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. In 2022, Kanie was selected as one of the Global Outstanding Chinese Community Leaders of Yazhou Zhoukan and World Federation of Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization.

June Leung, Board Chair

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 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.

Board Directors

Andrew Weir, MBE, JP

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.

LO Bing Chung (BC) 

BC is the founder of Brothers and Sisters in Christ Foundation in Hong Kong and has more than 40 years of experience in the media and public relations professions.

Before his retirement in June 2017, he had held various senior corporate communications and public affairs roles in sizeable organisations including Link REIT, Hong Kong Disneyland, Coca-Cola China, and Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Trained as a journalist, BC worked for several established Hong Kong print media organisations including the Ming Pao and Sing Tao dailies before joining Ogilvy Public Relations in 1983 as a consultant. Setting up his own company in 2001, he advised a number of high-profile organisations on relations with China.

BC is a strong believer in mentoring Hong Kong’s future generation of corporate communications professionals. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute for China Business, the University of Hong Kong. He also taught public relations courses at the graduate school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

BC was a Director of the China International Public Relations Association. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, a Life Member of the International Association of Business Communicators, and a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter of the International Public Relations Association.

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 and Senior Advisor 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.

Ralph Szeto

Ralph is a Co-founder of CMRS Group, has 30 years’ working experience in traditional and digital agencies in global and Asia Pacific regions. In May 2021, he joined a fintech and martech start-up called On-Us.

He is also the Honorary Chairman of AIM and became the first batch of Certified Digital Marketer (CDM) endorsed by AIM. 

Ralph actively participates in various consulting bodies of HKSAR Government. He also joined various social welfare organizations; he is the board member of 3 NGOs – Plan International Hong Kong, Ocean Park Conservation Foundations and Social Career. 

Besides, Ralph was invited by various local and overseas universities, trade and social welfare organizations as a guest speaker, part-time lecturer and judge. In December 2018, Ralph has 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, retired from Associate Professorship 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 after completing her membership on the Nursing Council, Social Welfare Advisory Committee and the Equal Opportunities Commission. She is also the Chairperson of the Professional Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologists, and Board Director and advisor to some NGOs.

Sylvene Fong

Sylvene is the Audit Partner in KPMG Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of experiences serving listed companies and multi-national corporations in Hong Kong, China, Asia and internationally in the Consumer and Industrial Markets sector.

She has broad experiences in the audit of companies listed in Hong Kong and extensive experiences in assisting Hong Kong and PRC enterprises to raise funds in the stock exchanges. Sylvene was also previously the Member of Investigation Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has been involved in audit for several NGOs.

Sylvene was the Head of Private Enterprises sector in KPMG Hong Kong which specialises in providing advice to private enterprises, family offices and private clients. She was also the Regional People Partner (HK) who drove firm-wide initiatives related to people engagement. She has been committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace for KPMG Hong Kong.

Board Advisors

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.

Dr. Norah Wang

Dr. Wang is the founder of IMPACT ANALYTICS. Norah joined the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2008 after she obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her postdoctoral research and teaching led to her appointment (2012-2016) as Senior Manager of the HKU-HKJC Excellence and Capacity Building for Entrepreneurship and Leadership for the Third Sector Project. She later joined the Department of Applied Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Research Assistant Professor,  the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation as an Associate Fellow, and the HKU Centre for Civil Society and Governance as a Research Fellow.

Norah is particularly concerned about underprivileged children and women’s rights. In the past ten years, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Good Rock Foundation (providing services for orphans with special education needs in Xinjiang) and the Executive Committee of the Hub Hong Kong (providing services for underprivileged children in Hong Kong). IMPACT ANALYTICS is a women-led social enterprise that aims to use social science research to enhance organisational capacity for social innovation and to develop theory of change. It provides opportunities for women who are passionate about social science research, journalism and creative work.

Walter Lee

A practising solicitor at Anthony Siu & Co, Mr. Lee obtained LL.B. from the University of Hong Kong and LL.M. from the University of London. He has extensive professional experience in commercial dispute resolution in other firms, including shareholders’ disputes, breach of fiduciary duties of directors, breach of commercial agreements, and commercial fraud. He regularly advises banks in complex loan recovery actions and various compliance issues, as well as liquidators and provisional liquidators in insolvency and restructuring. Apart from commercial disputes, he also advises employers, including listed companies, universities, and public institutions on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, discrimination cases, privacy and data protection law, providing strategic advice and drafting documentation. He also has experience in mental health law and has advised committees of mentally incapacitated persons in contentious cases.

He is the Chairman of the Employment Law Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong. He is also a Director of The Hong Kong Children’s Choir.