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.
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.
I have three children, a son and two daughters, and all joined ICHK from Nursery. My children’s school life is very important to me.
I am a Registered Architect, and own an architectural firm in Hong Kong. I studied architecture as an undergraduate, and building science as a master in the United States of America. I received both of my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Southern California. I am qualified to practise architecture both in Hong Kong and the USA, and I am also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects. I am a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Authorized Person, who is qualified to design green and sustainable buildings.
I have been practising architecture for 20 years, and the projects include residential, commercial, institutional. Now one of my projects is a “pro bono” project, which is located in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, and is a new Chinese Temple. I am the planner, the design architect and the project manager. This project involves land searching, planning issues, structural design, building design. In my architectural practice, I have a special interest in planning development, and I have achieved many successful cases such as developing a convention centre and a brand new commercial district in Fanling, New Territories.
Other than architectural practice I am also the owner of a co-working space. The main reason to fund the office is that I love new and innovative ideas, and a co-working space is the best place to gather young and new people’s minds. We often hold discussion sessions to talk about new ideas such as new app ideas, new game ideas or even new living space ideas.
I was born in Hong Kong 43 years ago with a Taiwanese family, and have lived in the United States for 12 years. English, Cantonese and Mandarin are used on a daily basis.
My goal is to assist in encouraging a happy and innovative school life for the ICHK family. With my experience in the building industry, I am prepared and shall be honored to serve the board of Governors and the school to the best of my ability.
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. Their son Kyle, is currently studying at ICHK Primary School in the upper years. Pauline put her career on pause a year ago, rediscovering the priority of life, shifting her focus back to the needs of the family and the upbringing of Kyle.
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.
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 InclusiveEducation 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