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International Honorary Fellows

The University of Central Lancashire is proud of to honour international fellows globally in recognition of their outstanding academic and  educational achievements and for the contribution they make to the societies and communities of their home countries.

Approximately two-three honorary awards are conferred annually.

Dr Sun Haiming

President, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China

President, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China

Awarded Honorary Doctorate in June 2011 for his outstanding contribution to the development and internationalisation of higher education and collaboration and exchange on joint programmes between Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and the University of Central Lancashire

Professor Sun Haiming is the current President of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. An academic supervisor for PhD students in regional economy and industrial economics, he served as the Vice Chair of Executive Board of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics before joining SUIBE. Over the years, he has completed several key research projects supported by the state, ministerial and municipal social sciences foundations, and served as a policy advisor for governments at various levels on reform and open-up measures. His honours include awards for Distinguished Young Teachers in Shanghai Universities in 1991 and 1993, for Achievements in Research in Shanghai in 1995, and BaoSteel Awards for Excellence in Teaching in 1999.

He received his bachelor’s degree in industrial economics from the Renmin University of China in 1983 and his master’s degree in industrial economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He was promoted to Professor in 1993 after becoming an Associate Professor in 1988.

He has been granted special government allowance from China’s State Council since 1993 and has been elected and re-elected Director, Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the Industrial and Economic Management Research Society since 1992, and served on the Committee of Experts for Policy Advice for the Shanghai Municipal Government since 1995.  He is concurrently Vice President of the Shanghai Society of Economics and President of the Shanghai Association of International Trade.

Professor Chen Jie

Vice-President (Student Affairs), Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China

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Awarded Honorary Fellowship in June 2009 for her contribution to the development of higher education in Shanghai, through Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

Born in Shanghai in 1963, Professor Chen Jie is Vice-Chair of the Executive Board and Vice President of SUIBE. She is concurrently Executive Deputy Director and Secretary General of the Research Society of English for International Business affiliated to the China Association for International Trade, Executive Director of the Shanghai Society for College English Education, and Director of the Shanghai International Studies Association. She came to the SUIBE Language School in 1987 after obtaining her master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the Shanghai Normal University. She started to serve as Director of Business English Teaching and Research Section in 1992, Vice Dean for Teaching Administration of Language School in 1995, and Dean of Language School in 1999.

She was seconded to the Shanghai Education Commission, serving as its Deputy Secretary General from March 2001 to May 2002. Over the years, she has taught various courses, including Business English, English Listening, and Intensive English Reading, and published many textbooks, including Skills for English Interpretation, New College English: Integrated Course Practice Book (vols. 1-4), Study Guides for New College English (vols. 1-4), Business English for the 21st Century, and Market Leader.  1997 she was awarded the Third Prize of the Shanghai Textbook Award for Skills for English Interpretation. She is the co-author of several dictionaries such as Dictionary of English Synonyms and Glossary for the Use of WTO Translators, and the author of many papers. She has completed a number of research projects funded by the state, ministerial and municipal foundations. Her honours and awards include the Third Prize in the Shanghai Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2005 and 2009, the Shanghai Outstanding Educator Award in 1993, the BaoSteel Education Award in 1997, and the Shanghai Award for Women in Education in 2001.

Dean Wang

Wang Guanglin, Dean of Language School, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics


 

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in June 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the development and internationalisation of higher education, collaboration and exchange on joint programmes between Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and the University of Central Lancashire.

Wang Guanglin obtained his Bachelor’s degree in English in 1984 and Master’s degree in English and American Literature in 1987 from Nanjing University and obtained his Doctoral Degree in English Literature from East China Normal University in 2003.  He joined Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in 1987, where he has held the positions of lecturer, associate professor and professor.  From 1987 to 2014, he has been teaching English & American Literature, Western Literary Theory, Intercultural Communication, Chinese Culture and Diasporic Chinese Literature.

In 2009, he acted as the external PhD examiner for the University of Western Australia.  Owing to his outstanding contribution to Australian literature translation, Professor Wang was awarded the Special Translation Award from the Australia-China Council in 2012.  He was also awarded the third prize and second prize for excellent teaching in 2009 and 2013 respectively by the Shanghai Municipal Government and was also granted the Bao Steel Excellent Teacher Award.

In recent years, Prof. WANG has personally participated in every single phase and event in educational development and internationalisation strategy of the SUIBE language school.   Professor Wang has always undertaken innovative and revolutionary international education projects and his courage and perseverance have won him the recognition and praise of the education community.

Professor Xu Xiaowei

Vice-President, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in June 2012 for her outstanding contribution to the development and internationalisation of higher education and collaboration and exchange on joint programmes between Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and the University of Central Lancashire

Born in Shanghai in August 1953, Associate Professor Xu Xiaowei is the current Vice President of SUIBE. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from SUIBE in November 1982 and her Master’s degree in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in June 1990. Previously, she served as a faculty member, Vice Dean, and Dean of SUIBE Business School and SUIBE-RMIT International Business School, and Assistant President of SUIBE.  She is also Vice President of the Shanghai Society of World Economics and a council member of the Shanghai Association of International Trade. She has been a recipient of special government allowance from China’s State Council since 2002.


Dr Wang Xinkui 

Former President, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics 

Awarded Honorary Doctorate in June 2007 for his contribution to the development of higher education in Shanghai through Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (now SUIBE)

Professor Wang gained his Masters degree at the World Economic Research Institute of Fudan University in 1982 and his PhD in Economics at East China Normal University in 1989.  A specialist in international trade theory, Professor Wang’s teaching and research have made a significant contribution to the discipline and he has published six books, over 300 academic articles and participated in over 10 research projects.

