College Council

Management Board

Jacqueline So

BBA, MBA

Ms Jacqueline So is Co-founding Director and Chief Executive of Malvern College Hong Kong. Ms So established a partnership with Malvern College UK in 2011, and has since co-founded Malvern College Qingdao in 2012. She served as the Executive Principal of the school, overseeing all aspects of the school’s operations and managing its public relations and communication. Ms So set up another similar school, Malvern College Chengdu, in 2015. Prior to her current role, Ms So was the Vice President of Strategy and Development of Laureate Education. She assisted the Chairman and CEO to evaluate the market demand and regulatory environment to formulate the Asia Expansion Strategy, leading to partnerships with two Chinese private universities. She was also a Senior Consultant at McKinsey & Company both in Greater China and the US. Ms So received a BBA in Accounting from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jacqueline So

Chief Executive of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific Region

Antony Clark

Headmaster, Malvern College UK

Antony Clark

MA, HDE

Mr Antony Clark is Headmaster of Malvern College UK. Over the years, he has steered Malvern to a position where it is considered to be one of the top senior co-educational independent schools in the UK. Under Mr Clark’s leadership, Malvern College has begun to establish sister schools in China, including one school in Qingdao in Shandong province and another in Chengdu in Sichuan province. Prior to joining Malvern College, Mr Clark had Headship roles in various other schools, including Gresham’s School in Norfolk, St. Joseph’s Marist College and St. Andrew’s College in South Africa. Educated at St. Andrew’s College and Rhodes University in South Africa, Mr Clark received a BA in History and Higher Diploma in Education. He then attended Downing College, University of Cambridge, on a Douglas Smith Scholarship where he took an MA. He is a governor at two prep schools and a keen sportsman.

Allan Walker

MA, ARCO

Mr Allan Walker is the Commercial Director of Malvern College UK and Director of Malvern College International Schools. Mr Walker is responsible for the general commercial development of Malvern College, and in particular for overseeing the planning and development of Malvern College’s overseas campuses. He has been involved in this area of the school’s development since the founding of the College’s first overseas school, Malvern College Qingdao, in 2012, which was followed by the establishment of Malvern College Chengdu, in 2015. Prior to starting his career at Malvern in 2009, Mr Walker worked in various commercial positions at Harrow School (UK), and was latterly the Business Manager of Harrow School Enterprises Limited, the school’s commercial trading arm. Mr Walker holds a Master of Arts degree in Music from the University of Cambridge and is an alumnus of Harrow School. He is also a Governor of Welland Primary School, near Malvern.

Allan Walker

Director of International Schools, Malvern College UK

Vincent Yip

Co-founder and Executive Vice-Principal, Malvern College Qingdao

Vincent Yip

MEng

Mr Vincent Yip is a Co-founding Executive Director of Malvern College Hong Kong and the Executive Vice-Principal of Malvern College Qingdao. Along with Ms Jacqueline So, Mr Yip established a partnership with Malvern College UK in 2011, and has since co-founded Malvern College Qingdao in 2012. As the Executive Vice-principal of the school, he oversees the school’s non-academic operations. Apart from his work in the education sector, Mr Yip is the CEO of The G2000 Group, a fashion distributor and retailer in Asia and the Middle East. Previously, Mr Yip was an Associate Partner of McKinsey & Company’s Greater China Office. He has significant experience working for governments and quasi-government organisations on issues including strategic planning, operations improvement, merger and acquisition, and stakeholder management. Mr Yip was educated in HK and the UK and received his Master of Engineering degree from Oxford.

Samuel Wu

BA, EMBA

Mr Samuel Wu is a Co-founding Executive Director of Malvern College Hong Kong, board member of Malvern College Chengdu, the Executive Director of Tridel Capital Group Limited, a family investment fund, and the Executive Director of Majestic Elite Property Development Limited, a property developer based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Mr Wu worked in Wing Lung Bank and Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank where he was involved in Mergers & Acquisitions, Retail & Corporate Banking and operations. Mr Wu holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from New York University, and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and HKUST. He is the Vice President of ESF Island School Alumni Association and a Director of Shun Tak Fraternal Association, a School Sponsoring Body that operates local kindergartens to secondary schools throughout Hong Kong.

Samuel Wu

Co-founding Director, Malvern College Hong Kong

College Council

Mr. Chris Brooke

Mr. Chris Brooke is a Chartered Surveyor with twenty-eight years of experience in various fields of the property industry. Mr. Brooke is currently the Managing Director of Brooke Husband, a specialist real estate advisory company, as well as the global President Elect of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (“RICS”) and a Director of the Hong Kong Rugby Union. He is also the current Chairman of the Asia Pacific World Regional Board of the RICS as well as a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Mr. Chris Brooke

Mrs. Usha Casewell

Mrs. Usha Casewell

Mrs. Casewell is a Partner of Boase Cohen & Collins. She has been admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales since 1984 and in Hong Kong since 1993. She came to Hong Kong in 1985 and is a mother of three grown-up children. She is a long-standing committee member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association and is currently Deputy Chairman, having previously served as Chairman from 2013-16. She remains extensively involved in a number of various voluntary activities in the legal field, church, education and Councils.

