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Board of Directors

The Confucius Institute will be administered by a Board of Directors with representation from the three universities and the local community. There are two Directors responsible for the daily executive administration, one appointed from  the Chinese partner university, and one from CDU. 

CDU Vice-Chancellor Simon Maddocks

Professor Simon Maddocks, CDU Vice-Chancellor and President. Chair of CDU Confucius Institute Board.

As Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maddocks intends to strengthen international student participation through existing and new partnerships; and to strengthen the University's bilateral research links with partner institutions to address community and regional needs.

Mr Andrew Everett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Global Strategy and Advancement

Mr Andrew Everett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Global Strategy and Advancement. Board Member of CDU Confucius Institute.

Mr Everett has worked at a senior university level in international engagement for over 15 years, in addition to consulting to universities, government and the schools sector, regarding international education and training.


Professor Martin Jarvis

Professor Martin Jarvis, OAM CM PHD PROF CERT (RAM) FIMT FRSA. Director of CDU Confucius Institute.

Professor Martin Jarvis' work in music education is highly regarded in the Northern Territory. Well known in the wider community as the creator of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, he brings more than 35 years of industry experience to the School Creative Arts and Humanities.

Professor Jarvis' musical life started at the age of 14. His dedication to his craft has enabled him to travel the world with several orchestra, which also gave him the opportunity to study under many prestigious musicians.

After completing music education he moved to Darwin and joined CDU. He teaches viola, violin, conducting, and lectures in both ‘Modernity’ and ‘Creative Practice’, as well as artistically directing the Darwin Symphony Orchestra.

Professor Jarvis has won awards for his contribution to the Australian culture in particular the Northern Territory. His creativity and dedication led to the introduction of outdoor symphonies in remote locations, the first of its kind in the NT. One notable performance was the award-winning event on a floating pontoon in Katherine Gorge.


Associate Professor Hua Wang

Mr Hua Wang, Associate Professor, Vice-Dean of the College of International Cultural Exchange, Hainan University. Chinese Deputy Director of CDU Confucius Institute.

He graduated with a Bachelor of English  Education from the south-west China Normal University in 1998 and a Master of  Education from Hubei University in 2009. He then studied from January 2012 to May 2013 and gained his second Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the  University of Utah in America. As the Chinese Director of  the Confucius Institute, he will focus on the educational and cultural exchange between China and Australia.