Directors, Trustees, and Advisory Committee

JONATHAN THOMSON, DIRECTOR AND TRUSTEE

Jonathan Thomson is a chartered accountant and an artist, art historian, critic and curator. He has held senior management position in arts administration including Deputy Director Strategic Development and Head of Secretariat at the Australia Council of the Arts and as Deputy Secretary General of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He established Thomson Fine Art as an art consultancy in 2000 and as an independent curator has devised and managed dozens of exhibitions across Asia for a variety of clients including Osage Gallery and Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific. In 2013 he was appointed adjunct Professor of Art History at SCAD (Hong Kong). He writes extensively on all aspects of global contemporary art and is author many hundreds of essays and reviews.

FERGUS O’RORKE, DIRECTOR AND TRUSTEE
Fergus O’Rorke has more than 30 years’ experience in communication across the nexus of business and technology in a career that spans journalism, broadcasting and consulting. He is a co-founder of Hong Kong-based content marketing agency Mode2. As well as technology O’Rorke has a strong interest in sustainability, having spent four year as the editor of CleanBiz.Asia, a website covering sustainable business developments in across the region, and collaborated with a team of urban planners at Ove Arup & Partners to write a book on Smart, Green, Resilient Cities.

SIMON REID KAY, ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Simon Reid-Kay & Investments, the Chartered Insurance Institute UK and The Hong Kong Securities Institute
Simon leads Simon Reid-Kay & Associates and has practised and been resident in Hong Kong since 1985. He deals with all types of real estate transactions and regularly advises on the real estate aspects of IPOs, funds (including REITs), securitizations, sale and leaseback and portfolio management for substantial Hong Kong-based international investment banks and conglomerates. He regularly advises private funds and investment banks on their own and their clients’ real estate requirements including investments, financing and property management.As well as handling purchases, sales and leases, Simon has advised owners, developers and lenders on the planning and construction aspects of many major developments and infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and the region. He also has extensive experience in government land administration and heavyweight commercial leasing work. Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017.

RICK ADKINSON, ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Rick Adkinson is a fierce advocate of consumer interests, and aims to ensure clients are treated fairly in terms of the services they receive and the fees they pay. Rick has championed fee-only investment services for well over two decades and was an early pioneer in fee based financial planning in Hong Kong and the wider region. Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities

SALLY LAIGHT, ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sally Laight is a Chartered Accountant who works as an independent CFO specialising in providing business performance review and strategic planning for small and medium sized businesses. Prior to this Sally has held a number of senior management and board level positions during her 25 years in Hong Kong in both the commercial and non-profit sectors.

JENNIFER BOVARD, ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Jennifer Bovard is a registered Organizational Psychologist and academic. Her most recent full time post was Head of Academics at the University of Sunderland in Hong Kong. Currently she is lecturing in Business Management at Hong Kong University and Psychology at the University of St Joseph Macau. She is certified in numerous psychometric assessments and conducts management training and consulting in corporates on a part time basis.

LOUISE MOON, ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Louise Moon is a business journalist for the South China Morning Post, specialising in markets, among other areas. She has been on the desk since July 2018, after completing the Post’s year-long graduate trainee scheme. Louise holds an MA in Journalism from City University, London, and an MA in Mandarin from The University of Edinburgh.