Meet our finalists for the 2009 Australia China Alumni Awards!

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The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year


Winner: Mr Wing Mau Hui - Chairman and Executive Director, Shimao Property Holdings
Finalists:
Mr Colin Giles - President, Nokia China
Mr Stefan Hoffmann-Kuhnt - Vice-President and Regional Compliance Officer, Siemens Ltd
Mr Vincent Lam - Founder and Chairman, Asiaray Group
Ms Holly Li - Regional Head, North China, Adidas Greater China
Mr Kevin Wale - President and Managing Director, General Motors, China
Mr Wenfu Wang - President, Chinalco Overseas Holding Ltd.
Dr Zhengrong Shi - Founder, Chairman and CEO of Suntech Power
Prof. Zihe Rao - President, Nankai University

Australian Education International Young Australian Alumni of the Year


Winner: Mr Martyn Huckerby - Partner, Chief Representative, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Shanghai Office
Finalists:
Mr Dade Shen - Overseas Business Manager, China Guangdong Nuclear Group
Mr Gao Feng - Executive Director, Century Concord Holdings
Ms Shirley Hsia - Associate – Elite Property, Shanghai Tianhong Real Estate Investment Pty. Ltd.
Mr Jules Kwan - Founding Partner, URBN Hotels
Ms Kara Jenkinson - Disaster Preparedness Delegate, China, Australian Red Cross

The ANZ Alumni Award for Banking and Finance


Winner: Mr Lawrence Lau - Vice-President, Finance, Mary Kay (China) Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
Finalists:
Ms Jessica Bo - Regional Supply Chain Manager, Dupont China Holding Co. Ltd.
Mr Lei Huang - Tax Director, Asia Pacific, Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Mr Michael Guangwei Liu - Finance Director, Financial Reporting and Business Control, Volvo Asia Head Office
Ms Sonya Li Song - Finance Controller, Polycom China

AusAID Scholarships Alumni Award


Winner: Mr Lu Xiaoping - Deputy Director, International Co-operation, National Ministry of Agriculture
Finalists:
Mr Li Ai - Captain, General Office, China Peacekeeping Police Training Center
Mr Peng Gaojian - Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council
Ms Haiming (Ariel) Luo - Vice-Chief Occupational Health Inspector, Guangdong Institute of Health Inspection
Dr Gao Xiang - Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law

Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship


Winner: Mr Matthew Ng - Group CEO and President, ET-China.com International Holdings Ltd.
Finalists:
Mr Wei Huang - Chief Operations Officer, Ferry Games
Mr Vincent Lam - Founder and Chairman, Asiaray Group
Mr Frank Li - Founding Partner, Just Beer Trading Co. Ltd.
Mr Morry Morgan - Founder, Clark Morgan Corporate Training, networkhr.com
Dr Hao Yalei - Deputy Director, Foreign Cooperation Administration Department, PetroChina
Mr Peng Yang - Founder and CEO, China Data Group

Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation


Winner: Dr Chao Zhao - Deputy Head, Industrial Design Department, Tsinghua University
Finalists:
Dr Junhua Wang - Lecturer, School of Communication and Transport Engineering, Tongji University
Prof. Qiyong Liu - Assistant Director, National Institute for Communicable Diseases Control and Prevention
Mr Peng Lu - President, COO, Shenzhen Domain Network Software Co. Ltd.
Dr Minyue Hou - Deputy Director, Australian Studies Center, East China Normal University
Dr Wanqing Chen - Deputy Director, National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control, China
Associate Prof. Ning Zhou - Deputy Dean, Beihang University School of Economics and Management

Australian Alumni Award for Culture and Arts


Winner: Mr Luqiang Qiao - Director of Intl Arts Cooperation, China’s National Center for the Performing Arts
Finalists:
Mr David Maguire - Executive Editor, Shanghai Daily
Ms Zhu Ning - Chief Consultant, Trends Group
Mr Thomas Yi - Vice General Manager, Business Development, China Construction Design International

Australian Alumni Award for Media and ICT (Judge's award)


Winner: Ms Jenny Zhu - Lead Host, Chinesepod.com

The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year


Mr Wing Mau Hui - Chairman and Executive Director, Shimao Property Holdings

Winner of The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Also Director and Executive Director, Shimao China Holdings
Shanghai, Hong Kong

Hui Wing Mau, JP, is an alumnus of the University of South Australia, graduating with a Masters of Business Administration in 2003. He is currently Chairman and Executive Director of Shimao Property Holdings Ltd. and non-Executive Chairman of Shanghai Shimao Co. Ltd.

Mr. Hui founded the Shimao Group in the 1980s, and focused on the development of high-end residential and business properties and luxury hotels. Today, Shimao Group controls two listed companies - Shimao Property (Hong Kong), and Shanghai Shimao (Shanghai). Shimao Group is now the leader in China’s real estate industry; their image is synonymous with quality and its projects showcase the achievements of China’s reform and economic development. Under Mr. Hui’s leadership, Shimao Group has not only changed the landscape of urban China, but also injected new vitality into urban living.

Mr. Hui also sits on the National Committee of the Eleventh Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He also founded the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, acting as President, and sits on Chinese government committees and Chinese business representative bodies, as well as speaking at the World Peace Congress in 2007.

Apart from being a generous donor to charities, education and social welfare establishments, Mr. Hui has always been the first to react to any relief effort for natural disasters. His generous offers during the Sichuan Earthquake made him a stand-out philanthropist. His charitable work has won him many awards, including most recently, the Shanghai Magnolia Award of Honor. Through a trust fund under the Shimao Group, he also regularly provides scholarships to worthy students for studies.

<b>Mr Colin</b> <b>Giles - </b>President, Nokia China

Mr Colin Giles - President, Nokia China

Finalist: The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Beijing

Colin Giles is an alumnus of the University of Western Australia, graduating with a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering in 1984. Giles is currently the Senior Vice President, Sales, Distribution East and maintains an additional role as President, Nokia China. A graduate of the University of Western Australia and the London Business School, Giles has worked in telecommunications marketing and management in Asia for many years. After several years working to build Nokia’s brand profile in Australia, Giles moved to Hong Kong and Singapore as Director of Marketing for Nokia. During his time there, Nokia was awarded the Advertiser of the Year at the 1996 Asian Advertising Awards in Hong Kong.

In 1999 Giles took up the Nokia Country Manager position in Taiwan and under his direction Nokia became (and remains) the mobile phone market leader in Taiwan. Since joining Nokia China in 2002, Giles has helped shape Nokia as China’s leading mobile phone manufacturer with a 40% market share. Giles has won a number of awards as recognition of his outstanding leadership, most recently the 2008 CEO’s Choice of the Year at the China Business Leader Awards organised by China’s CBN and CNBC Asia.

<b>Mr Stefan</b> <b>Hoffmann-Kuhnt - </b>Vice-President and Regional Compliance Officer, Siemens Ltd

Mr Stefan Hoffmann-Kuhnt - Vice-President and Regional Compliance Officer, Siemens Ltd

Finalist: The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Beijing

Stefan Hoffmann-Kuhnt is an alumnus of Swinburne University of Technology, graduating with a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration in 1997. Stefan is currently the Vice President & Regional Compliance Officer, Siemens Ltd., China Regional Compliance Office.

After he took over the position as Regional Compliance Officer for Siemens in China, the topics presented at the various conferences have focused on compliance relevant topics and other presentations introducing the success story of the Siemens Compliance Program, which brought Siemens from a compliance crisis in November 2007 to a recognized leader in compliance by today's standards, as recently confirmed by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index publication. In several of these conferences he also acted as Conference Chairperson.

