Originally from Sichuan, China, Luke first arrived in Christchurch as a teenager and played 1st XV rugby for Linwood College in his first year in New Zealand. After graduating from the University of Canterbury, he worked as a bilingual journalist and in B2B sales, before relocating to Wellington to join the banking industry and completing his Masters in Applied Finance at Victoria University of Wellington. He now works as an international trade banker for ANZ New Zealand, looking after established exporters and importers in the central region. Luke currently serves as Chair of the Wellington Chinese Association, Executive Committee member of the New Zealand China Trade Association, Treasurer & Standing Committee member of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, and Board Director of Transparency International New Zealand. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors, Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network, Rotary Club of Wellington, and a Justice of the Peace for New Zealand. Luke was awarded a long service medal by the New Zealand Fire Service as a volunteer firefighter.