Our People

Patrons
Mrs. Anne Marden, BBS, MBE, JP, Honorary Patron

Mrs. Anne Marden, BBS, MBE, JP, Honorary Patron

Mrs Marden received her education in England. She came to Hong Kong in 1947 and has been a committed philanthropist for the past 60 years. She focuses on creating opportunities for children from socially disadvantaged background.  She was the Director of the Hong Kong Red Cross (1960 - 1965). She has been a Justice of the Peace since 1973, received the Caltex Community Service Award in 1990, and was awarded an MBE in 1991. She is the Honorary President of the Playright Play Association, and Patron of the Federation of Handicapped Youth, of AIDS Concern, of the Comfort Care Concern Group and Springboard. She is also Director of the Rehabaid and Committee Member of TREATS.

Dr. Stephen T. F. Tai, GBM, GBS, SBS, JP, Silver Patron

Dr. Stephen T. F. Tai, GBM, GBS, SBS, JP, Silver Patron

Dr. Stephen Tai Tak Fung, Standing Committee member of both the National and the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), President of Friends of Hong Kong Association, Chairman of Hong Kong Guangdong Chamber of Foreign Investors and consultant of the China National Food Industry Association.

Dr. Tai is the founder of Four Seas Group, a conglomerate specialised in raw material supply, food manufacturing, food trading and distribution, as well as cafes, chain restaurants and investment holdings business. Established for 45 years, the Group has grown innovatively from a small importer to one of the largest quality food enterprises in Hong Kong.

Dr. Tai actively participates in community affairs in both Mainland China and Hong Kong. He is highly recognised for his contributions and achievements in society and the food industry. He was awarded Grand Bauhinia Medal, both Gold and Silver Bauhinia Star and Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Government. His other accolades include the World Outstanding Chinese Award, Top 10 Business Leader of Asia Brand, the Outstanding Contribution Award of the China National Food Industry, Award of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan for the Overseas Promotion of Japanese Food, and the 30th Food Industry Distinguished Service Award.

Ambassador
Mr. Vivek Mahbubani

Mr. Vivek Mahbubani

Vivek Mahbubani is a bilingual Hong Kong-bred stand-up comedian who performs in both Cantonese and English. He was crowned 2007 Chinese and 2008 English Funniest Comedian in Hong Kong and was the host of the TV series “Hong Kong Stories” by RTHK. He appeared in a cameo role for the movie “All’s well, ends well 2009” and is a headliner at TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong. Aside from comedy, Vivek is the drummer for the local heavy metal band Eve of Sin and a self-employed web designer & developer.

Board of Directors
Mr. Andrew Jones, Emeritus Chairman, Founding Board Member Since 1991

Mr. Andrew Jones, Emeritus Chairman, Founding Board Member Since 1991

Andrew is Founder and Guardian of Sanctuary Resorts, a Social Enterprise creating Responsible and Sustainable Tourism experiences where people can balance their Body, Mind and Spirit, in an environmentally friendly space.  He has over 40 years of corporate and senior management experience in prestigious hotels, resorts, and management companies around the globe.  Andrew was KELY’s first Hon. Treasurer, later becoming Chairman.

Mr. Paul Tchen, Chair, Board Member Since 2000

Mr. Paul Tchen, Chair, Board Member Since 2000

Paul is the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Sir Horace Kadoorie Youth Development Foundation which funds free vocational training programmes for China’s underprivileged and migrant youths.

He has over 25 years of corporate and senior management hospitality experience including being Director of Membership Services and Operations at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Prior to this, he was at The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, the owning and operating company of The Peninsula Hotels, which he joined in 1991, taking on various executive positions within the group in Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Shanghai and in the company’s head office where he was Group General Manager, Operations until 2016. He is an alumnus of The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and was named in 1999 by the University as a Distinguished Alumnus. He was also awarded the prestigious “Young Hotelier of the World Award” in 1996 by the International Hotel Association and Hotels Magazine and is an Officier of the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.

