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Biographies of Council Members

Professor Frederick MA Si-hang

Professor Frederick MA Si-hang, GBS, JP

Chairman of the Council

Professor Ma was born and educated in Hong Kong. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from The University of Hong Kong in 1973, having majored in economics and history. After graduation, he filled various senior positions at local and overseas banks, financial institutions and major companies, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Royal Bank of Canada Dominion Securities, JP Morgan Chase, Kumagai Gumi (HK) Limited and Pacific Century Cyberworks Limited. In 2002, he joined the Hong Kong SAR Government as Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, and assumed the post of Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development in 2007. He resigned in July 2008 due to medical reasons. In October 2008, he was appointed Honorary Professor of the School of Economics and Finance at The University of Hong Kong.  Professor Ma was appointed Member of the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation in July 2009. In December 2011, he was appointed Honorary President of Hong Kong Special Schools Council. In January 2013, he was appointed Member of the Global Advisory Council of the Bank of America. In August of that year, he was appointed Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Business Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In October 2014, he was conferred Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by Lingnan University, and in October 2016 he received the same honour from City University of Hong Kong. He is currently Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited, an Independent Non-Executive Director of the FWD Group, and a director of Husky Energy Inc. (Last update: 21 November 2017)

Mr Dieter Yih

Mr Dieter YIH, JP

Deputy Chairman of the Council

Mr Dieter Yih is a partner of Kwok Yih & Chan, Solicitors. His practice focuses on capital markets, corporate finance, securities, mergers & acquisitions in Hong Kong, mainland China and the Asian region. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Financial Dispute Resolution Centre, a Member of the Education Commission, the Convenor of the Investigation Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, a Member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service, and the Chairman of the King’s College London Hong Kong Foundation. Mr Yih was a Past President of The Law Society of Hong Kong (2012-2013), and has served on the Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training for 12 years. (Last update: 12 January 2018)

Ms Susanna Chiu Lai-kuen

Ms Susanna CHIU Lai-kuen, MH, JP

Treasurer of the Council

Ms Susanna Chiu has more than 25 years of professional experience in accounting, business management and operations. She is a Director of Li & Fung Development (China) Limited, and was the President of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2013. Ms Chiu was awarded the Medal of Honor by Hong Kong SAR in 2013 for her achievement and dedicated public services especially her contribution to the accounting profession. She was also awarded one of the ten nationwide “Chinese Women of Achievement” Award in the UK in 1991, the “Outstanding Women Professionals” Award in 2014, and “Distinguished Alumni” Award from Sheffield University and was also awarded “2017 Outstanding Business Women” by Hong Kong Commercial Daily in 2017. In 2017, Ms Chiu was awarded ‘Justice of Peace’ by the Hong Kong SAR for the contribution to the Hong Kong community. Ms Chiu is a Member of a number of public bodies, including the Women’s Commission, Energy Advisory Committee, and formerly the Equal Opportunities Commission. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Professor Chetwyn CHAN Che-hin

Professor Chetwyn CHAN Che-hin

Member of the Council

Professor Chetwyn Chan is Associate Vice-President (Learning and Teaching) and Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also Director of the University Research Facility in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience. He is psychologist and occupational therapist by profession. He specializes in cognitive neuroscience studying how attention, working memory and frontal lobe functions can be augmented in older individuals and diagnostic groups such as post-stroke and mild cognitive impairment patients. Professor Chan is Elected Fellow of American Psychological Association, Fellow of Hong Kong Psychological Society, and Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation. Recently, he has been appointed as Member of Quality Assurance Council of University Grants Committee. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Ms Sylvia CHAN May-kuen

Ms Sylvia CHAN May-kuen

Member of the Council

Ms Sylvia Chan is the Principal of Ma On Shan Ling Liang Primary School. She is a Member of several social organisations and Government departments, including the Commission on Poverty, World Wide Fund for Nature (HK), Hong Kong St. John Ambulance, Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals, District Co-ordinating Committee on Family and Child Welfare Service (Shatin), and Environmental Campaign Committee. Ms Chan was awarded the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service and the Award of Excellent Educational Administration in 2013. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Mrs Viola CHAN-MAN Yee-wai

