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Communications (Listed in alphabetical order of surname)
   

Vicky Kung
Multimedia Producer

Vicky joined Civic Exchange’s communications team in late 2016. A budding journalist specialising in digital content, Vicky is a former news reporter and presenter at Hong Kong’s largest TV broadcaster TVB and a video producer for Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Vicky creates in-house video series and infographics for Civic Exchange’s multimedia platforms. Apart from being a music lover and a theology thinker, Vicky holds a master in urban planning and a bachelor in journalism from The University of Hong Kong.

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Joyce Lau
Director of Media and Communications

Joyce joined Civic Exchange in late 2016, bringing both news media and NGO experience to the team. She had previously spent a decade as an editor and writer at The New York Times, based in Hong Kong. She is also the former director of the Human Rights Press Awards. A Montreal native, Joyce read literature at McGill University and was a fellow at Oxford's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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Cosmo Lo
Communications Officer

Cosmo joined Civic Exchange in 2017, and manages the organisation’s website and social media channels. Before joining the communications team, he worked and volunteered for various NGOs in both Hong Kong and Britain. Cosmo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communications from the University of Sussex.

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Development (Listed in alphabetical order of surname)
   

Cindy Cheng
Head of Institutional Advancement

Cindy joined Civic Exchange in 2015 to drive the organisation’s business goals, set the fundraising strategies, and develop partnerships with key stakeholders and supporters. Covering areas in marketing, public relations, communications, program management and fundraising, Cindy’s career spans across both the private and the third sector such as the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Hongkong Telecom, WWF, Earthwatch Institute and Asia Society. She holds a bachelor degree from the Ohio State University in Business Administration.    

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Steven Molyneux-Webb
Chief Financial Officer

Steven joined Civic Exchange in 2015 to add finance experience and commercial perspective to the team. After six years in London, as an auditor and then deals analyst, Steven moved to Hong Kong with John Swire & Sons to focus on financial planning and building investment cases within the aviation and retail industries. Steven holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University and is a UK-trained Chartered Accountant.

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Mr Stephen Brown

Mr Stephen Brown was born in England and grew up there, graduating with a Degree in Urban Estate Management from Reading University before his career in stock broking with Cazenove & Co. in London. After moving to Hong Kong in 1983 as a Director of Vickers da Costa, he spent much of the ensuing two decades in the industry, including periods as Head of Asian Equity at Morgan Stanley and running leading equity research departments both with a Hong Kong and regional focus, with, given his interests at undergraduate level, a particular emphasis on the real estate market. After his career in stock broking he then gained direct experience of the local property market by working as Group General Manager of Sino Land and for the last five years has been working with Hong Kong based Noble Group as Director – Corporate Affairs. Stephen is also Deputy Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and a member of the Securities and Futures Commission's Dual Filing Advisory Group.

   

Prof. Yuen-Ying Chan  

Prof. Yuen-Ying Chan was the Founding Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong, and built one of Asia’s top journalism schools. She is a Civic Exchange Distinguished Fellow. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Media Development Investment Fund and a member of the World Economic Forum Future Council on Entertainment and the Media. She is also an honorary professor for the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative at HKU.

 

Mr Winston Ka-Sun Chu

Winston Ka-Sun Chu graduated from the Laws Faculty of UCL in 1960. He practiced as a solicitor since 1964 and also taught law in The University of Hong Kong. He served as an adviser to various departments of the Hong Kong Government and sat on various Government committees including the Town Planning Board. As the Founder and Chairman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour and the author of the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, he instituted three judicial reviews which successfully curtailed the Government's plans for extensive harbour reclamation. He has been a Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Laws and the Bartlett School of the Built Environment of UCL since 1995 and an Honorary Fellow since 2002.

   

Prof Michael E. DeGolyer

Michael E. DeGolyer is a political economist, former Director of the Masters in Public Administration Programme and Professor in the Department of Government & International Study at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was Director of the Hong Kong Transition Project, a long-term study begun in 1988 of Hong Kong people’s transition from colonial subjects to Chinese citizens with right to amend their constitution and elect their executives and representatives. He has been President of the Hong Kong Political Science Association, a Hong Kong Country Reports and Country Forecasts Expert Contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit (1996-2006), and regular commentator on RTHK and other media.

 

Mr J Robert Gibson

Robert Gibson is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of CPA's working group on Sustainability and Integrated Reporting. He focuses on mechanisms for making capitalism more sustainable and facilitating action by business to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Robert studied Engineering Science and Economics from Oxford University and worked as an Engineering Apprentice before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the UK. He has lived in Hong Kong since 1980. He worked for the Swire Group up to 2010 including being the Director Sustainable Development for John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd from 2007 to 2010.

   

Mr Peter J Thompson, OBE, JP

Mr Peter Thompson was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board, having previously been Chairman of its predecessor, the Hong Kong Port Development Board. He had been a Member of the Port Development Board since its inception in 1990 and served as Chairman of its Mid-Stream Operations Committee and its Lantau Port Liaison Group. Peter qualified as a Solicitor in England in 1962 and in Hong Kong in 1964. In July 1964, he joined the leading Hong Kong law firm of Johnson Stokes & Master and was the Senior Partner between 1985 and 1989. He practiced maritime law throughout his time with Johnson Stokes.

In May 1993, Peter left Johnson Stokes & Master after 29 years with the firm and, for three years, was with the Hong Kong office of the New York based law firm, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1988. Peter is a Notary Public and Justice of the Peace. In 1985 he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Hull, England. He was a Member of the Council of the Academy for Performing Arts for over 10 years from 1990. He was Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association for eight years and was a member of the Steering Group which advised the Government on the establishment of the new Hong Kong Shipping Register. He has sat on several other governmental and quasi-governmental bodies. In the 1995 New Year's Honours List, Peter was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) by the Hong Kong Government.

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