Mr Jieh-Yung Lo
The recently published Asia Taskforce final report A Second Chance: How Team Australia can succeed in Asia stated the acceleration and diversification of trade with Asia is the cornerstone to Australia's post-COVID-19 economic recovery. However, increasing geopolitical tensions, strategic and economic competition for access to Asia, its markets and consumers means we in Australia will have to play to our strengths and tap into our competitive advantage if we are going to stand out. Australia's diverse and Asia-capable Asian-Australian communities are our competitive advantage to not only help Australia succeed in Asia, but safeguard our economic prosperity and consolidate our place in the region.
Asian-Australians were recognised and identified by the Asia Taskforce as a critical national asset that requires ongoing investment by Australian businesses and governments if they are to reach their potential in helping to lead Australia to successfully navigate an increasingly complex and diverse region. Asian-Australians constitute approximately 15 per cent of the Australian population yet they remain seriously under-represented in senior leadership positions across Australia's public institutions and private corporations.
In this Perspectives Asia seminar, Jieh-Yung Lo from the ANU Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership will present a case for Australian businesses and governments to increase and prioritise Asian-Australian representation in senior leadership positions; the unique advantages Asian-Australians can bring to strengthen Australia's Asia skills and capabilities; and pathways for our businesses and governments to better enable and elevate Asian-Australians to deliver on their full potential in support of Australia's aspirations to engage, connect and succeed in Asia.
Jieh-Yung Lo is the founding Director of the Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership (CAAL) at the Australian National University (ANU). Established in January 2020 by the ANU, CAAL aims to address the significant under-representation of Asian-Australians in leadership positions within Australian public institutions and major private sector corporations.
A former executive officer to Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC the former Chancellor of the ANU, Jieh-Yung provided executive and research support to the Chancellor and was responsible for the ANU's Melbourne engagement and outreach strategy. At the ANU, Jieh-Yung spearheaded the inaugural Asian-Australian Leadership Summit (AALS) in 2019 that successfully achieved the purpose of elevating Asian-Australian representation and cultural diversity leadership on the national agenda.
Before joining the ANU, Jieh-Yung worked in various policy and project roles for a number of not for profit and advocacy organisations. He was elected and served two terms as a Councillor with the City of Monash including two years as Deputy Mayor.
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