Since his arrival in China 5 years ago, Stefan has been very active as a member of the Rotary Club of Beijing. He was a Board Member for four consecutive years (until July 2009) and held responsibilities as Director of Community Services Committee, which was responsible for the various charitable initiatives of the Rotary Club of Beijing, including Sun Children's Village, Stars & Rain Autism School, Gubeikou Education Project, Gift of Life and working with disabled people in China.

<b>Mr Vincent</b> <b>Lam - </b> Founder and Chairman, Asiaray Group

Mr Vincent Lam - Founder and Chairman, Asiaray Group

Finalist: The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Shanghai, Hong Kong

Vincent Lam is an alumnus of the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in Computer Science (Sydney) in 1983 and Master of Commerce majoring in Professional Accountancy (UNSW) in 1985 respectively. As a successful Australian-Chinese businessman, Lam is passionate about sharing his values of integrity, innovation, passion and the importance of education.

Lam is the founder and chairman of the ASIARAY Group, the largest airport media operator in China covering over 30 key cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou as well as Hong Kong. The group has over 300 professional staff with a strong financial track record. In 2008, the group recorded a remarkable revenue growth of nearly 200%, to a combined turnover of RMB605 million. His success in his field has earned him the title ‘The Top 10 most Influential Media Operator in China’ in 2009.

Lam’s alumni and charity works are also wide-ranging. In 2005 Vincent initiated the China Alumni Network by the University of Sydney and was named Patron of this network. Lam is also a member of Yunnan Economic Development Committee and ‘Theme Year Committee Member’ of the Hong Kong Management Association. Influenced by his sponsored education in Australia, he founded the Lam Kwun King Memorial Fund, which has helped close to 1000 under privileged students with education and health needs since 2003.

<b>Mr Kevin</b> <b>Wale - </b>President and Managing Director, General Motors, China

Mr Kevin Wale - President and Managing Director, General Motors, China

Finalist: The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Shanghai

Kevin E. Wale is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in 1975. Wale began his GM career with Holden, the automaker's Australian unit, in 1975, working in various roles within the company's finance department, working in the United States and Australia for several years before being appointed executive in charge of operations for GM Asia Pacific in September 1998. Based in Singapore, Wale was responsible for the general management of GM's operations across the region. In 2001, Wale was appointed Managing Director & Chairman of Vauxhall and also was a member of GM Europe Strategy Board.

He was appointed president and managing director of the GM China Group, effective May 1, 2005. Based in Shanghai, Wale is responsible for the overall coordination of GM's extensive operations in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and has led the company’s enormous China expansion in the last few years.

<b>Mr Wenfu</b> <b>Wang - </b>President, Chinalco Overseas Holding Ltd.

Mr Wenfu Wang - President, Chinalco Overseas Holding Ltd.

Finalist: The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Also President, Chalco Hong Kong Ltd.
Shanghai, Hong Kong


Mr Wang is an alumnus of Monash University, graduating with an MBA in 1995. Since then he has worked for Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd. (CHALCO). He is now General Manager of CHALCO Hong Kong and Australia, and has led a team to further develop CHALCO's globalization, including some of the largest foreign direct investments conducted by Chinese multinationals, including an A$3 billion investment in Australia and acquisition of 9% of Rio Tinto's shares. He has made great contributions towards the economic development of both Australia and China.

Wenfu Wang has had 22 years experience in the mining industry, with international business development, cross border M&A, business network establishment and international trading expertise. During his career, he has been a key player and leading member for many investment and M&A projects across the border, in the mining industry especially between Australia and China.

<b>Dr Zhengrong</b> <b>Shi - </b>Founder, Chairman and CEO of Suntech Power

Dr Zhengrong Shi - Founder, Chairman and CEO of Suntech Power

Finalist: The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Shanghai

Dr. Shi Zhengrong is an alumnus of the University of New South Wales, graduating with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Shi is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Suntech Power, a global company that has grown in eight years to be a leader in the solar energy industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of solar panels. Suntech’s mission is to improve the environment and develop advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development. Frost & Sullivan named Suntech the 2008 Solar Development Company of the Year for its unparalleled excellence in design and delivery of high-quality products.

In January 2007 Dr. Shi was named as one of the 2006 CCTV top 10 economic figures of the year. In Sept. 2007, Dr. Shi received the Chinese best entrepreneur -corporate citizen of the year award.

<b>Prof. Zihe</b> <b>Rao - </b>President, Nankai University

Prof. Zihe Rao - President, Nankai University

Finalist: The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Tianjin

Professor Zihe Rao is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne, graduating with a PhD in Protein Crystallography in 1989. Since graduating, he has continued to maintain close links with Australia. In 2008, he was invited to deliver a special talk for the 50th anniversary of St. Vincent’s Institute in Melbourne. He currently serves as Patron of Melbourne University’s Beijing Alumni Association.

Zihe Rao’s research is mainly focused on the structure, function and drug discovery of important human, disease- and virus-related proteins. His notable achievements to date include his important recent work on the discovery of two new major drug targets from the influenza virus polymerase that provide new avenues for the discovery of anti-influenza therapeutics. However, the main focus of his research following the 2003 global SARS outbreak has been the structure and function studies of SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) proteins.

In his present capacity as President of Nankai University, Zihe Rao has established close links with a number of Australian universities, including Monash, Flinders and RMIT. He also renewed and built upon an existing relationship with Melbourne University, which took Nankai University as its first academic partner in China in 1984.

In October 2009, Zihe Rao received the educateUK/CQI “Outstanding Academic Leadership” award at the World Hi-Tech Forum in London, for his role as President of Nankai University.

<b>Ms Holly</b> <b>Li - </b>Regional Head, North China, Adidas Greater China

Ms Holly Li - Regional Head, North China, Adidas Greater China

Finalist: The CPA Australia Alumni of the Year

Beijing

Holly Li is an alumna of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, graduating with an MBA in 2003.

Since her return to China that year, she has enjoyed strong achievements in her career with adidas. Holly was promoted from national retail development manager to a larger role as senior business development manager in 2004. In 2005, she was promoted again to be regional director, North China, in charge of North China overall operations, distribution management and business development. This made her one of the earliest promoted Chinese directors inside adidas and she was tasked with reaching major stretch goals in North China and building a successful "impossible is nothing" story for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Under her leadership, adidas North China achieved dramatic annual revenue and profits growth and was awarded the "The Best Growth Region in Year 2007-2008" within the company. In 2008, adidas announced that it had achieved market leadership in China and the North China region was a major driver of this success.

Meanwhile, Holly was rewarded as The Best Coach in adidas China for 2007 through an internal staff e-vote due to her effort in developing young managers. adidas North China also received the "China's Top employers (07-08)" Beijing area award by CRF.

Between managing a multi-functional force for adidas North China and raising her young family with three kids, Holly still manages to find time to support the Macquarie Graduate School of Management’s China Study Visits, which started as an annual event in 2003.


Australian Education International Young Australian Alumni of the Year


<b>Mr Martyn</b> <b>Huckerby - </b>Partner, Chief Representative, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Shanghai Office

Mr Martyn Huckerby - Partner, Chief Representative, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Shanghai Office

Winner of Australian Education International Young Australian Alumni of the Year

Shanghai

Martyn Huckerby is an alumnus of the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating with a first class honours degree in Law, a degree in Arts (majoring in Communications), and a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice. He has previously worked in Sydney, Melbourne and London. Huckerby is Chief Representative of the Shanghai office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, which was named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the International Financial Law Review’s Asia Awards 2009.