Professor Wang’s long association with SIFT began when he joined as a teacher in 1982. He rose rapidly to gain the positions of Deputy Dean and Executive Deputy Dean of the Department of Economics; Director of the International Economic and Trade Research Institute of the SIFT and Vice President and President of the SIFT. His work has consistently taken him into the international arena, including a period spent as visiting research assistant at Financial Research Institute of Ministry of Finance in Japan, and more recently, Professor Wang went to Durham University as a visiting scholar.

Professor Wang is noted not only for his outstanding contributions to his academic discipline, but also for his ability to convey his knowledge and passion for the subject to his students. 

Professor Wang’s expertise and distinction have been put to the service of the wider community; Professor Wang has been Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Vice Chairman and President of The Shanghai World Trade Organisation, Consultation Centre and Administrative Vice Chairman of Shanghai World Economy Academy. 

 


Wang Xingsun

Former President, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (now Shanghai University of International Business and Economics)

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in June 2005 for his support and development of higher education in China in collaboration with UCLan.

A college graduate of 1966, Wang Xingsun began his career in higher education at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade in 1979.  Since that time he has successively held the posts of Associate Professor of English, Vice Dean of the Foreign Languages Department, Dean of the Foreign Languages Department, Assistant to the President and from 1995 until 2004, Vice President of SIFT.

Wang Xingsun’s success in the teaching and research of English for International Business has twice won him the title of ‘Excellent Teacher’ awarded by China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation.

He has also been responsible for a key academic project on Business English initiated by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Director of the Shanghai Municipal Centre for Business English Test, and Vice Chairman of the Research Committee of Business English under the China Association of International Trade.

During his term in office as Vice President responsible for Teaching and International Co-operation, Wang Xingsun worked tirelessly to explore co-operative possibilities with overseas universities.  He has been successful in bringing about several jointly run Sino-foreign projects including the very successful co-operation between SIFT and UCLan. 

In 2004 Wang Xingsun retired as Vice President of SIFT.  However, since that time he has become Director of SIFT’s Professional Development Centre which is the first Chinese professional training centre established within an institute of higher education.  Alongside this, Wang Xingsun also serves as Director of the Shanghai World Expo Human Resources Centre where he is responsible for the research, development and training in human resources in support of this first World Expo held by a developing country and due to take place in 2010.  

Chen Linhan

Vice-President, and Dean of International College, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

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Awarded Honorary Fellowship in June 2008 for his contribution to the development of higher education in Guangdong Province, through Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

Mr Chen Linhan is currently Assistant to the President, and Dean of the International College of GDUFS.  His outstanding academic career began when he studied at the Faculty of English Language and Culture in Central China Normal University, before pursuing Masters study at the University of Bristol in the UK.  He has pursued his career as a teacher of English ever since his graduation in 1978.  He moved to GDUFS in 1992, and was formerly Director of the English Department, Vice-Dean of the School of English for International Business and from 2004, has been Dean of the College of International Business.

Mr Chen has carried out extensive research into teaching English as a foreign language and has many publications to his name.  He is a pioneer of GDUFS establishing links with universities abroad, of which UCLan is a major partner. 

During his career Mr Chen has also undertaken many social responsibilities such as member of the Academic Promotion Evaluation Team for Translators in Guangdong Province; member of the Association of non-party Advanced Intellectuals and a supervisor for postgraduates within the School of English for International Business.

Xu Zhenhua


Awarded Honorary Doctorate in June 2007 for his contribution to the development of higher education in Guangdong Province, through Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

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President Xu’s outstanding academic career began when he studied at the forerunner to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages.  He then continued his studies in French, Literature and Higher Education Management in the University of Mohammad 5th in Morocco, the University of La Nouvelle Sorbonne in France and in Montreal University, Canada.

In his distinguished academic career Prof Xu Zhenhua has published more than 50 academic works of international renown on French literature, linguistics and the interaction of language and society.

President Xu served Guangdong University of Foreign Studies tirelessly following his graduation in 1975, becoming President, Chief of the Party Committee of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Professor, and a supervisor of PhD candidates of the University.  As PhD supervisor in French language and literature, he served on the Ministry of Education’s Committee for the Guidance of Teaching Foreign Language as a Speciality.  He also served as Deputy President of the Chinese Society of French Literature Studies and is also a member of the Standing Committee of the 10th Political Consultative Conference of Guangdong Province and Deputy Chief of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Affairs Committee.   He has also been awarded the honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

In addition to his duties at GDUFS he has devoted years of service to the wider academic and social community; he is a member of the 9th Guangdong Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; an executive member of the 5th Guangdong Federation for Social Sciences; Vice-Chairman of China French Literature Society; a member of the Foreign Languages Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education; Vice-Chairman of Guangzhou Translation Association and a member of Guangdong Province Academic Degrees Committee.

Professor Zhong Weihe

President, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

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Awarded Honorary Doctorate in June 2011 for his outstanding contribution to the development and internationalisation of higher education and collaboration and exchange on joint programmes between Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and the University of Central Lancashire

Professor Zhong is currently Deputy Party Secretary, President, professor and doctoral tutor of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. His current positions are Vice Chairman of State Council Academic Degrees Committee of the "National Translation Graduate Education Steering Committee," member of the Ministry of Foreign Language Teaching Steering Committee, National Translation Professional Qualifications (level) Examinations in English Expert Committee (Human Resources and Social Security), Vice President of Translators Association of China, Vice President of the Translators Association of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou Translation Association and the Translators Association of Science and Technology in Guangzhou. He is also Vice President of the Guangdong Provincial Association of Young Scientists, the Ninth Guangdong Provincial Youth Federation and the 10th and 11th of Guangzhou Youth Federation.

