Adviser to Premier of Victoria, Australia

Short Biography

MARTY MEI is Senior Adviser to the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews MP. He is also an Executive Member of the Chinese Community Council of Australia, the peak community organisation representing Australia’s Chinese community.

Marty has worked in China and Australia for over 15 years with extensive experience in both public and private sectors. He serves as the key advisor to the premier on Victoria’s relationship with China, which is the most important economic and trade partner for the state. Marty has extensive private sector experience in China including CCTV, the country’s largest broadcaster, French multinational and private equity firms.

He played a key role in the development of Victoria’s New China Strategy, a whole-of-government China engagement policy released in 2016. The strategy led to a number of ground-breaking collaboration initiatives between Victoria and Chinese ministries including Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, National Development and Reform Commission, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.

He worked on Victoria’s bid for Australia Japan Business Co-operations Committee’s 54th annual conference which was held in Melbourne in October 2016. He facilitated Victoria’s bid for Boao Forum for Asia Melbourne Conference which was held in December 2016. He contributed to Victoria’s bid for Asia Society Asia 21 Summit Melbourne which will be held in late November 2017. He initiated Melbourne’s bid to be the partner city for Hong Kong Business of Design Week 2018 which was announced in May 2017.

He took part in the establishment of Victoria-Sichuan Sister-State relationship, the fourth agreement reached by Victoria world-wide, and the first since 1994. He was involved in the creation of Jiangsu-Victoria Innovation Centre, the first joint technology transformation cooperation platform in the history of China and Australia. He also initiated the Great Walk from Robe to Melbourne project which resulted in a historical formal apology from Victorian Premier towards the Chinese Victorians.

Marty was among the official delegation visited Tokyo to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Victorian Government representation in Japan. He attended the 2nd Australia-China State/Provincial Leaders Forum addressed by Chinese Premier and Australian Prime Minister. He also participated in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on 14 May 2017.

Marty graduated from RMIT  University with a Master of Social Science degree.