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Talk to an expert in the North Asia region

We can help establish or grow your business in NSW, or to export products from NSW to customers in Japan and Korea.

Key contact

Michael Newman

Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner  - North Asia

Michael Newman has over 25 years’ commercial experience in Japanese and Australian business, as a financial industry executive, analyst and consultant. Michael has a very well-informed understanding of Japanese business, culture and language. His major focus in recent years has been advising Japanese companies about investments in Australia, but he has also advised Australian companies regarding investments in Japan.

Michael has an extensive history of senior appointments in Japan including Head of Sales for ABN AMRO, Head of Equity Sales at HSBC Securities Japan, and Country Head of Macquarie Capital Securities Japan, a role he held alongside roles as Head of Equity Research and Head of Equity Sales. In that time, Michael dealt with many Korean corporates which competed with the Japanese in automotive, steel and semiconductor industries. Michael also served as the Director of Defence, Aerospace and Automotive at ABN AMRO UK.  

Michael has a Bachelor of Economics and Japanese Studies from the Australian National University and a Master of Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.


Contact us

Tokyo, Japan office


Investment NSW, North Asia Office
9F Kyobashi Trust Tower, 
2-1-3 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-0031

Seoul, Republic of Korea office


Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Australian Embassy
18th Floor Kyobo Building
1 Jongro, Jongno-Gu
Seoul 03154
Republic of Korea

Join the NSW Alumni Network for Korea-Australia businesses