Mr. Wong Kam Sing has served as the former Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from 2012 to 2022. Mr. Wong is a profession architect and has been promoting sustainable built environment since the 1990s. From 2003 to 2005, he was involved in the design of the first Wu Zhi Bridge and its construction in Mao Si Village on the Loess Plateau in Gansu. Since the establishment of the Wu Zhi Qiao Charity Foundation in 2007, he has continued to support and participate in various areas, including serving as a long term honorary advisor.
Ir Dr. Edward C W Chan is a registered professional engineer and a practicing project management professional in the property development sector. He is an expert in building sustainability and social innovation. He received a Doctor of Engineering degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (major in intellectual capital and knowledge management) and a Bachelor degree in Building Services Engineering with 1st class Honours from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Master of Science in Built Environment from the University College London and Master of Economics from the University of Hong Kong. He has been involved in a number of the sustainable built environment, large-scale infrastructure and consulting projects across Hong Kong, China, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan regions. In recent years, his projects obtained a number of green, healthy and intelligent building and ESG awards and accreditations at Hong Kong, national and international levels.
Esther Ma founded Prestique Limited in 1995 and is currently serving as its Chief Executive Officer. Prestique is a boutique lifestyle public relations and events management company with clients including beauty brands, luxury products, architects and designers, hospitality and sports entities, educational institutions and NGOs. Prior to founding Prestique, Esther worked for Procter & Gamble (HK) Limited as SKII Brand Manager and received the Regional SKII Brand-Building Award. In 2016, Esther co-founded Harvest Sky Enterprises Limited to nurture and support elite and aspiring athletes via opportunities in education, empowerment, events, endorsements and endowments. Esther’s personal awards include AmCham/SCMP Entrepreneur of the Year, APEC’s Woman Entrepreneur Delegate (HK), China’s Top 100 Woman Entrepreneurs, Jessica 10 Most Successful Women Award, and SCMP Woman of Our Time. She received her BA degree from UC Berkeley and MBA degree from Columbia Business School. Esther has been married to Harvey Lee for 28 years and they have two daughters Quisha (17) and Tiqa (15). During her leisure time, Esther enjoys golf, triathlon, squash, cooking and painting. In 2022, Esther received Prestige Magazine’s Woman of Power Award and was appointed to the Athletes Career & Education Committee of Hong Kong’s Sports Federation & Olympic Committee. Esther sits on various educational advisory boards including Columbia Business School Lang Entrepreneurship Fund, Kent School, Indian Mountain School, and Chinese University’s Morningside College. Her philanthropic engagements include board member of Wu Zi Qiao Charitable Foundation, Women Helping Women, Zonta Club of HK, and Global Citizen Initiatives Fellowship. She is author of five books and mentor to more than 100 students.
Ir Cary Chan is a professional engineer and is currently the Executive Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council, the Chairman of WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network (APN). Over the years, he has carried out a lot of researches and energy saving initiatives with substantial improvements in energy performance of buildings. Some of his works have won international awards, which includes Client of the Year – Low Carbon Operation Award by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 2010. Ir Chan is also active in serving the professional and business communities with his expertise. Recently, Ir Chan has been appointed as Justices of the Peace (JP) by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Professor Michael Chan is an assistant professor in School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also works closely with the Faculty of Construction and Environment on bridge building method, environment and ecology studies. Michael has been supporting and advising the school teams since the first Wu Zhi Qiao project.
Mr. Raymond Chan is a Chartered Engineer, a Registered Barrister and Ph.D in Economic Science. While he possesses more than 30 years’ experience in the engineering and management fields, his exposure covers various disciplines of engineering industry, such as building services, power generation, oil and field, automobile, renewable energy etc. In the past years, he took up a couple of management roles covering businesses in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and South East Asia. Currently, being the General Manager – Technical of New World Development Company Limited, he oversees technical matters associated with property management and in particular energy management and innovation projects for the group as a whole. For the past years, Mr. Chan has been serving as Mentor for youth and college students in different disciplines. He is currently sitting in a few committees of Hong Kong Green Building Council and serves as Advisor for Rotary Club of Greater Bay Area.
