Governance Bodies

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Introduction

Oxfam Hong Kong is governed by a Council, which currently consists of 15 members. The members are elected  by Association members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in September each year. All Council and Association members serve on a voluntary basis.

The membership lists of the governance bodies below tie in with the AGM year of Oxfam Hong Kong and reflect the latest memberships since the most recent AGM, held on 15 September 2018.

Association Members

  • Ian Anderson
  • Monica Au
  • Cai Yong-shun
  • Bernard Chan
  • Emily Chan
  • Irene Chan
  • Lilian Chan
  • Walter Chan
  • Virginia Chan
  • Jeffrey Chau
  • Josephine Chesterton
  • Cheung Yuk Tong
  • Sherman Chin
  • Francis Fong
  • Henry Ho
  • David Hodson
  • Christine Hung
  • Lakshmi Jacota
  • Hugh Kam
  • Alice Kwok
  • Gavin Kwok
  • Japhet Law
  • Derrick Lee
  • Elsie Leung
  • Lo Chi-kin
  • Elizabeth Loh
  • Teresa Ma
  • Timothy Ma
  • Sandra Mak
  • Martin Matsui
  • Allan Ng
  • Pun Ngai
  • Wayne Porritt
  • Ivan Sam
  • Vivek Sharma
  • May Tan
  • Herman To
  • Kellee Tsai
  • Mark Tung
  • Wong Hung
  • Antony Wood
  • Joan Xia

Council Members

  • Mr. Cheung Yuk Tong (Chair)

    Mr. Cheung Yuk Tong (Chair)

    Cheung Yuk Tong has served as a board or panel member of various government bodies and NGOs. Yuk Tong was formerly a partner of Baker & McKenzie, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He is currently a director of Project Citizens Foundation (a civic education group), an independent non-executive director of the manager of Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust, and a member of the Estate Agents Appeal Panel under the Transport and Housing Bureau. He joined the Council in 2015, and was elected as the Council Chair in 2017.

  • Ms. Monica Au (Vice-Chair)

    Ms. Monica Au (Vice-Chair)

    Monica has over 16 years of experience in corporate communications and brand development, and has worked with numerous multi-national companies. She has vast experience in business development and marketing, and was the creative and brand director for several major projects in the Asia Pacific region and Greater China, including Brand Hong Kong, HSBC Direct and Bank of East Asia. Monica has been a member of the Oxfam Hong Kong Association and Fundraising and Communications Committee since 2013, and become a Council member in 2014. Monica is currently the Vice-Chair of the Council and Chair of the Fundraising and Communications Committee.

  • Prof. Wong Hung (Vice-Chair)

    Prof. Wong Hung (Vice-Chair)

    Wong Hung is an Associate Professor of the Department of Social Work and the Director of Centre for Quality of Life as well as the Associate Director of Centre for Social Innovation Studies, Hong Kong Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include labour, social security and poverty issues. He has also conducted research on marginal workers and unemployed youth. He has actively advocated for Community Economic Development and the setting up of a universal pension scheme in Hong Kong. He is the Vice-Chair of the Council of Oxfam Hong Kong and Chair of its Programme and Advocacy Committee.

  • Mr. Allan Ng (Treasurer)

    Mr. Allan Ng (Treasurer)

    Allan used to be an investment analyst with more than 20 years of experience. Before retiring from the industry in 2010 he had spearheaded the institutional research effort of BOC International and headed up the China research team of SBC Warburg (now UBS), among other positions. Allan is now self-employed and works as consultant for a number of multinational companies and international fund managers on China issues. He has been a member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee since late 2013. He joined Council in 2015 and was elected as the Council treasurer and Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee in the same year.

  • Ms. Irene Chan

    Ms. Irene Chan

    Irene is currently the Head of Charities (Communication and Engagement) at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. She possesses more than 30 years of extensive experience in management, public affairs and corporate communications. She held senior positions in Shell Oil Companies, The Walt Disney Company and Beijing Olympics Broadcasting Company. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Hong Kong. Irene achieved her academic qualifications from the UK (Essex, London and Cambridge) and specialized in areas of public policy, business administration, management and International Relations. She is committed to public service and is currently the 1st Vice President of Zonta Club of the New Territories. She has joined Oxfam Hong Kong as a Fundraising and Communications Member since 2017 and become a Council Member since 2018.

  • Ms. Josephine Chesterton

    Ms. Josephine Chesterton

    Josephine has a professional background in finance and worked for nearly 20 years in corporate and investment banking in several multinational banks in the US and East Asia. She then taught at the City University of Hong Kong. After retiring, she established a non-profit agency, Just Volunteers, which matches volunteers with small charities in East Asia. Since 2011, she has been a member of Council. She was Treasurer and Chair of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee during 2012 to 2015. She was the Chair of the Council from 2015 to 2017.

  • Mr. Sherman Chin

    Mr. Sherman Chin

    Sherman is currently a Partner at the executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson. Sherman has extensive experience in corporate human resources, management consulting and leadership development and has done extensive work in China, India and Southeast Asia. He has an academic background in international relations and economic development. Sherman has been a member of the Human Resources Committee since 2015. He joined Council in 2016.

  • Mr. Francis Fong

    Mr. Francis Fong

    Francis has been working in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry for over 20 years. He introduced many pioneer products and technologies into Hong Kong. Francis has set up a number of ICT professional bodies in Hong Kong and provided advices to various non-profit organizations. Francis is currently a Member of the HKSAR Election Committee (Information Technology Subsector), Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, Founding & Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing and Director of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, among his other capacities in the ICT field. He is also a columnist in several local popular newspapers and magazines. Francis has joined Oxfam Hong Kong as a member of the Association and the Fundraising and Communications Committee since 2013 and become a Council member since 2019.

