Board of Governors
Professor Emeritus, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
Cecilia Chan is a world leader in health and social work. She currently holds numerous professorships and directorships at the University of Hong Kong, including at the Si Yuan Chair Professorship in Health and Social Work. Her academic career has resulted in groundbreaking innovations such as a strength-oriented empowerment approach with traumatised individuals and the creative synergy of Chinese philosophies and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices into holistic behavioral health intervention. Outside of her research, Cecilia is a prominent social entrepreneur and change maker in society. She served as Founding Director to various projects and programs including the Centre of Behavioural Health and the Jockey Club End-of-life Community Care (JCECC) project. She was also instrumental in the establishment of the Sau Po Centre of Aging, Centre of Buddhist Studies, HKJC Centre on Suicide Research and Prevention as well as other taught post-graduate programmes at the University of Hong Kong.
Former Partner, PwC Hong Kong
Gwen Faure was a partner in PwC Hong Kong’s Consulting practice. She specialised in delivering transformation programmes of international banks and financial institutions, ensuring they align with the local regulatory requirements in the Asia Pacific markets. She was the co-lead in PWC Hong Kong’s internal women network. Additionally, she has worked extensively with TWF, both as an advisory council member for the mentoring programme in 2018-2019 and through her involvement in the joint TWF/PwC study of Gender Diversity in the Hong Kong Financial Services Sector last year. Gwen is currently interested in the Workforce of the Future, particularly due to her background as an anthropologist.
Asia Head of Diversity, Morgan Stanley
Claire Goodchild is the Asia Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Morgan Stanley. She is involved in the design of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy, which has resulted in numerous recognitions, including the Gold Standard for LGBT Inclusion in published indices in Hong Kong and Japan as well as being named one of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India. Over the course of more than 15 years at Morgan Stanley, she has held other roles in talent development and has led a team to win a Silver Award for Excellence in Training and Development. Claire is heavily involved with TWF, having been co-chair of the Foundation’s Mentor Programme Steering Committee from 2016 to 2018 and acting as chair of the Human Resources Advisory Council (HRAC) of TWF since 2019.
Brian Henderson, Company Secretary
Founder and Director, Whole Business Wellness Limited
Brian Henderson was Chief Operating Officer for Baker McKenzie. He led local diversity initiatives across nine offices in Asia, as a member of the Management Committee and supported the firm’s gender diversity action plan in championing the “BakerWomen” committee and establishing a “BakerMen” team. His passion about encouraging men to see gender equity as a priority, opportunity and responsibility extends beyond his activities in the firm. Brian is the Co-Chair of TWF’s Male Allies Initiative, and was recognized as the 2017 AmCham Champion for the Advancement of Women.
Director, Hotung Mills Education Foundation
Joanna is Director of Hotung Mills Education Foundation. She is the Founder of the KG Group, which through its different focuses – Kids’ Gallery, Star English, Face Productions, and Mills International Preschool – has seen over 80,000 young people pass through its doors, and alumni are studying at prestigious universities or working in a wide range of fields worldwide. Prior to this she worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Marks and Spencer, Head Office, London.
Joanna has degrees from the Universities of London and Warwick, and is a Licentiate of Trinity College London. She is an Arts Advisor to the University of Warwick, and a Board Member at The Women’s Foundation, Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Youth Diabetes Action, Playright Children’s Play Association, and the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Among many awards, she is winner of South China Morning Post Women of our Time and the American Chamber of Commerce Women of Influence Entrepreneur award.
Angelina Kwan, Board Chair
Managing Director, Stratford Finance Limited
Angelina is passionate about Technology, Digital Assets and the Blockchain and loves advising start-ups. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Stratford Finance Limited, a consulting company focused on dealing with regulatory and operational issues in the financial services and digital assets space and advises brokerages, fund managers, and technology providers.
Most recently Angelina held Senior Advisor and Group Chief Operating Officer roles at the HashKey Group, a regulated digital assets company that recently received the second Approval in Principle from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to operate a virtual asset trading platform. She has previously held Chief Operating Officer and Directorate positions with international digital asset exchanges, HKEX, Cantor Fitzgerald, the SFC, and other global financial services companies.
Angelina serves on a number of Hong Kong Government-appointed Boards, and charities including the New Business Committee, Financial Services Development Council, Board of Trustees of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, the Ebenezer School for the Blind, and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and a graduate of the University of Southern California in Finance and Accounting. Her MBA is from Pepperdine University, LLB from HKU/Manchester Metropolitan University, and LLM from Harvard Law School.
Founder and CEO, Shine Technology
Candy Liu is Founder and CEO at Shine Technology, an EdTech startup. She has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry including senior positions in multi-national technology enterprises such as HP, EMC and SevOne. Candy is involved in many NGOs and currently serves as the Communication Chair of the Rotary Club of London, Sponsorship Chairman of UNESCO Hong Kong Association, Chairman of Smart Living at the Hong Kong Innovative Technology Development Association and Chairperson of the IT Advisory Team at the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Candy is the recipient of the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association's Technology Innovation Award 2020.
Head of Asia Pacific Equities Distribution, Goldman Sachs
Tom Morrow is head of Asia Pacific Equities Distribution and head of the sovereign wealth fund business within the Securities Division in Asia Pacific. He is a current member of the Securities Division Asia Pacific Operating Committee, Securities Division Client and Business Standards Committee and Asia Pacific Client and Business Standards Committee, and a former member of the Partnership Committee. Tom joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 in New York Equities and was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2006. Tom is a member of The Global Fund for Children’s Hong Kong Leadership Council.