Dr Chau is currently Vice-President for Teaching and Learning in HKBU. Devoted to community service, Dr Chau has served on committees and panels related to secondary and tertiary education. He was also appointed to several Government committees or advisory panels related to education, elderly affairs, the environment and broadcasting; and volunteered his expertise to a few charities and non-governmental organisations engaged in youth development, heritage preservation and arts and culture. In the past years, he is the university convener for Wu Zhi Xing Charity Walk, coordinating student affairs offices of local institutions to support our events. He also joined HKU-Tsing Hua Wu Zhi Qiao construction trip in 2011.
Dr Eliza Cheung currently serves as a clinical psychologist cum Service In-charge of Psychological Support Service at Hong Kong Red Cross, and also the Technical Advisor of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support. Over the years, she has also coordinated emergency mental health and psychosocial response and preparedness programmes in response to natural disasters, disease outbreaks, conflict and population movement. She was also deployed to Liberia to respond in the Ebola Virus outbreak (2014), Nepal earthquake (2015), and Bangladesh for the population movement (2017). She is now leading the IFRC Asia Pacific’s MHPSS Training and Learning Collaborative, serving the region on MHPSS operations, programme, and training. Eliza is also serving in a number of public bodies and volunteer engagements, including serving as the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Clinical Psychologists Association.
Miss Irina Fan is the Research Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Sustainability and inclusiveness are always topics of her heart, which align very much with missions of Wuzhqiao. Miss Fan had been actively involved in Wu Zhi Xing fund raising activities and had helped raised funds to build five Victoria Wu Zhi Bridges. She also brought younger students to life-changing exchange opportunities with local villagers in Gansu, Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan, fostering friendship and planting seeds in young and beautiful hearts to build spiritual bridges.
Ms. Leonie Ki is non-Executive Director of New World Development Co., Ltd, Director of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and New World Charity Foundation as well as INED of SaSa International and Clear Media Ltd. A veteran advertising professional, Ms. Ki has been contributing to the public good of Hong Kong by staging public events like the HK97. Extravaganza for the return of Hong Kong to China. She is also committed to community service and education. She is Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Council of UNICEF, Vice Chairman of Musicus Society, Exco Member of Youth Outreach, Trustee member of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation and Council member of Hong Kong University. She was Hon. Fellow of HKU and OUHK. She was also appointed JP and SBS by HKSARG. She is also a member of National and Yunnan CPPCC.
Professor Sung, SBS, JP received his medical degree (MB BS) from The University of Hong Kong, and conferred PhD in biomedical sciences by the University of Calgary and MD by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He holds fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Australia, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the Hong Kong College of Physicians, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong (ASHK). He is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering of the People's Republic of China and Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. He served as the Vice-Chancellor and President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2010-2017. Professor Sung is currently Distinguished University Professor, Senior Vice President (Health & Life Sciences) and Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also Emeritus Professor of Medicine at CUHK. Professor Sung is passionate about youth education. Over the years, he actively participated in the bridge building projects at Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation.
Prof Tseng held a number of senior arts management positions in Hong Kong, including Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society, Head of Radio 4, RTHK and Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He then relocated to the Mainland to become Chair and Professor of the Arts Administration Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. After returning to Hong Kong, he served as Adjunct Professor of the Education University of Hong Kong and later Professor of Practice in Music Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently Professional Consultant (Honorary) of the Department of Music, CUHK. Prof. Tseng has served as board /committee members of many cultural organizations, including the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (Chairman), Committee on Venue Partnership of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (Chairman), the Hong Kong Government’s Advisory Committee on Arts Development and the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE in the USA). Currently he is a member of the Artistic Board of the Macau International Music Festival and a board member of several Hong Kong arts institutions. In 2018, he became a volunteer of the Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation and joined the Management Council in 2019.
Polly is a registered Architect of Hong Kong and the UK. She was the Project Executive of the 1st Wu Zhi Qiao - “A Bridge Too Far, A Dream Comes True” from 2003-2005. She has been participating in Wu Zhi Qiao volunteer programs and sharing her experiences and technical knowhow with Wu Zhi Qiao’s volunteers in Hong Kong since then.