Luke Giles

Luke Giles

Chair, Youth Subcommittee

Luke is the Business Programs Coordinator at the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide, and an Economics and Chinese studies graduate of the same university. A recipient of an Endeavour Australia scholarship he spent a year studying Chinese

language at Shandong University before going onto further language study at Guilin University of Technology. From 2011 to 2013 Luke ran a successful cafe-bar business in Yangshuo China, before returning to Australia in late 2013. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he has extensive China knowledge, and has been interviewed on both Chinese TV, and as part of SBS radio’s mandarin language program. As well as being A CBNSA committee member, Luke is also a founding member of the Adelaide chapter of the Australia China Young Professionals Initiative.