HandsOn Hong Kong Team

Sue Toomey
Executive Director
Sue Toomey has more than 20 years of experience running businesses and championing global causes. Prior to joining HandsOn Hong Kong, Sue was Vice President, global events for The Economist Group where she created and led award-winning events and initiatives addressing pressing issues, including ocean sustainability, food security, diversity and inclusion. Her experience includes extensive work with corporate clients, developing communication and sponsorship programs to meet marketing needs. She previously ran her own social enterprise and headed a marketing agency while living in Mumbai and headed the event marketing team for Saatchi and Saatchi Los Angeles before moving to Asia. Sue has an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
Nokia Cheung
Head of Community Engagement
Nokia Cheung joined HOHK in March 2010. She has dedicated her career to the social welfare industry, promoting volunteerism since her graduation. She has devoted herself to serving ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, while also volunteering her own time to the community. Her main responsibilities at HandsOn Hong Kong include managing existing volunteer programs and charity partners, developing new volunteer programs and working with corporations in Hong Kong to promote their Corporate Social Responsibility. Together with HandsOn Hong Kong, she hopes to make a bigger impact in the Hong Kong community and provide a better place for people to volunteer their time and skills. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from the City University of Hong Kong. Nokia is also a Registered Social Worker of Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong.
Catherine Dannaoui
Head of Communications
Catherine Dannaoui is a communications and events professional with over 10 years experience. Before joining HandsOn Hong Kong she worked at OgilvyOne and The Economist Group. Throughout her career she has been responsible for the development and roll-out of strategic communications plans for several major initiatives including Ogilvy’s first Greater China Digital Summit; and The Economist Group’s first major healthcare and ocean sustainability events. She has used her expertise on a voluntary basis to support Justice Center Hong Kong—she led them in staging their first major exhibition and fundraising initiative which featured an auction of portraits of the refugees the center works with (culminating in their annual ‘Hong Kong Humans Rights Art Prize’). Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Technology in Sydney.
Zoe Pena
Head of Development
Zoe Pena joined HOHK in April 2017 and brings with her extensive entrepreneurial and business development experience. Through the years, her projects have become focused on creating positive social impact and awareness through art and technology. Prior to joining HOHK, she regularly consulted for a number of international art ventures and has driven and advocated for partnerships that have generated support for several charitable organisations in Hong Kong. She is an alumni of the Fine Arts Programme of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Kate Lo
Program Officer - Volunteer and NGO Engagement
Kate joined HOHK in November 2016. She has been participating in various volunteer services after getting admitted to university. She is enthusiastic in serving children with disabilities and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, she cares for environmental protection and animal rights. Her main duty at HOHK is to coordinate and develop volunteer activities with charity partners. She holds a Master and a Bachelor degree from Lingnan University.