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New South Wales

Sydney: Chinese Companies and the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector

13 August 2015

Offices of Hunt & Hunt, Level 13, Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney, NSW

The number of Chinese companies establishing offices in Australia has grown significantly over the past five years.  With China's 'going out' strategy in full swing, Chinese companies are increasingly looking to partner with not-for-profits and other organisations to build their brand and engage with the broader community.

This special luncheon will provide two case studies from Australian not-for-profits who have worked to establish successful partnerships with Chinese companies.  A presentation will also be provided by a leading Chinese company in Australia on how they partner with the not-for-profit sector.

The three presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A.  A buffet lunch will be served.



Sally Hasler, Regional Partnerships Manager, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Sally Hasler is the Regional Partnerships Manager at The Fred Hollows Foundation responsible for managing corporate and major donor partnership in Hong Kong and Asia as part of The Foundation’s international fundraising strategy. The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s leading charities dedicated to ending avoidable blindness.

Sally joined The Foundation in 2013 after three years living in Hong Kong where she worked as a Senior Manager at The Women’s Foundation and Policy Advisor at the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong. Prior to this, she held a series of policy and advisory roles including at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Department of Finance.

Sally is a Non-Executive Director of St John Ambulance Australia. She has a BA (Honours) in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University.


Rory Jeffes, Executive Director, Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Rory Jeffes has been in the position of Managing Director since 2008. Rory was previously Director of External Relations with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for three years. His background in business and not-for-profit sectors is complemented by his academic background in music and a deep interest in the arts and culture.

Rory has held senior positions in various organisations including CEO of the CREATE Foundation, the leading advocacy group for the out of home care sector in Australia,as well as senior Development roles at Outward Bound Trust UK & Australia and the Prince's Youth Business Trust. He was also a Director of Shandwick Communications in London from 1982-87.  


Jeremy Mitchell, Director of Corporate and Public Affairs, Huawei Australia

Jeremy has been involved with PR & media for over 15 years. He has worked as an adviser and press secretary for several government Ministers in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He was Head of Public Affairs at the Australian High Commission in London. Before joining Huawei in late 2009, Jeremy was the Senior Media Relations Manager for Telstra.


Date: 13 August 2015
Time: 11:30-13:15
Venue:  Offices of Hunt & Hunt, Level 13, Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Cost: $44 for members, $77 for non members