Dr. William Chiu JP, born in Malaysia and educated in Australia and New Zealand, is the holder of two masters degrees in Chemistry and Commerce, and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by UWS.
He is the Founding Chairman of the Australian Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China (ACPPRC). He is also the State Patron of the NSW branch of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC). He has been involved in many fields of activities including trade, culture, education, health, humanitarian services, religion and research.
Dr. William Chiu is widely recognised for his continuous service in many organisations in the NSW Chinese community and his dedication to the promotion of friendly relationships between Australia and China. He is also a staunch supporter and promoter for world peace and China's peaceful reunification.
In 2010, he received the NSW Premier’s Chinese Community Service award – the Quong Tart Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Service for providing outstanding volunteer service over an extended period of time.
Dr. Chiu passed away on Tuesday the 25th of May 2015.