Aug 19th | Thirsty Thursday

AustCham South China is delighted to host Mr. Michael Sadleir, the Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou, and Mr. Michael Buckley, current Deputy Consul General, at this upcoming Thirsty Thursday.

Mr. Sadleir is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He has served in a variety of roles including assignments in China and the United States. In Canberra, Mr. Sadleir has served as head of DFAT’s East Asia branch, Director Consular Operations, as Executive Officer in the China Economic and Trade Section, and as a Senior Adviser, Asia and Afghanistan, in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Mr. Buckley, also a career officer with DFAT, brings experience from working across a range of government departments including in the international development, climate, foreign policy, and immigration areas. He has experience working in China, Japan, and Indonesia, as well as on Australia-Europe relations.

We would also like to give a warm welcome to Mr Martin Ferreyra, Austrade’s Trade and Investment Commissioner, South China. Mr. Ferreyra had worked across development and trade, in an advisory capacity in both the public and private sector, across South America, Australia, and Africa.

The global pandemic and a changing political and economic landscape have presented challenges and opportunities for our members. We hope that the experience these guests bring can inform and provide substantial insight into how to manage these changes to support our members and allow their organizations to continue to grow and thrive in China.

澳大利亚商会华南很荣幸地邀请到澳大利亚驻广州总领事馆现任总领事Micheal Sadleir先生和现任副总领事Michael Buckley先生出席我们这次的 “Thirsty Thursday “活动。

Sadleir先生现任澳大利亚外交和贸易部的高级外交官,在过去亦曾在美国、中国和泛亚太地区任职要务,主要负责有关贸易、安全和经济事务的工作。在堪培拉,Mr. Sadleir曾担任DFAT东亚分部负责人、领事主管、中国经济和贸易科执行干事,以及总理和内阁部亚洲和阿富汗事务高级顾问。

Buckley先生亦是一名来自DFAT的外交官,将为我们带来在亚欧地区发展、气候和能源事务方面的丰富经验。 他亦曾在中国,日本,印度尼西亚等国工作过,并有亚欧关系建设方面的工作经历。


我们也很荣幸邀请到新任澳贸委华南地区贸易和投资专员 Martin Ferreyra先生。Martin Ferreyra先生曾在南美洲、澳大利亚和非洲的公共及私营部门以顾问身份从事发展和贸易方面的工作。


Event details
Date: Thursday, August 19th,2021
Venue: 10F Terrace Residence G Shenzhen
Address: 4078 Dongbin Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Member Price: 268 RMB
Non-Member Price: 348 RMB

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Guest Speakers

Michael Sadleir

Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou

Mr Michael Sadleir took up the role of Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou in March 2020. Mr Sadleir is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Prior to this assignment, he served most recently as Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch and has previously served overseas in Beijing, Washington and Guangzhou. In Canberra he has worked with DFAT as Director, United Nations Security Council Taskforce; Director Consular Operations; and Executive Officer, China Economic and Trade Section. He was also Senior Adviser, Asia and Afghanistan, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Mr Sadleir holds a Master of Arts (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from Monash University; a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales; and a Graduate Diploma (Communications) from the University of Technology Sydney.

Michael Buckley 

Deputy Consul-General at the Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou


Mr Michael Buckley is currently the Deputy Consul-General at the Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou. He has been working at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade since 2013.

Prior to this, Mr Buckley worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and before that, at Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Mr Buckley is a career public servant. Within the Department Affairs and Trade, he has worked on climate and energy issues, Australia-Europe bilateral relationships, and development cooperation with South East Asia, particularly Indonesia.

Mr Buckley holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Laws and a Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University.

Martin Ferreyra

Trade and Investment Commissioner at Austrade

Martin Ferreyra is Austrade’s Trade and Investment Commissioner – South China. He is also Greater China Agribusiness Industry Lead.

Martin’s experience includes Trade and Investment Commissioner – Africa, Austrade’s State Director – Northern Territory, and senior trade advisory roles in Australia, Mexico, and Peru.

Martin also has a thorough understanding of the internationalisation of businesses, coupled with a solid academic background. He has experience working with a diverse range of exporting companies across various sectors, including agribusiness, professional services, education, METS and major sporting events.


In academia, Martin has been an Associate Lecturer at two Australian universities – his subjects included multinational business finance, international marketing and export procedures.

His private sector experience includes roles as business development manager, market analyst, marketing manager, associate marketing consultant and freelance journalist.

He is multilingual, a Spanish native speaker, proficient in English, conversant in Portuguese, and has the basics of Italian. He is also an enthusiastic sportsman and traveller, with a particular interest in international politics and social responsibility.

Martin has an MBA from Charles Sturt University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics from Australian Catholic University, an International Marketing Diploma from Martin College in Sydney and studied law in Cordoba, Argentina.

Cocktail Canapé Menu

Coloured potato chips


Vegetable Stick


Mini Napolitana pizza


Vegetable Falafel


Caprese Salad Skewer


Bacon and Leek Mini Quiche


Chili beans tart


Gazpacho(cold soup shots)


Dessert Station

Multifruit Tart


Coconut Milk Mango Sago


Chocolate cookies


Season Fruit Skewer


Free Flow Menu

French Sauvignon blanc

 French Rouge VDF

 French Sparkling Wine

 Cuvee Chantal Rose Sparkling

Tsing Tao/Budweiser


About AustCham South China 


The China – Australia Chamber of Commerce – South China (AustCham South China) was established in 1994 to develop, promote and expand business relations between Australia and China through the representation of its membership.

As a registered NGO office in the People’s Republic of China, AustCham South China serves as Australia’s peak industry advocacy body in South China and supports its members by providing information, connections, business services and government relations assistance.