His research mainly focuses on interpretation theory and interpretation teaching research and translation studies. As a well-known expert in interpreting studies, he has interpreted for many national, provincial and municipal leaders, foreign heads of state and influential people in politics and commerce.

 

Madam Jiang Zhong

Former Executive Vice-Chairman, Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in June 2007 for her outstanding contribution to the reform, development, and internationalization of Higher Education, and collaboration and exchange on joint programmes between Shenzhen University and UCLan

Madam Jiang Zhong graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Hei Long Jiang University with a Degree in Philosophy.  Between 1982 and 1994 she undertook a number of leading roles in various departments in Shenzhen’s Municipal Government; including Deputy Director General of the Publicity Department, Chinese Communist Party Shenzhen Committee, Director of Shenzhen Women’s Union, and Secretary General of Divisional CPC Committee Shenzhen Municipal CPC Committee

In 1994, Madam Jiang was the Deputy President of the Shenzhen Administration College and between 1996 and 2005, the Party Secretary General of Shenzhen University, and Chairman of the Administrative Council.  In 1996 she was appointed as a part-time professor in the Department of Philosophy at Hei Long Jiang University. 

Madam Jiang was the Executive Deputy Chairman of Shenzhen People’s Consultative Committee, and also the Chairman of the Theoretical Research Association, Shenzhen People’s Consultative Committee

Over the last 30 years, Madam Jiang has been actively exploring the possibilities of reform and the creation of systems and structures in Chinese Higher Education.  During the 10 years she served at Shenzhen University as the Party Secretary and the Chairman of the Administrative Council, she made a prominent contribution to subject development, students’ affairs, teaching reform, internationalization of higher education, and development of all aspects of Shenzhen University.  

Professor Zhang Bigong

Former President, Shenzhen University, China

Awarded Honorary Doctorate in June 2007 for his outstanding contribution to the reform, development, and internationalization of Higher Education, and collaboration and exchange on joint programmes between Shenzhen University and University of Central Lancashire

Professor Zhang graduated from Beijing University in 1984, with an MA in Chinese Classical Literature and started teaching at Shenzhen University that same year.  He has since held a number of senior posts from Deputy Dean of the Chinese Department, Dean of Chinese Culture and Communication, Director of the President's Office and Vice-President.  He has made great contributions to the promotion of Shenzhen University's international profile.

Professor Zhang has been awarded the title of 'Excellent Teacher of China' by the Ministry of Education and is a renowned scholar in the field of Chinese Classical Literature.  He has published five books and over 30 research papers, which have attracted numerous prizes, including the Key National Project in social science.

Professor Zhang also holds a number of posts for social service: Member of the Advisory Board for the Discipline of Chinese Literature in the Ministry of Education; Vice-Chair of Chinese Association of Quyuan Studies' Standing Director of Chinese Tourism Literature Association. 

Dr. Ajeenkya Dnyandeo Patil

Chairman of Ajeenkya D Y Patil Group, Mumbai, India

Awarded Honorary Doctorate in July 2007 for his outstanding work in the field of education and health care, as an entrepreneur and an educationalist.

Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil possesses a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Richmond College UK. He specialized in Marketing from London School of Economics but on completion of his studies he returned to Mumbai to run part of the business developed by his father, Padmasheree Dr DY Patil.  Over recent years they have developed a number of international schools for 7-18 year olds, but have also launched a wide range of higher education institutions in Mumbai, Pune, and Kholapur which provide training for students in a wide range of areas including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, physiotherapy, architecture, law, engineering, biomedical science, and information technology. 

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil believes in not only the benefits of education, but the need to increase the accessibility of education within India and the institutions he runs provide a range of free treatments for people in India (both dental and medical) and attempt to provide realistic rates to enable some students to undertake education who would not otherwise have access to the facilities available.  He has recently been rewarded for his work by being given the post of Chairman of the Central Board for Workers Education which is located in the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the Government of India.  This is in recognition of all the work he has been doing to support the general population and raising general standards in India in terms of both education and health.

Since 2002, Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil has worked with UCLan developing the BSc Biomedical Science programme and this programme is now recognised by the British Council as an example of good practice within India.  

Chief Justice Kheshoe Parsad Matadeen

UoM Enterprise, Mauritius

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in June 2014 for his significant contribution to the Judiciary in Mauritius and his outstanding support for the internationalisation of higher education and collaboration on joint programmes between the University of Mauritius and the University of Central Lancashire.

His Honour, the Chief Justice Matadeen graduated with an LLB (Hons) (London) in 1977 and a year later, became Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple. His pre-judicial career was spent at the Attorney-General’s Office initially as a clerk and later, after completing his legal studies in London, as Counsel.  In the latter role, he advised the various Ministries, Government Departments and the Police Force on major legal issues and has appeared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in major criminal cases and for the Government in major civil cases.

His Honour, the Chief Justice Matadeen was elevated to the rank of Queen’s Counsel in 1991.  After holding the posts of Parliamentary Counsel and Solicitor-General successively, he was made a Judge of the Supreme Court in 1994 and was appointed Senior Puisne Judge in 2007.  On 1st January this year, he was appointed as Chief Justice.

He has also been a Judge of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the Seychelles from 1999 to 2003 and is, since 2005 a Judge of the Appellate Division of the Court of Justice of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA),  which sits in Lusaka, Zambia.

He was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee for the period 2013 - 2016. However, he relinquished his membership in early 2014 in order to concentrate on his new responsibilities as Chief Justice. In May 2014, he was conferred the title of Grand Commander of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (equivalent to the status of knight) by the President of the Republic of Mauritius.                                                                                                 

Chief Justice Matadeen has a keen interest in legal education, having been for a number of years a lecturer in law, and Head of the Law School at the University of Mauritius and has been highly supportive of the collaborative programmes in Law offered in Mauritius, in collaboration with UCLan. 