  • Dr. Elsie Leung, G.B.M., J.P.

    Dr. Elsie Leung, G.B.M., J.P.

    Elsie is a consultant of the legal firm of Iu, Lai & Li. She is a solicitor, a Notary Public, China-appointed Attesting Officer as well as Deputy Director of the Basic Law Committee of the HKSAR of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC. She served as the first Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR from 1997-2005. She has a distinguished record of public service, particularly her voluntary role as a legal adviser to a number of NGOs. She has joined the Council in 2007.

  • Ms Teresa Ma

    Ms Teresa Ma

    Teresa has worked in journalism, investment banking and law. Until 2016, she was a partner and an elected board member of a global law firm, specialising in multi-jurisdictional, innovative and complex transactions. She is recipient of the Chambers China Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession. She is also a mediator. She advises several NGOs and writes on peace-building topics. She has held public appointments, including to the Takeovers Panel of the Securities and Futures Commission, and the Financial Reporting Council. Teresa has been a Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and the Programme and Advocacy Committee of Oxfam Hong Kong since 2014 and 2017, respectively. She joined the Council in 2017.

  • Mr. Martin Matsui

    Mr. Martin Matsui

    Martin's professional background is in finance over the past thirty years, of which twenty have been in Hong Kong. He was the branch manager of a major New York bank in Hong Kong and is currently a fund manager with the Hong Kong Government. He is an adjunct professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the Finance Department. Serving Oxfam HK in a personal capacity, he has been a member of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee since 2011. He joined Council in 2013. He is currently Chair of the Human Resources Committee.

  • Prof. Pun Ngai

    Prof. Pun Ngai

    Pun Ngai currently works at the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong. Her action research focuses on globalisation and its impact on urban poverty in China, gender equality, business ethics and labour rights. Pun Ngai has been an Oxfam Hong Kong Council member since 2014 and is currently a member of the Programme and Advocacy Committee.

  • Mr. Vivek Sharma

    Mr. Vivek Sharma

    Vivek has over 15 years of international experience in bulge bracket banks in Investment Banking, Equities, and Fixed Income. He is currently the COO at a top tier investment bank responsible for coverage, strategy, operations, risk, and controls. Passionate about social upliftment of the underprivileged, he currently serves on non-profit boards and advises pro-bono in areas of board governance and strategy. He is a Member of Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg-HKUST and is an Associate Member of both CIMA UK and CPA Australia. He has been a member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee since 2016.

  • Dr. Herman To

    Dr. Herman To

    Herman is a Hong Kong registered non-practising solicitor with an accountancy background. He was a business entrepreneur with an international coverage prior to focusing his time in non-profit since 2003. Herman has since developed research interests in cooperative finance in China as a poverty alleviation tool. His other non-profit engagements include being an expert advisor at the School of Philanthropy, Sun Yat-sen University, China and the strategic advisor to the Guangdong Harmony Foundation, Guangdong. He joins the Council in 2015.

  • Ms Joan Xia

    Ms Joan Xia

    Joan has 30 years of experience in corporate finance, investment and fundraising in Chinese and multinational financial institutions. Having worked in the China Investment Bank (merged into China Development Bank), UBS, FleetBoston Bank, Societe Generale, and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, she established extensive network with major Chinese state-owned conglomerates, private owned enterprises, and government institutions. She retired from banking in 2016. Joan has completed Oxfam Trailwalker (OTW) for three times, and has been a Member of the OTW Advisory Committee since 2015 and the Fundraising and Communications Committee since 2016. She joined Council in 2017.

Senior Advisors

  • Bernard Chan
  • Lo Chi Kin
  • May Tan

Executive Committee Members

  • Cheung Yuk Tong (Chair)
  • Monica Au (Vice-Chair)
  • Pun Ngai
  • Allan Ng (Treasurer)
  • Martin Matsui

Finance, Risk and Audit Committee Members

  • Allan Ng (Chair)
  • Walter Chan
  • Josephine Chesterton
  • Lakshmi Jacota
  • Liu Xiao Feng
  • Hugh Kam
  • Teresa Ma
  • Martin Matsui
  • Wayne Porritt
  • Vivek Sharma
  • Herman To

Fundraising and Communications Committee Members

  • Monica Au (Chair)
  • Bernard Chan
  • Irene Chan
  • Francis Fong
  • Henry Ho
  • Alice Kwok
  • Gavin Kwok
  • Sandra Mak
  • May Tan
  • Mark Tung
  • Joan Xia
  • Jose Alvares (Observer)
  • Hugh Kam (Observer)
  • Wayne Porritt (Observer)

Human Resources Committee Members

  • Martin Matsui (Chair)
  • Sherman Chin
  • Derrick Lee
  • Fiona Loughrey

Nominations Committee Members

  • Cheung Yuk Tong (Chair)
  • Bernard Chan
  • Wong Hung
  • Martin Matsui
  • Allan Ng

Programme and Advocacy Committee Members

  • Wong Hung (Chair)
  • Pun Ngai (Vice-Chair)
  • Jeffrey Chau
  • Cheung Yuk Tong
  • David Hodson
  • Loh Ka-yee Elizabeth
  • Lo Chi Kin
  • Teresa Ma
  • Paul Harris
  • Herman To
  • Kellee Tsai
  • Marat Yu
  • Lakshmi Jacota (Observer)