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Management Directors
SHANG J. Master
  Chairman & Public Officer
   
CHOO Mark
  National President
SUN ShuYang
  National Convenor
   
CAO Jia
  Committee Director
PANG Eric
  Committee Director
   
MORAGOLLE Dilan
  Director
YU WeiJie
 
Acting NSW Convenor
SHANG J.Master
SHANG J. Master
Chairman & Public Officer
 

SHANG J. Master is a well-respected Multicultural Community Leader from Chinese Community. Mr SHANG serves all public roles in the community on a voluntary basis.

 

The origins of Mr SHANG’s involvement with the International Student Community can be traced back to his leadership roles in the student organisations in China and Australia from the 1980s.

 

In 1985, Mr SHANG became involved with Fudan University Students’ Association. As an English major, Mr SHANG was elected to be the Executive Councillor looking after International Students at Fudan University.

 

On 1 May 1986, Mr SHANG help International Student Leaders at Fudan University establish the first independent and autonomous Overseas Students Association at Fudan University (OSA@Fudan), the first OSA campus operations in China.

 

In 1987, Mr SHANG came to Australia, part of the first group of International Students under the Overseas Student Full-Fee Paying Program that was introduced by the Labor Government in 1986.

 

On 26 January 1988, Mr SHANG convened a meeting of a group of Chinese Student Leaders in Perth Chinatown to plan for the establishment of a national representative body for Chinese Students with campus operations at major educational institutions across Australia

 

On 8 August 1988, Chinese Students Association (CSA) was established as the first national platform for Chinese Students in Australia. On the same day, Mr SHANG was elected as the founding National President of Chinese Students Association. CSA started to have its campus operations at major educational institutions across Australia.

 

On 1 May 1989, while studying BA Mass Communication at UTS, Mr SHANG established Overseas Students Association at University of Technology, Sydney (OSA@UTS) with the support from Chinese Students, Indian Students and Muslim Students.

 

From June 1989, Chinese Students Association expanded its campus-based operations to Chinatown operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra to look after the welfare of over 42,000 Chinese Students after Tiananmen Square incident in China.

 

Chinese Students Association joined forces with other organisations in Chinese Community to deal with Australian Government in securing 4-year temporary visas which led to the grant of permanent residency for over 42,000 Chinese Students on and after 1 November 1993.

 

On 8 August 1998, Mr SHANG organized the celebration ceremony of the 10th anniversary of Chinese Students Association.

 

On 1 May 1999, while studying Executive MBA program at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Mr SHANG organized the celebration ceremony of the 10th anniversary of Overseas Students Association at UTS.

 

On 11 January 2005, while studying Executive MBA program at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), Mr SHANG took up the leadership role again to merge Chinese Students Association (CSA) with Chinese Association (CA), the peak representative body for Chinese Community. CSA was officially affiliated under CA to create the future leadership platform for Chinese Community in Australia.

 

On 8 March 2006, Chinese Students Association was endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as the only charitable institution for the Chinese Student Community in Australia.

 

On 1 May 2006, while studying Executive MBA program at Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Mr SHANG organized the celebration ceremony of the 20th anniversary of Overseas Students Association at Fudan, the first OSA campus operations in China.

 

The new constitution and centralised management model were adopted by Overseas Students Association to consolidate its campus operations at major educational institutions across Australia to combat the Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) legislation which was to come into effect on 1 July 2006.

 

Overseas Students Association National Executive Office was set up to manage OSA campus operations with full support and funding from Chinese Students Association.

 

In the wake of JIAO Dan's tragic death, a Chinese Student from Edith Cowan University (ECU) who was raped and murdered on 8 October 2007, Overseas Students Association (OSA) joined forces with National Liaison Committee For International Students in Australia (NLC) to address safety concerns together for the International Student Community.

 

At that time, NLC was an International Student representative body supported and funded by National Union of Students (NUS).

 

On 3 December 2007, Overseas Students Association (OSA) merged with National Liaison Committee For International Students in Australia (NLC) to create the national peak body for International Students in Australia with full support and funding from Chinese Students Association. On the same day, Mr SHANG became the Public Officer of NLC.

