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2021 Judging Panel

Celebrate the Success of Australian Alumni in China

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Scott Ashton Jacqueleen Brown Andrew CarterPilippa Jones
Sara ChengHenry ChanJoseph Kwan Toshi Kawaguchi
Scott Ashton

 

Advisor to the National Foundation for Australia China Relations



Scott Ashton is a Director in Trade and Investment Queensland’s International Operations Division. Prior to joining the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations on secondment in August, Scott was assisting Study Queensland (a unit in TIQ) to support international students and education providers navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Scott’s background is in education, having launched private sector startup businesses in both Australia and China.

Sara Cheng

 

Founding Partner, Channel One Australia

澳大利亚第一渠道集团 创始合伙人

Ms Sara Cheng is a well-respected writer, thought leader, and one of the most sought-after international business experts in Australia. and co-authored the book ‘Engaging China – The Realities for Australian Businesses’. She has  over 20 years experience in international trade and investment in Australia and China, and has held various senior management roles in Australia and China,  including Head of International Business of Australian Business Chamber, Vice-President of Australia China Business Council NSW branch, etc.

Currently, as the Founding Partner of Channel One Australia (www.channeloneaustralia.com), Sara manages its  Australian team to assist overseas businesses to export to Australia through the organization’s online B2C platforms and offline distribution channels. Channel One Australia is also the exclusive distribution agent for multiple Australian brands in the China market, and distribute products through its branch in Beijing and its own Chinese B2B and B2C platforms.

Sara specialises in international business strategy development, distribution channel management, e-Commerce and industry-vertical mergers and acquisitions. Sara and her team have assisted over 1,000 Australian businesses (including some iconic brands), across a broad range of industry sectors to enter and expand in the overseas markets successfully. She has also managed and run various federal and state government programs including Stepping Up, Instilling International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Enterprises, Women Going Global, International Brand Protection, etc.

Sara Cheng is an MBA alumnus from Mt Eliza Business School / Melbourne Business School.

程凯璇是澳大利亚知名的国际业务专家,在中国和澳洲有二十余年丰富的国际业务咨询,贸易,投资及管理经验。她积极推进中澳双边贸易和投资,经常发表相关文章并受邀在重大中澳商务会议上发表演讲,曾合著《面向中国–澳洲企业的现状》一书。她在中澳政府部门及行业机构中有着广泛有力的人脉, 并曾担任澳大利亚商会国际业务总监, 澳大利亚中国工商业委员会副会长等职务。  

作为澳大利亚第一渠道集团 (www.channeloneaustralia.com)的创始合伙人,程凯璇带领其团队协助海外企业通过第一渠道集团的澳大利亚B2C平台和B2B分销渠道来进入澳大利亚市场,同时也代理多家澳洲知名品牌并通过集团的北京分公司在中国市场分销。

程凯璇非常擅长市场战略制定,销售渠道开拓及管理,电商营销,行业垂直兼并收购等。程凯璇及其团队已协助上千家企业成功进入海外市场,吸引投资,进行行业垂直兼并收购。程凯璇亦曾运营并管理一些联邦和州政府的项目,其中包括Stepping Up, Instilling International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Enterprises, Women Going Global等。   

程凯璇毕业于Mt Eliza商学院(现已并入墨尔本商学院),持工商管理硕士学位。

Philippa Jones

 

Managing Director, China Policy, Beijing

Following a Career in economic research and diplomatic service, Philippa created China Policy in 2011. Immersed in the company’s coverage across macroeconomy, industry, environment, science and innovation, social and governance and geopolitical issues, she brings cross-sectoral synthesis to emerging issues. She advises clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

She has supported many Australian students in Beijing. Among the most memorable moments being when her Sanlitun living room was used as one of the first venues for ACYA events in Beijing.

Philippa worked as a senior advisor on China trade policy issues for the European Commission 2004-09. From 1999-2004, during China’s WTO accession, she was responsible for bilateral and multilateral trade issues at the Australian Embassy, Beijing. Prior to her appointment in Beijing she was an officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs in Canberra. Ms Jones holds an honours degree in Chinese and economics from the University of Oxford.

