HIRST PROJECTS

My studies taught me that ideas only get you so far. Research and an evidence base are fundamental to success, and formal and informal business networks are powerful sources of information and influence.
— Lewis
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My studies taught me that ideas only get you so far. Research and an evidence base are fundamental to success, and formal and informal business networks are powerful sources of information and influence.
— Lewis
PEOPLE — Lewis Hirst

Lewis Hirst is a graduate of the Australian National University and a specialist in the Asia Pacific region, with an Honours degree in International Business.

His major area of research is in the power of networks, partnerships and business associations in driving business development internationally.

Lewis’ strengths lie in planning and executing engagement with stakeholders and his ability to apply qualitative research techniques to better understand complex issues. He has expertise in communicating the results of research in print, digital and presentation formats. He founded a digital platform for exchange in Asian studies that has become a major component of the ANU’s student engagement with the region.

Lewis has worked as a researcher, advisor and events facilitator in trade and international affairs, for the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and for tertiary sector industry bodies. He is currently Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the ANU Young Alumni, a pro bono role.