AAP was founded by Humphrey Chan, a medical student at the University of Sydney. Hong Kong-born but Australian-raised, Humphrey struggled to make sense of his multicultural influences growing up and realised that many of his Asian-Australian peers had the same problem.
While in business school, Humphrey also encountered the ‘bamboo ceiling’, the term given to a dearth of Asian-Australians in professional leadership positions. Humphrey felt there was a lack of resources that explored his experiences of growing up Asian-Australian.
This was made even more profound given that at such a crucial stage of life, such experiences could tangibly affect the development of his career, relationships and sense of identity. Humphrey subsequently started AAP in January 2019, and carries a strong belief that embracing diversity matters at both an individual and societal level.