At 32 years of age, Huckerby is the youngest partner of Mallesons and is one of the youngest lawyers to head a China office of an international law firm. Huckerby works for a diverse range of clients, predominantly assisting Chinese State Owned Enterprises with outbound investment and international clients with their investments in China. Recently, Huckerby has assisted the New South Wales Government establish offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai, acted for Telstra (Australia's leading telecommunications company) on its acquisition of two Chinese internet businesses, and advised the Hong Kong-listed Fushan International Energy Group on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission aspects of its proposed acquisition of stakes in the Australian-listed Mount Gibson Iron Limited and in Benefit Rich Limited (which holds a minority stake in APAC Resources).

In addition to his client commitments, Huckerby devotes a considerable amount of time developing ties between the legal profession and business community through his membership of the Australia China Alumni Association, Australian Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Correspondents Club in Shanghai, European Union Chamber of Commerce, and Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Huckerby has given frequent presentations at Chamber events in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, is the author of a number of articles on Chinese competition law and has been quoted in various publications including Asian Legal Business, Caijing Magazine, Global Competition Review, and China Law and Practice.

<b>Mr Jules</b> <b>Kwan - </b>Founding Partner, URBN Hotels

Mr Jules Kwan - Founding Partner, URBN Hotels

Finalist: Australian Education International Young Australian Alumni of the Year

Shanghai

Jules Kwan is an alumnus of the University of New South Wales, graduating from the School of the Built Environment with a degree in Construction Management in 1998. Jules also holds a post graduate degree in financial management from U21 global. Kwan was born in Sydney, Australia to Chinese heritage, and is fluent in Mandarin.

Before leaving Australia, jules worked on the Sydney Olympic stadium and other infrastructure projects for international developer 'multiplex'. he then earned a degree in mandarin at Beijing language and culture university before moving to shanghai to co-found international multi-award winning media company, mailman ltd as co-founder and national sales director of mailman ltd, jules was involved in thousands of media deals with local and international clients across various industries. jules went on to co-found space development, which has invested, designed, built and managed residential and commercial projects in shanghai, Thailand and srilanka over the past 5 years. Jules then co-founded URBN hotels in Shanghai, China’s 1st carbon neutral hotel. URBN hotel was built and is operated as sustainably as possible, and is the most locally and Internationally awarded boutique hotel in China’s history.

jules now has over 10 years of real estate and start-up experience in china. when not in a building site or boardroom, he chooses to spend his time training for triathlons,or practicing meditation and yoga .

<b>Ms Kara</b> <b>Jenkinson - </b>Disaster Preparedness Delegate, China, Australian Red Cross

Ms Kara Jenkinson - Disaster Preparedness Delegate, China, Australian Red Cross

Finalist: Australian Education International Young Australian Alumni of the Year

Nanning, Guangxi Province

Kara Jenkinson is an alumnus of Charles Sturt University, graduating with Distinction in 2006 with a Master of Arts (Forced Migration, Asylum and Refugees). Since July 2008, Kara has held the position of Disaster Preparedness Delegate: China for Australian Red Cross and is based in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Kara’s background and work experience (including community service and volunteer work) has consistently focused on strengthening linkages between Australia and China. Her current role with the Red Cross involves supporting her counterparts at Red Cross Society of China Guangxi Branch with the design and implementation of community-based disaster preparedness activities and disaster risk mitigation measures. It involves advising on project management and administration, as well as training and capacity building of Red Cross Society of China Guangxi Branch at all levels.

Kara’s current role is also responsible for the design and facilitation of the commencement of Australian Red Cross supported Sichuan earthquake recovery programs and supporting Red Cross Community Based Health Care programs in Vietnam as well as liaison and co-operation with stakeholders such as government authorities, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Red Cross Society of China Headquarters and NGOs.

Kara has also held varied roles with the Australian Embassy Immigration Section, Beijing, China from 2000-2003, Kham Aid Foundation, Beijing and Sichuan, China from 2004-2006 as well as for United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Tibet Autonomous Region, China in 2007. Kara has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to aid work in China and contributing to positive Australia-China relations, and speaks and reads fluent Mandarin Chinese.

<b>Mr Dade</b> <b>Shen - </b>Overseas Business Manager, China Guangdong Nuclear Group

Mr Dade Shen - Overseas Business Manager, China Guangdong Nuclear Group

Finalist: Australian Education International Young Australian Alumni of the Year

Guangdong Province


Shen Dade is an alumnus of CQUniversity, graduating with an MBA in After graduating from CQU, Shen joined China Guangdong Nuclear Group, where he is the Overseas Business Manager.

China Guangdong Nuclear Group is a clean energy group, which focuses on developing nuclear power for use as a safe and environmentally-friendly source of power. Shen is responsible for developing international linkages within the company. Shen is predominantly responsible for the South Africa nuclear market, and also works on building capacity in the Vietnamese, Thai and Malaysian markets.

Shen was previously the Training Manager in the Human Resource Department of Guangdong Da Ya Bay Nuclear Power Service Group, and was recently admitted into a PhD program at the Dalian University of Technology.

<b>Mr Gao</b> <b>Feng - </b>Executive Director, Century Concord Holdings

Mr Gao Feng - Executive Director, Century Concord Holdings

Finalist: Australian Education International Young Australian Alumni of the Year

Beijing

Mr Gao Feng is an alumnus of Macquarie University, graduating with an MA in Accounting in 2005. Today, Gao serves as an executive director of Century Concord Holdings, a group company that specializes in energy investments, particularly the construction of wind farms, windpower equipment manufacture and production of shale oil. CCH now had more than 1,000 full-time employees and built nearly 30 wind farms in China by one of its subsidiaries –China Windpower Group Limited (list on HK, code 0182). As one of the managing team member, Gao has taken a very important part on these projects and implemented international best practices.

Gao’s important industry role is contributing to China’s sustainable development and environmental protection. Over his short career, Gao has been involved with investment wind farm and oil shale projects totaling over 10 billion RMB. Today in CCH group, Gao also serves as executive director and vice-president of the Asian New Energy Investment Ltd. Co. (focus on oil shale field), CEO of Century Concord Holdings, Jilin Filiale, and Chairman of the China Windpower Group Co. Ltd, Jilin Filiale.

Gao is also actively involved in the community, and he is the vice chairman of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jilin Province, member of Jilin Federation of Industry and Commerce. As the CEO of CCH Jilin Filial, Gao had the honour to win “Jilin Province Young Entrepreneurs Innovation Award ” in 2008. Gao is also a philanthropist, and led a company effort to assist the victims of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, as well as donating individually. Gao is continuing his education, and is currently pursuing an EMBA at the prestigious Peking University.

<b>Ms Shirley</b> <b>Hsia - </b>Associate – Elite Property, Shanghai Tianhong Real Estate Investment Pty. Ltd.

Ms Shirley Hsia - Associate – Elite Property, Shanghai Tianhong Real Estate Investment Pty. Ltd.

Finalist: Australian Education International Young Australian Alumni of the Year

Shanghai

Shirley Hsia is an alumna of University of Western Sydney and Macquarie university, graduating with a Masters in Accounting from UWS and a BBA from Macqarie. Shirley Hsia is the Assistant Marketing Manager of Shanghai Tianhong Real Estate Investment Company, which is a well known stated owned company and is a top 100 real estate developer in China. The current developing project is MGM Studio World shopping center in Shanghai.

