(appointed February 2019)
“I’m all in for kids’ health as I’ve had first-hand experience in Sydney Children’s Hospital Network as a parent of a patient. I was touched by the sick kids’ need for world-class healthcare and inspired by the healthcare worker’s professionalism and dedication.”
Born and raised in Shanghai to actor parents, Wayne’s initial plan for his professional life was to pursue a career as a TV news anchor. However, he swapped the news desk for a study desk when he enrolled at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE).
On graduating, he joined a Japanese bank and this first experience of working at the intersection of Chinese and international business would go on to play a significant role throughout his career.
In 2005 he became General Manager for ANZ Beijing, where he met his Australian wife, Katherine. After a number of years working for ANZ Melbourne as head of the China desk, Wayne and his family moved to Hong Kong when he became CIO of Hong Kong listed Everchina International Holding.
Eventually moving to Sydney in 2018, Wayne joined AL Capital as CEO where he oversees the growth of its diversified investment portfolio. He is also a Board director of McGrath (ASX MEA) and Ausbiz TV. Wayne is keen to harness his past experiences in international business to help achieve some significant goals for the Foundation.