Philippa Jones(周平)女士,多年来履职于外交部门和经济研究领域,于2011年创立了北京齐纳百思咨询有限公司(China Policy)。现负责公司的宏观经济、产业、环境、科创、社会、治理和地缘政治相关的项目和业务。以跨行业的融合视野、为政府部门、私营企业和非赢利组织的客户提供新兴、前沿挑战之洞见。

在主业之余,周平女士也为许多在京澳大利亚留学生和相关人员在各方面提供了广泛支持。其中最难忘的时刻,包括把自家在三里屯的客厅提供给中澳青年联合会(ACYA)作为组织的初期活动场所。

周平女士于2004至09年间,曾任欧盟委员会高级顾问,负责中国贸易政策议程相关事项的咨询建议。在1999年至2004年中国加入世界贸易组织(WTO)期间,她负责澳大利亚联邦驻华大使馆的双边和多边贸易方面事务。在派驻北京之前,她是澳大利亚联邦外交部在堪培拉的官员。周平女士持有牛津大学中文和经济学荣誉双学位。

Dr. Ar. Joseph Kwan MH 

Founder and Managing Director, UDA Consultants Ltd

Winner of 2018 Australia China Alumni of the Year Award

通用建设及无障碍建设顾问公司创始人及董事总经理

2018年度澳中年度杰出校友奖得主

Mr Joseph Kwan MH is an internationally recognised leader, architect and expert in accessible built environments with more than 40 years’ experience in architecture and environmental psychology practice. He has worked extensively in Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Hong Kong. Mr Kwan has dedicated his career to making Hong Kong, and other communities around the world, more accessible for the elderly and people with disabilities, with a particular focus on the built environment, city planning, public transportation and tourism. He believes passionately that accessibility plays a fundamental role in ensuring equality and the safe and full participation of all citizens in their communities. He is the Founding Director of UDA (Universal Design & Accessibility) Consultants Ltd. As a passionate forerunner and respected advocate in the ‘Barrier-Free Access’ (BFA) arena in Hong Kong since 1987, Mr Kwan has provided expert consultancy on universal accessibility design and performed access audit services for numerous construction projects, including government buildings and precincts, 20 hospitals, 8 universities ; and professional advice to many public places such as the Kai Tak Sports Park and the West Kowloon Cultural District Development in Hong Kong. Mr Kwan regularly gives his time and expertise advising a whole host of committees for local government, professional institutions, non-government organizations, and disabled persons organizations across Hong Kong and beyond. In addition, he has lectured globally in 34 countries on universal access and inclusive design. In 2001 he was awarded the prestigious “Medal of Honour” by the Hong Kong government for his work and commitment to inclusive design.

关国乐先生是享誉国际的建筑师,致力于无障碍建筑及包容性城市的研究和发展,先后在澳大利亚、英国、法国和香港从事建筑行业超过40年。 关国乐先生致力于在香港,甚至全球范围内推动无障碍设计,通过构建环境、优化城市规划以及公共交通,为老年人及残障人士提供更友好的居住环境。他深信”通行无阻”是保障市民安全和生活质量,鼓励市民投入参与到社区的基础。 关国乐先生创立了通用设计与无障碍(UDA)顾问公司,现任董事总经理一职。自1987年起,关国乐先生一直在前沿推动香港公共场所的”无障碍通道”化。20年来,他先后为数百个建筑项目提供无障碍设计及审查服务,其中包括政府大楼和警区、20家医院、8所大学,以及香港科学馆、香港亚洲协会文化会议中心、海港城和香港时代广场等公共场所。 此外,关国乐先生利用自身的专业知识,在业余时间参与主持香港境内相关行业组织,为服务中心、互助小组和教育项目提供协助。 他还在全球34个国家讲授无障碍和通用设计。 2001年,关国乐先生因其在通用设计领域的成就和贡献,获得香港政府颁予的”荣誉勋章”。

Andrew Carter

 

Trade Commissioner (Education) (Greater China)

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

澳大利亚贸易投资委员会大中华地区教育专员

Andrew Carter commenced in the role of Trade Commissioner (Education) (Greater China) at the Australian Embassy in Beijing in December 2020. Andrew is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of Austrade’s promotion of Australian international education across Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Andrew has been with Austrade since 2015, most recently leading a Policy and Ministerial team in Canberra, and previously in positions in the United States focused on education and investment. Prior to his career at Austrade, Andrew has worked at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC as a research officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and in policy roles in Canberra at the Department of Defence and the Department of Agriculture.

