THE HANDSON HONG KONG BOARD

Shaun Bernier

Founder and Board Chair

Shaun Bernier is Founder and Board Chair of HandsOn Hong Kong. Shaun founded the HK-affiliate of the Hands On Network in 2007 and has served previously as its Executive Director. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2007, Shaun developed an expertise in U.S. social policy and advocacy, working in the public sector in New York City and Washington, D.C. There she worked in local and federal government in the offices of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a member of U.S. Congress, as well as at think-tanks and non-profit organizations focusing on advocacy for lower-income workers and families. In Hong Kong, Shaun also served as Managing Director of Community Business from 2009-2010. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Volunteer Operations for the Clinton Global Initiative Asia in 2008. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York, NY.

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Ann Chu

Board Vice Chair

Originally from Canada, Ann Chu has been living in Hong Kong for the past 18 years. Having volunteered regularly since the age of fourteen she has led numerous programs and served as chairwoman of an NGO that ran programs for neglected elderly and needy children in HK. She was honoured by Time Warner with its Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award for her decade-long program running English-learning programs for underprivileged children in Hong Kong and fundraising for Cyclone Nargis orphans in Myanmar. Ann has two children of her own and works in media for Bloomberg. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Business from the University of Southern California, a Masters in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong and is a certified bartender.

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Allan Song 

Board Member

Allan Song is a computer scientist turned banking professional, currently Executive Director and Head of Operations Strategy & Transformation at Standard Chartered Bank.  His professional career has taken him across North America and Asia, transitioning from management roles in technology, into a COO / strategy leader, driving transformative business & technology change.  During stints in Toronto and Singapore, he has held dedicated volunteering positions such as United Way Senior Ambassador, Delivery Driver for Meals on Wheels, Computer Educator at YSM, and even as a Weekend Cook for Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen.  Since moving to Hong Kong in 2017, he has taken on multiple volunteering and volunteer leader roles through HandsOn, most recently as a weekly Kindness Walk Leader for ImpactHK.  He is passionate about poverty alleviation, education and supporting underprivileged children & communities.  Allan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

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Clinton Yang

Board Member

Clinton Yang is Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations at AIF Capital, a private investment firm focusing on Asia based mid-market companies.  Prior to joining AIF, Clinton was CEO at Acion Partners and before that, Executive Director in Investor Relations for both Cephei Capital Management and CDH Investments.  Cephei Capital is the public equities affiliate of CDH Investments, a leading China focused alternative investment asset manager.  Prior to Cephei, Clinton worked in the Asia Prime Services Department of Credit Suisse, and served multiple roles including Director and Head of Prime Brokerage Sales Hong Kong, Head of Prime Services Asia Hedge Fund Consultancy, and Head of Prime Services Asia-ex Japan Capital Introductions.  Prior to Credit Suisse, Clinton was an investment analyst conducting hedge fund manager research for SAIL Advisors Limited, a family office and Fund of Hedge Funds platform specializing in alternative investments.  Clinton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the University of British Columbia.

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Kathy Kukreja

Board Member

Kathy Kukreja grew up in Hong Kong and started volunteering at the age of 5 by performing at concerts at the China Coast Community. She is a barrister by training and is currently a legal consultant with Axiom Law. She is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and the Hong Kong Bar. In 2013 Kat obtained a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD, where her thesis focused on corporate governance issues in the non-profit sector.

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Nancy Hong

Board Member

Nancy Hong is a Human Resources executive with a passion to help others achieve their life goals.  Nancy brings 20+ years of expertise to HandsOn and has served in executive and Managing Director of HR roles through her 18-year tenure at JPMorgan.  She is currently making an impact as the Group Head of People and Culture at WeLab, a Hong Kong homegrown FinTech Company. 

Influenced by her mother's humility and care for the community, giving back has been a big part of Nancy's life.  She is an advisor to Mother's Choice and is a regular volunteer as a tutor to the primary students at the Fresh Fish School in Hong Kong.

Joining the Board of HandsOn Hong Kong has furthered Nancy's life goal of making the world a better place.

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Sam Lau

Board Member

Sam Lau is a business entrepreneur with a focus on helping companies and employees develop better work-life balance. Sam is the founder of Total Loyalty Company, which specialises in providing employee loyalty programmes. Sam was born in Hong Kong and then immigrated with his family to Melbourne, Australia. Prior to starting his own company, Sam worked at Shell Australia. Volunteering plays a major part of Sam’s life. In Australia he is a Fellow of Leadership Victoria (www.leadershipvictoria.org), an organisation whose vision is to harness business and social leaders to help and develop NGOs with professional, strategic and visionary support. Joining the HandsOn Hong Kong board in 2013 is a natural progression for Sam to further his giving back to the Hong Kong community. Sam has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Monash University.

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HandsOn Hong Kong is grateful to our founding Board Members, Alex de Laiglesia and Katherine Creedon for their 13 years of service to our organization and the community.