Jocelyn Chey AM was the Founding Director and currently Adjunct Professor at the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture at Western Sydney University. Professor Chey is also an Adjunct Professor at the Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney and a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney. She is a former senior diplomat specialising in Australia-China relations. Professor Chey worked in the Departments of Trade and Foreign Affairs for more than twenty years. She was posted three times to China and Hong Kong, concluding with an appointment as Consul-General in Hong Kong (1992-1995). She was the key administrative officer in the Australia-China Council at the time that it was founded in 1979.
Professor Chey was awarded an Australia-China Council Medal for contributions to the development of relations between Australia and China in November 2008. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for her community service and contribution to the development of relations with China.