Mrs Viola CHAN-MAN Yee-wai, BBS

Member of the Council

Mrs Viola Chan is an Executive Director of PuraPharm Corporation Ltd., a listed company on the Main Board of HK Stock Exchange specializing in the internationalization and modernization of Chinese medicine. Mrs Chan was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (2012-2013), and was the Founding Chairman of the Board of Governors and College Council of Tung Wah College, and is currently the Council Chairman of Tung Wah College. Mrs Chan is a Member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee and the Betting and Lotteries Commission. She is a Member of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Sichuan Province. Mrs. Chan was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR in 2013. (Last update: 19 March 2018)

Dr Anissa CHAN WONG Lai-kuen

Dr Anissa CHAN WONG Lai-kuen, BBS, MH, JP

Member of the Council

Dr Anissa Chan was the Principal of St. Paul’s Co-educational College and the Supervisor of St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School (2004-2017). Apart from many other public services, Dr. Chan is currently Chairman of the Hong Kong Principals’ Institute, Member of the Court of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Member of the Sub-committee on Teachers’ Professional Development (SCTPD) under Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals (COTAP), Member of the Advisory Committee on Teacher Education (Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Member of Presidential Advisory Group of the University, Scholar-Practitioner Fellow of Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC), Honorary Fellow of the University, Member of the Board of Governors of Centennial College, The University of Hong Kong and Member of the ICAC Complaints Committee. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Dr Haywood CHEUNG

Dr Haywood CHEUNG

Member of the Council

Dr Haywood Cheung is the Chairman of Target Insurance (Holdings) Limited and the Chairman of Marshall-Karson Construction & Engineers Limited. He is also the President of The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, President of New Territories General Chamber of Commerce, an Advisor of Heung Yee Kuk New Territories, a Director of China Overseas Friendship Association, the Permanent President of Hong Kong Precious Metals Traders Association Limited, and an Honorary Advisor of the Board of Directors of Pok Oi Hospital. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Dr CHIU Cheung-ki

Member of the Council

Dr Chiu Cheung-ki is the Principal of Chan Shu Kui Memorial School, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Direct Subsidy Scheme Schools Council and the Chairman of The Association for the Promotion of Proper Cantonese Pronunciation. He is also a Consultant Member of the Department of Chinese of Lingnan University, a Member of the Management Committee of Centre for University & School Partnership of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Council Member of The Dr Seaker Chan Center for Comparative Political Development Studies at Fudan University, a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Education Development Fund and the Grantham Scholarships Fund Committee of Home Affairs Bureau. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Mr Tony CHOI Siu-chow, JP

Member of the Council

Mr Tony Choi is an Executive Director of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., and a Director of a number of private companies in various industries. He currently serves on the Board of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, the Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies. He is also the Supervisor of Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School, and a Director of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce. (Last update: 9 January 2017)

Professor Horace IP Ho-shing, MH

Member of the Council

Professor Horace Ip is the Vice-President (Student Affairs) and Chair Professor of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong. He is the Vice-Chairman of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) Steering Committee and chairs the CEATE Assessment Working Group. Professor Ip served on the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Quality Education Fund and chaired its Dissemination and Promotion Subcommittee, and is a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Education Development Fund, and the Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals. He also serves on the Fellowship Committee of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Ms Imma LING Kit-sum

Member of the Council

Ms Imma Ling is a Certified Public Accountant and a retired assurance partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is also a Board Member of Estate Agents Authority, a Council Member of Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, an Executive Committee Member of Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association, a Member of the Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning), and a Member of Hospital Governing Committee. Ms Ling is a Member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Professional Accountants, Canada (CMA, Ontario), and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She is an accredited general mediator. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Professor Lui Hon-kwong

