2014 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 overall leadership and direction in promoting Australian education in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea and Mongolia. Eliza is also the Country Team Leader of Austrade China overseeing the marketing and promotional work in education.

Before joining Austrade, Eliza had held wide-ranging managerial roles at five universities in three different countries. Her previous work portfolios included faculty administration, human resource management, donations and external affairs, Freedom of Information and copyright compliance, and research policy and performance analysis. Her knowledge and experience in international education dated back to the late 1980s when Australia de-regulated the provision of education to international students

Her professional highlights include being the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Professional Staff, selected for a Commonwealth Government secondment for the quality audit of universities, and appointed as a member on the AVCC Publications Expert Group for research publications audit, and as speakers at international education forums.

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

Kenny Lam, Partner, China Tax Management and Process Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shanghai

Kenny obtained his Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree at the University of Sydney and his Master of Business in Accountancy at the University of RMIT (Melbourne). He is also a fellow member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants as well as member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certificate Public Accountants.
Kenny has almost 20 years of experiences in providing Chinese tax and business advisory services, which includes:
- Providing Chinese tax consulting and compliance services for various domestic and international financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and investment fund companies.
- Involved extensively in dealings with cross-border investments into China.
- Advising multinational companies including financial service companies to formulate their investment strategies, structure their expansion and streamline their operating structures to comply with various business and tax regulations in China, develop and evaluate the investment opportunities/structure from the Chinese tax and business perspectives
- Significant experience in performing Chinese tax due diligence/acquisition reviews
- Actively advising multinational clients having expatriates throughout China on issues of personal taxes
- Involved in the Chinese tax ruling application and negotiation process for multinational companies
- Supervising the entire applications for multinational companies in establishing various types of investment vehicles in China (e.g. representative offices, foreign investment enterprises and trading companies etc.)

Philip Wen, China Correspondent, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Beijing

Philip Wen is the China Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Beijing. He joined Fairfax Media in 2010 where he spent time in both the Sydney and Melbourne newsrooms, reporting mainly on business and economic news. He first reported from Beijing in 2012 and was appointed China Correspondent the following year.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne) and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism (University of Technology Sydney).

Philip worked as a consultant at global professional services firm KPMG in Melbourne before pursuing a career in journalism.