Xiaoyan Lu is an Executive Director at the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO). She received an Australian Day Achievement Medallion in 2020 in recognition of her leadership in business transformation through data analytics. Before joining the ANAO in 2018, Xiaoyan dedicated 11 years to the Australian Sports Commission leading data-driven decision-making initiatives. Xiaoyan also worked in the private sector as a research consultant for four years.

Xiaoyan is an immigrant who came to Australia at the age of 25 starting her first job as a receptionist. Today, she is a mentor who helps others realise their career potential.