Andrew is admitted to practise law in New South Wales and has a Masters in International Law (with Merit) from the Australian National University, and Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Newcastle.  

安博宇先生自2020年12月起担任澳大利亚驻华大使馆商务处(即澳大利亚贸易投资委员会)大中华地区教育专员 / 商务参赞,常驻北京。他负责总体指导在中国大陆、香港和台湾地区的澳大利亚国际教育推广工作。安博宇先生于2015年加入澳大利亚贸易投资委员会(澳贸委),在美国担任过教育及投资的相关职务,后来回到堪培拉领导政策和部长协调团队。

在此之前,他曾在华盛顿特区的澳大利亚大使馆担任外交贸易部的研究官员,并曾在堪培拉的国防部和农业部担任政策咨询方面的职务。

安博宇先生具有新南威尔士州执业律师执照并获得澳大利亚国立大学的国际法硕士学位(优等)以及纽卡斯尔大学的文学学士和法学学士文凭。

Henry Chan

 

Managing Partner of Tax at Ernst & Yung (EY) for Greater China

Mr. Chan is a tax practitioner with more than 30 years of experience.  He has ample experience in providing investment, business and tax consultation to multinational companies on matters such as market entry, holding structure and operating model design, tax efficient supply chain management, strategy for tax controversy and profit repatriation etc.

Mr. Chan has vast experience in lobbying with the PRC authorities for multinational companies on taxation matters and is regularly invited by the PRC tax authorities to share his views on proposed regulations.

Mr. Chan was named as a leading tax advisor in China by World Tax 2006 and Word Tax 2007; He has been consistently named a leading tax advisor in China by the Legal Media Group since 2008.

Mr. Chan was the President of the CPA Australia North Committee for 2007 and is currently a Committee Member of CPA Australia North Committee.  He is a Fellow member of CPA Australia, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 


Toshi Kawaguchi

 

Director, Education Engagement and Study NSW

Investment NSW

Toshi Kawaguhci is responsible for managing the Study NSW team and coordinating international education policy advice for the NSW Government. He joined Study NSW in October 2014, after a decade working at the Commonwealth-level in the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC).

 

At DFAT, Toshi served as the Secretary-General for the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, managing Australia’s engagement with the UN on education, science and cultural issues. He was also posted overseas in Solomon Islands with the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), as well to the Australian Embassy in Rome with accreditation to Italy, Libya and San Marino.

At PMC, Toshi was a senior adviser with the COAG Reform Council, with responsibility for national reports to improve government service delivery under the COAG Reform Agenda.

 

Prior to working in government, Toshi graduated with a combined bachelor of Arts/Law (Hons. I) from the University of Sydney, and worked as a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons and NSW Community Legal Centres.

Jacqueleen Brown

 

Manager, Client Relations, Study Queensland, Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ)

Jacqueleen Brown is responsible for managing the Study Queensland client engagement team leading regional strategy, growth, capability, and engagement; talent and employability strategy and implementation; partnerships and grants; student experience; positioning Queensland as a leading global study destination. She joined TIQ in November 2016 after a long career as a strategic stakeholder engagement and marketing professional responsible for delivering successful global and region-specific projects and engagements across complex organisations. Jacqueleen’s experience spans roles with global companies, government, and agencies in senior positions with TIQ, Moose Toys, DaimlerChrysler, Walt Disney, City of Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne and multi-national agencies.

At TIQ, Jacqueleen led TIQ’s involvement in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Trade2018 business and investment program, delivered the IET Partnership Fund (73 projects across 10 regions including the establishment of 10 regional clusters and three Student Hubs used by more than 20,000 students) and contributed to Student Support Packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She works closely with federal, state, and local government departments and key international education stakeholders.

Prior to working at TIQ, Jacqueleen graduated with a Master of Art (Communications), Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and she is a graduate of the Asialink Business Leaders Program.