Dr. Kanie Siu, Chief Executive Officer, DBA, MBA, MSSDS

Dr. Kanie Siu is Plan International’s Chief Executive Officer for the Hong Kong office. She joined Plan International since January 2015.

Kanie is an experienced fundraiser, marketer and administrator. She spent 10 years working in marketing and public relations across a number of commercial industries before joining Oxfam Hong Kong (OHK) in 1998, where she helped pioneer the application of those skills to the non-governmental organisation sector. She quickly rose through the ranks to become the agency’s Hong Kong Unit Director in 2011 and Director of Fundraising and Communications in 2013.  She was responsible for fundraising, communications and branding strategies in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and mainland China.

While working in OHK, Kanie led the team to develop various fundraising strategies with innovative mindset, lay the groundwork of monthly donation and establish different fundraising projects and channels.  All these works brought surging number of donors to OHK so that they could have more resources to implement poverty alleviation initiatives.  Kanie was also actively involved in expanding the market of OHK.  She launched fundraising and education projects in Macau successfully and did research to promote their work in Taiwan.

In 2015, she was appointed CEO of Plan International Hong Kong, one of the leading international development organizations with 80 years of history that is committed to fulfilling children’s rights and ending poverty worldwide.  With Kanie’s leadership and profound experiences in business and charity sector, scope of works of Plan International Hong Kong was greatly expanded and diversified with doubled charity income in just 5 years. Kanie also puts lots of effort in enhancing local children’s right.  She takes the lead role to promote Child Safeguarding Policy, Child Participatory Community Development and prevention of child abuse.  In the long run, Kanie looks forward to building Hong Kong a Child Safeguarding City, where provides a safe environment for healthy growth of every child and youth, through persevering effort of stakeholders from different sectors. To raise understanding and concern of Hong Kong youths towards girls’ right in developing countries, she also led the team to launch the Youth Conference that holds annually.

Kanie has made significant contributions in bringing proven business administration and marketing practices to fundraising work in Hong Kong. She has also conducted fundraising trainings for various NGOs in both Hong Kong and mainland China and sharing of development issues at universities. With her contribution to the philanthropy in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, Kanie has been awarded as one of the awardees in the Second Global Outstanding Young Leader Award organised by YaZhou Zhoukan in 2017.

Andrew Weir, MBE, Board Chairman

Andrew is the Regional Senior Partner of KPMG in Hong Kong and Vice Chairman of KPMG China. He has over 25 years’ experience servicing listed companies, public bodies,investment funds and MNCs in Hong Kong, China, Asia and internationally. He chairs the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and sits on the advisory panels of the Securities Institute, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Andrew was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). He sits on the Belt and Road Committee and chairs the International Working Group and the Global Belt and Road Forum. He was also appointed as a director of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) and sits on the FSDC Policy Research Committee.

He has had a number of global and regional roles with KPMG. He is currently the Global Chairman of Asset Management, Real Estate and Construction, and ASPAC Chairman of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, which also includes the real estate, hospitality and transport sectors. He is also in the global leadership team of KPMG’s Belt & Road Centre of Excellence.

Andrew is Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council and Deputy Chairman of UNESCAP on financial services. He was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 for his contribution to trade and investment links between Hong Kong and the UK.

Board Directors

Dr. Darwin Chen, SBS

Darwin Chen’s career includes 32 years’ service in the Hong Kong Government, during which he served as Commissioner for Television and Entertainment Licensing, Deputy Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, Commissioner of Labour and Director of Buildings and Lands. He was former Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and currently serves as President Emeritus of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association. He serves on the board of many charitable organisations in Hong Kong and Mainland China as well as international non-profit bodies. He is also Honorary President of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir and Honorary Chairman of Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong.

