EDWARD LAU – BOARD CHAIR
Edward, married to Circle, has a daughter attending ICHK Kindergarten and Primary. Edward grew up in Hong Kong and received tertiary education in England. He worked and practised as an accountant in London before returning to Hong Kong to work as chief finance officer in various companies of different sizes and businesses, one of which was eventually listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Other than his every day routines including tax, accounting and auditing by his profession, Edward is currently working for his own company in business and corporate services.
Edward is a practising member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.
Edward is an enthusiastic fan of sports cars and enjoys driving. He also enjoys gardening.
Doug Clark is father of 3 children who attended both ICHK Primary and Secondary. He also has an older daughter who works in the financial services industry.
Originally from Australia, Doug studied on exchange at high school in Kobe, Japan and at Fudan University in Shanghai. He moved to Hong Kong in 1993 before transferring to Shanghai in 2000 where he established and was Managing Partner of the Shanghai office of Lovells, an international law firm. He returned to Hong Kong in 2011 to commence practice as a barrister. Since 2020, he has re-qualified as a solicitor and been Global Head of Dispute Resolution with intellectual property firm, Rouse.
Doug was the Chair of the board of the ICHK Secondary board between 2016 – 2022. He joined the ICHK Kindergarten and Primary board in early 2017.
In his spare time, Doug enjoys cycling or hiking the many and varied trails around the New Territories. He has also published a number of legal texts (with titles too boring to mention) as well as a trilogy telling the history of British and American courts that previously operated in China and Japan, Gunboat Justice.
Toby is the Head of ICHK Secondary. He has worked in senior leadership in schools since 2002, initially in London and, since 2008, in Hong Kong. He joined ICHK as Deputy Head in 2012 and acted as Head of School for a year and a half before making the move permanent in 2016.
Toby has been at the forefront of innovation around curriculum and pedagogy throughout his teaching career. He was Assistant Principal Examiner for Media Studies at AQA between 2004 to 2008, where he was responsible for developing academic and vocational courses and leading teams of examiners. While an Assistant Head in London, he wrote a new “learning to learn” course, widely feted by the local education authority, and which has been built on at his subsequent schools.
At ICHK, Toby continues this focus on developing a truly 21st century education, supportive of learning for all students in a rapidly changing world, in which qualities of character and self-belief are so central to success.
Shay is originally from Israel, married to Sandra Traittel and has two boys, Guy and Tom, who are attending ICHK Primary.
Shay is General Manager and shareholder of Sudtech Ltd, an international manufacturer of power supply technologies. Since 2001 Shay and his partners have built an enviable reputation as leading suppliers to some of the most recognised brands in the global electronics industry. As a successful entrepreneur with decades of cutting edge engineering expertise, Shay is both a commercially astute business leader and a highly practical innovator.
DR SAMMY LEE
Dr S Lee, born in Hong Kong, was brought up and has lived in the UK for over twenty years. He has a doctoral degree in IT. He has over twenty-five years of work experience in the IT related fields, over twenty of which has been based in HK.
He likes to join the school as a board member so that he can continue his passionate support, as he has been giving in recent years, in broader terms in the IT, Buildings, Staff Management and Community areas. He is currently working for a US manufacturer of cabling systems as the Country Manager for Apac, promoting his company’s products to the airport, MTR, schools, hotels and casinos to name but a few.
When he gets some quiet moments to himself, he likes to take landscape photos with old and obsolete medium format cameras, and occasionally take time off to go skiing and scuba diving.
Jason is a certified public accountant (Aust.), and is a leading professional in the Finance Industry. His family is part of the ICHK family and he believes that the Joyful learning environment at ICHK is a critical element to inspire children in bringing out the best of their potential, in raising them to become independent and internationally minded.
He is active in offering his volunteer time to Singapore Association in Hong Kong, a non-profit organisation in helping to foster bilateral relationships, promoting the two cultures in society.
Jason contributes his finance expertise to support the Finance Committee of the Board of Governors.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dean moved to HK in 2002.
Dean & Katrin have 3 children, 2 of whom are graduates of the ICHK Primary School.
Dean is an entrepreneur focussed on creating children’s entertainment, specialising in IP development, manufacturing and distribution. He is the Owner of Kade Global.
Dean has been a member of the Board since 2019 and is a member of the Finance Subcommittee.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing ice hockey, doing various forms of exercise (mountain biking, tennis, swimming , jogging), cooking and not to mention ferrying the children to and from practice, games and sleepovers!
Michael and Elman are happy parents of Ethan who attends ICHK Primary.
Michael’s corporate career started with Royal Dutch Shell followed by senior Finance Executive roles and Directorship for various MNCs. As a Malaysian National, for over two decades his corporate career took him and his family from Malaysia, to Nigeria, and UK before they moved to HK in 2017.
His current business interests revolve around his dual passion in helping small and medium enterprises grow and also improving business communication skills.
Michael is the Chair of the Finance Subcommittee and has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2020.
In his free time, he enjoys cycling and hiking.
DAVID TAI-WAI LAM, JP
David is a Consultant Solicitor with a law firm in Hong Kong. David studied sociology and psychology as an undergraduate in Canada. He then studied law and became a solicitor in Hong Kong. David is also qualified to practice law in England and Wales, and Singapore.
David has sat on the Labour Tribunal and the Small Claims Tribunal as a Deputy Adjudicator in Hong Kong. He is now on the panel of Adjudicators with the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. David is the main author of a law series introducing the public to the laws of Hong Kong. There are three books altogether, which are available at the public libraries in Hong Kong. He was also appointed by the government to several statuory boards. In the year 2009, David was awarded Justice of the Peace for his “outstanding contribution to the community” as described by the then Chief Secretary for Administration.
In his legal practice, David has a special interest in school bullying, cyberbullying, persons of special needs, and related issues. He was a guest speaker on the topic of school bullying in a course co-organized by the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education of the Education University of Hong Kong in the summer of 2020.
He is now a major collaborator in a research and counselling project in cyberbullying called Cyber-Joy Enjoy Lab at the City University of Hong Kong.
David`s mission is to help promote a safe and happy school culture for the ICHK community.
PAULINE CHAN – VICE-CHAIR
Pauline was born and raised locally in Hong Kong, and is married to her middle school schoolmate, Justin Cheung who returned to Hong Kong after studying abroad in Seattle, USA.
Before 2019, Pauline was a dedicated Human Resource professional for 18 years, serving various international companies as well as a non-profit gemological institute. She was part of the Executive Team managing Hong Kong School and Laboratory of Gemological Institute of America for eight years, responsible for Human Resource, Information Technology, Security, Administration & Facilities as well as leading Client Services projects and multi-million US dollars Laboratory renovations and relocations projects.
Pauline enjoys reading, gardening and playing basketball and football with Kyle. She also does a little HR consulting work for Justin’s construction business in China and Hong Kong.