Advisory Board

The Association’s advisory board is represented by individuals who have learned Chinese and then been able to use their skills in professional settings. The board supports the aims of the Association and will help shape its priorities.

Giles BlackburneGiles Blackburne 翟乐思

Giles graduated in Chinese Studies at the Polytechnic of Central London in 1989. More...

Frances WeightmanFrances Weightman 蔚芳淑

Frances graduated in Chinese from the University of Edinburgh in 1993. More...

 James Halstead MCIL CL, Co-Chair, ChineseSpeakersJames Halstead CL 何云骁
(Co-Chair)

James graduated with a BA in Chinese from the University of Leeds and completed the FCO C2 Mandarin Examinations. More...

Sam Northey, Secretariat Member, ChineseSpeakersSam Northey 美莎
(Co-Chair)

Sam studied Chinese at Edinburgh before moving to China in 2003, later completing her MBA at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Cape Town More...

Sarah DaunceySarah Dauncey 董莎莎

Sarah graduated in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham in 1993 and quickly followed this up with an MA in East Asian Research. More...

Guy Dru DruryGuy Dru Drury MBE 刚毅

Guy qualified from Leeds University with a BA in Modern Chinese Studies in 1991 and has a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Chinese from Teachers University in Taipei. More...

Isabel HiltonIsabel Hilton OBE 希尔顿

Isabel started to teach herself Chinese during an exchange year in the US and continued the following year at Edinburgh. More...

Jeremy SargentJeremy Sargent OBE 赵利民 

When he arrived at Leeds University in 1985, perhaps the most common question Jeremy received was “why Chinese – are you planning to open a restaurant?” More...

Frances WoodFrances Wood 吴芳思

Frances studied Chinese for four years at Cambridge, 1967-1971. More...

We are grateful to the following organisations for their support
BACS University of Leeds
China-Britain Business Council
British Council