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; and
  • Monitor the centre’s financial management.
Current membership

Name

Position

Professor Stephen Garton (Chair)

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Jeffrey Riegel

Emeritus Professor,

Director, China Studies Centre

Professor Tyrone Carlin

 

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Registrar)

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, Office of Global Engagement


Professor Kathryn Refshauge

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

 

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; and
  • 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

Head of Corporate Finance & Capital Markets for CITIC CLSA Securities, Member of the Executive Committee of CLSA

 

Mrs Lesley Mathews

 

Managing Director, Lesley Mathews Pty Ltd.; 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


Executive Committee

The Executive 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 Executive 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; and
  • May co-opt additional members in an advisory capacity.
Terms of reference

The Executive 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 Executive 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; and
  • Make recommendations to the board of management on any matters relating to the centre.
Current membership

First Name

Position

Professor Vivienne Bath

Professor of Chinese & International Business Law
Director, Centre for Asian and Pacific Law
Chair, Research Committee, China Studies Centre

Professor Alison Betts

Professor of Silk Road Studies

Professor Patrick Brennan

Associate Dean International Research Development

Mrs Jordan Bryan

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Minglu Chen

Lecturer in the China Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney

A/Professor Dilip Dutta

Associate Professor School of Economics

Professor Yingjie Guo

Professor in Chinese Studies

Professor Hans Hendrischke

Professor of Chinese Business and Management

A/Professor Simon Poon

Program Director, Master of Health Technology Innovation
Associate Professor, School of Information Technologies

Professor Jeffrey Riegel

Emeritus Professor, Director of the China Studies Centre 

Ms Mary Wang

International Development Manager (China)

Professor Anthony Welch

Professor of Education


Research 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

First Name

Position

Professor Vivienne Bath

Professor of Chinese & International Business Law
Director, Centre for Asian and Pacific Law
Chair, Research Committee, China Studies Centre

Professor Alison Betts

Professor of Silk Road Studies

Professor Patrick Brennan

Associate Dean International Research Development

Professor Hans Hendrischke

Professor of Chinese Business and Management

Professor Anthony Welch

Professor of Education