Our Board of Directors

Samantha Hon

Board Chair

Samantha is an accomplished banker with a successful track record in corporate and
investment banks. She is a founding member and Managing Director of Grand Voyage
Partners and a board member of AMP Investment Partners. She was formerly the Managing
Director and Asia Pacific Head of Consumer and Retail Sector of UBS Investment Banking
and also a member of its Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Group.

Samantha began her career in the telecom sector and progressed through various roles in
investment banking and asset management. With her demonstrated strengths in leadership,
strategic planning, business development, team development, stakeholder relationship
management, and risk oversight, she brings extensive experience to her role as the Board
Chair of CAN.

Samantha holds an MBA Degree from the Hong Kong University Science and Technology and
a Master Degree in International Relations from the Cambridge University. She also
attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Stephen Howard

Board Director

Stephen is a senior markets executive and responsible officer with board-level experience for Hong Kong Regulated Banking entities. He has over 25 years trading and management oversight experience across sell and buy-side businesses for major US, European Banks and a Hong Kong Hedge Fund.

His strengths include business implementation, risk management, structuring client solutions, new product initiatives, technology design & implementation, legal & regulatory due diligence and stakeholder management.

Stephen is currently the Chief Investment Officer of a Hong Kong based sole family office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance and has completed the FT Non-Executive Directors programme in 2013/14.

Christopher Roberge

Board Director

Christopher is a senior tax partner by profession with over 25 years of experience across Canada, US and Asia Pacific holding various senior leadership positions within Deloitte & Touche LLP from Canada to Hong Kong including the following current roles:

  • Asia Pacific Regional Head Quarters Program Leader
  • Global Energy, Resources & Industrial Tax & Legal Leader
  • Global Oil, Gas & Chemicals Tax & Legal Leader
  • China Oil, Gas and Chemicals Leader (all business lines)

He also serves on numerous boards and executive committees including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, United Way etc. and many of the largest global energy companies including those in traditional fossil fuel businesses (Oil, gas, chemicals), particularly in their clean energy divisions and new companies focused on clean energy.

On one hand, he works with numerous Asian companies on attracting financial incentives and funding for clean energy development. On the other hand, he works with governments on designing their fiscal systems to promote clean energy by advising on environmental policies. He is recognized in 2019, 2020 and 2021 as the top Energy advisor in China and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

Richard Williamson

Board Director

Richard commenced his career with some of Australia’s leading banks and insurers, and has over 25 years experience in financial services operational and advisory roles (including roles in asset management, banking, insurance and financial services distribution/brokerage).

Richard moved to Asia (Shanghai) in 2002, and HK in 2004, and has maintained a keen interest in environmental issues, and more recently, ESG sustainability factors. Richard has a B.A (University of Melbourne) and M.Bus (Mktg) (Monash Business School), and has been based in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai and Beijing.

Yip Yan-yan

Board Director

Yan-yan Yip had over 20 years of NGO experience in Hong Kong. She was COO of WYNG Foundation, a Hong Kong-based private foundation focusing on philanthropic work that aims to enhance wellbeing of people in Hong Kong. Prior to joining WYNG Foundation, she led Civic Exchange, a local independent public policy think tank focusing on social and environmental policy research and stakeholders engagement. Yan-yan is also experienced in organising community projects, facilitation and meeting design.

Tong Zhao

Board Director

Tong is an independent advisor providing counsel to senior executives on critical matters impacting their corporate reputation. She was a partner of Brunswick Group from 2007 to 2018, during this period of 11 years, Tong led many issue management work and M&A communications, as well as corporate governance advisory and ESG reporting in Asia.

Prior to Brunswick, Tong had gathered extensive corporate experience in aerospace, auto and IT industries, as well as management consulting.

Board Advisors

Kitty LIN Mau Tong

Board Advisor

Kitty is the principal of St. Rose of Lima’s College, the Committee Executive (2021-2022) of Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary School (HKAHSS). Lin will strengthen the organization’s capacity to educate future generations about clean air.

Dr. Anthony Ng

Board Advisor

Dr Anthony Ng received his primary and secondary education in Hong Kong. He received his BSc degree from McGill University and his MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. He then received his clinical surgery training in the United State, New Zealand and England.

Dr. Ng joined the University Surgical Unit of Hong Kong University Medical School in 1979. He started his private practice group in 1986. He has retired from active practice since 2012. Since returning to Hong Kong, he has taken an interest in community affairs. He is currently a trustee of WYNG Foundation, and sitting on the boards of Hong Kong University Center of Water Technology and Policy, Urban Spring Co. Ltd, a social enterprise.

