Auspire welcomes Dr Sandy Chong as its newest Ambassador

  • 21 July 2021

Auspire – Australia Day Council WA is thrilled to announce its newest Ambassador, Dr Sandy Chong.

A Harvard alumna who migrated from Singapore to Perth in the mid-1990s, Sandy has built a wealth of experience advising businesses around the world and guiding female entrepreneurs and youth start-ups.

There is no doubt that Sandy will be the perfect fit for the role of Auspire ambassador. Not only was she South Perth Community Citizen of the Year 2020, but she is also the first Asian woman to be elected as President of the United Nations Association of Western Australia (UNAAWA), of which Auspire is a member. She is also the first Asian person to be appointed to the Board of the WA Indigenous Tourism Council (WAITOC) and was recently appointed Adjunct Professor at Curtin University of Technology.

Other accolades include the 2020 Stevie® International Business – Executive of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, 2019 Asia’s Top Sustainability Women of the Year, and the 2016 Singapore Management Consultant of the Year.

In addition to serving on the advisory board for a female-led start-up in Silicon Valley, Sandy is an International Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Global Ambassador for the Inspiring Rarebirds, Ambassador for the Valuing Children Initiatives, and Working Group Member of the Special Olympics World Games.

“It is an honour to serve as an Auspire Ambassador, to support its mission for Australia to become one of the most inclusive nations in the world,” said Sandy. “With 9 years to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2030, we need to act now as global citizens, achieving peace and prosperity for all, and leaving no one behind.”

Nominations for the 2022 Community Citizen of the Year are now open and can be submitted here.

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