Board of Governors
Dr. the Hon Leong Che-hung GBM, GBS, OBE, JP (Chairman)
“Today it is not death or illness that are patients’ main concerns: it is the fear of the unknown, the prospect of pain and the uncertainty that most demoralise. Maggie’s Centre attempts to relieve those uncertainties by providing information about cancer in general and their own illness, communities of support and professional advice to help them cope with physical, practical and emotional challenges that a cancer diagnosis brings about. With further support we look forward to more such centres providing a new generation of cancer care.”
A private medical practitioner, Dr. Leong represented the Medical Functional Constituency as a Legislative Councillor for over a decade and served in many public organisations. He was formerly the Chairman of the Hospital Authority; a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong; Chairman of the Elderly Commission of the Government of Hong Kong, just to name a few. Dr. Leong is currently the Chairman of Standard Working Hours Committee and the Chairman / President of several non-profit organisations.
Ms. Susan Ho
“Brunswick’s long relationship with Maggie’s started in the UK and extended to Hong Kong during the opening of the Centre in 2013. Maggie’s has touched our hearts – it has been a privilege to support and witness how the Centre has changed the lives of so many.”
Susan came across Maggie’s during her tenure in Brunswick as Partner and Head of Hong Kong for the leading corporate communications firm, from 2011-2019. Prior to Brunswick, she held a long career in Standard Chartered in its retail and corporate banking business, and was formerly Global Head of Brand and Sponsorships. Susan is Malaysian-Chinese and an accomplished pianist. In addition to Maggie’s, she is a Board Member of AFS Intercultural Exchanges Hong Kong, an Advisor to Anna Whitlam People and an Honorary Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Mr. Adrian Lee
“The holistic cancer care services provided by our professional team not only support those with cancer, but also their families and carers. It is my privilege to take part in the work of Maggie’s Centre.”
Adrian Lee was the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, the manager of Champion REIT from 2008 till he retired in 2016. He has acquired extensive property and banking industry experience over a career spanning over 43 years. Adrian held senior management positions for more than 22 years in the Great Eagle Group of companies, a major listed real estate company in Hong Kong. He also had over two decades of corporate real estate lending and advisory experience with a multinational banking institution. Adrian graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree.
Ms. Laura Lee
"Bringing a Maggie's Centre to Hong Kong is a wonderful achievement and we are looking forward to providing more help and support to people with cancer in the region."
Laura Lee qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and completed her oncology training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London in 1990. She then gained an MSc in Clinical Oncology from Birmingham University in 1997. She was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2009 and was elected a Member of the British Architectural Trust Board in 2016. She received an Honorary Doctorate from Queen Margaret University in 2016.
During her time working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Laura met and became Maggie Keswick Jencks’ cancer nurse during her treatment for her secondary breast cancer. Maggie shared with Laura her vision of a cancer support centre housed in a non-clinical and uplifting environment where anyone with cancer could visit and access practical information, psychological and emotional support, to help them build a life beyond cancer diagnosis. At the time of Maggie’s death in 1995, Maggie, along with her husband Charles Jencks and Laura, had written a blueprint for the first Maggie’s Centre.
In 1996 The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust was set up as a registered charity in Scotland and the first Maggie’s Centre opened on the grounds of the Western General in Edinburgh. Laura left her position in the NHS to become the Maggie’s Programme Director and Centre Head. In 1998 Laura was elected to become the Maggie’s Chief Executive.
Mrs. Eleanor Ling SBS, OBE, JP
"I am delighted to be part of a team working to establish the first Maggie's in Hong Kong. Hopefully this Centre will not only support our visitors but also raise awareness in our community to help people affected by cancer."
Eleanor Ling has over 30 years of experience in management. She has been a member of many private and public sector boards including the charitable Keswick Foundation which is donating the capital cost of the first Maggie's Centre in Hong Kong in commemoration of Maggie Keswick Jencks who had lived and loved this part of the world.
For her extensive record of community and public service, Eleanor was awarded both a SBS (2001) and OBE (1994). She is also a Justice of the Peace.
Mrs. Anne Wang Liu
“I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the Maggie’s Centre in Hong Kong. The magic that is Maggie’s is an enlightening experience.”
Anne Wang Liu joined the Maggie’s Hong Kong Board in 2014. She also sits on the board of the Hong Kong Ballet. Anne is Co-Chair of the Hong Kong Ballet Guild. A graduate of Cornell University and a former banker, Anne is actively involved in various charities locally and abroad.