Aside from KELY, Paul is a member of the Advisory Council of INCLUDED, a Beijing-based non-profit organisation helping China’s urban migrant children primarily through offering social and educational programmes.

Ms. Agnes K. Y. Tai, Vice Chair, Board Member Since 2013

Ms. Agnes K. Y. Tai, Vice Chair, Board Member Since 2013

Agnes is currently a Director of Great Glory Investment Corporation and advisor of a Hong Kong single family office with focus on sustainable investing. She serves as Deputy Chairman and facilitator of the training committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD), training facilitator of HKEx, consultant of Asian Charity Services, committee member of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Hong Kong Chapter, Vice Chairman of KELY Support Group, board member of Hope for the City and on Advisory Boards of Shao Ming Lo Foundation, Fred Hollows Foundation, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong and Feed The Hungry Hong Kong.

She recently took a sabbatical from GGS to be Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong Limited and Executive Director of Bai Xian Asia Institute.

In her 36 years of serving the financial community in China, Hong Kong SAR, the USA and Australia, she has established and managed consultancy practices, investment companies and new business units within major financial institutions. She provides strategy, governance, risk management and sustainability guidance to portfolio companies.

Mr. Noah Berliner, Treasurer, Board Member Since 2016

Mr. Noah Berliner, Treasurer, Board Member Since 2016

Noah has more than 14 years of experience within the financial markets and in developing high performance sales teams around the globe. He joined Moody’s in 2001 and since that time has held various key sales positions in the London, New York, and Hong Kong. In his current role as Managing Director of Sales and Customer Service for the Asia Pacific region, Noah focuses on growing the Moody’s Analytics presence in both mature and emerging markets, working with clients in banks, insurance companies, asset managers, corporates, and other financial institutions, to help them overcome their risk management challenges.

Prior to his relocation to London in 2006, Noah was one of the founding members of the Global Account team in 2004. He is also the Head of Hong Kong Global Volunteer Council by the Moody’s Foundation.

Mrs. Fern Ngai, Chair of Remunerations Committee, Board Member Since 2007

Mrs. Fern Ngai, Chair of Remunerations Committee, Board Member Since 2007

Fern has served at the Board of KELY since 2007 and served as the Chair of the Board of KELY from March 2012 to March 2015.

Fern is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Business Limited. Fern is responsible for leading Community Business in its next stage of growth, building on its strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform, with focus on strategy, corporate community investment, diversity and inclusion, and work-life balance.

Fern previously worked at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, and in the information technology field in Canada. During her 25-year career at Standard Chartered, Fern held leadership roles at both local and regional levels, in the Human Resources, Technology and Operations, Asia Governance and Strategic Initiatives, and Corporate Affairs functions. Fern was also the bank’s Diversity and Inclusion champion, a Living with HIV Ambassador and Director of Programme Care, an employee-led community care and volunteering organisation.

Ms. Karen Liu, Chair of Programme Committee, Board Member Since 2017

Ms. Karen Liu, Chair of Programme Committee, Board Member Since 2017

Karen is currently a director of Holding Limited and an advisor for investment and philanthropy projects for a single family office.

Karen was a founding Board Member and the former Managing Director of the Social Venture Group, a social enterprise based in Shanghai, which encourages, supports and advises individuals, families, businesses and foundations to give effectively to Chinese charities and non-profit projects.

She was previously the Executive Director of a Chinese private equity investment firm based in Shanghai and the former Vice President of strategy and business development for Singyes Solar, a Hong Kong-listed Chinese building‐integrated‐solar company based in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province. She also worked in the United States, as a corporate strategy, business development and mergers & acquisitions professional at GE Energy based in Atlanta and Pratt & Whitney of the United Technologies Corporation based in Connecticut.

Karen holds a BS degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA degree from the Yale School of Management.

Mr. Michael Vrontamitis, Board Member Since 2012

Mr. Michael Vrontamitis, Board Member Since 2012

As Head of Trade, Product Management, Transaction Banking, Michael is responsible for the P&L and delivery of the Bank's Trade Finance capabilities globally in Documentary Trade, Receivables Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and working capital solutions, to all of the Bank’s clients across Corporate & Institutional, Commercial and Business clients. He is also accountable for the Bank's Trade Finance distribution.

