AustCham Shanghai is led by a team at the Secretariat who look after the day-to-day operations of the Chamber. The Chamber has 4 departments across Membership, Events and Communications, Business Engagement and Finance and Administration.
CEO and Executive Director
Udo Doring is the CEO and Executive Director of AustCham Shanghai. Udo leads a team of staff across four departments and drives the Chamber’s mission to strengthen Australia-China business, government and community relationships. Udo is an Executive Director of the AustCham Shanghai Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of the Chamber including financial and human resource management.
Udo was previously the General Manager of AustCham Shanghai. Prior to joining the Chamber, Udo worked in a number of roles in human resources consulting and with the Queensland Government. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Queensland University of Technology, and a Graduate Certificate of Chinese Law from Hong Kong City and Murdoch University.
Jack Brady is the General Manager of AustCham Shanghai with responsibility for the membership, events and communications functions of the Chamber. In this position Jack oversees daily operations, major revenue generating activities, and is responsible for the Chamber’s human resources.
Immediately prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, Jack worked in Sydney with government relations and corporate communications firm GRACosway as the National Research and Policy Manager. Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from The University of Sydney.
Executive Assistant to the CEO and Executive Director
Jane Xia is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Executive Director. She handles the CEO appointments and assists with his daily tasks running the Chamber. Jane also manages IT and other special projects including the China MBA program and AustCham Shanghai member insurance program. She has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemical Engineering & Technology from Chengdu University of Technology.
As Finance Manager at AustCham Shanghai Lily Sun supports the CEO and Executive Director with financial controls, HR activities, and the CSR program. She has been working for AustCham Shanghai since graduating from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Finance and Administration Assistant
Judy Shen supports financial matters and general office administration tasks. Previous to joining AustCham Shanghai, Judy was a project assistant for a local shipping company. Judy has a maritime law degree from Shanghai Maritime University.
Senior Relationship Manager
Brett Wagner is the Senior Relationship Manager at AustCham Shanghai and works with a team of Relationship Managers to ensure that members are receiving maximum potential out of their membership. Brett is also responsible for keeping up to date with developments for both new and existing Australian businesses and organisations in the Chinese market; especially for both Training and Education and Manufacturing sectors.
Prior to AustCham Shanghai Brett worked in Retail and Project Management with Coles Group in Australia. Brett holds a Bachelor of International Relations (Business) from Bond University as well as four Mandarin Language Certificates from the Shanghai University of Foreign Trade.
Executive Manager - Yangtze River Delta
Bede Payne is the Executive Manager-Yangtze River Delta atAustCham Shanghai. In this role, Bede works with members in the region toensure they are able to fully access and utilize the expertise, capabilitiesand services that the Chamber offers. He also assist businesses to expand andgrow into this huge market on Shanghai’s doorstep through referrals, events,project management and business delegations.
Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, Bede was a Senior Policy Adviser in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, advising the Premier on infrastructure, transport and major projects. Having also worked for various not-for-profit organisations, Bede has acquired extensive experience in advocacy, government relations and policy development. Bede holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong.
William Li is a Relationship Manager at AustCham Shanghai who works with members to support and engage with their business needs and provide a collaborative environment where they can also gain access to specialised services that the Chamber offers.
William is responsible for workiing with members of the professional services, hospitality and human resources industries. Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, William was a Leadership Trainer in Shanghai Disney Parks and Resorts and was part of the opening team and responsible for training up 2000+ leaders for the opening of the resort in Shanghai. William also has extensive experience working within the retail and entertainment industries.
He holds a Masters in Commerce and Human Resources Management from the University of Sydney.
Toby Graham is a Relationship Manager at AustCham Shanghai and works with members to further their business interests by ensuring they have access to all the networking, support, advocacy and services that the Chamber provides.
Toby looks after members across several industry sectors including hospitality, technology and legal and financial services. Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, Toby studied a Master of Laws (International Relations) at Nanjing University. Toby also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Language) from The University of Melbourne, and speaks, reads and writes Mandarin.
Before coming to China, Toby worked as a Marketing & Communications Manager for ALH at The Pier Hotel, and later at The Albany Hotel, Q Bar, Lexington Bar & L2 GPO.
Rebecca is responsible for all membership administrative work, and assists the Relationship Managers to ensure good communication between the Chamber and its members.
Prior to working at AustCham Shanghai, Rebecca interned at L’Oreal and worked at China Daily part-time. Rebecca has a Bachelor Degree of Arts, with a major in English Translation from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.
Senior Business Engagement Manager
Helen Cai is the Senior Business Engagement Manager at AustCham Shanghai and is responsible for the newest department in the Chamber managing business representations, project management and delegations.
Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, Helen worked in a number of roles in creative and project management consulting. Having worked for both large corporations and SMEs, Helen has acquired extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, strategy planning and integrated implementation. Helen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance from University of Technology, Sydney.
Business Engagement Manager
Ruby Yu is the Business Engagement Manager at AustCham Shanghai. In this role, Ruby works closely with the Senior Business Engagement Manager to coordinate business delegations and key projects and arranges professional development training programs. As a member of the newest department of the Chamber, Ruby is also involved in event management and the China HQ Program.
Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, Ruby worked as Senior Consultant for top study-abroad agencies in Shanghai. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (Education) from Shanghai International Studies University.
Business Engagement Manager
Selina is responsible for promoting Northern Territory Australia as a tourism destination in Greater China region. Prior to her current role, Selina was a Relationship Manager on the membership team.
Before the Chamber, she worked as a Research Manager with Gerson Lehrman Group, a financial consulting company headquartered in New York. Selina holds a double degree from Monash University, Bachelor of Business (Accounting) & Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance).
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Stephanie Smith is the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager at AustCham Shanghai with responsibility for the communications, marketing and events functions of the Chamber.
Stephanie oversees the content curation of the Chamber including all communications and events, and is responsible for advertising and marketing opportunities for members.
Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, Stephanie worked as a Treasury Analyst with Queensland Treasury. Stephanie is admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of International Relations (Business) majoring in Marketing and Public Relations from Bond University.
Mathilde Veyrat is the Communications Manager at AustCham Shanghai. In this role, Mathilde assists the Senior Communications Manager to develop online and offline communication materials to promote the Chamber’s activities.
Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai Mathilde interned at Dezan Shira & Associates Shanghai as Marketing Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies (Chinese) from the University of La Rochelle and a Master’s degree in Cross-cultural Management, Communications and Event planning from the International School of Translation and International Relations, Lyon.
Chenyu Ling is the Events Manager at AustCham Shanghai. In this role, Chenyu works closely with other events team members to implement the Chamber’s events program.
Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai Chenyu worked in a number of events roles in Las Vegas and Beijing and has experience working with the Australia China Business Council in Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Meetings and Events Management from the University of Nevada and a Master of Management (Marketing) from The University of Melbourne.