Henry has 30 years’ experience in international trade and investment with advisory and government bodies. He has been based in Beijing, Taipei, Singapore and Shanghai for over 25 years. He currently leads a team of highly qualified investment specialists to facilitate productive foreign direct investment from Asia into Australia.
Prior to relocating to Australia, Henry was Senior Investment Commissioner for Greater China (2005-2021) where he led a team of highly qualified investment specialists in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hong Kong and Taipei, promoting and attracting significant investment into Australia, across government priority sectors.
Prior to his posting to Shanghai in 2005, he was Senior Investment Manager, SE Asia/Taiwan in Singapore (2001-2005); Investment Specialist, Biotechnology and Resource Processing in Melbourne (1999-2001); and Senior Investment Manager, Taiwan in Taipei (1997-1999).
Henry has worked in the private sector with Instate Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based international strategic consulting firm specialising in public policy and market development strategies with a focus on China, Taiwan and Japan, and with Stephen FitzGerald & Co, in Beijing and Sydney, working on bilateral trade and investment.
Henry is fluent in Mandarin, Japanese and English. 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. Henry was awarded the Australia Day Achievement Medallion in January 2007 as recognition of his contribution to the country.