The English-Speaking Union Hong Kong
WHO WE ARE
The ESU (HK) is run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, formerly led by Dr Verner Bickley, MBE, now Chairman Emeritus. Administrative support is given by Ms V. Tam, our part-time Administrator.
We have different categories of membership: corporate, educational, individual and student. Our membership number, now about 150, is increasing as more and more people identify with our aims and objectives.
Sir David Akers-Jones, KBE, CMG, GMB, JP
Chairman, Executive Committee
Mrs Margaret S Leung, B.Sc (Pharm), MBA, MPS, FHKIoD
Founder and Managing Director of BETAMAX Ltd. and ASIA ACTION Ltd. Qualified Pharmacist trained in the UK, MBA. Council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Board member of The Hong Kong Aids Foundation. Chairman of Amelia Earhart Fellowship District 17 Zonta International Foundation. Active Member of the HK General Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman of the Women Executive Club.
Ms Judy Tam
MSc (Edinburgh), is an active volunteer leader in a variety of non-profit social groups. She is committed to contributing to society by supporting education initiatives, and providing young adults in Hong Kong with different education experiences. She enjoys working with young people. Currently she is serving in the education industry by profession.
Honorary Treasurer & Director, Executive Committee
Mr Patrick Carter
Retired chartered accountant. Employed for 27 years in the Treasury Department, Hong Kong Government, retiring in 1997 as assistant director of accounting services. Previously worked in local government: six years in England and two years in Zambia.
Director, Executive Committee
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ESU (HK)
The English-Speaking Union (Hong Kong) was established in Hong Kong in December 2001 as an independent, non-profit, educational charity whose mission is to promote local and international friendship and cooperation by encouraging the wider use of the English language. The ESU is an international organisation whose branches are independent, non-political, educational entities operating in over fifty countries, including, for example, China, Malaysia, Australia, India, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.