Mrs Justice Ah Foon Chui Yew Cheong

Judge of the Supreme Court of Mauritius

Mrs Justice Ah Foon Chui Yew Cheong, Judge of the Supreme Court of Mauritius

Awarded honorary Fellowship in June 2015 for her significant contribution to the Judiciary in Mauritius and her outstanding support for the internationalisation of higher education and collaboration on joint programmes between the University of Mauritius and the University of Central Lancashire.

Mrs Justice Ah Foon Chui Yew Cheong, Judge of the Supreme Court of Mauritius is the chairperson of the Board of Judicial and Legal Studies.  She was appointed Puisne Judge to the Supreme Court of Mauritius in 2003 and is the Chairperson of the Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies since its inception in 2011.  She was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn in 1975 after having read law at the University of London, King's College.  In 1977, she joined the then Crown Law Office as Crown Counsel.  She then served as Direct Magistrate, Intermediate and Industrial Court Magistrate and Acting Principal State Counsel.  In 1997, she was appointed Master and Registrar of the Supreme Court.  She served as Director of Public Prosecutions from 1999 to 2003.  She also lectured in Labour Law at the Council of Legal Education.

Mrs Cheong has made, and is still making, a huge contribution to the workings of the Legal System in Mauritius. Her role, as chairperson of the IJLS, means that she is responsible for all the professional development of lawyers in Mauritius. In addition her contribution as a Supreme Court Judge, in particular the setting up of the Mediation Division, places her in the forefront of developing both the substantive and procedural aspects of Mauritian Law.

Mrs Cheong has contributed to the work of UCLan via the CPD programme of the IJLS and also hosted a group of Preston law students during their visit to Mauritius which was the undoubted highlight of their educational visit.

Brigadier Dr Sulaiman Bin Mohammed Al Harthy

Director General of the Royal Oman Police Civil Defence, Sultanate of Oman

Director General of the Royal Oman Police Civil Defence, Sultanate of Oman

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in January 2010 for contributing greatly to health and safety within the Sultanate of Oman and for his support and encouragement for both the International College of Engineering and Management and the University of Central Lancashire

Dr Sulaiman has a long and distinguished career in both health and safety.  He studied as a Doctor and gained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1980, going on to gain a Masters of Science in Tropical Diseases in 1983 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  This was followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Policies and Planning of Medical Services in 1990.

Dr Sulaiman joined the Royal Oman Police in 1980 and served as Police Medical Officer from 1980 – 1990, at which time he was appointed Director of Medical Services, a post he held until 1998.  From 1998 to 2002 he was Director General for Development and Scrutiny; from 2002 – 2007 Director General Civil Status, and appointed to his current position in 2007.

He has been involved in many initiatives to improve the quality of life for Omanis and Expatriates.  As Director General of Civil Defence Dr Sulaiman is currently initiating a major expansion programme, aimed at developing new fire stations, providing state of the art equipment and managing the recruitment of a substantial number of firefighters for a 21st century service for the country.

Colonel Ahmed bin Hassan Al-Zedjali

Director General of Civil Defence, Royal Oman Police

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Awarded Honorary Fellowship in December 2006 for his contribution to the development of professional training in Civil Defence in the Sultanate of Oman

Colonel Zedjali has had a distinguished career and is one of the most highly respected members of the Royal Oman Police.  His contribution to the development of the Fire Service in Oman is outstanding and his Service is widely admired and is the envy of Civil Defence services throughout the GCC.

Born in 1954, he was educated at the Royal Jordanian Hashemite Police College following which he achieved qualifications at international institutes and colleges in many specialisms including criminal evidence and investigation, traffic operations and Command & Management.  He has had a long and varied career in the Royal Oman Police and has held posts of major responsibility including Head of Enquiries and Criminal Investigation, Head of Training at Sultan Qaboos Academy for Police Sciences, Director of Police Communications, Assistant Director General of Civil Defence and, since 2004, Director General of Civil Defence.

He has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Fire Safety Engineering College and the University of Central Lancashire.  His commitment to education and training within his Service is well known and he is determined to ensure that the Fire Service in the Sultanate is as well trained as any in the World. 

His Excellency Mohammad Al-Zubair

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Awarded Honorary Fellowship in December 2005 for his role in developing Higher Education in the Sultanate of Oman, through his achievements as the first President of Sultan Qaboos University and through his vision and inspiration in creating the Fire Safety Engineering College.

H.E Mohammed Al Zubair, the Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan for Economic Planning Affairs and Chairman of Zubair Corporation, was awarded his Honorary Doctorate to recognise his tremendous contributions to his country and the people of Oman. His Excellency has achieved many outstanding successes in his life, particularly through his role as Advisor for Economic Planning to His Majesty The Sultan of Oman.  However, he is particularly recognised for his important roles in developing Higher Education in the Sultanate through his achievements as the first President of Sultan Qaboos University and through his vision and inspiration in creating the Fire Safety Engineering College 20 years ago.

His Excellency Mohammed Al-Barwani


 

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in December 2008 for his leadership and contribution to the success of the oil and gas industry in the Sultanate of Oman, and for his support and encouragement for the International College of Engineering & Management and the University of Central Lancashire.

