Frank Yourn is Executive Director at the Australia-Papua New Guinea Business Council, the Australia-Fiji Business Council, and the Australia-Pacific Islands Business Council. The Business Councils are associations of Australian businesses with interests in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the other Pacific islands countries and economies.
Previously, he served in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where his service included overseas postings in Egypt, Japan, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji, as well as assignments in Canberra and in the Department’s Victorian State Office.
Mr Yourn has more than 30 years’ experience living and working in the Pacific for the Australian government and for Australian business.
In 2017, Mr Yourn was the recipient of the Australian Institute for International Affairs Queensland Award for achievement in international affairs as a leading advocate for increased Australia-Pacific business links.