Shirley graduated from high school in Taiwan and started studied in Australia from 1997 till 2005. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Macquarie University and her master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Western Sydney. She has also completed study at the International College of Hotel Management in Adelaide.

On the completion of her master study, Shirley was recruited from Sydney to Shanghai to work for Shanghai Tianhong Real Estate Investment. In her last 4 years working with a S.O.E, Shirley has demonstrated what she has learned and put into the real estate field to help a Chinese State Owned Enterprise into more diversified business environments and help Australian businesses connect with a local S.O.E.

During her time working with Shanghai Tianhong, she was often appointed to work with international clients and government officials due to her background and multi-language skills. She guides Tianhong to transform the transitional S.O.E into more diversified corporation. She brought Shanghai Tianhong to join Australian Chamber of Commerce as a corporate member to network with other professionals. During her time at Shanghai Tianhong, Shirley manages a lot of property negotiations and transactions with global companies, such as assisting Ettamogah Entertainment Pty Ltd to lease space in Shanghai Tianhong’s shopping center. She also works with the companies to help them understand the complexities of entering the China market, as the retail environment is changing at such a rapid pace.

Shirley is a person who also loves art and music. She introduced a famous artist from Adelaide, David Reid, to the marina club owned by Shanghai Tianhong. He has successfully sold his artwork to be the main display in the club. In her spare time, Shirley loves cooking, wine tasting, travelling, visiting galleries and attending theatrical shows.


The ANZ Alumni Award for Banking and Finance


<b>Mr Lawrence</b> <b>Lau - </b>Vice-President, Finance, Mary Kay (China) Cosmetics Co., Ltd.

Mr Lawrence Lau - Vice-President, Finance, Mary Kay (China) Cosmetics Co., Ltd.

Winner of The ANZ Alumni Award for Banking and Finance

Shanghai

Lawrence Lau is an alumnus of Deakin University and the University of Southern Queensland, graduating with a Bachelor of Business, Accounting and Computing at USQ in 1992 and an MBA at Deakin in 2003. He has built an impressive career in financial management in China, with a track record of successfully managing multi-cultural Joint Ventures and diversity, with hands-on regional experience as a regional manager and through postings in China, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and Korea.

In his current role as Vice President, Finance at Mary Kay, (Lawrence) has promoted and reinforced continuous professional development among staff. Recently he initiated a task force to develop the Finance “Must Have” training programs for the Finance staff. In his previous jobs, he encouraged the Finance staff to visit retail outlets to understand the business in order to prepare themselves to become true business partners. He has encouraged the Finance team to be innovative and to think outside the box, and to make team meetings a genuine opportunity for (sharing), discussion and staff contribution.

Lawrence believes that it is important for a leader to demonstrate genuine care towards staff’s career development needs and balance of life in order to build a strong, loyal, high performance and sustainable Finance team. He also encourages staff to participate in CSR and Charity events and to promote “Go Give” spirit in the team.

<b>Mr Lei</b> <b>Huang - </b>Tax Director, Asia Pacific, Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Mr Lei Huang - Tax Director, Asia Pacific, Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Finalist: The ANZ Alumni Award for Banking and Finance

Shanghai

Lei Huang (Larry) is an alumnus of Macquarie University graduating with a Master of Accounting in 2004. He is also a CPA Australia member.

Huang went to Shanghai China in late 2005, and worked for Deloitte as a senior tax consultant. Then he joined Anheuser-Busch InBev (China) as a National Tax Manager. Since Sep 2008, he has worked for ADP as a Regional Tax Director of Asia Pacific based in China. ADP is a US Fortune 500 company and world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Larry’s Australian taxation background has greatly helped him to deal with tax audits of the company, and he was highly commended by his supervisor and colleagues. Also his professional tax knowledge gained from his Australian education has helped him to lead the ADP Japan tax audit team to successfully convince tax auditors on major tax disputes. The company saved millions of tax and improved tax compliance. At ADP Australia, his tax advice saved the company millions of withholding taxes and avoided Permanent Establish risks. At ADP Australia-Chinese clients invoicing project, he designed a new transaction model which dramatically improved the company’s AR collection from Chinese clients, eliminated complex foreign exchange clearance process, and saved millions of tax costs.

Larry has demonstrated excellence in his professional career, and recognized as a leader in the China tax profession, being promoted from a Tax Consultant to a Regional Tax Director in only three years, an outstanding career success. Huang demonstrates how Australian education can help people to excel in their professional career.

<b>Mr Michael Guangwei</b> <b>Liu - </b>Finance Director, Financial Reporting and Business Control, Volvo Asia Head Office

Mr Michael Guangwei Liu - Finance Director, Financial Reporting and Business Control, Volvo Asia Head Office

Finalist: The ANZ Alumni Award for Banking and Finance

Beijing

Michael Guangwei Liu is an alumnus of Deakin University, graduating with a Master of Professional Accounting in 2004. Liu also sits on the CPA Australia Beijing Committee.

Liu currently works for Volvo Group Asia Truck Operations as Director for Financial Reporting & Business Control, where he is responsible for all financial functions in the business area head office ranging from accounting, reporting & analysis to planning and business support.

In his experiences with both his previous employer, Sony-Ericsson, and currently at Volvo, he has received high recognition from the finance community & those companies’ senior management teams. And in return, this encourages him to deliver more high standard services to the enterprises.

Having benefited from his own further education through Deakin University, Liu now also encourages professional development amongst his young and talented colleagues, helping them to participate in networking events and encouraging further study.

<b>Ms Sonya Li</b> <b>Song - </b>Finance Controller, Polycom China

Ms Sonya Li Song - Finance Controller, Polycom China

Finalist: The ANZ Alumni Award for Banking and Finance

Beijing

Sonya Li Song is an alumna of Monash University, graduating with a Master of Practicing Accounting in 2003. She is also undertaking continuous study with CPA Australia study programs.

Li has 14 years working experience in China, in accounting & finance including eight years in a manager position. She has a thorough understanding of PRC and US GAAP and local tax and statutory requirement. With her international study and working experience, on her return to China in 2003 she was hired by Intel China and later at Polycom as Financial controller. Sonya believes that her Australian study experiences have helped her to become a strategic thinker and good business partner.
In her current role as a senior manager at Polycom, Li is highly recognized by her employer, with high performance rank and internal start award. In early 2009 Li was promoted to a global accounting controller role and now leads team of over 30 people to cover the company’s 35 business units and the worldwide accounting system. She also runs the Global Finance Share Service Center in China.

<b>Ms Jessica</b> <b>Bo - </b>Regional Supply Chain Manager, Dupont China Holding Co. Ltd.</b>

Ms Jessica Bo - Regional Supply Chain Manager, Dupont China Holding Co. Ltd.

Finalist: The ANZ Alumni Award for Banking and Finance

Shanghai

Jessica Bo is an alumna of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, graduating with an MBA in 1999. Over the last fifteen years she has built a career in business analysis, and more recently in supply chain management. Since 2003, Bo has worked as Regional Supply Chain Manager for the Asia Pacific at Dupont. During her time with Dupont, Bo moved up the ranks quickly, Dupont recognising her maturity and character and her potential to be a future leader.

At Dupont, Jessica has established Supply Chain organization and managing processes for Flurochemicals in Asia Pacific, which has supported Dupont’s business in the Asia-Pacific to grow seven fold in the past five years. Bo developed the first full-function supply chain in China, and the Asia Pacific region for Fluorochemicals. Bo has driven excellence in Supply Chain Management and leadership at Dupont over the last six years.