Mr. Donald Choi

Mr. Donald Choi has over 30 years of real estate development and investment experience in North America, Asia, and China. He is currently the Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Limited and will retire at the end of 2017. Before joining Nan Fung, he was Director of Foster and Partners and the Authorised Person – Architect for the Hong Kong International Airport. Mr. Choi was the Chairman of the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR and a Director of an international school in Hong Kong for 17 years. He is active in community services and is the Committee Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Medical Centre and an Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre.

Mr. Donald Choi

Dr. Ying De Guo

Dr. Ying De Guo

Dr. Guo was formerly the Head of Chinese Language of Beijing Normal University. Dr. Guo has published over 20 books and over 200 academic journals on various research topics around Ming and Qing Dynasty Literature and Culture, which he has won numerous awards from his contributions in education. He is also the editor of “Literature Legacy” (a reputable Chinese Literature journal), and Vice Chairman of Chinese Ming Dynasty Arts Association. Dr. Guo is involved in many academic exchange activities as visiting professors in different reputable universities around the world.

Mr. Emmanuel Kao

Mr. Emmanuel Kao is a Solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Supreme Court of England and Wales and the Supreme Court of Victoria (Australia). Mr. Kao has been actively involved as School Supervisor in several kindergartens and primary schools in Hong Kong for more than 30 years. He is also an active member in different government committees of public hospitals in Hong Kong.

Mr. Emmanuel Kao

Ms. Elizabeth Law

Ms. Elizabeth Law

Ms. Elizabeth Law is the Managing Director of Law & Partners CPA limited. Ms. Law has been serving the community for many years. She is also actively involved in the various Government, charitable and educational organizations. She was awarded the Medal of Honour and appointed a Justice of the Peace by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Dr. Rance Lee

Professor Rance Lee was a pioneer in medical and health sociology in Hong Kong, and led many surveys on social issues and medical problems in both Hong Kong and China. As an academic, his services to the community included advising a number of government bodies as well as community organizations. In 1992, Dr Lee was appointed as Non-official Justice of the Peace, was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. At CUHK, he was Dean of Social Science, Head of Chung Chi College and Founding Master of Wu Yee Sun College. He was conferred Honorary Fellowship by CUHK in 2010.

Dr. Rance Lee

Professor Frederick Leung

Professor Frederick Leung

Prof. Leung is Chair Professor and Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education at the University of Hong Kong, and is currently Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Education of the University. His expertise is in comparative studies in mathematics education and the influence of culture on mathematics teaching and learning. Prof. Leung is actively involved in the local education community, and he serves as council member in several local schools and tertiary colleges. He is also an Advisor for the Hong Kong Science Museum.

Mr. Kenneth Usher Madden

Mr. Ken Madden the Chairman of Governors of The Downs Malvern. Mr. Madden has been a member of the College Council since 2007 and of the Management Committee since 2012. He pursued a career in teaching which included 28 years of experience as a Headmaster of three leading Preparatory Schools, one in Kenya and two in the UK. Following retirement, he trained for ordained ministry in the Church of England. Mr. Madden was ordained in 2009 and now serves as Associate Priest at St Michael’s Without in Bath.

Mr. Kenneth Usher Madden

Mr. Henry Poon

Mr. Henry Poon

B.A. (Hons), M.A., Cert. Ed., Cert. Psych.(HKU) Mr. Poon received his primary and secondary education at St. Paul’s Co-educational College. He is an educator with 31 years of extensive experience in school administration, having served as principal of four local secondary schools, including the prestigious St. Paul’s Co-educational College. He has also served or is still serving as supervisor or manager of a kindergarten, several primary and secondary schools, including special schools. He is at present Consultant of Project WeCan, a business-school funding programme initiated by Wharf Limited.

Mrs. Maria Poon

Mrs. Maria Poon has been actively involved in education all her life. She started serving as a Principal more than 20 years ago including being Founding Principal in a few local secondary schools. Mrs. Poon also served as Advisor and Co-Principal in an international school in Hong Kong. After retirement, Mrs. Poon is still an active member in the school management committee of several schools.

Mrs. Maria Poon

Mr. Frank Wong

Mr. Frank Wong

Mr. Frank Wong is currently the President (Asia) of Scholastic Inc. Mr. Wong is very experienced in branding building and management. He is currently the Board Chair of Teach for Hong Kong; a board member of the AFS Intercultural Exchanges and a member of the International Council of George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Mr. Wong was a former Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Mr. Arthur Wu

Mr. Arthur Wu is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong. He is the Founder and Director of Wings Financial Consortium in Hong Kong, Founder and Director of BE Reinsurance in Hong Kong and the Director of Majestic Elite Property Development Limited. Mr. Wu also serves as adjudicator for the Registration of Persons Tribunal and an active board member for a college and secondary school in Hong Kong.

Mr. Arthur Wu

Mr. Michael Wu

Mr. Michael Wu

Mr Michael Wu is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Hong Kong Maxim’s Group. He is also a non-executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd., Hongkong Land Holdings Ltd., Jardine Matheson Ltd. and The Community Chest of Hong Kong.
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