His Excellency Mohammed Al-Barwani is Founder, Owner & Chairman of MB Holding Company LLC, one of the largest oilfield services companies in the Middle East.  His Excellency earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Miami-Ohio, USA and Master of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Harriet Watt University in Edinburgh, UK

A petroleum engineer by profession, he has an extensive experience of over 35 years in the oil industry in Oman and abroad. He joined Petroleum Development Oman in 1976 and held several senior engineering positions in the company. In 1986, he left PDO to found MB Petroleum Services and went on to take the MB Group on a fast track of growth.  He founded Petrogas, now a major international exploration and production company, in 1999.

His Excellency Mohammed Al-Barwani is also the Chairman of other group companies including National Mining Company, MB Petroleum Services, Crest Oil & Gas, Petrogas E&P and Daleel Petroleum. He also holds the positions of Deputy Chairman of Oman Air (the national airline of Oman) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Transgulf Investment Holding Company.  He was formerly a Member of the Boards of the National Bank of Oman and of Shell Oman Marketing Company.  He was Vice President of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and a Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He was also a member of His Majesty the Sultan’s Committee for the Omanisation of the Oil and Gas Sector.

He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland to the Sultanate of Oman.

His Excellency is a true entrepreneur; a “self-made” man who has created a major business from his early dreams. In doing so he has contributed greatly to the wealth of his beloved country, has provided employment for many thousands of Omani citizens and has become a source of inspiration to his fellow countrymen.  

His Excellency Salem Nasser AL Maskri

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in December 2007 for his leadership in the development of higher education in Oman and for the support of the International College of Engineering and Management and UCLan.

His Excellency Salem Nasser AL Maskri has been committed to the field of education all his working life, serving as a primary school teacher during 1963 – 1968, having graduated from London University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975.  Following his graduation, he was appointed as Secretary of the Sultan Qaboos University, and ten years later, became General Over Secretary for the University, with overall responsibility for both the University Council and the Academic Council.  In 1988, by Royal decree, he became Secretary General for the Sultan Qaboos University Council, where he had responsibility for external relations of the university.

His Excellency has visited many countries in his role, in Europe and internationally, to establish relationships with international universities, which included the oversight of consultancy, training and exchange of staff.  He has attended many international conferences concerned with higher education and academic issues.

After ten years, in 1998, again by Royal decree, he was appointed Secretary General of the National Council of Higher Education which has overarching responsibility for education policies and the strategy for higher education.

As well as being fully committed to his role in education, His Excellency also engages in volunteering activities and in particular the Society for History and Archaeology.

He has been a great supporter of the International College of Engineering and Management since its inception in 1998.

Mr Greg Lo

Former Director of Hong Kong Fires Services Department, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in February 2009 for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, and his commitment to education and training between City University SCOPE, the Institution of Fire Engineers and University of Central Lancashire.

Greg Lo retired at the end of September 2011 as the Director of Fire Services, having joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1975 as Assistant Station Officer, and advanced through his career to Chief Fire Officer, September 2004, Deputy Director in December 2005 and Director of Fire Services in December 2007.

Mr Lo has worked in fire and rescue operations, fire protection and headquarters administration and is an expert in fire protection.

Mr Lo took the lead in reviewing fire safety legislation and has also made a notable contribution to upgrading the level of competence of Fire Service Officers, especially those in junior ranks.  He has initiated continuous professional development programmes and learning opportunities for junior officers and is dedicated to the re-provisioning of an advanced and significant Fire Services Training School.  In recognition of his exemplary services, dedication and devotion to duties, Mr Lo was awarded the Hong Kong Fire Services Medal for Distinguished Service in 2005. 

Mr Lo was President of the Institution of Fire Engineers (HK Branch) 2004-2005, and he has also served as a member of the Working Group for the creation of an innovative Fire Discipline within the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.  He devised a blueprint for registering Fire Engineers for the performance based design of fire safety measures in new buildings.  Through his efforts, more advanced 

Dr Otto Poon OBE

Founder and Group Chairman, Analogue Holdings, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in October 2012 for his outstanding contribution to the field of engineering, the development and internationalisation of higher education and collaboration and exchange on joint programmes between SCOPE, the Institution of Fire Engineers and UCLan. 

Dr Otto Poon was educated in Hong Kong and England and is a Chartered Engineer with over 50 years' experience in E and M engineering.  He established the Analogue Group of Companies with over 2,000 staff in Hong Kong, Macau and China, which is engaged in engineering trading, contracting, manufacturing and service.

Dr Poon has participated in a number of public services for the community and for the engineering profession in Hong Kong, and now serves as the Adviser to Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre. He is also an Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Bio and Eco Energy Industry Association, and is a Member of the Government Council of Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.

He was awarded the OBE in 1996, and the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2003, and inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2010.  Dr Poon is also an Honorary Members of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.

Mr Clement Chen SBS BBS JP

Chairman, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Doctorate in October 2013 for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of industry and business development in Hong Kong and his significant development of education and training, and his contributions to the work of VTC in collaboration with UCLan.

Mr Clement Chen graduated from McMaster University, Canada, with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Science from Columbia University.  He is a distinguished industrialist, who, over the years, has made relentless contributions to the promotion of industry and business development in Hong Kong.

Mr Chen was appointed Chairman of the Vocational Training Council in January 2012, but has a long association with VTC, having served the Textile and Clothing Training Board as a Member, Vice-Chairman and Chairman, providing insights on manpower demand and training development for the industry.

Mr Chen is a highly successful businessman and is the Executive Director of Tai Hing Cotton Mill Limited and also the Director of Beijing Development (Hong Kong) Limited.

Mr Chen also engages extensively in public duties and voluntary work and holds a number of honorary positions including, Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council; Chairperson of the Commission on Poverty Education, Employment and Training Task Force; President of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Member of the Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology and many more.

His contribution to society is already highly appreciated by the Hong Kong SAR government, appointing Dr Chen Justice of the Peace in 2004; awarding him the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2007 and the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013.

