At present, the trustee of the Asian Australian Foundation is governed by the following directors and company secretary.
Cheri Ong, LLM (Mon), BA, FSNV, GAICD
Cheri is the Chair and Founder of the Asian Australian Foundation.
She is a member of the Governing Council of International House, University of Melbourne, and the Chair of its Risk Committee.
Her previous board roles include being a board member and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of Multicultural Arts Victoria. She was formerly Head of Regulations and Compliance of KPMG Australia and the Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer for KPMG Risk Management.
She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She regularly presents at the World Chinese Economic Summit.
Gary Cheung, BAcc (Mon), CA
Gary is an independent business advisor to high net worth families and businesses providing advice in the areas of accounting, taxation, business advisory and family governance and succession.
He was formerly a partner at Deloitte Private and lead parter for Deloitte Chinese Services Group in Victoria with over 16 years experience. Having immigrated from Hong Kong at a young age, he understands the challenges faced by many in the Asian community.
He is the current President of Hong Kong Australia Business Association (Victoria) Incorporated and Director of Hong Kong Australia Business Association Limited.
Jonathan Wang, MBA (AGSM)
Jonathan Wang is of Taiwanese heritage and was formerly a senior executive at ANZ Bank supporting companies expanding across the Asia Pacific region.
In his role at Alibaba Group, he is a Senior Business Development Manager.
Jonathan has over 12 years experience in the finance and telecommunications industries and previously held various senior roles at National Australia Bank including as Head of Asian Banking.
Asuka Sugimoto, LLB (Melb), BA
Asuka is a commercial lawyer and the company secretary of AAF.
She is currently an Associate Director within Regulation and Compliance at KPMG Australia.
She has worked in the financial services industry for the last 20 years including with the Over 50s Investment Group and the Myer Family Office.