Rona Yayun Zhang
Rona is the Executive Director and Chief Interpreter of Auschina Translation Pty Ltd. She is an AUSIT senior practitioner, and currently serves as Chair of AUSIT QLD Branch. Rona was also on the Organising Committee of the FIT Congress 2017.
Rona holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Translation and Interpreting. She has been a professional translator & interpreter for over 15 years in both China and Australia with qualification and experience in both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. Rona has interpreted for Australian Prime Ministers and major national and international events, including World Expo in Shanghai, CHOGM in Perth and G20 in Brisbane. Rona has also taught the Master of Arts in Chinese Translation & Interpreting Program at UQ.
She was the Runner-up for Excellence in Interpreting, AUSIT Biennial National Excellence Awards 2011. She was also a recipient of the Premier’s Queensland-China Education and Training Excellence Award.
Her current board positions also include:
• Director of International Education Services (IES)
• Director of Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre (SunPAC)
• Founding President of Sunnybank Chamber of Commerce
• Board member of Queensland Chinese United Council (QCUC)
• Member of NAATI Regional Advisory Committee