Charles Chu

Chairman, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Doctorate in October 2013 for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of industry and business development in Hong Kong and his significant development of education and training, and his contributions to the work of VTC in collaboration with UCLan.

Mr Clement Chen graduated from McMaster University, Canada, with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Science from Columbia University.  He is a distinguished industrialist, who, over the years, has made relentless contributions to the promotion of industry and business development in Hong Kong.

Mr Chen was appointed Chairman of the Vocational Training Council in January 2012, but has a long association with VTC, having served the Textile and Clothing Training Board as a Member, Vice-Chairman and Chairman, providing insights on manpower demand and training development for the industry.

Mr Chen is a highly successful businessman and is the Executive Director of Tai Hing Cotton Mill Limited and also the Director of Beijing Development (Hong Kong) Limited.

Mr Chen also engages extensively in public duties and voluntary work and holds a number of honorary positions including, Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council; Chairperson of the Commission on Poverty Education, Employment and Training Task Force; President of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Member of the Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology and many more.

His contribution to society is already highly appreciated by the Hong Kong SAR government, appointing Dr Chen Justice of the Peace in 2004; awarding him the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2007 and the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013. 

Professor Chan Cheuk Hay

President and Principal of Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Doctorate in March 2007 for his contribution to the development of adult education and lifelong learning in Hong Kong through the Hong Kong College of Technology.

Dr Chan has had a distinguished career which spans both the media profession and education.  He was educated in Hong Kong and gained a Bachelor of Social Science degree with a major in Journalism and Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and also a Masters in Law and Public Affairs.

Before his work in higher education, Dr Chan had gained substantial experience in media, working as Senior Producer of the Public Affairs Division of TVB News, where his work was recognised by the 1990 International Film and Television Festival of New York.

Dr Chan joined Hong Kong College of Technology as a Senior Administrative Officer in 1993 and was promoted to Principal in 1997 and has been a member of the Management Board since 2001.

Dr Chan is a professional in the field of adult and lifelong education.  He is Vice Chairperson of the Hong Kong Association for Lifelong Education, Honorary Treasurer of the Council of Hong Kong Non Profit-making Tertiary Institutes, a Director of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers and the Council Advisor (Academic) of the Institute of Clerks of Works of Great Britain Incorporated, Hong Kong Branch.  He was a member of the Working Group on Continuing Education, the Education Commission, HKSAR and the Chairman of the sub-group on Regulatory Framework.

Dr Chan is also heavily involved in community services.  He serves as the Secretary General for the Council of Hong Kong Professional Associations which was established in 2005, comprising various professional bodies in Hong Kong.  In 2004, Dr Chan was elected Council Member for National Association of Vocational Education of China. 

Mr Anthony Lam Chun Man

Former Director of Hong Kong Fire Service Department/Past President, IFE

Awarded Honorary Fellowship of the University of Central Lancashire in February 2004, for his services to fire engineering education in Hong Kong in collaboration with UCLan and the IFE. 

Mr Lam joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1968 and rose through the ranks, earning successive promotions to Chief Fire Officer in 1995, Deputy Director in 2001 and the Director of Fire Services in January 2003.  He retired in December 2005. He is a Past President of Institution of Fire Engineers.  During his thirty seven years' service, he worked in various commands including operational, fire protection and  administration.  He was instrumental in promoting fire engineering both within the Fire Services Department and the community as early as 1990s where the science-based fire engineering design was applied in most major infrastructural developments in Hong Kong such as the Chek Lap Kok International Airport.

Mr. Lam has given valuable contributions to upgrading the status of the fire engineering profession through his service with the Institution of Fire Engineers.  In 1991/1992, he pioneered the networking of the Higher National Certificate and Bachelor of Engineering in Fire Engineering courses with the then Lancashire Polytechnic and through his untiring efforts, the courses were successfully launched in Hong Kong in 1993, and have since produced more than a thousand graduates.  To recognise his contributions to the Fire Services in Hong Kong, he was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in 1996 and Silver Bauhinia Star of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2006.

Mr Chor-Kam Chan (Andy)

Awarded Honorary Fellowship of UCLan November 2011 for his outstanding contribution to the Fire Service, the internationalisation of HE and for the collaboration between SCOPE, UCLan and the IFE.

Mr Chan joined the Government as an Assistant Station Officer in April 1977. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Fire Officer in January 2003 and to Chief Fire Officer in December 2005. He was the Deputy Director of Fire Services from December 2007, being appointed Director of Fire Services in 2011.   During his 34 years' service he has served in a variety of positions covering fire-fighting and rescue operations, fire protection and management work.  In his fire-fighting and rescue duties, he has served in many operational units including the Airport Fire Contingent, the Marine and Off-shore Islands Division and the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Strike Force when it was first constructed in Hong Kong.

In the area of fire protection, Mr Chan made significant contributions in devising a new legislative framework, operational systems and administrative measures to enhance fire safety standards of buildings and premises in Hong Kong, in controlling dangerous goods, enforcement of fire safety legislation and the operation of a licensing regime for fire service installation contractors. 

Since assuming the positions of Deputy Director and Director, Mr Chan has also overseen the provision of emergency ambulance services.  Mr Chan has a long history of involvement with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), UK, since attaining Graduate membership in 1980 and was elected Vice President of the Hong Kong Branch in 2006-2007 and President in 2007-2008.  In 2009, he was elected Fellow Member of the Institution.

