Advisory Council

  • Phyllis Marwah
  • Sunita Makhija

Standing Committees

ADOPTION COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Anita Chan, Associate Head of Department (Research), Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Caran Wong, Former Assistant Director (Family and Child Welfare), Social Welfare Department
  • Dr. Diana Kwok, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Counselling, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Erica Liu Wollin, Clinical Psychologist
  • Gretchen Ryan, Co-Founder, Adoptive Families of Hong Kong
  • Joseph Wan, Previously Senior Advisor with Cinven Hong Kong
  • Siu Fan Cheng, Ministry Coordinator, Hong Kong Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Yann Cudennec, Membership Experience Associate, Eaton Hong Kong

 

BUILDINGS COMMITTEE

  • Justin Wai, Senior Managing Director, Real Estate-Hong Kong, Blackstone
  • Phyllis Marwah, Co-founder, Mother’s Choice
  • Rita Chan, Managing Director, JP Morgan
  • Rod Tong, Partner |  Head of Studio, Conran and Partners
  • Sunita Makhija, Director, Platinum Heart
  • Wendy Chiu, Executive Director and Joint Managing Director, Far East Consortium International Limited

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Anna Cheung, Independent Non-executive Director, HKEX and the Board of LGT Capital Partners Group Holding Ltd
  • Deepak Rao, Founder & CEO, Heritage Investment Company Limited
  • Hung Kit Lui (Kit), Executive Director and Lending Advisor, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Jason Brown, Founder and CIO, Arkkan Capital Management
  • Joel James, President, ER3 Capital & Senior External Advisor to ICAP Securities Hong Kong Ltd
  • Julie Wang, Partner, Capital International
  • Vikram Chavali, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

 

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

  • Andrey Gromak, Director, Capital Markets, CVC Capital Partners (HK)
  • Camellia Tan Duncan, Former Lawyer in Banking and Corporate Law, Singapore
  • Carol Lam, Director (Family Office), Nation Properties Asia Limited (HK)
  • Joyce Tam, Managing Director (Private Wealth Management), Goldman Sachs
  • Phyllis Marwah, Co-founder, Mother’s Choice
  • Rebecca Brosnan, Board Director, Independent Non-Executive Director at Grindrod Shipping, IFC Nominated Director of The City Bank, Bangladesh, and Director of Generations Christian Education
  • Sandy Wan, Head of Multi-Asset Coverage, Asia, Jefferies Hong Kong Limited

 

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Atifa Hargrave-Silk, Managing Director, Haymarket Media Asia
  • Charlotte Felix O’Conor, Founder and CEO, Capsule
  • Christopher Brewer, President, Ogilvy Consulting
  • John McLellan, Partner, Corporate & Commercial, Media & Entertainment, Haldanes
  • Kaye Dong, Founder & Managing Director, KDW Consultancy, The Good Studio, The New Moon, and K for Kids Foundation
  • Tim Waldron, Chief Executive, Asian Integrated Media Ltd

NOMINATIONS & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

  • Andrew Gardener, Senior Pastor, The Vine Church
  • Gretchen Ryan, Co-Founder, Adoptive Families of Hong Kong
  • Joseph Wan, Previously Senior Advisor with Cinven Hong Kong
  • Ronald Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
  • Patricia Chu, Chairperson, Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region
  • Patrick Sherrington, Previously Deputy High Court Judge, Hong Kong
  • Weiwei Xing, Partner, Bain & Company

 

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Andrew Nicholson, Head of RE Asset Management Asia (ex-Japan), PAG
  • Byron Phillips, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • C.Y. Chan, Previous Chief Talent Officer, EC Healthcare Group
  • Helen Kim, Managing Director, Macquarie
  • Nicole Luk, Vice President, Human Resources, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd
  • Weiwei Xing, Partner, Bain & Company

 

SERVICES COMMITTEE

  • Caran Wong, Former Assistant Director (Family and Child Welfare), Social Welfare Department
  • Christine Ma-Lau, Founder and Principal, JEMS Character Academy
  • Frances Irving, Barrister, Des Voeux Chambers
  • Grace Ho, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Gretchen Ryan, Co-Founder, Adoptive Families of Hong Kong
  • Joseph Wan, Previously Senior Advisor with Cinven Hong Kong
  • Kaye Dong, Founder & Managing Director, KDW Consultancy, The Good Studio, The New Moon, and K for Kids Foundation
  • Millie Tong Lau, Former Vice President of HR & Administration for her family business
  • Quah Saw Han, Director / Principal Clinical Psychologist, T.A.P.: The Affinity People Pte Ltd
  • Dr. Rose Ong, APAC Medical Director, Gold Sachs (Asia) Limited
  • Phyllis Marwah

    Co-founder, Mother's Choice

    Phyllis grew up in Taos, New Mexico, and studied education at University of Hawaii, University of Washington and Grace College, which she now serves on the Board of Trustees.

    She has lived in Hong Kong since 1974, and is a mother to seven children and grandmother to 18 grandchildren. Phyllis’ children live in Hong Kong, London, New York and Los Angeles, and have been inspired by her work with women and children in Asia. Phyllis was the winner of the 2012 Women of Influence Award by the American Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Alumni of the Year Award for Grace College & Seminary.

    Co-founder of Mother’s Choice, Phyllis has helped to grow Mother's Choice from a small group of concerned friends to an organization that has impacted thousands in Hong Kong and inspired like-minded organizations in India, China and Cambodia. She was a Board Director of Mother’s Choice from 2000 to 2022, and is now a member of the Advisory Council.

  • Sunita Makhija

    Director, Platinum Heart

    Mrs. Sunita Makhija started her jewellery business in 1983 and is currently the Director of Platinum Heart, an exclusive jewellery brand she launched with her older son 12 years ago. Apart from her experience in the jewellery industry, she has also started other businesses including a restaurant.

    She is also actively involved in charities serving women and children in India, including building a safe home for girls rescued from trafficking with her father and brothers. She works closely with Savera in Delhi with the programmes for girls and families in the slums. Three years ago, she and her husband have started a Palliative Care Program for cancer patients in the rural areas of North India. Sunita was born and raised in India, graduated from Delhi University, and moved to Hong Kong in 1981.

    Sunita has been a Board Director of Mother's Choice since 1998. Second to co-founder Gary Stephens, she has served the longest term on the Board of Mother's Choice, and is devoted to helping vulnerable babies and girls in Hong Kong.