Management and governance

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 and the Confucius Institute.

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.

Organisational chart

Organisational chart which shows the structure of China Studies Centre committees

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Board of Governance

The board of Governance 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 Governance is the Provost, the University of Sydney.

Terms of reference

The Board of Governance of the China Studies Centre will:

  • determine its strategic direction
  • report to the University on the centre's performance and activities
  • annually approve the centre's membership
  • annually approve the structure and membership of the centre’s academic groups
  • 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

Professor David Goodman

Academic Director, China Studies Centre

 

Professor Trevor Hambley

 

Dean, Faculty of Science

 

Professor Duncan Ivison

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 

Professor Archie Johnston

 

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

 

Ms Sandra Meiras

 

Director, International

Office of the Vice-Chancellor & Principal

 

Professor Kathryn Refshauge

 

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

 

Professor Joellen Riley

 

Dean, Sydney Law School

 

Professor Bruce Robinson

 

Dean, Sydney Medical School

 

A/Professor Donna Waters

Associate Dean (Research)

Sydney Nursing School

 


Panel of Advisers

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

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 Advisers 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 Doug Ferguson

Partner in Charge, China Practice, KPMG

 

Mr Kevin Hobgood-Brown

 

Managing Director, Riverstone Advisory

 

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

Dr Geoff Raby

 

Chairman & CEO, Geoff Raby & Associates

 

The Hon. Warwick Smith AM

 

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

 


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 executive director, academic director and executive officer on the centre's operation.

Membership of the Executive Committee is approved annually by the Board of Governance.

The executive committee:

  • meets five 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 Executive Committee of the China Studies Centre will:

  • provide advice and support to the director, academic director and executive officer
  • ensure that the centre is effective in linking China studies across the University with the activities, academic and otherwise, supported by the centre
  • 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.

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
Name E-mail Discipline
Professor Vivienne Bath (Chair) vivienne.bath@sydney.edu.au  Law
Dr Melinda Cooper melinda.cooper@sydney.edu.au Sociology
Professor David Goodman david.goodman@sydney.edu.au China Studies Centre, Government and International Relations
Dr Thomas Wilkins thomas.wilkins@sydney.edu.au International Security
Dr Terry Woronov terry.woronov@sydney.edu.au Anthropology

Education Committee

The centre has established an Education Committee as a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.

The Education Committee considers matters referred to it by the Executive Committee, and makes recommendations to the latter on the organisation, curriculum and delivery of the centre’s programs of teaching and learning.

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

Terms of reference
  • The Education Committee is a sub-committee of the executive committee.
  • It provides advice and recommendations to the Executive Committee on the formation, development and operation of the centre’s teaching and learning programs.
  • The Education Committee considers any matters referred to it by the Executive Committee.
Current membership
Name E-mail Discipline
Dr Beatriz Carrillo Garcia(Chair) beatriz.carrillogarcia@sydney.edu.au Sociology and Social Policy
Dr David Brophy david.brophy@sydney.edu.au History
Mrs Jordan Bryan jordan.bryan@sydney.edu.au China Studies Centre
Dr Minglu Chen minglu.chen@sydney.edu.au Government and International Relations
Professor David Goodman david.goodman@sydney.edu.au China Studies Centre, Government and International Relations
Professor Hans Hendrischke hans.hendrischke@sydney.edu.au Business School
Dr Esther Klein esther.klein@sydney.edu.au Chinese Studies
Professor Bing Ling bing.ling@sydney.edu.au Law
Dr Rebecca Roubin rebecca.roubin@sydney.edu.au Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr Ying Zhang ying.zhang@sydney.edu.au Public Health

Research Training Committee

The centre has established a Research Training Committee as a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.

The Research Training Committee has oversight of applications, scholarships, supervision, progress and associated matters related to research students and their programs of study. It considers matters referred to it by the Executive Committee.

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

Terms of reference
  • Consider applications to enrol in the PhD in the area of China studies.
  • Review the language competence (Chinese and English) of candidates and, if necessary, require further study.
  • Allocate scholarship funding to applicants.
  • Establish supervisory panels for each candidate.
  • Determine levels of research support (fieldwork, conference attendance) for each candidate.
  • Monitor and review the academic progress of each student.
  • Be concerned in general about the welfare environment for research students.
  • Provide appropriate and relevant academic and research activities to support research students.
Current membership
Name E-mail Discipline
Professor Anthony Welch (Chair) anthony.welch@sydney.edu.au Education
Dr Adrian Hearn adrian.hearn@sydney.edu.au Sociology
Dr George Li george.li@sydney.edu.au Pharmacy
Dr Valentina Naumovski tina.naumovski@sydney.edu.au Pharmacy
Dr Josiah Poon josiah.poon@sydney.edu.au Information Technology
Dr Linda Tsung linda.tsung@sydney.edu.au Chinese

Academic Appointments Committee

The centre has established an Academic Appointments Committee as a sub-committee of the Executive Committee. The committee makes recommendations on honorary appointments to the China Studies Centre. lt also makes recommendations on the appointment of visiting staff to the centre.

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

Terms of reference
  • The Academic Appointments Committee is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.
  • It provides advice and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee on the appointment of honorary and visiting staff to the centre.
  • The Academic Appointments Committee considers any matters referred to it by the Executive Committee.
Current membership
Name E-mail Discipline
Professor Hans Hendrischke (Chair)  hans.hendrischke@sydney.edu.au Business School
Professor Kelvin Chan kelvin.chan@sydney.edu.au Pharmacy
Dr Minglu Chen minglu.chen@sydney.edu.au Government 

Publications Committee

The centre has established a Publications Committee as a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.

The Publications Committee oversees any publications, and any publication series sponsored by the centre and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee accordingly.

The Publications Committee has responsibility for making recommendations to the Executive Committee on publishing opportunities resulting from centre activities.

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

Terms of reference
  • The Publications Committee is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.
  • It provides advice and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee on the development of publishing opportunities for activities sponsored by the China Studies Centre.
  • It has oversight of any series or publications sponsored by the China Studies Centre.
  • The Publications Committee considers any matters referred to it by the Executive Committee.
Current membership
Name E-mail Discipline
Professor David Goodman (Chair) david.goodman@sydney.edu.au Government
Honorary Associate Professor Christine Inglis christine.inglis@sydney.edu.au Sociology
Associate Professor Vikas Kumar vikas.kumar@sydney.edu.au International Business

Science and Technology Committee

The centre has established a Science and Technology Committee as a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.

The Science and Technology Committee makes recommendations on the distribution of funds designed to encourage the University’s involvement in China's science and technology development.

The Science and Technology Committee provides advice to the China Studies Centre on its involvement in China’s science and technology development.

Terms of reference
  • The Science and Technology Committee is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.
  • It provides advice and makes recommendation to the Executive Committee on the involvement of the China Studies Centre in the development of China’s science and technology.
  • It makes recommendations on the distribution of funds designed to encourage the University’s involvement in the development of China’s science and technology.
  • The Science and Technology Committee considers any matters referred to it by the Executive Committee.
Current membership
Name E-mail Discipline
Professor Hans Hendrischke (Chair)  hans.hendrischke@sydney.edu.au Business School
Professor Mark Adams (Science representative) agriculture.dean@sydney.edu.au Agriculture
Professor David Feng (Technology representative) feng@it.usyd.edu.au Information Technology