Chiang Lim is a professional industry advocate, organisational and business administrator, political agitator, entrepreneur and solutions seeker. His experiences include not-for-profit industry associations, information technology, telecommunications, defence, national and international standards development, human rights, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), local governments, and early childhood education and care (childcare).
Chiang was born in Singapore (delivered by Benjamin Sheares who later became the second and beloved President of the island state republic), migrated in his late teens to Australia, grew up in the inner west and western suburbs of Sydney, is a proud and doting father to a precocious almost 5 years old daughter Eloise and almost 3 years old twin sons Ignatius and Sebastian, and is far from dead.
After over 30 years as an overtly proud Aussie, only one church (St Mary’s, Concord) and one cathedral (St Patrick’s, Parramatta) he has been strongly associated with were burned and rebuilt. Police can confirm that both fires were not his fault.
Some of Chiang’s accomplishments include project managing the then world’s fastest (and currently the world's second fastest by 1 hour) inter-carrier mobile number portability operational and regulatory process, IT procurement and logistics systems for Australia’s ANZAC Class Frigates and Collins Class submarines, negotiating the world’s highest remuneration arrangements for lottery agents, and making the first ever amendment to the world’s most controversial tobacco laws (plain packaging) and thus saving over AUD$1.4b in annual labour costs.
Technically, he is the father of "Eels Place, Parramatta" (the corporate address of his beloved National Rugby League team), and he also helped "create" the world's third longest road (Parramatta Road) stretching from Sydney to Kfarsghab, Lebanon.
He has significant experience as a public spokesman and effective public communications campaigns. Has been known to be seen in public consorting with former US President Bill Clinton, NSW Governor Marie Bashir, Cardinal George Pell, and was kissed by singer Kate Ceberano AM (which she initiated). Been reported in various national media outlets including the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, The Age, Herald Sun, Australian Financial Review, The Australian, ABC 24 News, Channel 7 News, Channel 9 News, SBS News, Radio 2UE, 2GB and ABC Radio National, and in truth was in a centrefold in one edition of Marie Claire magazine.
Chiang has volunteered for Camp Quality (children with cancer), the Catenians, and the Scouts & Guides' Cumberland Gang Show.
And just to keep people on their toes, Chiang is also known by his baptismal name, Xavier.