In the late 1970's, Australia's key export sectors were dominated by wheat, wool, sugar and mineral resources, supplemented by some major manufacturers and accidental exporters.
In the early 1980's the nation's view on the scope and potential returns from international business began to broaden, fuelled by the varieties and market volumes demanded by the USA and Europe.
Geographical isolation limited the exposure of Australian companies to foreign culture, business and commercial practices. The first firm dedicated to offering international business consulting services to the Australian business community,
ITC Australia, (International Trade Communications) opened its doors in Brisbane in 1985.
The founding principle of this visionary enterprise was to help guide and support the internationalisation of Australian business, by providing a range of specially tailored off-shore business consulting services.
By 1993, domestic and international recognition, a diversified client base and results attained, lead to the establishment of the first overseas office in Jakarta, Indonesia and the re-badging of ITC Australia as
Ausnindo-Asia/Pacific. In 1997, Jennifer McQueen joined the firm, and was appointed as Managing Partner in
2000, moving the base of operations from Brisbane to Melbourne.