Michael is a member of the BAFT Global Trade Industry Council and the ICC Banking Commission Advisory Board. He chairs the SWIFT Offshore CNY Best Practice Working Group – Cash & Trade Group. In March 2014, he was recognised by The Asset as The Renminbi Banker of the Year in the Industry Achievement Awards of the Triple A Treasury, Trade and Risk Management Awards.

He joined Standard Chartered Bank in 1995 and has worked in Hong Kong, London and Singapore across a number of business areas including Corporate Relationship Management, Cash Management and Trade Product Sales, Investor Relations, Business Planning and Strategy for the CEO of the Consumer Bank, Customer Segmentation and Branding, and Customer Experience Management.

Most recently Michael was the Head of Product Management for Asia, Transaction Banking where he had product oversight and P&L responsibilities across the suite of solutions for Cash Management, Trade Finance, Securities Services and Clearing for the bank's clients in the region.

Mrs. Rebecca Terner Lentchner, Board Member Since 2012

Mrs. Rebecca Terner Lentchner, Board Member Since 2012

Rebecca heads Government Relations Asia Pacific for the global Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at BNY Mellon and is based in Hong Kong. In this newly created position, she provides regular updates on the global regulatory reform agenda and its potential impacts in the region to the company’s business leaders, Asian regulators, market supervisors, policy makers and regional trade/business associations.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Rebecca ran the Policy and Regulatory Affairs team at Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), served as a New Directions Returnship Fellow at Goldman Sachs and held policy roles in the US Congress and industry and not-for-profit organizations. Rebecca is currently serving as a Board Member of the Hong Kong based charity KELY and was formerly a Member of the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee of the Women in Finance Asia (WiFA).

Dr. Michelle Ng, Board Member Since 2013

Dr. Michelle Ng, Board Member Since 2013

Michelle studied Medicine and Psychology at The Royal Free and University College London Medical School, UK. After active involvement in medical education as both an undergraduate and junior doctor, Michelle decided to focus on educating the next generation, specialising in academic preparation for UK boarding school and university entry.

She is passionate about providing educational support and represented the junior doctor body for two years on the Foundation School Newsletter Editorial Panel for the Leicester, Northampton and Rutland NHS Deanery, UK. She was additionally a member of the Junior Doctors’ Rota Committee on the Medical Directorate at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital which functioned to facilitate good training and provide a better service of care.

On moving to Hong Kong in 2009, Michelle became a freelance food writer for several publications and a medical tourism writer for Global Health and Travel Magazine. She is currently Director and Educational Consultant of Empire Education Ltd, a bespoke, British tutorial service in Hong Kong which she co-founded in 2014.

Ms. Maria Sit, Board Member Since 2014

Ms. Maria Sit, Board Member Since 2014

Maria is currently the Chief Client Experience & Digital Officer of financial services company Sun Life Hong Kong and is responsible for delivering Client for Life experience and empowering Sun Life advisors with a market-leading digital platform. Over the past 20 years, Maria has worked with financial services firms across Europe and Asia Pacific in marketing management and digital transformation. As a marketing and customer experience professional, Maria’s passion lies in bringing together talents from different disciplines, such as design and technology, to create human-centric digital solutions for large organisations, benefitting their customers, employees and shareholders with meaningful experiences.

Before joining Sun Life Hong Kong, Maria worked for 10 years as the Regional Managing Director of HeathWallace, a leading international digital design and marketing firm. She founded the user design business for Asia Pacific and helped various clients deliver their brand promise and pursue sustainable growth through digital engagement platforms. She began her career in marketing for the financial services industry including Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank and HSBC in Hong Kong.

Ms. Pilar Morais, Board Member Since 2018

Ms. Pilar Morais, Board Member Since 2018

Pilar Morais joined family-run CHI Residences, one of Hong Kong’s leading boutique serviced apartment brands in 2007, and has since succeeded to the helm with the retirement of her father, Philip Morais.

