Our Board

Board of Governors

Cecilia Chan
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.


Gwen Faure
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.


Claire Goodchild
Former 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.


Joanna Hotung
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.


Tom Morrow
Chairman of FICC and Equities in Asia Pacific, Goldman Sachs

Tom Morrow is chairman of FICC and Equities in Asia Pacific at Goldman Sachs. He is a member of the Firmwide Client Franchise Committee, the Asia Pacific Management Committee and the Global Banking & Markets Operating Committee. Tom joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 and moved to Hong Kong in 1995. He has held multiple senior leadership roles throughout his career in the firm's New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo offices. Prior to his current role, Tom was head of Asia Pacific Equities Distribution, head of the sovereign wealth fund business within the Securities Division in Asia Pacific and led the Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Strategic Coverage & Solutions Group. He is a former member of the Partnership Committee. Tom was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2006. Tom is a board member of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. He also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Quantitative Finance and MSc in Finance Programmes of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tom earned an AB from Dartmouth College in 1992.


Tim Payne
Principal, Kellaways

Tim Payne was with Brunswick for 20 years - based in London, then New York, before moving to Hong Kong in 2004 where he leds 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.


Samantha Wong
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.


Advisory Board

Alicia Kershaw (TWF Co-Founder)
President, The Fund for Women in Asia

Cynthia Chung (Hon. Legal Advisor)
Partner, Deacons

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

Danielle Huthart
Director, Whitespace (Branding & Interactive Agency)

Dr. Alexandra von Ilsemann
Professor for History and Political Science, International Affairs, Temple University, Tokyo, Japan

Christine Loh
Former Under-Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR

Anna Wu
Former Non-Official Member, Executive Council


Honorary Trustees

Desiree Au 
Publisher, Vogue Hong Kong 

Rachel Cartland 
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

Christina Gaw
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)

Lale Kesebi
Founder and CEO of human-at.work

Thelma Kwan

Zoe Henham
Chair, TWF Human Resources Advisory Council

Stephanie Hui
Head of Merchant Banking Division (APAC), Goldman Sachs

Michelle Low
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

Hayden Majajas 
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

Rebecca Neufeld
Founder, RNeufeld Consulting

Michelle Paisley (TWF Honorary Treasurer Jan 2012 to Sept 2019) 
Managing Director, CC Strategic Partners Hong Kong

Kieran Rose
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

Rebecca Woo
Director, Global Relationship Management, Citigroup Global Markets Asia

Clarence Yang
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


Honorary Auditor

Keith Pogson
Senior Partner, Financial Services, Asia Pacific EY