Ms Cher Jones

Ms Cher Jones

Director, Strategic Institution Relations (Greater China)

The Confucius Institute

Career Summary


Ms Jones plays a leading role in the development and execution of the University of Newcastle's Greater China Strategy, Confucius Institute operations management, and industry partnership and engagement.   

Ms Jones joined the University from the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, where she was the Trade and Investment Commissioner and Senior Representative of New South Wales Government for South China and Hong Kong, based in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise established during a diverse 25-year career in the Australian public sector, international business, and research and development commercialisation. Prior to her role with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Ms Jones was the Associate Director of the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group 'ANZ' Guangzhou Branch with responsibilities in corporate and institutional banking for large local corporations in South China. She also worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Canberra contributing to the commercialisation of Australian intellectual property in biotechnology.    

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and undertook a Master Degree of Public Policy with the Australian National University.    


  • Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan - USA

Professional Experience

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
20/05/2017 -  Director, Institution Relations (Greater China) University of Newcastle - Office PVC International and Advancement

Ms Cher Jones


Director, Strategic Institution Relations (Greater China)
International and Advancement
The Confucius Institute
International and Advancement Division

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 6440
Mobile 0438037159
Fax (02) 4985 4045


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Building Industry and Development Center Building
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