2013 Alumni Awards Judging Panel

Eliza Chui, Consul (Education) and Education Commissioner for North Asia, Australian Consulate-General Shanghai

Eliza Chui is the Education Commissioner of Austrade for North Asia and Consul (Education) at the Australian Consulate-General in Shanghai. Her role is to contribute to the overall leadership and direction in promoting Australian education in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea and Mongolia.

Before joining Austrade, Eliza had held wide-ranging managerial roles at five universities in three different countries. Her professional highlights include a secondment to the Australian Commonwealth Government in the quality review of Australian universities and serving as an expert member assisting the Australian Government audit of university research publications. Her knowledge and experience in international education dated back to the late 1980s when Australia de-regulated the provision of education to international students.

Eliza holds the degrees of Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) and Master of Educational Administration, and a Certificate in English-Chinese Translation.

Edward Smith, Founder and Director, The Australia China Alumni Association

Edward is a senior Australian businessman who has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years since first visiting in 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Information Systems degree from Monash University and is a fluent Mandarin speaker, having studied Chinese at Melbourne and Monash universities, as well as the Johns Hopkins Centre at Nanjing University and the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute.

Edward’s career has spanned stints at National Australia Bank, the Australian Embassy in Beijing, and Austrade where he helped set up the Australian Consulate General in Guangzhou. He has also worked for Fortune 500 Japanese trading house, Kanematsu, and a leading US consulting company specializing in assisting Western companies to invest and establish operations in China. Edward co-founded the Beijing Consulting Group in 2000 with two partners and is now Managing Director. He is a former Deputy Chairman of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Beijing where he served as a Board member for many years.

Edward founded the Australia China Alumni Association in early 2007 and has driven it from conception, to today working with 34 Australian University funding partners from across 7 states and territories, as well as several Australian government agencies and corporate partners.

Edward has extensive experience advising Western companies on doing business in China and has served on the board of several joint venture companies in China. He is married with three children and lives permanently in Beijing.

Dr. Bai Xuezhu, Assistant Director General of Academics and Head of International Teaching, China Executive Leadership Academy (CELAP) Pudong, Shanghai

Dr. Bai Xuezhu is currently the Assistant Director General of Academics and Head of International Teachingat the China Executive Leadership Academy (CELAP) Pudong, in Shanghai.

Prior to the current position, he was the Director of Research in the Department of Research and Development at the CELAP. In addition, he is the Associate of Oxford Policy Institute and Director of Shanghai Leadership Studies Association.

Prior to the completion of his Master Degree (Victoria University) and PhD (La Trobe University) in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations in Australia, he was the Deputy Head of Foreign Languages and Literature Department and Head of Foreign Affairs Office in Huaibei Coal Industry Teachers College in China.

He has written extensively on management, HRM, employment relations, leadership, culture,linguistics, and literature. His current interest is in public management and leadership studies. He is presently working on developing approaches to bridge Chinese traditional philosophies and modern management and leadership theories.

Ms Jenny Wang, Chief Representative of CPA Australia Beijing Representative Office

Ms Jenny Wang commenced her current role the Chief Representative of CPA Australia Beijing Representative Office in 2009. Adhering to CPA Australia’s commitment of pushing the development of accounting profession as well as social development, and cultivating more and more local accounting professionals with global strategic views, Jenny and her team have made significant contribution on introducing high-quality educational and training programs as well as communicating platforms to members in China to help them enhance their professional skills and expand career development paths. Jenny also actively pushed communications and cooperation with Chinese government, leading universities, employers and media, which have significantly built a good reputation and acknowledgement of the CPA designation in China and promoted the prosperity of accounting profession of China and Australia.

Prior to current position, she performed as the Director of Career Development Centre of School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University for four years. Her responsibility includes offering one-one-one career counselling for students of undergraduate, graduate and MBA programs, intensive collaborating with employers which make students a smooth job-seeking process, as well as enhancing cooperation between Tsinghua University and business community.

Prior to her career in Tsinghua, Ms Jenny Wang had worked in China and the Netherlands on positions of training, sales and general management.

Ms Jenny Wang holds a Master Degree of Human Resources and Employment from Institute of Social Studies (Part of Erasmus University Rotterdam).

Antony Dapiran, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Antony Dapiran is a partner of international law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, based in the firm's Hong Kong office.

His practice focuses on securities offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Dapiran has advised on many of the largest and most complex initial public offerings in the China market, on transactions raising in aggregate more than US$70 billion, including the IPOs of Agricultural Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the largest China IPOs to date.

Educated at the University of Melbourne and Peking University, Mr. Dapiran is admitted as a legal practitioner in Hong Kong, New South Wales and England & Wales.

He is listed as a leading lawyer in numerous legal industry publications, including IFLR 1000, Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and the Guide to the World's Leading Capital Markets Lawyers. He was also named one of the "New China Hands" by American Lawyer magazine, and one of the "Advance Asia 50" Australian leaders in Asia.

Mr. Dapiran has been resident in Beijing and Hong Kong for over 15 years, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.