AustCham Shanghai Careers and Employability Forum


Jointly hosted by Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (AustCham Shanghai), chaired and moderated by Trade Commissioner for Education, Mr. Rhett Miller, the Employability forum serves the purpose of providing a platform for corporates and Australian Higher Education providers to discuss Chinese returnees’ employment edge in the China job market.

All attendees will get free access to a casual networking reception after the Forum. A bus transfer will be organised from CPA Australia's office to the drinks location. RSVP is mandatory for logistics purposes.


Tim Lyons , ManageChina Director

Tim Lyons is currently Chair of the Education Committee for AustCham Shanghai. He has been in China for 15 years and is currently CEO of ManageChina - an outsourcing consultancy with offices in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Many of the practice's principal clients are drawn from Higher Education.

While having worked in commercial environments through Asia - China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan - he has also managed to maintain visiting adjunct positions in business schools in all of those locations for more than 20 years. Indeed he started his 'academic life' as a full time lecturer at Monash University's Faculty of Business and Economics nearly 25 years ago.

He has a passion for quality and relevant education and is particularly interested in the growing interest globally of vocational education.

<p>Andrew Nip</p>

Andrew Nip, Head of Talent, Learning & Development, Hays Asia

Mr Andrew Nip, Regional Head of Talent, Training, Learning & Development Asia, Hays, has over 10 years’ experience in HR, recruitment and learning and development across the Asia-Pacific region.

With a double degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management, Mr Nip’s expertise ranges from talent attraction to talent management across a wide range of industries. He is currently responsible for overall people strategies across the firm’s 12 offices in Asia.

He is also a regular speaker at career forums, university events and leadership conferences. In addition, he provides training to clients in the banking, manufacturing and professional services industries. Prior to his current position, Mr Nip was a successful recruitment consultant in Hays’ Sydney office, specializing in the Investment Banking sector.

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Rhett Miller, Consul (Commercial) Australian Consulate-General, Shanghai, Trade Commissioner (Education), Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Rhett Miller is the Consul (Commercial) and Trade Commissioner (Education) at the Australian Consulate-General in Shanghai. In this capacity, Rhett will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction in promoting Australian international education in China, Hong Kong SAR, Republic of Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan.

Rhett has extensive experience in the international education sector having served as Head of Asian Markets at the University of Sydney where he managed a large team responsible for marketing, recruitment and business development across the Region. In this role, Rhett pioneered a range of new initiatives which substantially grew the international cohort at the University. He has also held international marketing and business development roles at both the University of Melbourne and Victoria University.

Prior to his career in international education, Rhett was a solicitor working at the major Australian firm Allens, and was admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Rhett holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Modern Languages (Chinese) from the University of Melbourne.

<p>Selena Jiang</p>

Selena Jiang, Manager, Campus Recruitment & Employer Branding at Nu Skin Greater China

Graduated from University of Technology Sydney with a Master degree of Business in Human Resource Management, Selena Jiang is currently the Manger, Campus Recruitment & Employer Branding at Nu Skin Greater China, specializing in talent acquisition.

Selena joined Nu Skin through the company’s campus recruitment program in 2013 since she returned from Australia. Over the past 5 years, Selena has made a tremendous contribution to Nu Skin Greater China global campus recruitment crossing over Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania to recruit top young talents those overseas returnee students. From the role of “job applicant” to “interviewer”, she has extensive experience on employment of Chinese returnees and has a strong passion for career development of Chinese returnees.