As an experienced Director for Investment and Trade Commissioner for both UK and Australian governments, Chau brings in depth experience with planning and strategy development and integration; including an awareness of drivers for government, economic resources, industries, and the importance of attracting investment for economic development to the RDA NR Board. She has worked across all aspects of international business, trade and investment development to drive strategic initiatives and lead investment team operations aimed at growing foreign investment interest, infrastructure projects, networks and outcomes through quality support, market intelligence and advice. As Trade Commissioner ASEAN promoting Clean Energy & Environment, Chau led a team across 6 countries to deliver initiatives that promoted the development & investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, low emissions technology & services, conservation (particularly forestry & biodiversity, and water), working with international organisations such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank; international Aid agencies such as Germany’s GTZ and AusAid to deliver infrastructure and project support. Chau recently joined the CBA as the Executive Manager for Corporate Financial Services in the Gold Coast. Chau brings a wealth of experience in business and relationship management, leading a team of professionals that deliver exceptional service to many businesses in the Northern Region. Chau has broad business and government networks across Australia and globally, strong experience in both foreign investment and trade, along with banking, finance and funding, and her background experience and achievements are aligned well with the needs of the Northern Rivers region.