Zealand Directors, who provide policy support and carry out the ANZLF strategy as directed by the Policy Group.
Currently, the ANZLF Policy Group is comprised of the Sector Group Co-Chairs and partners of ANZLF.
Pip Marlow is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Salesforce Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN. In this role, Pip is responsible for ensuring Salesforce delivers on its values of trust, customer success, innovation and equality for both our customers and our community across ANZ/ASEAN.
Prior to Salesforce, Pip was Chief Executive Officer Customer Marketplace at Suncorp, where she was responsible for driving customer focus into all aspects of Suncorp’s business including strategy, customer care, partnerships and innovative solutions that add value for customers. Prior to joining Suncorp in 2016, Pip was at Microsoft for 21 years where she held a number of roles for them in Australia and the USA. This culminated in her role as the Managing Director of Microsoft Australia for 6 years.
Pip is also a Non-Executive Director of Rugby Australia (ARU), a Rugby World Cup Board Member, and the Co-Chair for Australia on the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF), a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and an Executive Ally for Pride Diversity. She is a passionate advocate for flexible and diverse workplaces that empower people. Born and raised in New Zealand, Pip lives in Sydney with her Scottish husband and her two American born daughters, Sophie and Lucy.
Greg has been CEO of the Beca Group since April 2012, responsible for business operations and delivery of strategic objectives group-wide. Joining Beca in 2004 as Wellington Regional Manager, he became Managing Director Australia in 2006 and was appointed to the Beca Group Board in 2010.
Greg has wide experience in large project delivery and multi-disciplinary consultancy services and previously held senior management roles in asset management and information technology consultancies. His early career with the Royal New Zealand Navy culminated in senior roles covering operations, policy and major project delivery.
Greg is an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit, a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand (IPENZ), a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and holds a Master’s degree and First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland.
Charlotte Renwick, who is hosted at the Business Council of Australia in Melbourne, has been Australia’s Director for the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum since the Australian Secretariat was formed in 2017.
Before moving to Australia, Charlotte worked as the Private Secretary to former New Zealand Minister for Food Safety and Associate Minister for Primary Industries. Charlotte was responsible for briefing the Minister on a variety of primary industry trade objectives and food safety issues, managing stakeholder relations, and supporting the delivery of the Minister’s work programme.
Charlotte’s career started in the public sector where she has worked in various policy roles, focusing on international policy and trade. Her roles at the Ministry for Social Development and Ministry for Primary Industries have had a trans-Tasman policy focus, where she has worked with a range of stakeholders across government and industry to develop policy advice and further New Zealand interests internationally. Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in political science and history from the University of Auckland.
Fiona Cooper is New Zealand Director for the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, a role she has performed part-time on behalf of BusinessNZ since 2011. Fiona is also Associate Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum and is Vice-Chair of the East Asia Business Council’s RCEP Working Group. From 2014-2018 she was also part-time Executive Director of the NZ-US Council.
Through her consulting company, Fiona advises clients on government relations, trade policy and communications, drawing on 31 years of experience in the private and public sectors. Fiona previously worked in the dairy and banking sectors and for the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade including a secondment to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Canberra in 1989 and a posting to Washington DC from 1992-1996. She did her BA (Hons) in political science and history at the University of Canterbury.