Ming-Wai Lau, GBS JP

Ming-Wai Lau is the Chairman of the Foundation, responsible for chairing Board of Directors meetings effectively and working with Management on agenda and follow up initiatives.

Mr. Lau is currently the Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited, a prominent property development and investment company in Hong Kong. He is also very active in community and public service. Mr. Lau is the Chairman of the Commission on Youth, Deputy Chairman of the Ocean Park Corporation, and Vice Chairman of Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre. In addition, he is an honorary trustee of Peking University, member of the Sichuan Committee of Chinese People’s Consultative Committee in Mainland China, co-opted member of the Community Care Task Force and Social Engagement Task Force, council member of the City University of Hong Kong, and member of the Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee. For Dr. Lau’s outstanding public service, he was awarded a Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) in 2011, and a Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in the 2017 Honours List. 

Mr. Lau holds an LLB from King’s College, an LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Ph.D in law from King’s College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a registered attorney and counsellor-at-law in the State of New York.

 

 
 

Jacqueline Lam

Jacqueline Lam is currently the Head of Strategic Procurement at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, where she is responsible for leading all procurement and strategic sourcing activities/initiatives for the Club.

Ms. Lam joined the Club as its Executive Manager, Supply Chain Strategy, charged with transforming its Supply Chain and Procurement functions into a strategic partner that adds value to the Club's business. Prior to joining The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Ms. Lam served in numerous management positions at The Airport Authority of Hong Kong, a company she spent 19 years of her career at. She has previously held positions in numerous divisions and departments including the Procurement Department and Terminal Department. Ms. Lam, before The Airport Authority of Hong Kong, was a key part of the Provisional Airport Authority, where she was involved the construction of Chep Lap Kok Airport.

Ms. Lam is a career chartered surveyor and has been active in the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

 

 
 

Bonnie Ngan

Bonnie Ngan is currently the General Manager, Corporate Communications Department at Henderson Land Development Company Limited, one of Hong Kong's largest property developers. She is responsible for all activities relating to public relations, community engagement, communications, and corporate social responsibility.

Having been at Henderson for over 10 years, Ms. Ngan has previously worked at the Hong Kong Tourism Board as General Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Relations. A highly experienced communications and public relations professional, she is also active in public service. Ms. Ngan os a Standing Committee Member of the Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation, a School Management Committee Member of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) Lee Shau Kee College, and a Incorporated School Management Committee Member of the HKFYG Lee Shau Kee Primary School.  

 

 
 

Abigail DeLessio

Abigail DeLessio is currently a Senior Consultant at Triangle Associates, a leading educational consultancy group for schools who look to innovate. She mainly focuses on working with schools in the Asia Pacific Region.

Before joining Triangle Associates, she has served as Director of Development at Watchdog Early Education Centre, where she was responsible for the Centre’s fundraising and communications. A mother of two, Mrs. DeLessio is an experienced non-executive director and is active in the community. She has served as the Chair of the Board of Managers of Hong Kong International School (HKIS); and before that, Vice Chair and Member. In her time on the Board of HKIS, Mrs. DeLessio has worked with four different Heads of School. In addition to this role, she is the Education Committee Vice Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce, a Nominating Committee Member of The American Club, and a Director of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation (Hong Kong).

 

 
 

Anna Lo

Anna Lo is a highly experienced retired human resources professional.

Well-known for her expertise in change management, talent engagement, human resources administration, and professional learning, Mrs. Lo has been the human resources leader for some of Hong Kong's most eminent companies. For 10 years, Mrs. Lo was the Head of Human Resources at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, after which she was recruited by the Airport Authority Hong Kong as the General Manager, Human Resources & Administration. Both positions reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer of each of the companies. After overhauling policies at the Authority, Mrs. Lo joined The University of Hong Kong as its first Director of Human Resources. She was tasked with setting up the entire human resources infrastructure at HKU until her retirement in 2013.  

 

 
 

Gary Liu

Gary Liu is currently the Chief Executive Officer of South China Morning Post, tasked with leading the 114-year-old newspaper's digital transformation.

An eminent leader in the realm of technology, Gary was the Chief Executive Officer of Digg before arriving in Hong Kong. At Digg, he was responsible for tripling revenues and significantly increasing traffic. Prior to joining Digg, Gary was at Spotify initially as its Global Director, Ad Product Strategy and later on Head of Labs, where he was responsible for trialling new business strategies for the innovation of the popular music platform. Gary has also enjoyed stints at AOL (as Director, Sales Operations & Strategy (Local)), and Google.

He is 33 years old.

 

 
 

Wai Chi-Sing, GBS JP

Wai Chi-Sing is currently the Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of the Urban Renewal Authority in Hong Kong, the statutory body responsible for overseeing and gentrifying the city's neighbourhoods.

Mr. Wai is a highly accomplished individual. Before being appointed to the Urban Renewal Authority by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government in June 2016, he was the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) in government. With a fruitful career of over 40 years in government service, Mr. Wai has previously been the Director of Highways, and Deputy Secretary for the Environments, Transport & Works. In addition, he is very active in public service, serving as an Advisor to Our Hong Kong Foundation, and Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also a former non-executive director of the MTR Corporation, Ocean Park Corporation, Hong Kong Housing Authority, and Construction Industry Council. For Mr. Wai's tenured service in government and contribution to the community, he was awarded the Golden Bauhinia Star and is a Justice of the Peace.

Mr. Wai is a chartered engineer and fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, and the Hong Kong Institute of Highways and Transportation.