Mr Adam Liaw
Term: 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021
Mr Liaw is a writer and television presenter. Before his current career, he was a lawyer for more than a decade between Japan and Australia, most recently with The Walt Disney Company in Tokyo.
After returning to Australia from his time in Japan, Mr Liaw turned to writing. He has published six books on Asian cuisines, and written as a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Guardian.
As a television presenter his series, Destination Flavour, has travelled through Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Singapore and China. In 2017 it won the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Lifestyle Television Program.
He is UNICEF Australia’s national ambassador for nutrition, and was appointed as an official Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine by the Japanese government in 2016.
He speaks English, Japanese and basic Mandarin Chinese.