William Lye – Legal Advisor President 1997/1999

William Lye (LL.M. (Mon), B.Sc. (Computer Sci.), MAICD) graduated from Monash University with a Master of Laws degree, specialising in intellectual property, and a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in computer science.

He was formerly a director of a computer consultancy business and since 1988 a practising barrister of the Victorian Bar and an Australian accredited mediator. He is also admitted as a barrister in all States and Territories of Australia (including being approved for admission in New Zealand). He practices in the fields of commercial/corporate law and intellectual property, specialising in computer and internet related law. His breadth of legal practice has taken him to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, London and New Zealand on behalf of his clients. Within Australia, William has appeared in Courts in Perth, Darwin and Sydney. He continues to service some clients in South Australia and Tasmania.

William also served as the President of the Chinese Professional Business Association between 1997 to 1999. During his term as President, the CPBA supported the Victoria Police Legacy Handbook, the Jews in Shanghai Exhibition, the Chinese Red Cross, and spearheaded the development of the CPBA web site. He is also involved in organising major events in Australia with other leaders of the Chinese community. William is an Honorary Adviser to the Federation of Chinese Associations Inc (Vic). He continues to play an active part in promoting CPBA as a premier organisation in the Australian community and is involved in organising joint venture projects and trade missions.

William is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also sits on the Board of Foley’s List Pty Ltd, a major barristers group in Victoria,and an ASX listed public company. Currently, he is working on a number of IT start-ups and is available for non-executive directorships in public and private companies.