Leadership and Staff




  • Associate Professor Helen Hu


    Director, Centre for Asian Business and Economics

    Helen Hu is an Associate Professor in Strategy and International Business in the Department of Management and Marketing, the University of Melbourne. She is the Director of the Centre for Asian Business and Economics (CABE) in the University of Melbourne. Her research interests are corporate governance with focuses on boards of directors, ownership structure, IPO, and internationalization of Asian firms. Helen’s work has been nominated and awarded at leading international conferences and published in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, among others. She has also been awarded Deans' Prize for Exceptional Distinction in Research and several Deans’ Certificates for Research Excellence and for Teaching Excellence at the University of Melbourne. In addition, Helen was appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow at Monash University, where she obtained her PhD in international business. She is also a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a regular commentator on Sky News, SBS and China Radio International on issues relating to business in China and Asia.




  • Professor Bill Harley


    James Riady Chair of Asian Business

    Bill Harley is the James Riady Chair of Asian Business and Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. Bill originally trained as a political scientist (BA Hons and PhD from the University of Queensland). Prior to pursuing an academic career, he worked for the Commonwealth Government in Canberra. His first academic appointment was in the field of industrial relations, but his work gradually branched out into human resource management and organisation studies. Throughout his academic career, the central question motivating Bill’s work has been how government policy and managerial practice shape the ways that employees work and what this means for their work and non-work lives. Bill is best known for his work on ‘high performance work systems’ and their impact on employees and organisations. He has published in leading international journals and has acted as a consultant to national and international organisations including the ILO and the OECD.




  • Chloe Chang


    Centre Coordinator

    Chloe Chang is the Centre Coordinator for the Centre for Asian Business and Economics. She contributes to the development and delivery of projects and events as well as assisting with the administration of the Centre. Prior to taking up this role, Chloe worked at the Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea in Melbourne and the Financial Supervisory Services in Seoul, Korea.