Professor LUI Hon-kwong

Member of the Council

Professor Lui Hon-kwong is the Associate Vice-President (Academic Affairs and External Relations) and Professor of the Department of Marketing and International Business at Lingnan University. He received his PhD in economics from The University of Hong Kong and has worked for a few years as a marketing executive in retail industry and as Statistician in the civil service. He was the member of the EcoPark Advisory Committee, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel and Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Moreover, he was Council Member of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority and Deputy Chairman of its Research and Development Committee. (Last update: 1 July 2018)

Dr Grace POON Wing-kit

Member of the Council

Dr Grace Poon is an Associate Consultant in Paediatrics at Queen Mary Hospital and an Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine of LKS Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. She is the President of the Hong Kong Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and a Member of the Task Force for the Pilot Study of Newborn Screening for Inborn Errors of Metabolism. She is serving on a few public policy advisory and statutory bodies and helps steer the process in new service provision for the socio-medical sector. (Last update: 9 January 2017)

Professor Stephen CHEUNG Yan-leung, BBS, JP, Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, President

Member of the Council

Professor Stephen Cheung is the President, and Chair Professor of Public Policy of the University. (Last update: 9 January 2017)

Professor John LEE Chi-kin, JP, Vice President (Academic)

Member of the Council

Professor John Lee is the Vice President (Academic), Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, Co-Director of Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and Co-Director of Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability of the University. (Last update: 9 January 2017)

Professor LUI Tai-lok, JP, Vice President (Research and Development)

Member of the Council

Professor Lui Tai Lok is the Vice President (Research and Development), Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies, Director of Academy of Hong Kong Studies, and Director of Centre for Greater China Studies of the University. (Last update: 9 January 2017)

Mrs Michelle WONG-YAU Wai-ching, JP

Public Officer

Mrs Michelle Wong is a teacher by profession. She is a Deputy Secretary of Education of the Education Bureau, with a portfolio covering the kindergarten education policy, special and integrated education policy, teacher-related policies and professional development policy for teachers and principals. (Last update: 9 January 2017)

Dr Irene Cheng Nga-yee

Dr Irene CHENG Nga-yee

Elected Staff Representative

Dr Irene Cheng Nga Yee is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies of the University.  She is a Staff Council Member elected by eligible staff members of the University. (Last update: 1 July 2018)

Ms Loretta LEUNG Mee-kuen

Elected Staff Representative

Ms Loretta Leung is a Senior Student Affairs Officer of the University. She is a Staff Council Member elected by eligible staff members of the University, and one of the Team Members of the President’s Awards (Outstanding Performance in Administrative Services Category) for 2015-16. (Last update: 9 January 2017)

Mr LI Chin-wa

Elected Staff Representative

Mr Li Chin Wa is a senior lecturer of the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, and Co-Director of Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education of the University. He is a Staff Council Member elected by eligible staff members of the University and the President of Academic Staff Association of the University. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Professor May CHENG May-hung

Representative nominated by the Academic Board

Professor May Cheng is the Associate Vice President (Academic Affairs) cum Registrar; and Chair Professor of Teacher Education, at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the University. She is a Staff Council Member nominated by the Academic Board and appointed by the Council of the University. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Professor Joanne CHUNG Wai-yee

Representative nominated by the Academic Board

Professor Joanne Chung is the Peter T C Lee Chair Professor of Health Studies of the Department of Health and Physical Education of the University. She is a Staff Council Member nominated by the Academic Board and appointed by the Council of the University. (Last update: 28 February 2018)

Professor Mark Mason

Professor Mark MASON

Representative nominated by the Academic Board

Professor Mark Mason is Head of the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning of the University.  He is a Staff Council Member nominated by the Academic Board and appointed by the Council of the University. (Last update: 28 August 2018)

Mr Cheung Yam

Student Member

Mr Cheung Yam is a full-time Student of the Bachelor of Social Science Education (Honours) (Greater China Studies) Programme, and the Student Council Member nominated by the Students’ Union and appointed by the Council.  He is the President of the Provisional Executive Council of Students’ Union of the University. (Last update: 7 April 2018)

Ms Sarah WONG Man-yee, Vice President (Administration)

Member and Secretary of the Council

Ms Sarah Wong is the Vice President (Administration) and Secretary to Council of the University. (Last update: 9 January 2017)