Since joining the company, Pilar has played a key role in the brand’s growth as well as acquiring new developments and investments and created a bigger portfolio under CHI International. With a current portfolio of five boutique residences – bringing creative new concepts including a pet-friendly serviced apartment complex, more variety of layouts adapting to market demand, various family-friendly, baby safe, health and wellness and eco-friendly innovations, plus colourful collaborations with local artists.

Apart from serviced apartments, CHI International has also extended internationally, with award-winning Garden Island Resort in Fiji, and in Hong Kong opened neighbourhood cafe, Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard and event space PLATFORM.

Born in San Francisco, Pilar grew up in Hong Kong, and graduated in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Before joining the family firm, she worked for a boutique finance company in Sydney, focusing on hospitality.

Contributing to sustainability and the local community, Pilar has led CHI International to participate in Earth Hour and Dress Pink Day, and support local charities Food Angel and KELY Support Group.

Mr. David Simpson, Board Member Since 2018

Mr. David Simpson, Board Member Since 2018

David first joined KELY Support Group in 1997 as an Outreach Worker and is now delighted and honoured to help out on The Board.  During his time at KELY, David helped start up the KELY Circus School (now KELY Juggling Circle) and was a recipient of the Outstanding Anti-Drug Worker Award, awarded by the Action Committee Against Narcotics.  

Currently, David is Co-Founder of Team Building Asia, providing experiential training and events to corporates in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Our Team
Ms. Sky Siu, Executive Director

Ms. Sky Siu, Executive Director

Sky has been with KELY Support Group (KELY) since 2011, and was appointed as the organisation’s Executive Director in April 2015.

With her passion and deep understanding of youth issues, Sky’s aspiration for KELY lies in nurturing young people throughout important developmental stages, and creating sustainable impact in the drug and alcohol prevention and education for at-risk, marginalised young people in Hong Kong.

Before joining KELY, Sky has worked in adolescent health research and local and international community development projects, including those related to women’s empowerment in underprivileged South Asian nations. In 2005, Sky co-founded a support network in Hong Kong for over 50 ethnically Chinese third culture teens. Sky is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community, a network of young people selected for their talent, potential, and commitment to make differences in their communities.

Ms. Rosanna Yim, Senior Manager, Communications & Development

Ms. Rosanna Yim, Senior Manager, Communications & Development

Rosanna holds a Master Degree in Marketing from Napier University, Edinburg and a Bachelor Degree in Catering and Hotel Management from Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. With broad working experience in numerous international hotel chains and a leading conglomerate in Hong Kong, she has cumulated an extensive portfolio in marketing initiatives and attributes in the hospitality and tourism industry. Rosanna also has experience in managing a children's creative arts centre in Macau.

Ms. Jenny Bate, Programme Manager

Ms. Jenny Bate, Programme Manager

Jenny worked for the National Health Service in the UK for over 12 years on issues including Sexual Health, Substance Misuse & Weight Management.  Jenny is an experienced Trainer and Facilitator and has developed and delivered training on a range of Public Health issues including Substance Misuse, Behaviour Change and Diversity & Inclusion.

She studied at the University of Sussex in the UK, and Brighton University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Health Promotion.  Jenny moved to Hong Kong with her family in 2010 and has worked as the Programme Manager for KELY since November 2014.

Mr. Kelvin Chee, Office Manager

Mr. Kelvin Chee, Office Manager

Kelvin is Office Manager and has been working at KELY since 2009. His job duties include Human Resources, Administrations and Accounting. After working at KELY, he has found that many youth in HK are lacking in confidence and Kelvin is happy to see that KELY has put much effort in providing a good platform for their development. Before joining KELY, Kelvin has also worked in the NGO, non-profit and commercial sector for over 10 years.

Ms. Cindy Ng, Assistant Programme Manager

Ms. Cindy Ng, Assistant Programme Manager

Prior to joining KELY as a Youth Services Officer, Cindy worked as a research assistant looking at the psycho-social needs of cancer patients in Hong Kong. With her psychology background, Cindy has always wanted to engage with the youth population through her work. She realises that youth in Hong Kong are facing a lot of issues and sees the need of providing platforms for them. Being a member of KELY allows her to work directly with the youth to help them see the potential in themselves.