 

On 25-27 April 2008, Mr SHANG organised the inaugural OSA Presidents’ Summit (OSAPS) in Melbourne for International Student Leaders from around Australia to discuss about the National Safety Program and the future direction of our national and campus operations for the International Student Community. The NLC national and OSA campus operations structure was agreed upon to create the central platform to serve NLCommunity: the International Student Community.

 

On 1 May 2008, NLC transformed from an incorporated association to a non-profit public company to ensure transparency and accountability. On the same day, Mr SHANG was elected as the Chairman of NLC Board of Directors.

 

CHOO Mark
CHOO Mark
National President
 

CHOO Mark came to Australia from Singapore in 1999, he was elected on to the International Students Committee at Eltham College in Melbourne. As an active International Student Representative, he served for three consecutive terms as a committee member until his graduation in 2001.

 

In 2005, Mark returned to Australia after completing his national service in Singapore. In his first year at University of Tasmania (UTAS), he was elected as the International Student Representative on the Student Club Committee at Jane Franklin Hall, a residential college in Hobart.

 

In October 2006, Mark was elected as the International Student Officer on the Tasmania University Union Student Representative Council and the President of the International Student Committee.

 

In 2007, Mark was appointed as a University of Tasmania Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officer to provide support for students who have been victimised.

 

In December 2007, Mark graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism and Sociology, and was accepted into the Dean's Roll of Excellence.

 

In April 2008, Mark helped organise the inaugural OSA Presidents’ Summit (OSAPS) in Melbourne for international student leaders from around Australia to discuss about the National Safety Program and the future direction of our national and campus operations for the International Student Community.

 

After the summit, Mark was actively involved in the transformation of NLC from an incorporated association to a non-profit public company to be the central platform for NLCommunity: the International Student Community.

 

In October 2008, Mark was appointed Communication Executive by NLC National Office.

 

In February 2009, Mark became a Director of NLC Board and was appointed as NLC Public Company Secretary.

 

In May 2010, Mark became an Executive Director of NLC Board while serving as NLC Public Company Secretary.

SUN ShuYang
SUN ShuYang
National Convenor
 

SUN ShuYang graduated from JiaoTong University in China and majored in Master of Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney.

 

From 2009, ShuYang has been actively involved with JiaoTong University Students Association whilst completing his undergraduate degree.

 

ShuYang became involved with Chinese Students Association at University of Technology, Sydney (CSA@UTS) after his arrival in Australia. By showing his leadership capacity during Overseas Students Association (OSA) Orientation Week, he was elected as President of Chinese Students Association at UTS.

 

On 8 August 2013, ShuYang attended the celebration ceremony of the 25th anniversary of Chinese Students Association, the national peak body for Chinese Students in Australia. As Campus President of CSA@UTS, ShuYang met with Chinese Community Leaders and CSA Campus Presidents from around Australia.

 

In September 2013, ShuYang was elected as President of Overseas Students Association at University of Technology, Sydney (OSA@UTS) with the support from Chinese Students Association (CSA), Indian Students Association (ISA) and Muslim Students Association (MSA). ShuYang was appointed as NLCampus Executive by NLC National Office.

 

On 2 October 2013, ShuYang became Public Officer of Council of International Students Australia (CISA), an International Student representative organization affiliated under NLC.

 

In October 2013, ShuYang helped organise OSA Election Teams at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), University of New South Wales (UNSW) and University of Canberra (UC).

 

OSA Election Teams members have been preselected as OSA candidates to run campaigns at Student Representative Council (SRC) elections at UTS, UNSW and UC to ensure democratic International Student representation and fair share of SSAF funding.

 

On 28 October 2013, ShuYang was elected as National President of Overseas Students Association and became NLC National Convenor.

 

In 1 November 2013, ShuYang became a Director of NLC Board while continuing his role as NLC National Convenor.

CAO Jia
CAO Jia
Executive Director
 

CAO Jia came to Australia from China in 2001, after his graduation from Taylors College, he was majored in Finance and Computing Science at University of New South Wales.

 

In 2006-2007, CJ was elected as the Secretary and then the President of Chinese Students Association at UNSW (CSA@UNSW).

