AVBC Senior Advisors

Australia Vietnam Business Council

Australia Vietnam Business Council Senior Advisors

is a Registered Migration Agent and was instrumental in the development of an independent Migration Advice Service in Skilled Migration and Employer Sponsored Migration and Employer-Sponsored Migration. He is an experience professional who provides ethical advice about the viable pathway to permanent residence, as well as preparing and submitting all types of visa applications. David successfully represented Clients to the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. He is committed to providing the most comprehensive, effective, and efficient immigration service for Clients. David also provides innovative solutions for his Clients to overcome the ever-changing environment of immigration rules, regulations, and procedures. He has also prepared submissions to and represented Clients at the Migration Review Tribunal. David is currently the Senior Advisor to the Australia Vietnam Business Council.
is a leading South Australian entrepreneur who has been actively developing positive relationships between Australian and Global economies. He is currently the Managing Director of Encounter Australia which is one of the leading inbound tourism companies in South Australia. Francis was honored in 2014, by the Australian Tourism Export Council of Australia for Australia’s Most Outstanding Contribution by an individual to the tourism industry. Francis is also the Representative for BECAMEX IDC (JSC) for the Binh Duong Province, Vietnam. He was involved with various organizations such as Tourism Australia, Football Federation South Australia, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation South Australia, as well as the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation. Francis is a Board Member of the Brunei Economic Development Board – International Advisory Board, and he is currently a Senior Advisor to the Australia Vietnam Business Council.
James Phans is an AVBC Senior Advisor of Commodities, Hospitality & Tourism with vast experience for developing import and export opportunities for Corporations, SMEs and NFP organisations in both in Australia and Vietnam. He has been involved in the Hospitality & Tourism industry for over 25 years as an independent Executive Consultant, as well as a business owner and operator. James is currently the Director of AGTRADE, which is a Trade Technology Company focused on B2B Wholesale platforms with clients from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, and Cambodia.