Mr Albert Li

Chief Fire Officer, Kowloon Command, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in October 2009 for his outstanding contribution to the Fire Service development, and internationalisation of Higher Education and collaboration and exchange on joint programmes between SCOPE, the Institution of Fire Engineers and University of Central Lancashire

Mr Li began his career in the Fire Services Department in 1979 as Assistant Station Officer.  In 2007 he was awarded the Hong Kong Fire Services Medal for Meritorious Service, and was promoted to Chief Fire Officer in 2009. 

Mr Li attained graduate membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers in 1984, and was Chairman of the Fire Engineering Degree Courses Sub-Committee for 10 years, facilitating and ensuring the quality of the programmes through local operations and SCOPE.

Mr Li has worked collaboratively with UCLan to assist his peers in gaining formal qualifications, and approval from the Hong Kong Fire Services in obtaining compensation leave to attend classes whilst performing continuous duty.  Mr Li also organised the establishment of fire laboratories at the Fire Services Training School at the early project design stage.

Mr Conrad Wong

Managing Director, Yau Lee Construction Co Ltd, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in February 2009 for his outstanding contribution to developments in the construction industry and education in that sector.

As well as fulfilling his position as the Managing Director of Yau Lee Construction Co Ltd, Mr Wong has been actively serving the Community. He is President of the Hong Kong Construction Association, Chairman of the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board a Member of the Construction Council, and many others.  He also has many links to education, being a member of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University from 1998 - 2002.  He was also co-supervisor for PhD candidates of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and he is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Building and Real Estate at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

On a personal level, Mr Wong was named Hong Kong Young Outstanding Digi Person, Hong Kong Junior Chamber in 2001 and in 2002, was awarded the Bauhinia Cup in the Outstanding Entrepreneur Awards at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  In 2008, he was made a Justice of the Peace for the Government of HK SAR.

Mr James Ng

Former Chief Executive Officer of City U Extension, City University, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in March 2007, for his contribution to the development of higher education in Hong Kong through City University Extension, City University, Hong Kong.

James Ng has had a distinguished career originally in finance, then management before moving into educational management.  He studied for his higher education and professional qualifications in Australia, before beginning his financial career with KPMG in Sydney.

James Ng joined City University of Hong Kong in 1983 as Director of Business and Finance and so began his long-standing commitment to higher education. He has served on the University Senate and numerous University committees covering all aspects of education including lifelong learning, professional development, executive training and media production.  He has also worked tirelessly to promote the strong partnership between City University School of Continuing and Professional Education, and UCLan.

Ms Jenny Lu

J & D Industrial Ltd

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in February 2004 for her support of education development and collaboration in Hong Kong and China and between Hong Kong College of Technology and UCLan

Ms Jenny LU is one of the great entrepreneurs of Hong Kong, with a dynamic approach to business. In addition to managing one of China’s leading transport manufacturing companies, Jenny has a very broad range of highly successful business interests in other fields. She is/has been  the Chairman of Li-You Industrial (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd; Shenzhen Fanhuaxun Computer Technology Ltd; Go West Logistics Software Development (Chengdu) Co. Ltd; and is the Director of NIS Group and I T & Communication (H.K.) Ltd.

Mr Joe Kwok

Former Director of Fire Services, Hong Kong


 

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in March 2007 for his outstanding service to the Hong Kong community through the Hong Kong Fire Services Department

Mr Kwok joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1971 as an Assistant Station Officer.  Though his hard work and professional commitment he rose through the ranks to become Deputy Director of the Department in 2003, and then Director of Fire Services in 2005.  Mr Kwok has headed various investigation teams specifically tasked to look in to major fires involving multiple casualties and significant losses.  The subsequent recommendations he and his team have made have led to the introduction of a series of fire safety measures.  In recognition of his exemplary services, gallantry and devotion to duty, Mr Kwok was awarded the Colonial Police Medal in 1994 and the Hong Kong Fire Services' Medal for Distinguished Service in 2000. 

Mr Kwok has also made valuable contributions towards upgrading the status of the fire engineering profession and through his efforts, programmes in Fire Engineering and Fire Safety now run locally in collaboration with UCLan.

Mrs Lindsey McAllister

Founder and Director, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation Ltd, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in July 2007 for her inspirational work with the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and for creating opportunities for disadvantaged and underprivileged young people.

Lindsey McAllister has a BA Hons degree in Creative Arts and began her career with the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Gulbenkian Foundation, implementing the 'Arts in Schools' report, before leaving the UK to travel, finally to Hong Kong.

In 1993 she founded the Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival, (renamed Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation in 2006), which is a charity providing high quality, non-competitive and free of charge arts experiences for young people.  Each year, she creates at least one major performance to be staged locally.  She has also toured theatre pieces to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and an exhibition at the Australian Festival of Youth in Adelaide.

Lindsey was granted honours in the New Year's Honours List of 2006, an OBE in recognition of her commitment to education and for her contribution to UK arts overseas.  This award followed from an MBE awarded in 1997, again for services to youth arts.

Mr Louis Lock

Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, Chair of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Control, Automation and Instruction Division; Manager of Lamma Power Station of HK Electric Co, Hong Kong

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in February 2008 for his outstanding contribution to the Engineering profession.

As a professional Engineer, Professor Lock's main specialities are related to quality management and energy saving.  He is a subject specialist of Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications.

Professor Lock has had a number of key successes in the engineering profession, many of which have taken place through his participation in professional bodies, promoting the engineering profession between UK, Hong Kong and China.  Professor Lock is a former Vice President of Hong Kong Institute of Engineering and as Chair of the Society of Operation Engineers (Hong Kong branch) he has made great contributions in establishing the knowledge exchange network for HK and Mainland Chinese engineers.

He is a leading industrial figure in Hong Kong for Engineering and has provided enormous support for the delivery of the BSc (Hons) Facilities Management and BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management, jointly delivered by UCLan and Hong Kong College of Technology.