Bo has already received numerous awards for professional excellence and for mentoring, in recognition of her enthusiasm and dedication and her leadership by example. Bo also maintains links with her university, and in 2004 she facilitated a study tour of Dupont for Macquarie students.


AusAID Scholarships Alumni Award


<b>Mr Lu</b> <b>Xiaoping - </b>Deputy Director, International Co-operation, National Ministry of Agriculture

Mr Lu Xiaoping - Deputy Director, International Co-operation, National Ministry of Agriculture

Winner of AusAID Scholarships Alumni Award

Beijing

Lu Xiaoping is an alumnus of the University of Queensland, graduating with a Master of Agricultural Economic Studies in 1994. In his current role as Deputy Director General of the International Co-operation Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, he has a very senior position in negotiating and managing major international agricultural and resource agreements, protocols, treaties, and programs.

Lu has had a long association with Australia in agricultural relations. As a very young man, he played a major role as the official translator/minder for the first delegations of senior Chinese agricultural officials to visit Australia in the mid-1980s, later becaming the key Ministry of Agriculture official responsible for relations with Australia and New Zealand. In this role he worked closely with Australian Embassy staff in Beijing for more than fifteen years.

Lu is extremely generous and capable in building relationships and networks, which are very large and diverse across international boundaries and within China, and across government, business and academic sectors. Lu has also written lots of academic papers, books and translations furthering his research into agriculture policy reform and agribusiness management.

<b>Mr Li </b> <b>Ai - </b>Captain, General Office, China Peacekeeping Police Training Center

Mr Li Ai - Captain, General Office, China Peacekeeping Police Training Center

Finalist: AusAID Scholarships Alumni Award

Hebei Province

Li Ai is an alumnus of the University of Wollongong, graduating with a Master of Transnational Crime Prevention Degree in 2007.

Since 2006 he has worked as Captain, General Office, China Peacekeeping Police Training Center, where he is mainly responsible for exchange and cooperation with foreign counterparts. Previously he worked for five years as a liaison officer in the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Public Security(also acting as the Headquarters of INTERPOL China), where he was responsible for legal assistance,extradition and police-to-police cooperation.

Li’s recent endeavours include facilitating a delegation visiting the Australian Federal Police peacekeeping authority and the peacekeeper training center in 2008. The two sides agreed on a draft cooperation agreement. According to one article of the agreement, this year, two Australian trainers will be invited to teach Chinese pre-deployment peacekeepers in China. Li has also helped a Philippine policeman, who was Li‘s classmate in Australia and also sponsored by ADS, to study in China for one year - ensuring a further strengthening of international friendship and cooperation. Li has also facilitated exchanges between Chinese officials and Australian legal experts visiting China, and has set up several joint research projects.

<b>Mr Peng</b> <b>Gaojian - </b> Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council

Mr Peng Gaojian - Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council

Finalist: AusAID Scholarships Alumni Award

Deputy Director-General, Department of Politics, HR and Social Security, Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council

Beijing

Peng Gaojian is an alumnus of University of Adelaide and Curtin University, graduating from the GDIE program (Adelaide) in 1998 and a Masters of Commerce (Curtin) in 2000. During that time, China was in the process of the negotiation for its accession to the WTO, and Peng’s study in Australia proved invaluable as he drafted documents and legislation. Over the past decade, he has participated in the legislative work of more than ten laws and regulations, mainly in the field of human resources, social security, anti-corruption, ethnic affairs and religious affairs.

Peng is currently Deputy Director-General of Department of Politics, Human Resources and Social Security in the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of China, and has worked in various positions within the State Council for almost 20 years. Peng has also published several books relating to his legal work and research, and in 2008 was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School in the USA.

<b>Ms Haiming (Ariel)</b> <b>Luo - </b>Vice-Chief Occupational Health Inspector, Guangdong Institute of Health Inspection

Ms Haiming (Ariel) Luo - Vice-Chief Occupational Health Inspector, Guangdong Institute of Health Inspection

Finalist: AusAID Scholarships Alumni Award

Guangdong Province

Haiming Luo is an alumna of Griffith University, graduating with a Master of Science in Public Health (International) in 2009. Luo now works in Guangdong Institute of Health Inspection, dealing with many occupational health events and improving the occupational health situation both in Guangdong province and nationally.

Luo has kept on facilitating communications between her work organization and Griffith University during her studies and afterwards, and the two signed an MOU, with Guangdong Province Hospital for Occupational Disease Prevention & Treatment together, on 18th May 2008 for occupational health collaboration between China and Australia. Her role in the MOU first project is to organize experts to translating Principles of Occupational Health & Hygiene as a valuable reference book to China occupational health practitioners, and its Chinese version is expected coming out at the beginning of next year.

When Luo returned to China in 2008, she brought back ideas which contributed to reforming the conventional training style for occupational health inspectors in Guangdong Province. This kind of training initiative achieved high levels of efficiency which have been favourably noticed by Guangdong occupational health inspectors and also at national levels by Ministry of Health of China.

<b>Dr Gao</b> <b>Xiang - </b>Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law

Dr Gao Xiang - Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law

Finalist: AusAID Scholarships Alumni Award

Also Former Judge, Supreme Court of People’s Republic of China
Beijing

Dr Gao Xiang is an alumnus of the University of New South Wales, graduating with an LLM and PhD in 1997 and 2001 respectively.

Dr Gao is currently Professor of Law, PhD supervisor, and Director of the Centre of International Banking Law & Practice at the China University of Political Science & Law, arbitrator for the China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission, arbitrator for the Beijing Arbitration Commission, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Canberra, Australia. He is also guest professor at the Law School of Renmin University of the PRC, Senior Fellow at the Tim Fisher Center for Global Trade & Finance, Bond University of Australia, and member of the Legal Advisory Council for the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice in the US, Advisor to the Editorial Board of the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law in the US.

He was a judge of the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, once served as a member of the judicial committee and deputy president of the Qinhuangdao Intermediate People’s Court, and visiting fellow at the Yale Law School, before becoming an academic in 2004.

Dr Gao is a world leader in his area of research and has published many monographs and articles in his specialization.


Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship


<b>Mr Matthew</b> <b>Ng - </b>Group CEO and President, ET-China.com International Holdings Ltd.

Mr Matthew Ng - Group CEO and President, ET-China.com International Holdings Ltd.

Winner of Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship

Guangzhou

Matthew Ng is an alumnus of the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales, graduating with an MBA in 1994. He also holds two degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Emigrating to New Zealand in 1986 at 20 years of age, Ng moved to Australia in 1992 for study and work, working in Australia, the US, Malaysia and New Zealand before returning to Guangzhou, South China in 1999.

In 1999 Ng founded the now London-listed firm ET-China.com international Holdings Limited, where he is now Group Chairman and CEO. Under Ng’s leadership, ET-China is set to become one of the largest full travel service providers in China, with revenue of RMB1.7 billion in 2008. The group company owns one of the leading online travel operations under the name of Et-china Yoee and the fifth largest travel group in China under the name of GZL. GZL, a leading tour operator has more than 160 travel agency stores in China and is also a major source of Chinese tourists to Australia.

Ng has been very supportive of the Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou, and also sits on the South China committee of the Australia China Alumni Association. Apart from his busy working life, Ng also enjoys his hobby as a racing car driver, and recently opened a wine-bar in Guangzhou to showcase his love of Australian fine wines.

