Wesa Chau

CEO of Cultural Intelligence.


Honours and awards

2010 VIC Young Australian of the Year Finalist


Wesa Chau is an experienced manager, board director, speaker, trainer and specialist consultant on cultural diversity. Her first foray into heading initiatives was founding the Australian Federation of International Students in 2002 while a student herself. Since then she has served on many boards including Carers Victoria, Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and the Multicultural Business Ministerial Council.

Wesa is a passionate advocate for the benefits of cultural diversity and understanding in businesses and organisations. She is CEO of Cultural Intelligence, a specialist consulting firm that help organisations better navigate cultural diversity and its impacts on design, decision making, customer service, messaging and policy setting. Wesa’s commitment to gender equality, cultural diversity and social cohesion has been recognised through the Australian Leadership Award and an induction to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Wesa is currently undertaking her PhD at Swinburne University to research political skills and how people develop them. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a qualified teacher.