ICHK HLY
Board of Governors

Board of Governors

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 and lawn mowing at home when the weather is not too hot.

DOUG CLARK

Doug Clark is the father of India who is in Year 8 at ICHK Secondary having graduated from ICHK Primary. His two sons, Kai and Ray, both attended ICHK Secondary and are at university in Australia. 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 Managing Partner of the Shanghai office of a large international law firm. He returned to Hong Kong in 2011 to commence practice as a barrister. He was previously a partner in an international law firm, Lovells, and Managing Partner of the firm’s Shanghai office. Since 2020, he has been Global Head of Dispute Resolution with intellectual property firm, Rouse.

Doug has since 2016 been the chairman of the board of the ICHK Secondary board. 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 NEWTON

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 TRAITTEL

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.

DEAN TZEMBELIKOS

Originally from Toronto, Canada, I moved to HK back in 2002.

My wife Katrin and I met in 2007 and now have 3 children (Eve, Andrew, and Leia), two graduated from ICHK HLY and a 5-year-old.

I’m an entrepreneur focused on creating children’s entertainment, specializing in IP development, manufacturing and distribution as president and owner of Kade Global.

I have been a parent at the school for 8 years, attending and participating in many on & off campus events, joining the board in 2019.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing ice hockey, doing various forms of exercise (ride mountain bikes, tennis, swimming, jogging), cooking, and ferrying children to and from practice, games, sleepovers, etc.

MICHAEL SIOW

Michael and his wife Elman are the happy parents of Ethan, who is attending ICHK Kindergarten and Primary.

His corporate career started with Royal Dutch Shell followed by senior finance executive roles and directorship at Emery Oleochemicals Group, Vesuvius plc, Neat Limited, Churchill Finance Limited and Kallimount Capital (HK) Limited. For over two decades his corporate career took him and his family to Nigeria, Malaysia and U.K. before they moved back to Hong Kong in 2017.

His current business interests in Hong Kong revolve around his dual passion in helping small and medium enterprises grow, and improving people’s communicative skills. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and hiking.

WONG LI HSIEN LARRY

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 and Lily have two daughters, the eldest of whom is at ICHK Primary.

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 was awarded Justice of the Peace in the year 2009 for “outstanding contribution to the community” as described by the then Chief Secretary for Administration.

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. David has extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation. He was appointed by the government to several quasi-judicial boards, and has gained much knowledge of administrative law in Hong Kong. In his legal practice, David has a special interest in school bullying, cyberbullying, persons of special needs, and related issues. He works with professionals from a wide spectrum including behaviour analysts, psychiatrists, and education consultants.

David is on the Advisory Panel of Positive Behaviour Support Academy Asia (an international network of the Association for Positive Behaviour Support, U.S.A.), and an honorary Legal Advisor of ICAN-B Asia (Autism Services & Treatment). In his efforts to combat school bullying in Hong Kong, David runs a personal campaign against school bullying, 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 2020.

David`s mission is to help promote a safe and happy school culture for the ICHK community.