The AustCham UOW Mentor Program

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Applications for 2019/2020 are now CLOSED.

Hong Kong’s leading Mentor Program, the AustCham UOW Mentor Program, is now open. This highly sought-after program reached capacity quickly last year so we encourage you to register today.

We are accepting applications from both senior executives and from aspiring mentees. This eight-month program (September 2019 - May 2020) matches mentors and mentees; a valuable relationship where both can learn from the other. It also offers unparalleled learning and sharing opportunities providing access to senior executives and thought leaders through monthly workshops/sessions.  We run a combination of professional development, executive sharing, panel sessions, workshops and social events. 

About the Program:

The Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong UOW Mentor Program is the first of its kind among Hong Kong’s business organisations.

Ambitious young executives and entrepreneurs are matched with today’s leaders across various sectors including financial, legal, construction, public sector and education.

Regarded as a flagship program of AustCham, more than 250 mentees and mentors have participated since 2013. Now in its eighth year, the program is proudly sponsored by University of Wollongong. 

Program Objectives:

  • Access to some of Hong Kong’s leading executives and thought leaders
  • Strengthen leadership skills
  • Unrivalled opportunity to access latest business insights and trends
  • Extraordinary learning and development opportunity, including reverse mentoring
  • Valuable network of mentees and mentors
  • A chance for senior executives to contribute to the development of tomorrow’s leaders


We seek individuals who are working in Hong Kong, have clear goals and an insatiable desire to learn. This requires a commitment to regular monthly meetings (dates to be confirmed) and engagement with your mentor.
*Note: Mentee applications - AustCham members only (Young Executive category available). Join today. If you are a not yet a member and are successful in your application as a mentee, you will be charged the Young Executive membership fee for the year September 2019 - August 2020. 


We welcome your generosity in sharing your experience, wisdom and knowledge, with a commitment to attend eight core events (Sept – May).


Please complete your application here by 31 August 2019. Priority will be given to existing AustCham members.
*Any questions, please contact or +852 2115 3038.



What our previous participants said:


Belle: The effort and thought that goes into the program is astounding. The amount that you gain from the program as a me not is tremendous and I am forever grateful to the program for introducing me to such a proactive mentee who is now also a life long friend. 


Summer: The programme provides junior professionals the precious access to experienced senior executives from various industries. The form of a 'mentorship' sets up a mutually trusting foundation that greatly facilitates the whole sharing, listening, understanding and eventually, learning process. Besides the specific career knowledge I wanted to and did learn about, I really enjoy the relationship-building process itself with my mentor. Helen is a fabulous lady and I feel very lucky to have her as a mentor, a supporter and a friend.


Rod: Time spent with the mentees, different perspective from a different generation, connecting with new people and sharing my experiences of working and developing a career in HK.


Penny: Meeting so many interesting people from other sectors. The learning sessions were really well presented and on topic.


Patrick: My mentee was enthusiastic. The programme organisers were fantastic and really engaged the participants. Can't forget the wine evenings definitely helped with the atmosphere and the interaction between participants during the meetings.


Jessica: Enjoyed meeting new people, interesting panels, and good mentor.


Alex: Ability to learn from vast mentors from different industries, exposure to issues like diversity and unconscious bias helped me become a better rounded individual.

This program is also supported by the Wine Brothers Hong Kong, who will be supplying CAPI - a range of Australian sparkling mineral waters, mixers and fruit sodas.