NEWS RELEASE / October 9, 2018

AWR Lloyd develops MEA strategy, welcomes Max Jarrett to its Senior Advisory Board

Alex Wood, CEO of AWR Lloyd today welcomed Max Jarrett to the firm’s Senior Advisory Board with a focus on the firm’s Middle East and Africa strategy. AWR Lloyd’s Senior Advisory Board now consists of five senior professionals with a combined century-and-a-half of experience in international finance, resource industry development, geo-politics and communication: George Lloyd in Sydney, Aris Stamoulis in Melbourne, Raj Kohli in London and Shiraz Poonevala in Bangkok. Max is currently based in Berlin.
Alex commented “I am thrilled to welcome Max Jarrett as a member of our Senior Advisory Board. He joins us to advise the Board on the development of our business and strategy in Africa and the Middle East. He is a strong advocate of pan-African sustainable development themes, with a particular focus on the energy and resources sector, and on the role that new technologies like blockchain can play. He spends a lot of time at conferences in major mining countries like Australia, where he is also Honorary Fellow of Murdoch University in Perth, and South Africa. AWR Lloyd will work with Max to develop Asia-Pacific-Africa business connections in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. “
Max Jarrett is Senior Special Advisor to the Chair of the Africa Progress Group (APG) focused on promoting sustainable development in Africa ( From 2014-17, Max was deputy director and then Director-in-charge of the ‘Africa Progress Panel’ chaired by Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General, who passed away a few weeks ago. Before this, Max was with the UN in Africa for ten years managing strategic communications and policy analysis, and before that was with the BBC Africa Service as a Senior Broadcast Journalist starting out in the early 1990s.