June Leung

June Leung obtained her B.A. degree in Translation at the University of Hong Kong and a Doctorate of Business Administration conferred by European University. She is the founder and chairperson of Beacon Group, a member of BEXCELLENT Group Holdings Limited. With 25-year experience of teaching English as a foreign language, Miss Leung has authored different popular academic publications. Her devotion to raising and maintaining the standard of practitioners in the private tutorial sector at a professional level has led her to become a guest speaker in various public seminars, including the “China Education Symposium 2015 Annual Conference” organised by Harvard University. Miss Leung founded Beacon Uprising under Beacon Fund in 2012, providing additional financial assistance to students from Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and low-income families to enrol in tutorial courses. Over 10,000 students have been benefitted. In 2019, she founded the “Uplift Educational Charity Foundation”, a non-profit charity institution, which aims to provide motivation for the youth of Hong Kong and stimulate their learning ability, creativity and positive thinking. In recent years, June has actively participated in charity events and encourages people around her to join the events. She is passionate about helping people in need.

Ralph Szeto

Ralph is the Director of MuseLife, a digital driven social enterprise. He has over 28 years of global & local media, digital marketing & social media agency experiences across the Greater China region. 

He is also the Chairman of AIM and a Co-founder of CMRS Group. Ralph has received “2015 Digital Marketer of the Year” by AIM and became the first batch of Certified Digital Marketer (CDM) endorsed by AIM. 

Ralph actively participates in various consulting bodies of the HKSAR Government. He is currently an appointed member of CreatSmart Initiative Vetting Committee of Create Hong Kong, Working Group on External Lighting of Environment Bureau of HKSAR Government, Media & Communications Training Board of VTC and Hong Kong Strategy for Financial Literacy (HKSFL). And he has been serving as the Consultant of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) since 2015. 

Ralph joined various social welfare organisations; he is the board member of 3 NGOs – Plan International Hong Kong, Ocean Park Conservation Foundations and Social Career. He is also 2 serving as the Consultant of OpenUp, a teenager anti-suicide project funded by Hong Kong Jockey Club. And he has been serving as the Advisory Committee members and Mentor of Inno Power of Hong Kong Jockey Club and Jockey Club MEL Institute Project organised by Department of Social Work of CUHK. 

Besides, Ralph was invited by various local and overseas universities, media, trade and social welfare organisations as a guest speaker, part-time lecturer, trainer and judge. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Academic Advisory, College of International Education, Hong Kong Baptist University. In December 2018, Ralph received “The Distinguished Communication Alumni Award” from his alma mater, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dr. Sandra Tsang Kit Man, JP

Dr. Sandra Tsang, JP, is an Associate Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong. She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association, and a Registered Social Worker. Her research, publications and media profile focus on parent education, children with special educational needs, children and youth development and social services development. She serves on the Commission on Children and the Nursing Council after completing her membership on the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and the Equal Opportunities Commission. She is also the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologists and advisor to some NGOs.

Board Advisors

 
Walter Lee

One of the partners of Gallant in Hong Kong, Mr. Lee obtained LL.B. from University of Hong Kong and LL.M. from the University of London. He has significant and extensive experience in anti-discrimination laws, privacy and data protection, and implementation of various codes of practice, providing advice to banks, listed companies, tertiary institutions and NGOs. Regularly advising employers in both public and private sectors on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, Mr. Lee also acts for employers in appeal courts, alternative dispute resolution procedures and internal investigation, disciplinary procedures and termination procedures, providing strategic advice and drafting documentation for human resources departments.

He once served on the Environmental Campaign Committee and is the Chairman of Employment Law Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong. He is also the Vice-Chairman of The Hong Kong Children’s Choir and the Honorary Legal Advisor to a local NGO.

 
Dr. Annissa Lui Wai Ling, JP

Dr. Annissa Lui Wai Ling, JP, a Registered Social Worker, graduated from the Department of Social Work of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1982. She then obtained a master’s degree in Divinity and a doctorate in Ministry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Trinity Western University in 1990 and 2009 respectively. Dr. Lui joined the Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service in 1982 and has worked in youth service, community development, family service, foster care service, and substance abuse counseling since then. Currently, she is the Chief Executive of the organisation. Caring about public and social affairs, Dr. Lui is appointed to several advisory or statutory bodies such as Social Welfare Advisory Committee, Action Committee Against Narcotics, Narcotics Division and Committee on Services for Youth at Risk, Social Welfare Department. She is also a member or advisor to some NGOs.