Vice Chancellory building

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.

Vice Chancellor

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.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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 David Young

Professor David Young

Dean of the College of Engineering, IT & Environment and the Director of CDU Confucius Institute.

Professor David Young previously was the Head of School, School of Science and Engineering at University of the Sunshine Coast and Head of the School of Science and Interim Head of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Monash University Malaysia. He is a chemist with an interest in new materials and has been awarded two national research medals by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Professor Young obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland before postdoctoral training at the University College of North Wales and at Oxford University. He joined University of Sydney as a Senior Tutor, from where he moved to the Queensland University of Technology and then to Griffith University. After 20 years at Griffith, he joined Universiti Brunei Darussalam and was appointed Dean of their Graduate Studies and Research Office. Professor Young holds the honorary post of Visiting Scientist at the A*STAR Institute for Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore, Visiting Professor at Soochow University, China and Adjunct Professor at Monash University. He is a Managing Editor of Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials.


E: David.Young@cdu.edu.au

Dr Jun Du

Dr Jun Du

Chinese Deputy Director of CDU Confucius Institute. Professor of Chemistry at Anhui Normal University, China.

T: 08 8946 6606
E: Jun.Du@cdu.edu.au