Senior Partner, Head of Asia, Brunswick Group
Tim Payne has been with Brunswick for 20 years - based in London, then New York, before moving to Hong Kong in 2004 where he leads the firm’s business in Asia. Tim’s work bridges corporate and financial communications, crisis communications and issues management, with expertise in M&A, IPO and reputation communications. Before joining Brunswick, Tim was a political campaign director for the UK's Liberal Democrat party, running many of their parliamentary campaigns, including securing a by-election win with the largest majority in British parliamentary history.
Christine Tsang, Board Vice-Chair
Executive Director, IB Operational Risk Control – APAC Head, UBS
Christine Tsang is APAC Head of Operational Risk Control at UBS. In this role, she is responsible for second line of defence monitoring and advising business partners to ensure appropriate controls are in place to mitigate risks, fitting in with her core personal value of “doing the right thing”. This value has guided her career; previously she has worked for National Australia Bank (‘NAB’) and Standard Bank Asia as the Asia Head of Operational Risk; and audit & risk consulting manager with PwC, in Melbourne and Hong Kong. The value of “doing the right thing” has also informed her interest in social, diversity and environmental causes. Christine was founding Chair/Vice Chair of “Connecting Women Hong Kong/Asia” at NAB; Honorary Treasurer of Street Workout Hong Kong; previously Chair of CA ANZ Hong Kong and continues to volunteer as Hong Kong council member and board director. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand.
Ali Tse, Board Treasurer
Transfer Pricing Partner – Financial Services, PwC
Ali Tse is a Partner in PwC Hong Kong and China’s financial services transfer pricing group. Ali focuses on providing planning, compliance and operational transfer pricing advisory services to financial institutions. She has over 18 years of experience working in Big 4 accounting firms in London and Hong Kong, covering the Greater China and Asia Pacific regions. Ali has provided technical transfer pricing training to tax authorities from across Hong Kong, China and Korea and has advised industry groups in consultations with the Hong Kong SAR government. Ali is a qualified chartered accountant.
While trained as a tax specialist, in her spare time she has taken on informal roles to drive diversity and inclusion initiatives within her own organisations from establishing internal mentoring programmes, driving D&I training platforms, and performing social impact measurement educational work. Ali supports a number of non-profit organisations and has been closely involved in TWF as co-chair and a steering committee member for the Foundation’s Mentoring Programme. She also collaborated with the Foundation and the Women’s Chief Executive group to research, draft and release a survey on the state of gender diversity in the financial services sector in Hong Kong.
Co-Founder and Director, On Air Collective
Samantha Wong is the Co-Founder and Director of the On Air Collective and Little Bao, Founder of On Air Event Space Management and a publisher at the WOM Guide. In these roles, she has succeeded in developing the outreach of Little Bao and the WOM guide, and of the clients of the On Air Collective. Highlights include an increase in readership by 100% after a rebrand practice and the launch of a new website for the WOM Guide and an increase in media outreach by 50% as Vans’ Asia Pacific Community Strategy Partner. Samantha has extensive experience in public relations in the Asia Pacific region. She was previously a PR Executive at various companies including Concept Link International Marketing, Bally and Dmop.
Alicia Kershaw (TWF Co-Founder)
President, The Fund for Women in Asia
Cynthia Chung (Hon. Legal Advisor)
Cynthia D'Anjou Brown (TWF Founding Member)
Philanthropy Advisor, HSBC Family Office Services Limited
Dr. Eleanor Holroyd
Professor of Nursing, Head of the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Director, Whitespace (Branding & Interactive Agency)
Dr. Alexandra von Ilsemann
Professor for History and Political Science, International Affairs, Temple University, Tokyo, Japan
Former Under-Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR
Former Non-Official Member, Executive Council
Publisher, Vogue Hong Kong
Director, Cartland Consulting; Former Assistant Director of Social Welfare, Hong Kong Government
Noriko Honda Chen (TWF Founding Member; TWF Board Vice-Chair until July 2012)
Senior Vice President and Research Director, Capital Worldwide Investors
Dr. Staci Ford (TWF Founding Member)
Honorary Lecturer, Department of History, Hong Kong University
Managing Principal and Head of Capital Markets, Gaw Capital
Rosalyn Hongsaranagon (TWF Honorary Treasurer until December 2011)
Vice President, Capital World Investors
Susan Hutchison (TWF Board Chair until February 2023)
Managing Director, Head of Human Capital, Asia Pacific, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)
Founder and CEO of human-at.work
Chair, TWF Human Resources Advisory Council
Head of Merchant Banking Division (APAC), Goldman Sachs
Former Finance Director, Swire Pacific Limited
Estella Huang Lung (TWF Founding Member; TWF Board Chair until March 2011)
CEO, Children’s Medical Foundation
Shalini Mahtani (TWF Founding Member)
Founder & Board of Director, Community Business
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, LVMH
Emma Sherrard Matthew
CEO Asia - Pacific, Quintessentially Group
Kay McArdle (TWF Board Chair March 2011 to end 2014)
Founder & Director, Equal Justice
Founder, RNeufeld Consulting
Michelle Paisley (TWF Honorary Treasurer Jan 2012 to Sept 2019)
Managing Director, CC Strategic Partners Hong Kong
Former Director, Asset Management, Credit Suisse
Elisabeth Scott (TWF Founding Member)
Managing Director, Schroder Investment Management (HK) Ltd
Pamela Smith (TWF Co-Founder)
Partner, No Harm Done Design, L.L.C.
Jean Sung (TWF Board Co-Chair January 2015 to February 2016)
Head of the Philanthropy Centre, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Asia Pacific
Elizabeth Thomson (TWF Founding Member)
Chairwoman and Founder, ICS Trust (Asia) Limited
Director, Global Relationship Management, Citigroup Global Markets Asia
Chief of Staff to the Global Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Blackrock
Dr. Mike Yao
Associate Professor, College of Meida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Senior Partner, Financial Services, Asia Pacific EY