 

In May 2007, CJ was elected as the President of Overseas Students Association at University New South Wales (OSA@UNSW).

 

In August 2007, CJ helped establish Overseas Students Association at University of Western Sydney (OSA@UWS).

 

In October 2007, CJ was elected as the National President of Overseas Students Association.

 

In December 2007, CJ took up the leadership role to merge Overseas Students Association (OSA) with National Liaison Committee For International Students in Australia (NLC) to create the national peak body for International Students in Australia with full support and funding from Chinese Students Association.

 

In April 2008, CJ helped organise the inaugural OSA Presidents’ Summit (OSAPS) in Melbourne for international student leaders from around Australia to discuss about the National Safety Program and the future direction of our national and campus operations for the International Student Community.

 

After the summit, CJ was actively involved in the transformation of NLC from an incorporated association to a non-profit public company to be the central platform for NLCommunity: the International Student Community.

 

In May 2008, CJ became a Director of NLC Board.

 

In February 2009, CJ became an Executive Director of NLC Board.

 

In July 2012, CJ was elected as NLC National President.

PANG Eric
PANG Eric
Director
 

PANG Eric came to Australia from Malaysia in 2005, he graduated from Curtin University of Technology with two degrees, a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master in Logistics and Strategic Procurement. 

 

During his earlier years in Malaysia, Eric actively participated in youth and community services organisations. His achievements include being elected to be the President of Omega Leo Club of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). 

 

With the aim of encouraging young people for volunteering in community services, Eric founded the very first New Century Lions Club in Kuala Lumpur for younger age group (21-35 years old) and he was elected as the Charter President of New Century Lions Club of KLCC. 

 

As the Convenor of the Curtin University International Student Committee (ISC), Eric was very passionate in advocating for the rights of International Students.

 

In 2006-2007, Eric was elected and re-elected as NLC National Convenor, the national representative body for International Students in Australia.

 

In January 2008, Eric was elected as the National President of Chinese Students Association (CSA), the national peak body for the Chinese Student Community in Australia.

 

In April 2008, Eric helped organise the inaugural OSA Presidents’ Summit (OSAPS) in Melbourne for international student leaders from around Australia to discuss about the National Safety Program and the future direction of our national and campus operations for the International Student Community. 

 

After the summit, Eric was actively involved in the transformation of NLC from an incorporated association to a non-profit public company to be the central platform for NLCommunity: the International Student Community. 

 

In May 2008, Eric became a Director of NLC Board and was elected as NLC National President.

 

MORAGOLLE Dilan
MORAGOLLE Dilan
Director
moragolle.dilan@student.org.au
 

MORAGOLLE Dilan came to Australia from Sri Lanka in 2006, he majored in Marketing and Management at University of Adelaide.

 

During his earlier years in Sri Lanka, he actively participated in youth and community service organisations. His achievements include being National Youth Vice President at Sri Lanka Red Cross Society and the district Red Cross Youth leader.

 

At the inaugural setting of Sri Lanka Youth Parliament, he was member and the district team leader. As a member of Kurunegala Roteract Club, he attened the Rotary Youth Leadership Training (RYLA).

 

At University of Adelaide, Dilan got involved with Sri Lankan Students Association as a committee member and SPACED club as the first international student to be the Vice President.

 

In 2007, Dilan was elected the President of Overseas Students Association at University of Adelaide (OSA@Adelaide) and became a Board Director in Adelaide University Union (AUU).

 

In April 2008, Dilan helped organise the inaugural OSA Presidents’ Summit (OSAPS) in Melbourne for international student leaders from around Australia to discuss about the National Safety Program and the future direction of our national and campus operations for the International Student Community.

 

After the summit, Dilan was actively involved in the transformation of NLC from an incorporated association to a non-profit public company to be the central platform for NLCommunity: the International Student Community.

 

In October 2008, Dilan was elected NLC Convenor for South Australia.

 

In April 2009, Dilan organised OSA Campus Election at University of Adelaide to introduce the United Nations Model.

 

In May 2009, as Acting National Convenor, Dilan was appointed as NLCampus Executive by NLC National Office.

 

In November 2013, Dilan became a Director of NLC Board.


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