Lr Dr Raymond Ho

Technical Adviser of The Institution of Fire Engineers (Hong Kong Branch)

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in October 2013 for his outstanding contribution to the Fire Service, development and internationalisation of Higher Education and collaboration between SCOPE, The Institution of Fire Engineers and University of Central Lancashire.

Dr Ho is a highly respected figure in Hong Kong, having devoted most of his time to serving the people of Hong Kong.  Dr Ho was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for the Functional Constituency representing Engineering from 1998 to 2012.  He gave full support to the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in the formulation of new resources following three tragic fires which occurred in Hong Kong between 1996 and 1997. 

Dr Ho was President of the Hong Kong Institution of Fire Engineers from 1987 – 1988 and with his continued support, in 2006, the new discipline – Fire Discipline – was formed and through his concerted efforts, together with the teaching teams of both SCOPE and UCLan, the BEng Fire Engineering and MSc Fire Safety Engineering satisfy the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Fire Discipline.

Dr Ho is currently Chairman of Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Plant, LingAo Nuclear Plant Safety Consultative Committee, a Board Member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority, Founding Council Chairman and Member of the Court of the City University of Hong Kong.

Mr Man-hin LAI

Director of Hong Kong Fire Services Department 2014

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in November 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the Fire Services Department development, and internationalisation of Higher Education and collaboration between SCOPE, the Institution of Fire Engineers and University of Central Lancashire.

Mr Lai Man-hin joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1979 as Assistant Station Officer, rising through the ranks to Deputy Director in October 2011 and was appointed Director in June 2014.  Throughout his career Mr Lai has worked in many departments including operational duties, fire protection, planning and management, recruitment and training, airport fire-fighting and rescue services.

Mr Lai, a lifelong learner has a Higher Diploma in Legal Studies and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management from the City University of Hong Kong.  Mr Lai joined the Institution of Fire Engineers Hong Kong Branch in the early 1980s and passed the Graduate Examination in 1982 and the Membership Examination in 1983. 

He was enrolled as a Fellow of the Institution in 1996 in recognition of his contributions towards the Institution and the profession during these years of service.  In 2004 he was awarded the Hong Kong Fire Services Medal for Meritorious Service by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and in 2009 was awarded the Hong Kong Fire Services Medal for distinguished service.  The Hong Kong Fire Services Department is a very strong supporter of UCLan’s fire programmes and has forged very strong links between the Fire Services Department, the Institution of Fire Engineers, UCLan and SCOPE.

Mr Richard Willis



Awarded Honorary Fellowship in March 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the travel and tourism industry in Hong Kong and for his support and contribution to education in these subject areas in Hong Kong and his support of UCLan.

Mr Willis has been engaged with the travel and tourism industries for over 40 years.  After completing his tenure as the Managing Director of P&O Travel in March 2005, where he was responsible for the Asia Pacific regions, Mr. Willis was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Kuoni Travel (China) Ltd based in Hong Kong.  He was also engaged as a Senior Consultant to various strategic projects in China for the Kuoni Travel Group until April 2006.  In May 2006 he was appointed Chairman of SKY Travel  based in China to oversee the development of the China operations with offices in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.

In April 2008 Mr. Willis returned to Hong Kong to continue his role as Non-Executive Chairman until December 2008 and was subsequently retained by Kuoni Travel (China) Limited as Senior Adviser until June 2009.  In August 2009 he was appointed Business Development advisor by Jebsen Travel Ltd to assist the company with various expansion projects.  Mr Willis is currently Managing Director, Diethelm Travel Hong Kong.

Mr Willis is also involved in various travel and tourism industry training projects and has been guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Travel and Tourism Training Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong City University on ‘Cruise Tourism’.  He was also appointed as trainer by the Hong Kong Travel Industry Council to lecture on Cruise Tourism.

Mr. Willis has participated as one of the industrial supporters for the UCLan programme BA (Hons) Marketing which is franchised to the Hong Kong College of Technology.

Ms Lau Pui-King (Priscilla)

Chairperson of the Management Board of Hong Kong College of Technology

Awarded Honorary Fellowship in March 2014 for her outstanding contribution to the development of transnational education, vocational development and training in Hong Kong, and her extensive contributions to the work of HKCT in collaboration with UCLan.

Ms Lau began her career in higher education in the 1970s, as Associate Professor in the School of Accounting and Finance at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Her systematic approach to educating the public on China business issues gained public interest and made her influential in the area of Chinese business and her expertise contributed greatly in connecting economic and social development between China and Hong Kong over the last few decades.  Ms Lau has been appointed by the Hong Kong Council for Academic and Vocational Qualifications as a specialist whose contribution is pivotal in the accreditation exercises for educational and vocational developments.

Ms Lau is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and has made distinctive contributions to continuing and higher education, initiating and organising many economic and management training courses for management personnel since the 1980s.

Ms Lau is a member of the Board of Directors and Vice-Chairman of the Training Council of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce; Vice-President of the Hong Kong Economic Association and has served as a member of the China Trade Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 2005 – 2011 and as a member of the Policy Consultative Group of the Guangzhou Municipal government since 1993.

Ms Lau is a Deputy of the Hong Kong SAR National People’s Congress, which entitles her to participate in the Sessions of the NPC, and was granted the authority to represent Hong Kong in reflecting views and needs to the Central People’s Government.

Her non-official Justice of the Peace title, which is an extraordinary appointment in Hong Kong, was approved personally by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Government, which is evidence of her widely recognised contribution and respect and her exceptional local and national networks have contributed to the development of education at local, national and international levels.