Mr. Benjamin Ming Tung Chow AO, BE, is Catalyst’s expert in China ventures. He is a distinguished Chinese-Australian who has a business background in engineering, property development and leadership in the Chinese and Australian financial sectors.
Mr Chow provides high-level strategic and expert advice to government across a broad range of economic development matters and key member of senior trade missions and delegations to China led by the New South Wales Government to promote trade and investment.
Mr Chow is a member of The NSW Multicultural Business Advisory Panel that advises the NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade and Investment and Minister for Citizenship and Communities on measures to strengthen trade and investment between NSW and key priority markets.
Mr Chow is Non-Executive Director of two ASX listed companies and Vice-Chair of Pacific Power Limited. Mr Chow has extensive experience in the land development industry in Australia and South East Asia and previously chaired the Council for Multicultural Australia assisting the Australian Government implement multicultural policies. He has been a former Council Member for The National Museum, Australia and Bond University Limited, Queensland as well as President and Life Member/Councillor of the Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW; Trustee of the Australian Chinese Charity Foundation; President of Sydney University Nerve Research Foundation.
In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal and in 2007 made an Officer of the Order of Australia.