Andrea Myles

Andrea Myles

Master of Arts in International Studies (2007)
Master of Arts in China Studies (2011)

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, China Australia Millennial Project

UTS: Alumni Award for Excellence – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 2015

Andrea Myles was 23 years old when she selected China as the destination for her first overseas travel adventure.

“China had, and has, just the right mix of chaos and adventure, safety and potential, which makes it an intoxicating choice,” says Myles. “Thirteen years later and I’m still just as infatuated, and even more committed to bringing Australia and China together.”

She laid the foundations for a career doing just that, living in China for more than five years while gaining bilingual master’s degrees in Chinese business and culture from UTS via Yunnan Normal University and the National Political University in Taipei.

“The rise, or return, of China is up there with the digital revolution as the greatest moments shaping the 21st century, and it’s time to get on board.”

Myles co-founded the China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) – the first of its kind worldwide – in 2014, and remains the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer. A bilateral business incubator traversing a broad range of industries, CAMP unites exceptional young leaders and innovators from China and Australia to build intercultural capabilities, relationships, and innovative leadership skills.

Delegates collaborate online before uniting for a five-day summit as part of Sydney’s Vivid Ideas Festival, focusing on networking, mentoring, and generating collaborative projects to address challenges common to both countries.

Myles was an Australian delegate at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance last year, and in 2013 led the business delegation for then Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s second trip to China. She has also headed the Australia China Business Council, and co-founded the Engaging China Project, inspiring interest in China amongst high school students.

Widely recognised as a strong and influential young leader, her contribution shows no sign of slowing: she plans to extend CAMP next year to offer more places to young entrepreneurs seeking to develop essential skills to succeed in the Asian Century.

“The rise, or return, of China is up there with the digital revolution as the greatest moments shaping the 21st century, and it’s time to get on board.”


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