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HONG KONG OFFICE

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 in January 2015. Kanie is an expert 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, overseeing its fundraising, communications, poverty alleviation programmes, advocacy and development education. In 2013 Kanie was named OHK’s Director of Fundraising and Communications, a role in which she became responsible for fundraising, communications and branding strategies in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and mainland China. Over the years she also played a major role in marketing and product development for the agency, which operates international development programmes in China, Asia and Africa. 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. Kanie has made significant contributions in bringing proven business administration and marketing methods to fundraising work in Hong Kong. She has also conducted fundraising trainings and sharing of development issues at universities and for various NGOs in both Hong Kong and mainland China.

Andrew Weir, Board Chairman

Mr. Weir is the Regional Senior Partner of KPMG in Hong Kong, Vice-Chairman of KPMG China and Head of Capital Markets of KPMG China and sits on the Listing Committee.  Mr. Weir is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and previously served on its Disciplinary Panel and various Committees and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Deputy Chairman of its Advisory Panel in Hong Kong.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 1990.

Mr. Weir is the Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction at KPMG and Asia Pacific Chairman of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare which also covers the transport and real estate sectors. Mr. Weir is Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council, Community Business and the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.  He is a member of the Financial Services Development Commission and has served on the International Business Council, Review Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme of Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR and the Ethics Development Advisory Committee of the ICAC.

Mr. Weir has been selected as an Awardee for Directors of the Year Awards 2016, in recognition of his sustained efforts to achieve outstanding corporate governance. He was named Member of the Order of the British Empire in the British Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2017.

Prof. Royce Yuen, JP, Board Deputy Chairman

Prof. Royce Yuen is the Co-CEO of MaLogic which is a consulting group offering business solutions by integrating market research, brand strategy and big data analytics.

Previously he was the Chairman of Ogilvy and the HK4As. Royce is also a Professor of Practice and has been lecturing marketing and branding at a MBA level for over 15 years across China and Hong Kong. He was the Council Member of the Trade Development Council and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and is currently a Vetting Committee Member of the SME Development and BUD fund plus an Advisory Committee Member on Arts Development.

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 of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association. He serves on the board of many charitable organizations in Hong Kong and Mainland China as well as international non-profit bodies. He is also Senior Advisor to the School of Professional and Continuing Education and Chairman of the Centennial College Foundation of the University of Hong Kong.

June Leung

June Leung obtained her B.A. degree in Translation at the University of Hong Kong, and is the founder and chairperson of Beacon Group. 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 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 one of the founders and the Group Director of CMRS Digital Solutions Limited, a digital and social media communications consulting company in Hong Kong. He also has joined various industry organizations. He is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing and the consultant of The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong, Caritas Hong Kong and Radio Television Hong Kong. Besides, Ralph frequently visits local, Mainland China and overseas universities and attends media, trade and social welfare events as a guest speaker, part-time lecturer, trainer and judge.