<b>Mr Vincent</b> <b>Lam - </b>Founder and Chairman, Asiaray Group

Mr Vincent Lam - Founder and Chairman, Asiaray Group

Finalist: Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship

(see biography and photograph above)

<b>Mr Wei</b> <b>Huang - </b>Chief Operations Officer, Ferry Games

Mr Wei Huang - Chief Operations Officer, Ferry Games

Finalist: Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship

Shanghai

Wei Huang is an alumnus of Griffith University and University of Canberra, graduating with a Master of Technology Management (Griffith) in 1998, and a Bachelor of Art in Computing Studies (University of Canberra) in 1994. He is also a deferred EMBA candidate at Bond University.

Wei joined Electronic Arts, the largest video game publisher and developer in the world, in 1998, based in Gold Coast Queensland, EA’s Asia Pacific headquarters. He moved back to Shanghai in 2003 to establish EA China and was EA’s first employee in Shanghai. After that, he joined Shanda Games as VP; Shanda is the largest online game company in China. During his tenure with Shanda, Wei also founded a spin-off media company, Shanghai In-Game Media, with US$10 million investment from Shanda.

Currently, Wei is COO at startup company Ferry Game. Today Ferry Game is a strong online game publisher and developer with over 200 talented staff and 60 million RMB in private funding.

<b>Mr Frank</b> <b>Li - </b>Founding Partner, Just Beer Trading Co. Ltd.

Mr Frank Li - Founding Partner, Just Beer Trading Co. Ltd.

Finalist: Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship

Shanghai

Frank Li is an alumnus of the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1996 and an MBA(Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW in 2003.

Having developed an impressive career in the beer brewing and hospitality industry in Australia and China for over twenty years, Li was well-placed to start his own company in China. Since starting his Just Beer importing company in 2007, Li has devised and implemented strategy to start a beer import / distribution business, focusing on iconic Australian beers, with minimum capital and resources. The business started simply by realising there was an opportunity when Foster's and Lion Nathan both pulled out of China. Li’s Australian business experience, well rounded Australian formal education and his Chinese background gave him a competitive advantage in this marketplace despite being a newcomer and the lack of resources.

In the short span of 2 years, the business (www.JustBeer.cn) has grown to encompass distribution in 20+ regions in mainland China. In doing so, Li has brought a small piece of Australia and Australian culture to China's expat community and increasingly the local Chinese community. Li is also a guest speaker / lecturer of Melbourne Business School's MBA Industry Studies in Asia program.

<b>Mr Morry</b> <b>Morgan - </b>Founder, Clark Morgan Corporate Training, networkhr.com

Mr Morry Morgan - Founder, Clark Morgan Corporate Training, networkhr.com

Finalist: Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship

Shanghai

Morry Morgan is an alumnus of RMIT University and Monash University, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science), an Advanced Certificate in Business Administration, and Advanced Certificate in Chinese (Mandarin) from RMIT University in 1997. He completed his Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association Continuing Education Certificate at Monash University in 2000.

Since arriving in China in 2001, Morgan has created the following businesses/events: ClarkMorgan Corporate Training (www.clarkmorgan.com), Network HR (www.networkhr.com), Tanghui Music Bar, Premier Events and Spark09 (www.spark09.org).One of Morgan’s notable firsts was the creation of ClarkMorgan Corporate Training which has gone on to win Greater China ‘Training Firm of the Year’ for the past two years, and is a finalist for the 2009 title. Earlier this year Morgan created China's first 'Ideas Conference', called Spark09, which has since been repeated in Hong Kong and Beijing, generating awareness on innovation in China, while raising money for China-based charities.

Morgan’s first book “Peng! Negotiating with Chinese Characteristics”, which was written on the topic of selling and negotiating in China with Chinese firms, will be published later this year by John Wiley & Sons. His second book, ‘Think Big!’ on the topic of presentation skills, will be published in 2010.

<b>Dr Hao</b> <b>Yalei - </b>Deputy Director, Foreign Cooperation Administration Department, PetroChina

Dr Hao Yalei - Deputy Director, Foreign Cooperation Administration Department, PetroChina

Finalist: Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship

Beijing

Dr Hao Yalei is an alumnus of the University of South Australia, graduating with a PhD in 2009. Building on his Australian education experience, Dr. Hao recognized the value of the international cooperation model commonly applied by Australian universities. He successfully developed joint ventures between Australian and Chinese research institutions, leading to outstanding achievements in Australian-Chinese joint commercial partnerships the petroleum industry.

With his 17 years of experience in China’s oil and petroleum business, Dr. Hao is a core member of China’s international joint venture activities, responsible for project planning and management. Working with international giants such as Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, Arrow Energy of Australia, and the Sino-Australian Coal-bed Methane Company, he made significant progress in exploration of natural gas.

In 2008 he was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of PetroChina’s Foreign Cooperation Administration Department, with specific responsibility for Natural Gas. In this current role, he is responsible for PetroChina’s international joint ventures for management of coal-bed methane projects, including two with Australian interests.

<b>Mr Peng</b> <b>Yang - </b>Founder and CEO, China Data Group

Mr Peng Yang - Founder and CEO, China Data Group

Finalist: Austrade Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship

Beijing

Peng Yang is an alumnus of the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales, graduating with an MBA. After graduation, Peng spent two years in the US with the premier consulting firm PWC Consulting in its Philadelphia office and then came back to China. Starting from 2000, he embarked on an entrepreneurial path of no return and had been pioneer and industry leader of several new sectors.

Over the years, Peng has set up three innovative companies in logistics IT, Banking IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), where he acted as an evangelist of new industries, and brought his companies to market-leading positions within a short space of time. In the meantime, he has made tremendous contribution to the growth and development of these industries as a trainer, educator, writer, conference organizer and industry association leader. In return, he has won numerous awards and accolades from community, industry, and the government. In particular, in the last four years, as founder and CEO of the China Data Group (CDG), he has grown this company into China's largest BPO provider.


Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation


<b>Dr Chao</b> <b>Zhao - </b>Deputy Head, Industrial Design Department, Tsinghua University

Dr Chao Zhao - Deputy Head, Industrial Design Department, Tsinghua University

Winner of Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation

Beijing

Dr Chao Zhao is an alumnus of Queensland University of Technology, graduating with a PhD in 2008. He is currently Deputy Head of the Industrial Design Department of Tsinghua University. In this role he co-leads Industrial Design course development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Due to Dr Zhao’s involvement, the Industrial Design Department of Tsinghua University is now the leading design education program in China and was listed as one of the top 60 design schools in the world by Business Week.

Zhao has built an impressive career of research and innovation in the industrial design field. He has designed new products ranging from express trains to mobile phones, time recorders, printing machines, air-conditioners, assembly lines and biotechnology instruments, as Chief Designer. Many of his designs have been successfully exported domestically and internationally by corporations such as CapitalBio Company China and Bolo Bathing Necessities Ceramics Company Limited.

The wide-scope of product design has won Dr Zhao numerous awards in his design career, including two National Design Excellent Awards.
The volume and breadth of Zhao’s designs demonstrate his significant contribution to research and innovation in the industrial design space, and he has also published extensively, with 5 books and 19 research papers already released. Dr Zhao was awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, a significant award funded by the China Education Ministry and the China Scholarship Council.

