After the Club’s launch in London 2011, the membership in the chapter now sits at over 200 members.
In 2015, new chapters of the South Australia Club were launched in Shanghai and Hong Kong SAR. In 2016, an Adelaide chapter was created to enhance connectivity across Club chapters and back into South Australia. The Adelaide chapter has a focus on bringing together business migrants and people running foreign owned operations in South Australia and connecting them with the more established business community operating in the State.
To maintain this focus, membership of the South Australia Club is by invitation only. However, Members are encouraged to bring a guest each event ensuring the Club’s dynamism.
Each chapter of the South Australia Club has 36 founding members, in recognition of the State’s origins and proclamation in 1836.
Our International Patron
His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO
His Excellency was born in Central Vietnam in 1954, where he attended school before studying Economics at the Dalat University in the Highlands.
On 1 September 2014, His Excellency was sworn in as Governor of South Australia.
The Club promotes new connections and builds trust, fostering the relationships that will drive the State’s future prosperity in arts, defence, tourism, renewable energy and food and wine. It is understood that His Excellency is the first Vietnamese-born person who has ever been appointed to a Vice-Regal position in the world.
On Australia Day 2010, His Excellency was appointed as an Officer in the Order of Australia for service to the community in South Australia. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from both Adelaide University and Flinders University.
Bill Muirhead AM, Agent General for South Australia in London, started the first South Australia Club in London in 2011. Bill is a South Australian who completed his education in London.
In 1995, he was a Founding Partner of M&C Saatchi together with David Kershaw, Maurice Saatchi and Jeremy Sinclair and was responsible for establishing the Company’s overseas offices.
In April 2007 he was appointed Agent General for South Australia by Premier Mike Rann. His appointment was extended in 2015.
In 2013, Bill became a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for significant service to the community of South Australia through the promotion of international trade.