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Alastair J.M. Walton is the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner and Australian Consul-General, Houston.
Alastair is a career investment banker who was most recently Chairman of BKK Partners, an independent corporate advisory firm which provides financial, corporate and regulatory advice to companies, governments and institutions in the Asia Pacific region.
Alastair is a former Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Australia. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Alastair worked with Credit Suisse First Boston for 14 years in Tokyo, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, London, and lastly in Hong Kong as Head of Investment Banking for Non-Japan Asia.
From 2007 to 2015, Alastair served as President and Chairman of the Board of the European Australian Business Council, a peak business association of major companies working closely with Australian and European governments to promote two-way trade and investment and a free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union.
He is also a former Director of the Film Finance Corporation, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and Australian Business Community Network, served as a member of the Australian Financial Services Advisory Council (FSAC), reporting to the Federal Treasurer.
He is also a Trustee of the Houston Grand Opera and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Houston Ballet.
Alastair has a Master of Business Administration from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Dean's Scholar, a Bachelor of Economics (with specialisation in Accounting) from the Australian National University and is a Chartered Accountant. Alastair was inducted into the ANU College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013. He was also a Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant) in the Royal Australian Army Reserve, graduating from the Officer Cadet Training Unit in Melbourne.