Senior Investment Commissioner, Greater China Austrade
Henry has 26 years’ experience in international trade and investment with advisory and government bodies and has been based in Asia (Beijing, Taipei, Singapore and now Shanghai) for over 22 years.
Henry currently leads a team of highly qualified investment specialists based in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Taipei and Sydney advising large enterprises in the Greater China region on their foreign investment strategies.
Prior to his posting to Shanghai in 2005, he was Senior Investment Manager, SE Asia/Taiwan based in Singapore (2001-2005); Investment Specialist, Biotechnology and Resource Processing based in Melbourne (1999-2001); and Senior Investment Manager, Taiwan based in Taipei (1997-1999). Previously, Henry worked in the private sector with INSTATE Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based international strategic consulting firm specialising in public policies and market development strategies with focus on China, Taiwan and Japan, and with Stephen FitzGerald & Co, in Beijing and Sydney, working on bilateral trade and investment.
Before entering international trade and investment, Henry was Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at Beijing Institute of Technology. Henry holds a Masters of Applied Chemistry and a Bachelor of Organic Chemistry from Nan Kai University in Tianjin, China.
Fluent in Mandarin, Japanese and English, Henry was awarded the Australia Day Achievement Medallion in January 2007 as recognition of his contribution to the country.