Zhan leads the Strategy and Partnerships team which oversees the successful implementation of regional, country and industry strategy directives, contributing to enhancing the University of Queensland’s global reputation.

Zhan has extensive experience in strategy development and building partnerships across the corporate, NGO and government sectors. She has held a number of senior engagement positions with both the Queensland and NSW governments.

Zhan has led large, multi-functional teams and been responsible for the development and delivery of a diverse range of collaborative projects across a range of social and environmental sectors including Water, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, Natural Resources, Planning, Education and Community Development. Zhan has formal qualifications in Strategy and Evaluation, Project Management, Education and a Masters of Environment.