Position: Special Project Officer
Phone: +61 2 9114 0838
Wen works on special projects undertaken by the CSC as well as providing operational support to the CSC team, building relationships and managing effective communications with key project stakeholders.
Prior to joining the China Studies Centre in 2016, Wen enjoyed various roles in the higher education industry which included project management, public relations, marketing and student recruitment. Wen has extensive stakeholder communication and events management experience resulting from her involvement in a wide range of international forums and events such as the Beijing Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo, Boao Forum for Asia and Sydney China Business Forum.
Wen’s professional background is closely integrated with her passion for international communication and culture studies. Wen holds a Master’s degree in Media Practice from the University of Sydney.
Position: Acting Centre Manager
Phone: +61 2 9114 0837
Li joined the China Studies Centre in May 2012 as the Administration Officer. She provides administrative support for the Director of China Studies Centre as well as the Executive Committee and several sub Committees. Li also looks after the day to day running of the Centre and provides support for the Centre’s members. Li obtained a Bachelor of Arts from University of International Relations, Beijing. She spent almost five years working as a Project Officer in the provincial government in Kunming, Yunnan before coming to Australia to pursue further studies in Master of Public Policy at the University of Sydney. Before settling in Sydney, Li lived in Canberra for two years working as a Program Coordinator for Grains Research and Development Corporation. With more than a decade of extensive experience in the higher education sector and strong interest in China, Li is keen to contribute to the Centre’s ongoing development. Li is a native Mandarin speaker.
Position: Director, Business Development & Government Relations
Phone: +61 2 9114 1109
Susan Saretzki is primarily responsible for the liaison with government staff and officials of all levels of Australian and Chinese government along with senior business people in both countries to raise the profile of the China Studies Centre and the University of Sydney.
Prior to her appointment to the Centre, Susan established and managed the China Desk at the NSW State Government, responsible for attracting direct business investment from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in a range of industry sectors.
She has also developed and managed programs, in conjunction with industry associations, focused on assisting New South Wales companies to develop new markets domestically and internationally.
Before arriving in Australia, Susan worked in the corporate sector in mainland China and Hong Kong, responsible for business development in the Asian and European markets.
Position: Project Officer
Phone: +61 2 9351 3960
Ping joined the China Studies Centre in 2011. She is now working as a project officer at the Centre with a focus on events and communications. She works closely with colleagues at the university as well as other organisations outside university to deliver events. She also works on the centre’s publicity, media inquiries and online contents for the centre. Prior to joining the centre, Ping worked as a freelance translator and gallery assistant at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art after completing a Master in Art Curatorship degree from the University of Sydney. Ping also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications and Sociology) from Goldsmiths College-University of London. Ping has been studying, working and living in London, Shanghai and Sydney for the last 10 years, and is passionate about cross-cultural communications and collaborations. Ping enjoys travelling and the time she spent in Tibet has been the most memorable. Ping speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.