<b>Dr Junhua</b> <b>Wang - </b>Lecturer, School of Communication and Transport Engineering, Tongji University

Dr Junhua Wang - Lecturer, School of Communication and Transport Engineering, Tongji University

Finalist: Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation

Shanghai

Dr Wang Junhua is an alumnus of the University of Newcastle, graduating with a Master of Engineering Management in 2003. He went on to complete his PhD studies at Tongji University, Shanghai in 2008. He currently works at this University in the School of Transport Engineering, focusing on research in Road Safety. He is also a lecturer within this school.

A leading researcher in his field, Dr Wang was also awarded the 2006 Excellent Member in Changsanjiao Region Cooperation Projects in Changsanjiao Region 16 Cities Economic Cooperation Office and the 2008 Research Pioneer in Tongji University for his commitment to academic research. Dr Wang has contributed significantly to the safety of Chinese citizens and infrastructure and has worked on numerous innovative research projects in his field of road safety and highway planning and design.

Dr Wang Junhua’s current research projects include: Energy-conserving and Environment-protective Structure System and Safety Technology of Urban Underground Expressway funded by Committee of Science Shanghai key research project, Traffic Management Technique on Emergency in Changsanjiao Region funded by National 863 High-Tech Project, Key Technology of Road Traffic Safety Technology funded by Key Projects in the National Science & Technology Support Program and other road safety projects

<b>Prof. Qiyong</b> <b>Liu - </b>Assistant Director, National Institute for Communicable Diseases Control and Prevention

Prof. Qiyong Liu - Assistant Director, National Institute for Communicable Diseases Control and Prevention

Finalist: Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation

Professor and Director, National Department of Vector Biology and Control
Beijing

Professor Qiyong Liu is an alumnus of Griffith University, graduating with a Master of Science in Public Health in 2006. Since studying in and graduating from the Griffith MScPH, which provides students with the knowledge and skills to strategically address and manage current and emerging public health challenges, Prof Liu has proved himself to be one of the program's most successful graduates.

Prof Liu is a shining example of an outstanding scientist and an expert professional in the field of public health. His achievements and contributions have been far reaching, benefiting not only the academic and research organisations he has studied and worked with, but also greatly enhancing and protecting the population and environmental health of many communities throughout China and in the Asia Pacific Region.

He is extremely productive and with over 150 books and articles, over five international projects, 13 PhD/MSc student supervisions and his excellent and influential research and professional contributions to the two most pressing global health problems, climate change and vector born diseases prevention and control, and public health emergency response, he is one of the most significant global health leaders of his generation. He is now the convener for International Forum for Sustainable Management of Disease Vectors.

<b>Mr Peng</b> <b>Lu - </b>President, COO, Shenzhen Domain Network Software Co. Ltd.

Mr Peng Lu - President, COO, Shenzhen Domain Network Software Co. Ltd.

Finalist: Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation

Former Vice-President, Tencent IED
Shenzhen

Peng Lu is an alumnus of the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Master of Technology Management in 2004.

Peng Lu has built an impressive career in the software engineering industry in both China and Australia. More recently, as Vice President at Tencent IED (0700.HK), Peng Lu was in charge of business development for Tencent’s online game business. During the term, Tencent established partnership with more than 30 international game companies around the world, including top companies like Electronic Arts (EA), Activision, Capcom, etc. Under Peng Lu’s leadership, Tencent also established its presence in Korea and created extensive network in Korean online game industry. From 2006 to 2009, Tencent’s game business achieved growth rate of over 100% YoY and has now overtaken Shengda (NASDAQ:SNDA) as the biggest online game publisher in China in terms of revenue and profit, of which, a major part of revenue comes from various types of cooperation with partners.

Since joining Shenzhen Domain Network Software Co. Ltd. (a controlled subsidiary of Tencent Group), Peng Lu has taken care of the daily operations of the company and has been focusing on optimizing business process and procedures to improve development efficiency. The company, under his leadership, saw net profit grow more than 200% in 2008 compare to 2007. In the mean time, number of staff has also doubled. Shenzhen Domain has become the front runner in the second tier of online game companies in China.

<b>Dr Minyue</b> <b>Hou - </b>Deputy Director, Australian Studies Center, East China Normal University

Dr Minyue Hou - Deputy Director, Australian Studies Center, East China Normal University

Finalist: Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation

Deputy Director and Professor, Australian Studies Center, East China Normal University
Shanghai

Dr Hou Minyue is an alumnus of La Trobe University, graduating with a PhD 2005. Dr Hou is Deputy Director and Professor of Australian Studies Centre at East China Normal University (ECNU), and is dedicated to advancing Australian studies in China. His special interest is bilateral relations between Canberra and Beijing and he has made a significant contribution to this field. His monograph A History of Sino-Australian Relations is the only book of its kind published in China in the Chinese language.

He is also author of The Impact of China’s Modernisation on Relations with Australia (2005), which was awarded Australia-China Council 2006 Certificate for an Outstanding Work by the prestigious Australian-Government funded Australia-China Council. In 2007 Dr Hou was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to further his research a unique project examining the US-Australian relationship from the Chinese perspective.

Professor Hou has shown himself to be a respected leader playing a significant role in building expertise in Australian Studies in China generally and at ECNU in particular. His academic achievements are illustrated in his appointment as a Fulbright scholar in 2008 and he continues to provide essential and direct guidance to young academics and postgraduate students at ECNU.

<b>Dr Wanqing</b> <b>Chen - </b>Deputy Director, National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control, China

Dr Wanqing Chen - Deputy Director, National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control, China

Finalist: Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation

Beijing

Dr. Chen Wanqing is an alumnus of the University of Sydney, graduating with a Master of International Public Health (Honors) in 2004. After graduation, he joined the National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health, P.R. China and was appointed as Deputy Director in his second year, due to excellent performance. Today, he is the project manager of several national programs related to cancer prevention research, and is also in charge of the National Central Cancer Registry.

Dr. Chen is also a member of the National Health Information Society, Executive Vice Director of the Cancer Registration and Surveillance Committee, a standing committee member of the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, Branch of Prevention and Control for Chronic Non-Communicable Disease, Editorial Director of the Journal of China Cancer, country representative for the Asian Association of Cancer Registries, and a member of the editorial board of several professional journals. He has published 20 scientific articles and 5 monographs as editor-in-chief, and also acted as a peer reviewer in several science journals.

<b>Associate Prof. Ning</b> <b>Zhou - </b>Deputy Dean, Beihang University School of Economics and Management

Associate Prof. Ning Zhou - Deputy Dean, Beihang University School of Economics and Management

Finalist: Qantas Alumni Award for Research and Innovation

Beijing

Associate Professor Ning Zhou is an alumni of the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Master of Commerce in 2002.

Associate Professor Zhou has worked at the School of Economics and Management, Beihang University since November 2001. Professor Zhou currently holds the dual positions of Associate Professor in the Accounting Department and Deputy Dean in BUAA SEM, before which she was MBA Center Director from 2001-07. She is recognized as an excellent employee in this position and shows her strong management competence. Professor Zhou strives to help to promote the school’s quality education for its students and constantly improves its educational and teaching procedures, as well as the quality of its educational system.

In particular, Professor Zhou has made significant contribution for School’s financial Affairs with applying the internal control theory and techniques to compiling School’s annual budget, and School’s Performance Assessment with employing Balance Scorecards theory to construct the performance criteria system. This is the direct result of her long-term commitment to promoting the administrative management of higher education in China.


