Management and governance

China Studies Centre organisational chart

China Studies Centre organisational chart

Operational management of the China Studies Centre is vested in the director, who is both the centre's manager and its academic head. The director is supported by an executive committee comprising the senior academic and senior administrative staff of the centre.

The director reports to the board of management, which is responsible for the centre's strategic direction, and monitors and reports on its activities to the wider University. The board includes representatives of the principal University stakeholders – the Provost, faculties, deputy vice-chancellors.

Both the board and the director are advised by an advisory committee with expertise in Australia–China business and government relations.

The centre has its own academic and administrative staff. All academic staff are also attached to an academic unit elsewhere in the University.

Board of Management

The board of Management is responsible to the University of Sydney for the China Studies Centre. The board comprises representatives from the centre's principal stakeholders. It determines the centre’s strategic direction, and monitors and reports on centre activities to the University.

The chair of the Board of Management is the Provost, the University of Sydney.

Terms of reference

The Board of Management of the China Studies Centre will:

  • determine its strategic direction
  • report to the University on the centre's performance and activities
  • approve the centre's membership
  • approve the structure and membership of the centre’s clusters
  • monitor the centre’s financial management.
Current membership

Name

Position

Professor Stephen Garton (Chair)

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Kerry Brown

Executive Director, China Studies Centre

Professor Tyrone Carlin

 

Pro-Vice-Chancellor;

Co-Dean, Sydney Business School

Mr Tim Dolan

Vice-Principal (Advancement)

Professor Trevor Hambley

Dean, Faculty of Science

 

Professor Archie Johnston

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

 

Professor Yixu Lu

Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 

Professor Diane Mayer         

Dean, Education and Social Work

Ms Sandra Meiras

 

Director, International

Office of the Vice-Chancellor & Principal

 

Professor Kathryn Refshauge

 

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

 

Professor Jeffrey Riegel

Emeritus Professor

Professor Joellen Riley

 

Dean, Sydney Law School

 

Professor Bruce Robinson

 

Dean, Sydney Medical School

 

Professor Donna Waters

 

Dean, Sydney Nursing School

 

Professor Gregory Whitwell

Dean, Business School


Panel of Advisors

The centre is assisted with its external positioning by a Panel of Advisors.

Members of this panel have expertise in Australia-China business and government relations, and are appointed by the Board of Governance.

Terms of reference

The Panel of Advisors of the China Studies Centre will:

  • provide advice and support to the centre on its external positioning
  • assist the University in finding support to maintain the China Studies Centre
  • provide linkages to business, government and local communities.
Current membership

Name

Position

Mr Clinton Dines

Partner of Moreton Bay Partners, Brisbane

Sir Rod Eddington AO

 

Non-executive Chairman (Australia & New Zealand) of J.P. Morgan and non-executive Chairman of Lion

Mr Doug Ferguson

Partner in Charge, China Practice, KPMG

 

Mr Kevin Hobgood-Brown

 

Managing Director, Riverstone Advisory

 

Mr Robert Kok


Councillor, City of Sydney

Ms Martine Letts

 

CEO, Australia China Business Council

Mr Andrew Low

CEO, RedBridge Grant Samuel

Mrs Lesley Mathews

 

Former Director of the Asia Society Australia; Former CEO of European Australia Business Council

Mr Henry F. Makeham 

Founder and Chair of the Board of the Australia-China Youth Dialogue 

Dr Geoff Raby

 

Chairman & CEO, Geoff Raby & Associates

 

Mr Tim Regan

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of The George Institute for Global Health

The Hon. Warwick Smith AM

State Chairman, NSW & ACT, ANZ Banking Group; Chairman, E*Trade Australia Ltd

 


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of the centre's senior academic and administrative staff. It has oversight of all activities and provides advice and makes recommendations to the Director, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer on the centre's operation.

Membership of the Steering Committee is approved annually by the Board of Management.

The Steering committee:

  • meets four times a year
  • elects one of its number to be chair, every three years.
  • may co-opt additional members in an advisory capacity.
Terms of reference

The Steering Committee of the China Studies Centre will:

  • provide advice and support to the Director, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
  • ensure that the centre is effective in linking China studies across the University with the activities, academic and otherwise, supported by the centre
  • endorse recommendations from the sub-committees of the Steering Committee
  • make recommendations of applications for centre membership to the Board of Management
  • contribute to the development of strategic plans and directions for the centre
  • assist in the implementation of operational plans
  • advise on policy pertaining to the centre
  • consult and advise on the annual program of academic and outreach activities
  • make recommendations to the board of management on any matters relating to the centre
Current membership
Name Position 
Professor Vivienne  Bath Professor of Chinese and International Business Law Centre for Asian and Pacific Law,,Sydney Law School
Professor Kerry Brown Director, China Studies Centre
Mrs Jordan Bryan Chief Operating Officer, China Studies Centre,
Professor Yingjie Guo Professor in Chinese Studies
A/Professor Mu Li Associate Professor in International Public Health, School of Public Health
Dr Josiah Poon Senior Lecturer, School fo Information Technologies
A/Professor Simon Poon Postgraduate Coursework Director, School of Information Technologies
Ms Mary Wang International Development Manager (China), Office of Global Engagement
Ms Christine Yip
Director of China Development, Development Office

Academic Advisory Committee

Current membership

Name

Position

Professor Kerry Brown

Director, Professor of Chinese Politics, China Studies Centre

Dr Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy

China Studies Centre / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Minglu Chen

Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations

China Studies Centre / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Yingjie Guo (Chair)

Professor in Chinese Studies, Department of Chinese Studies, School of Languages and Cultures

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Hans Hendrischke

Professor of Chinese Business and Management

Sydney Business School

Dr George Li

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Pharmacy

Professor Bing Ling

Professor of Chinese Law

Sydney Law School

Dr Josiah Poon

Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technologies

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Dr Andres Rodriguez

Lecturer of Modern Chinese History, Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

A/Professor Linda Tsung

Chinese Studies, School of Languages and Cultures

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Anthony Welch

Professor of Education

Faculty of Education and Social Work

Dr Ying Zhang

Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health

Sydney Medical School

Research Funding Committee

The Research Committee considers matters referred to it by the Executive Committee. It makes recommendations for allocation of resources under the centre’s various research support programs to the Executive Committee. The research committee also makes recommendations on the structure and operation of research support programs.

The Research Committee is elected every two years by the members of the China Studies Centre.

Terms of reference
  • The Research Committee is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.
  • It provides advice and makes recommendation to the Executive Committee on the centre’s research activities.
  • The Research Committee makes recommendations to the Executive Committee on the allocation of resources provided for in the centre’s various research support programs.
  • The Research Committee considers any matters referred to it by the Executive Committee.
Current membership

 

Name

Position

Professor

Vivienne Bath

Professor of Chinese and International Business Law, Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law.

Sydney Law School;

Chair, China Studies Centre Research Funding Committee

Dr Terry Woronov

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Minglu Chen

Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations

China Studies Centre / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences