Our Team

SU-MEI THOMPSON
Chief Executive Officer

D. (852) 2581-1163 | E. sthompson@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Su-Mei joined The Women’s Foundation as CEO in 2009. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, donor relations, overseeing grants and programmes, as well as government relations and community outreach. Previously, she held senior management positions at The Walt Disney Company, the Financial Times and Christie’s. She started her career as a Corporate Finance Associate at Linklaters in London. Su-Mei was recently appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong to the Equal Opportunities Commission. An alumnus of Cambridge and Oxford Universities and IMD where she was the first woman to graduate on the Dean's List, she is a non-executive director of HKEx-listed Natural Beauty Bio-technology Limited, an advisory board member of Intelligence Squared Asia, a board member of Opera HK and a corporate board member of The Cheltenham Ladies College.  Su-Mei also writes on women’s issues for the South China Morning Post. Her recent speaking credits include the UN Regional Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship in April 2013, the IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings in 2012 where she chaired a panel on women in the private sector and the APEC Women in the Economy Summit in 2011 where she moderated a panel on creating enabling environments and nurturing young female leaders.


RITA CHING
Associate Director
D. (852) 2581-1281 | E. rita@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Rita joined The Women's Foundation as Programme Director in September 2009 and was promoted to Associate Director at the end of 2010. She is responsible for programme design and implementation and community outreach. Previously, Rita spent ten years at the Employee Retraining Board, a Hong Kong statutory body, where she managed placement services for the employees retraining scheme working closely with the Education Bureau, the Labour and Welfare Bureau, the Commission on Poverty, the Labour Department and the Social Welfare Department. She also successfully created and launched a number of new programmes for the ERB including the Integrated Scheme for Local Domestic Helpers and the Healthcare Massage Integrated Scheme. Rita holds a Masters in Social Policy from the University of York, UK.


deanieDEANIE CHIU
Financial Controller
D. (852) 2581-1151 | E. deanie@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Deanie joined The Women’s Foundation as Financial Controller in 2014, managing the finance and human resources departments. Prior to that, she had worked in various multinational companies in the areas of finance, human resources, strategic planning and business development. Deanie received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Lingnan University and Bachelor of Laws from the University of London. Besides being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Public Accountants (ACCA), Deanie is also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). 

 


SALLY HASLER
Senior Policy and Networks Manager
D. (852) 2581-1152 | E. sally@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Sally joined The Women's Foundation in 2012 from the Australian Government where she held a series of policy and advisory roles starting in 2005 including serving as a Policy Officer at the Australia Consulate-General Hong Kong, and Senior Advisor (Education and Fiscal Group) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. As a Non-Executive Director on the National Board of St John Ambulance Australia, she is responsible for delivering an organisational strategy to create a more engaging culture for women in St John and founded the St John Women’s Network. Sally graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA (Hon) in Political Science and Criminology, and gained her Masters in Public Policy from the Australian National University. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health from the University of Melbourne.


ELLEN LI
Programme Manager (Financial Literacy)
D. (852) 2592-4306 | E. ellen@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Ellen joined The Women's Foundation as Programme Manager in 2011. An experienced adult educator in a number of subjects including Accounting, English and Nutrition, Ellen has developed and delivered courses for the YMCA of Hong Kong, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community Services Division, and the HKU SPACE Community College. Ellen previously served as an administrator in the local tertiary education sector for a number of years. Her prior work experience includes project planning and management at the Language Information Sciences Research Centre of City University of Hong Kong. She also has significant hands-on experience of personal training and team building. Ellen is a graduate of the University of Birmingham in the UK and obtained her Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Flinders University in Australia.


YAN LAM
Programme Manager (Life Skills Programme)
D. (852) 
3462-2432 | E. yan@thewomensfoundationhk.org 

Yan joined The Women’s Foundation in Sept 2013 and she’s responsible for managing the Life Skills Programme. Prior to this, she served at various NGOs including Heifer International Hong Kong and The Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, where she managed life education and fundraising programmes. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, during which she joined a one-year exchange programme to The University of California, San Diego. 


 

CONNIE CHEUNG
Programme Manager (Life Skills Programme)

D. (852) 2581-1195 | E. conniec@thewomensfoundationhk.org 

 

Connie joined The Women’s Foundation as Programme Manager in 2013. She is responsible for the Life Skills Programme and other ad-hoc projects. Previously, Connie served at the Employees Retraining Board for nine years which included a two-year secondment at the Labour Department, where she managed a number of programmes.  Prior to that, she worked in Hong Kong Cable News as a reporter and anchor.  Connie received her B.A. in Journalism from the Hong Kong Shue Yan University.


 

JILL CHUNG
Programme Manager 
D. (852) 2581-1183 | E. jill@thewomensfoundationhk.org 

Jill joined the Foundation in 2011, having previously served at the Employee Retraining Board (ERB) for three years where she was mainly responsible for the development and piloting of its Training cum Employment Resource Centre. Before joining ERB, she was engaged in programme planning and management for different government departments including the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Labour Department. At the Women’s Foundation, Jill is chiefly responsible for the implementation of the T.E.E.N. Programme. Jill received her Bachelor degree in Social Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies from the City University of Hong Kong.



CASEY McGRATH
Policy & Networks Manager
D. (852) 2581-1879 | E. caseym@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Casey joined The Women's Foundation in 2013 and manages our major gala fundraising events, strategic partnerships and development activities. Casey is a lawyer by background and is a member of the New York Bar. She was an Associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in the Corporate Department where her practice focused on leveraged finance and she led and managed all phases of deal transactions. Prior to this, she was an Associate at Paul Hastings. She has also assisted in the incorporation process and provided legal counsel regarding tax-exempt status for several non-profits in the United States. Casey holds a J.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Michigan.


LISA MOORE
Research and Advocacy Manager
D. (852) 2581-1873 | E. lisa@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Lisa joined The Women’s Foundation in 2011. As Research and Advocacy Manager, she manages multiple collaborative research projects and contributes to all aspects of an active events calendar that spotlight gender issues in the Hong Kong community and generate media attention. She also heads up the Leading Women Speaker Series in partnership with Bloomberg. Previously, Lisa was a Teaching & Research Fellow at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lisa received her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.  


STEPHANIE POON
Marketing & Communications Manager  
D. (852) 2592-8265 | E. stephanie@thewomensfoundationhk.org 
 
Stephanie joined The Women’s Foundation in 2014, leading marketing and communications function and working closely with all departments to ensure a consistent approach and maximum impact. Previously, Stephanie was the Director of Events and Membership at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, managing more than 250 events a year, and cultivating and delivering strategies for member relations.  She also has management experience in retail, publishing and media/information industries. Stephanie obtained her B.Sc in Communications and B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.

AMY RUSSELL
Programme Manager (Mentoring Programme)
D. (852) 2581-1113 | E. amyr@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Amy joined The Women’s Foundation in November 2013, and is primarily responsible for the management and coordination of the Foundation's best-in-class Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders. She is also in charge of our Oxbridge Women's Network events. Previously, Amy worked as a Sub-Editor at the South China Morning Post, and prior to this she spent time living and working in India and Malaysia, focusing on education and cultural issues. Amy graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2007, and obtained an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 2008.


DAVY MAK 
Senior Programme Officer

D. (852) 2581-1113 | E. davy@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Davy joined The Women's Foundation as Programme Officer in October 2011. He is a recent graduate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he studied Social Policy and Administration. As an undergraduate, Davy was an intern for the Civic Party and was involved in organising and implementing a wide range of their events and programmes. He has a strong interest in socio-political issues and his final year research at university was on the development of political parties in Hong Kong.


NANCY LO
Programme Coordinator
D. (852) 2581-1151 | E. nancy@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Nancy joined The Women’s Foundation in 2013. Her major responsibilities include programme administration and providing general support to the programme team. Previously, Nancy worked in the education sector in the areas of Human Resources, Administration and Operations for more than 10 years.  She graduated from The Thames Valley College  majoring in Human Resources Management.  


ARTHarthurUR HUI
Senior Programme Officer
D. (852) 2592-4306 | E. arthur@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Arthur joined The Women's Foundation in 2012. His main responsibilities are providing operational support for our Life Skills Programme. He is a recent graduate from the Hong Kong Baptist University where he studied Psychology. Arthur has extensive experience of working with teenagers. During his studies, Arthur interned with Youth Outreach where he organised and implemented different adventure events and programmes for deprived and disadvantaged teens. He is actively involved in supporting the Catholic Diocesan of Hong Kong and its youth focused activities such as the
Caritas Bazaar and World Youth Day.  


DANIELLE YEUNG
Mentoring Programme Officer
D. (852) 2592-8265 | E. danielle@thewomensfoundationkhk.org

Danielle joined The Women's Foundation in 2014 as Project Officer. Her main responsibilities include providing support for the Mentoring Programme. Previously, Danielle worked at the KELY Support Group providing services for young people across Hong Kong. She is passionate about helping the community and participated in various volunteer work in different NGOs as a volunteer tutor, mentor, facilitator, and etc. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an undergraduate with a background in public health.
 


cina wongCINA WONG
Accounting Officer
D. (852) 2592-8265 | E. cina@thewomensfoundationkhk.org

Cina joined The Women’s Foundation as Accounting Officer in 2014 and her major responsibilities include accounting and finance. And, she provides support to office administration too. She’s working in accounting field as from her first job. Cina received her Bachelor of Business in Economics and Finance from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in 2003. 

CARMEN CHAN
Designer
D. (852) 2592-8265 | E. carmen@thewomensfoundationhk.org

Carmen joined The Women's Foundation in 2013. She contributes to the visual design of all the Foundation's published materials, specialising in infographics. Carmen has a solid foundation in art and design, graduating from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver majoring in Communication Design. Her experience includes branding design, annual reports and variety of publishing design projects.


 



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