Australian Alumni Award for Culture and Arts


<b>Mr Luqiang</b> <b>Qiao - </b>Director of Intl Arts Cooperation, China’s National Center for the Performing Arts

Mr Luqiang Qiao - Director of Intl Arts Cooperation, China’s National Center for the Performing Arts

Winner of Australian Alumni Award for Culture and Arts

Beijing

Qiao Luqiang is an alumnus of the University of South Australia, graduating with an MBA in 2000 and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management (with the assistance of an Australia China Council grant) in 1999. His personal and professional relationship with Australia has lasted for more than 20 years, and he is currently Deputy Director of General Office (former Director of International Arts Cooperation) at China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (“The Egg”) in Beijing.

In this role, Qiao has made extensive contributions to cultural exchanges between Australia and China through organising and facilitating many important exchange projects. For example, in 2008 Qiao was instrumental in arranging well-known Aboriginal artist Geffery Gurrumul Yunupingu’s performance at NCPA in 2008. He also facilitated China National Ballet’s tour to Australia with Raise the Red Lantern directed by Zhang Yimou in 2008.

Previously, in Australia, Qiao worked as Project Coordinator for Nexus, South Australia’s major Multicultural Arts Center, and coordinated The World Music festival—Asian Theme: the Sound of Orient and a Medley of Chinese Arts--Chinese Mid-autumn Festival in S.A. in 1999. Qiao managed all aspects of the event management and also secured government funding for the second project.

He has also been a key figure in the Australian Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australian String Quartet and Australian Youth Symphony Orchestra tours of China, and the Shandong Traditional Music Orchestra Tour of Australia.

Qiao is also active in alumni affairs as Director of China's Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA), and Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of WRSA Australian and New Zealand Chapter. Qiao was also a visiting Professor at Peking University’s Arts Management Program from 2003 to 2005.

<b>Mr David</b> <b>Maguire - </b>Executive Editor, Shanghai Daily

Mr David Maguire - Executive Editor, Shanghai Daily

Finalist: Australian Alumni Award for Culture and Arts

Shanghai

David Maguire is an alumnus of Edith Cowan University, graduating with a Doctor of Business Administration (Information Systems) in 2005. He also holds the following degrees: Master of Regional Development (UWA, 2008), Master of International Tourism Management (SCU, 2002) and Master of Business Administration (JCU, 1999). Maguire is currently completing a PhD with Murdoch University.

Maguire has been involved in trade and media development in China since 2003 and continues to this day in Shanghai where he is Executive Editor (Language) with the state-owned publication, the Shanghai Daily newspaper. He has worked for Shanghai Daily as both general manager and in his current role since March 2007.

Before joining the Shanghai Daily, he was founding CEO of the Northern Australian economic development agency Advance Cairns (2002-2007) for which he forged strong trade links between the region and cities in China. During this time he developed an annual trade mission strategy which introduced nearly 100 North Queensland business entities to China trade opportunities in Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Zhanjiang, Hangzhou and Shanghai.

His corporate and community work is wide ranging and Maguire has acted as chairperson and director of boards in Australia and China.

<b>Ms Zhu</b> <b>Ning - </b>Chief Consultant, Trends Group

Ms Zhu Ning - Chief Consultant, Trends Group

Finalist: Australian Alumni Award for Culture and Arts

Formerly Marketing and Communications Director, Viacom Asia (MTV/Nickelodeon)
Beijing

Zhu Ning is an alumna of Macquarie University, graduating with a Master of Arts in International Communication in 2002, and has had a life-long love of the arts. From a little girl of seven years old, she was a member of the China National Radio Children's Choir, where she obtained professional training and attended many musical performances. Her first job was at China Global Public Relations Company under Xinhua News Agency and her first client was Hong Kong Ballet Shanghai Tour.

In 1999, she became an employee of MTV Beijing office and was promoted to Marketing Director of MTV China after completing her studies in Sydney . She was involved in many nationwide culture events, such as CCTV-MTV Music Honors, Shanghai Style Gala, Chinese Culture Minister US Trip, China Broadcast Traditional Orchestra US Tour, etc. During the years at MTV, she acted as a role to bridge Sino-US culture and helped introduce Chinese outstanding artists to the world, including Li Yuchun, A Bao, Da Dingding and bringing world famous international artists to mainland China such as Alanis Morrisette, Aqua and Savage Garden.

Zhu Ning also led the "Volunteer for Beijing" Concert in 2007 when BOCOG, Beijing Youth League and four Olympic official sponsors joint hands to stage a campaign to call for volunteers for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Zhu Ning is also a peer leader to run campaigns to fight with HIV/AIDs among Chinese young people. She worked with GBC, UNAIDS and UNICEF to produce Public Service Announcements, arrange speeches, exhibitions and mini-concerts at universities and schools.

<b>Mr Thomas</b> <b>Yi - </b>Vice General Manager, Business Development, China Construction Design International

Mr Thomas Yi - Vice General Manager, Business Development, China Construction Design International

Finalist: Australian Alumni Award for Culture and Arts

Beijing

Thomas Yi is an alumnus of the University of Sydney, graduating with a Masters of Engineering in 2001. Mr. Yi presently works with CCDI in Sports dept. having 10 years of experience in project management. In the past he has worked with Beijing urban construction group, CSCEC international construction and used to take the management responsibility in a number of large projects.

As a core member in the Chinese-Australian coordination team in the design competition stage, Mr. Yi played critical role for the design consortium to win the water cube job. After that, he joined CCDI (China Construction Design International) and became the project manager of Chinese side in the National swimming center. In the project management team, he extended his outstanding coordination capability and built up a stable relationship with the customers and Project Management company. The success of the National Swimming Center (Water Cube) project has developed his experience of large project management.

Over the past five years, he has contributed significantly to Australian government and business relations in China, in particular, helping Australian companies to gain information and opportunities to win Olympics-related projects, like the tennis, hockey and archery center.


Australian Alumni Award for Media and ICT (Judge's award)


<b>Ms Jenny</b> <b>Zhu - </b>Lead Host, Chinesepod.com

Ms Jenny Zhu - Lead Host, Chinesepod.com

Winner of Australian Alumni Award for Media and ICT (Judge's award)

Also Host, Soulfire Radio
Shanghai

Jenny Zhu is an alumna of the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations, and also from the University of New South Wales, where she completed a Master of Policy Analysis. Jenny Zhu is the youngest of all 2009 Alumni Awards finalists, and fittingly, has pursued a career in new media.

Jenny is currently the lead host at Chinese Pod, the world’s leading Chinese-language learning website and podcast - with over 300,000 registered users from around the world. Chinese Pod has won numerous accolades, both at home and abroad, including being named one of Time Magazine’s Top 10 Podcasts of the Year in 2006, and Best E-Learning and Education Content (Asia), awarded by the World Summit Awards set up by the United Nation’s World Summit on Information Technology, 2009. Chinese Pod is also the exclusive content provider for Confucius Institute (China’s national department responsible for promoting Chinese globally). Jenny hosts the podcasts, as well as being involved in content development, and setting-up the company’s newly-established face-to-face learning programs. Jenny’s personal goal is to make Chinese language learning accessible to everyone.

Jenny is also a host on Soulfire radio, a national syndicated radio program in Chinese, about taste and lifestyle. Produced in Shanghai, the program is now on air in six major Chinese cities, including Shanghai and Guangzhou. Jenny was a keynote speaker at Learning 2007, one of the most influential conferences on corporate learning in the United States. Jenny has been profiled in several Shanghai magazines, and also writes a regular blog exploring and explaining modern Chinese culture.