Dr. Ng Kwok Keung

Board Advisor

Dr. Daniel K. Ng is the Founding President of Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society as well as the Honorary Consultant, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Hong Kong. He also serves as the honorary consultant paediatrician in Kwong Wah Hospital and United Christian Hospital. He is the honorary council member of the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology.

He was certified as specialist in sleep disorders by the World Association of Sleep Medicine in 2014. He was accredited as subspecialist in paediatric sleep medicine by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians in 2016 and awarded diplomate in paediatric respiratory medicine by ERS in 2016

On the international level, he served as council member of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and international affairs committee member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as well as the regional director of the International Pediatric Sleep Association.

Dr. Ng’s main research interests are sleep-disordered breathing, asthma and allergic rhinitis. Dr. Ng has published 108 peer-reviewed papers in journals indexed in Web of Science with 1,085 citations. His H-index is 20. He is currently the associate editor of Journal of Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine and Respirology Case Reports.

Joseph Poon

Board Advisor

Mr. Poon is an independent non-executive director of Hysan Development Company Limited and a non-executive director of Tai Chong Cheang Group. He is an advisor to the Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy. He was an independent non-executive director of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., managing director and deputy chief executive of Hang Seng Bank Limited and had held senior management posts in HSBC Group.

Mr. Poon was a former chairman of Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited, a former member of the Board of Inland Revenue of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Environment and Conservation Fund Investment Committee, and a former committee member of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Poon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Poon is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Po Tang

Board Advisor

Po is a board-level senior finance executive with over 30 years of experience and has worked in several large multi-billion international organizations. He was born in Hong Kong but spent most of his life in London, and in 2012 he came to Hong Kong for a 2-year assignment before returning in 2017 to be permanently based here.

Through his outdoor activities, he often encountered alarming levels of high air pollution. As a father of three, he is extremely concerned with the damages what this does to our children’s health as well to other vulnerable groups of society, the elderly. Researches have shown that these two groups (together with those with respiratory problems) are more susceptible to the adverse the effect of poor air quality and this drove him into the search for how to help to improve the air quality in our city.

He feels that raising public awareness, behavioural changes and influencing government policies will help to drive to improve the air quality of the city. As a Advisor of CAN, he looks forward to engaging with businesses, the community and official bodies in achieving these goals.

Wendy Wen Yee YUNG

Board Advisor

Wendy Wen Yee YUNG is an advocate for good corporate governance in Hong Kong. Prior to founding “Practising Governance” for this cause, Wendy was Executive Director and Company Secretary of Hysan Development.

First trained as a solicitor, Wendy also qualified as a certified public accountant and a governance practitioner in Hong Kong. She sits on various committees of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute, having served as co-opted council member and council member of the institutes respectively. She graduated with First Class Honours in Law from Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Over the years, she had served as a member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, the Professional Accountants in Business Committee of the International Federation of Accountants, and the Audit and Risk Committee of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

Team members

Patrick Fung

CEO

Since 2016, Patrick led Clean Air Network to spearhead public engagement programme to arouse conversation and actions on improving walkability, transport management and zero emission mobility in Hong Kong. Under Patrick’s leadership, Clean Air Network has developed extensive collaboration with the air science, public health, urban planning professionals, and civil, international and business community. He currently serves in the steering committee of non-profit Walk DVRC, and was appointed by the HKSAR Government as expert member of the Air Quality Objectives Review Working Group during 2016-18 and 2022-23.

Melville Peter Pradhan

Project Manager

Melville currently leads the “Indoor Air Quality” campaign, driven in the power of data to make a social impact. With diverse experience in various sectors, including humanitarian, insurance, finance and education, he’s passionate about enhancing well being through improved air quality. Melville holds a Bachelor’s in Science and a Master’s in Social Work. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking with his four-year-old and paddling with his dragon boat team.

Connie Chan

Project Manager

Connie is currently the Project Manager of Clean Air Neighborhood project.   She was a journalist and editor in local media in her earlier working years.  Having been working in Hong Kong and international right-based NGOs for over 15 years, Connie is experienced in campaigning, advocacy, and activism, with solid know-how on strategic planning and capacity building, and committed herself in walking with grassroots and marginalized communities in advocating for justice and human rights.  Connie has a BA in Marketing and MA in Cultural Studies, she is dedicated to films and performing arts.

Elsa Tam

Social Designer

Elsa graduated from the bachelor of Social Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is passionate about community research and aims to explore the voices and opinions of different groups on social issues. Through the power of community, she hopes to collectively brainstorm possible improvement solutions and drive change from the grassroots level.

Michelle Tong

Communication Officer

Michelle studied Environmental Science for her Bachelor’s degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She believes that the development and well-being of humans are strongly connected to nature. With a strong foundation in environmental knowledge, Michelle is dedicated to driving positive change and promoting sustainability. She enjoys exploring by hiking and travelling.