Common Core Advisory Board
The Common Core Advisory Board members share the wealth of their knowledge and experience; design additional connections between the Common Core, Hong Kong, and the Global Community; and help to articulate a set of graduate attributes that will serve the students well as they move beyond the boundaries of the university. The Common Core is extremely grateful for their support.
Executive Director, Intellectual Property Program,
US-China Clean Energy Forum, firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the past two decades, Lynn has been involved in the arts community in various advisory capacities as well as being an occasional guest artist with local performing companies in theatre and music. She was on the Council of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2011-13. She is the Hong Kong Scholar to the UK Clore Leadership Programme 2010-2011 supported by the Home Affairs Department.
A keen researcher and speaker on the arts and education, she presented a paper, From Inception to Insight — A Learning Theatre™ at Work, at the World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit 2014 in Brisbane and Art, Artists and Cultural Learning Contexts: International Perspectives at the Worlds Together arts education conference in London in 2012. She is currently co-authoring a chapter on drama education with Prof Robin Pascoe, Murdoch University, for The Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education to be published in 2016. Biennially, she teaches the Arts Engagement & Education module at the Hong Kong Institute of Education’s Executive Master of Arts in Arts Management and Cultural Entrepreneurship.
CEO & Founder, OWN Academy 自由學園
Jennifer Ming Wai Wong
Jennifer was born without disabilities. When she was young, she was not good in academics. At the age of 8, she suffered from an extreme allergy, which resulted in a loss of her body skin, visceral mucous membranes and her eyesight. But she takes the verse from the Bible “Don’t be afraid, just believe” as her motto, with her faith in God, she is now the first visually impaired psychologist, hypnotherapist, and counsellor in Hong Kong.
Jennifer studied her undergraduate degree in the University of Waterloo with a double major in Psychology and Economics, and a specialization in Human Resources Management, graduating with First Class Honours. She obtained professional qualifications in hypnotherapy. She then went on to study in the University of Toronto for a Master’s degree of Counselling Psychology, meanwhile serving as a psychotherapist in OISE Counselling and Psychoeducational Clinic in Toronto. Afterwards, she went to study for another undergraduate degree on Education in the Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada. She was named in the Dean’s List. After her graduation, she became the first qualified primary school teacher who is visually impaired.
She is now a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and an Enneagram Analysis Trainer. She obtained professional qualifications on Emotional Focused Therapy Training. She has co-founded a volunteer group 「Capering Holistic Medical Alliance」with her friends from Chinese and Western Medicine backgrounds, which aims to provide volunteer clinics and health talk services.
Co-Founder and CEO, G For Good
Assistant General Manager – Shared Value, New World Development
Garrick’s experience covers social innovation, intrapreneurship, hospitality and real estate asset management, youth development, talent acquisition and employer branding.
Garrick currently manages assets valued over HK$2bn, alongside with charitable foundations supporting youth development and incubation programs supporting social innovators, all aiming to demonstrate and advocate the Creating Shared Value (CSV) model to the business world.
Prior to his role at New World, Garrick was the CEO of a charitable organization that runs the largest teenage entrepreneurship education program in Hong Kong. He has also been advising organizations (including Google, Bank of China, Esquel, HKUST etc.) on youth engagement and intrapreneurship.
Garrick graduated with his bachelor and master degree from the University of Hong Kong and received senior executive training from the Stanford University.
Prior to joining BSR, Rosa worked as a consultant for Cardno Emerging Markets, where she helped mining, oil, and gas companies develop social impact management plans; stakeholder engagement strategies; and health, safety, and environmental policies in countries such as Burkina Faso and Timor-Leste. She has also provided program coordination for an AU$155 million AusAID program in Indonesia with more than 200 national and international advisers and has served as an account and production manager for a leather manufacturer that supplied Nike and adidas. Rosa holds a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia and an M.S. in Finance from Drexel University. [LinkedIn]
His work covers the entire knowledge value chain from anticipating knowledge needs through various foresight and innovation initiatives, developing new knowledge through managing different R&D projects, many in collaboration with external partners such as universities, facilitating the dissemination of developed and captured knowledge through various Communities of Practice, to knowledge empowerment through organizing informal and formal learning activities under Arup University.
He also practises and/or teaches design thinking in many innovative projects and training courses such as Design School. He has been the Region Ventures Champion for many years and helps promote intrapreneurship from harvesting new ideas to developing commercial products/services.
Recently, he has been appointed as a member of the East Asia Digital Executive to drive digital transformation in the Region. He launched many cultural change initiatives and in 2018, he set up a Digital Acceleration Hub in a co-working space in Shenzhen with a team of digital experts to help the transformation process. In addition, he helps drive automation in many design processes and manage the development of new digital products/services.
CEO & Founder, AntzKnow Technology Ltd.