Ms. Helen So, Communications & Development Coordinator

Ms. Helen So, Communications & Development Coordinator

Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Helen worked in the aviation industry before joining KELY. She has participated in many corporate social responsibility (CSR) events and volunteer activities at and outside of work, where she faces youth, the weak and the elderly. Helen hopes to reach out to the public through her work at KELY and gather more support and encouragement for young people and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.

Ms. Lucy Arthur, Programme Coordinator

Ms. Lucy Arthur, Programme Coordinator

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in Australia with a Master's Degree in Public Health, Lucy worked as a researcher investigating issues of trafficking and forced labour in Hong Kong. She was also a facilitator on outreach projects for women's health and worked with female asylum seekers and refugees.

Lucy sees working at KELY as a valuable opportunity to better understand the unique challenges faced by young people in Hong Kong. She hopes to work with them in building strong support systems for themselves and each other.

Ms. Sakshi Kumar, Programme Coordinator

Ms. Sakshi Kumar, Programme Coordinator

Having a MA in Counselling from Monash University as a Counsellor, Sakshi brings to KELY her experience of working as an Educational Programme Researcher creating psycho-educational and skills based workshops targeted at education professionals, students and parents. Prior to this she also worked as a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant with non-profits as well as small and medium enterprises.

Being an ethnic minority herself and having lived through several relocations, Sakshi hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of youth in Hong Kong by engaging and working with them through KELY.

Ms. Joyce Wong, Youth Services Officer

Ms. Joyce Wong, Youth Services Officer

Joyce attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at University of California, Berkeley. Before joining KELY, she spent 2 years in a non-profit organization during college, where she worked with high school and college students to give speeches and workshops about academic path, as well as organised professional networking events. Joyce’s experience helped improve her communication skills, especially with young people. She sees working at KELY as a precious opportunity to understand what’s going on with young people in Hong Kong nowadays and to influence them in a positive way.

Ms. Jasmine Tong, Youth Services Officer (Registered Social Worker)

Ms. Jasmine Tong, Youth Services Officer (Registered Social Worker)

Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Hong Kong Baptist University, Jasmine has a passion in contributing to the society with her knowledge. She had been participating in volunteer services ranging from children to elderly throughout her years in the university, and organising volunteer services for schoolmates in and outside Hong Kong while serving as a committee member of a social service group. Jasmine hopes to support teenagers in Hong Kong by walking and growing with them.

Ms. Nandini Ahuja, Youth Services Officer

Ms. Nandini Ahuja, Youth Services Officer

Nandini obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Exeter and brought with her a strong understanding of mental health and social issues in young people. She previously worked with a clinical psychologist and conducted research on issues related to mental health in teenagers and children’s development. Nandini aims to use this experience to continue support young people in Hong Kong. Being an ethnic minority herself with an international background, she wishes to support youth of relatable background by sharing her experience and be a positive influence to their lives.

Ms. Fatema Muchhala, Youth Services Officer

Ms. Fatema Muchhala, Youth Services Officer

Fatema graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a Master of Social Sciences Degree in Applied Psychology. Prior to graduation, she worked with counsellors in an addiction treatment centre, as well as carried out research into mental health problems amongst students in Hong Kong. These experiences have equipped her with a strong knowledge on various youth-related issues. She sees working at KELY as an invaluable opportunity to connect with young people and make a positive impact on their lives.

Mr. Trevor Chan, Youth Services Officer

Mr. Trevor Chan, Youth Services Officer

Trevor obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Public Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since his undergraduate studies, Trevor has been helping as a leader in the youth and volunteer department of an international non-governmental organisation, where he organised a range of activities and programs for youth members, with the aim of strengthening their leadership and communication skills. With this experience, he became passionate with youth services and hopes working at KELY will be a great opportunity for him to create positive impact on young people's personal development. 

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