HANDSON HONG KONG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HandsOn Hong Kong is governed by a Board of Directors that supports the work of the organization and provides mission-based leadership and strategic direction. The expertise of each Board member and the guidance they provide is essential to the sustainability and advancement of the organization and our mission.

Shaun Bernier

Founder and Board Of Directors Chair

Shaun Bernier is Founder and Board Chair of HandsOn Hong Kong. Shaun founded HandsOn Hong Kong in 2007 and served previously as its Executive Director. Before relocating to Hong Kong, she 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 city and federal government for elected officials, and at think-tanks and non-profit organizations focusing on advocacy for lower-income workers and families. In Hong Kong, Shaun previously served as Managing Director of Community Business and Director of Volunteer Operations for the Clinton Global Initiative Asia. She is based in Singapore and is an angel investor, focusing primarily on emerging consumer brands and sustainability.  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 of Directors Vice Chair

Originally from Canada, Ann Chu has been living in Hong Kong for the past 20 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.

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Allan Song 

Board of Directors 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 of Directors Member

Clinton Yang is Head of Investor Relations at Ping An Global Voyager Fund, Ping An’s corporate venture capital fund focused on investing in fintech and healthtech businesses globally. Prior to joining Ping An, Clinton was Managing Director & Head of Investor Relations at AIF Capital, a private equity Asia-regional mid-market growth capital specialist firm. Clinton has taken multiple positions in other buy-side firms including CEO and Head of Investor Relations at Acion Partners, and Executive Director in Investor Relations for both Cephei Capital Management and CDH Investments. Clinton also gained experience on the sell-side during his time in the Asia Prime Services Department of Credit Suisse where he 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. Literacy and gender equality in education particularly for girls is something Clinton is very passionate about. He is a classically trained pianist and enjoys organizing charity concerts to support worthy causes. Clinton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the University of British Columbia.

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Nancy Hong

Board of Directors 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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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.

 

HANDSON HONG KONG ADVISORS

HandsOn Hong Kong is fortunate to be supported by pro bono advisors who give their time and talent to capacity-build our organization. We are grateful for this wonderful support of our organization and our work.

Alison Tsoi

Legal Advisor

Alison Tsoi is a versatile and dynamic lawyer who engages in cross-border multi-jurisdictional work and has had experience working in Hong Kong, London and Beijing. Alison is currently the Legal Counsel of Kerry Holdings Limited, the investment holding company of the Kuok Group which is a multinational conglomerate. She is also a member of the In-House Lawyers Committee as well as the International Legal Affairs Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong. Alison holds a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and is a qualified Hong Kong solicitor.  

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