Level 1, 575 Bourke St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Pat Cox is an elder statesman of Europe having served as an elected member of the Irish Parliament, and then serving three terms in the European Parliament. He remains an influential voice in European affairs, championing reform, democratisation and European unification. Since leaving elected office, he has continued to serve in a range of private and public sector roles including as President of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe.
As President of the European Parliament, Mr Cox was instrumental in facilitating the 2004 accession of ten central and eastern European countries to the European Union, the largest enlargement of the union, including many former soviet-bloc countries. Mr Cox vigorously championed the inclusion of these newly independent states, for which he was awarded the prestigious Charlemagne Prize.
Prior to his career in politics, he was an economist, lecturer, journalist and TV presenter. He currently serves as the Chair of the Green Ireland Finance Committee; Chairman of the Gore Street Energy Fund; Chairman of SuperNode plc, Chairman of the Public Interest Committee, KPMG; and as a Board Member of Appian Asset Management, and of Ecocem.
Pat Cox is superbly credentialled to provide insights into the driving forces in EU politics and policy priorities; the implications for Ireland and non-EU countries alike for future business relations with the UK following Brexit; and the recent leadership changes at the European institutions in Brussels.
The reception will be held at IACC Corporate Member, Equity Trustees offices, located at Level 1, 575 Bourke St, Melbourne.
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