Our Volunteer Board of Directors
Tony Leung, business owner:
Mr. Leung is the current Chairman of The Leprosy Project and has been serving as its Director of Finance for nine years. He was born and raised in Hong Kong and received his BA from the University of Wisconsin. He owns and manages Sapphire International Limited which specialises in the design and manufacture of organic cotton terry products. Previously he worked for the International Organization for Migration as the Administration and Finance Manager in Manila, Philippines. He has also volunteered with several NGOs including Refugee Concern, the Hong Chi Association, and the Pam Baker Foundation. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Quarry Bay.
Peter Barrett, retired:
Mr. Barrett was the Founding Chairman of The Leprosy Project and currently serves as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. He ran his own management consultancy, Organisation Development Ltd, helping family firms professionalise. He designed and ran the first HK Institute of Directors (HK IOD) courses in corporate governance. He still acts in an advisory capacity to the HKID (which he helped found) as an Honorary Council Member. He has also served on numerous professional boards and continues to design and facilitate corporate governance conferences for the Malta Branch of the UK IOD.
Chris Dundon, solicitor:
Mr. Dundon is the Founder and Managing Partner of Dundons Solicitors specialising in corporate commercial law and contract and employment law. He was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1994 and founded Dundons in 2004. Chris’s area of expertise is in the food and beverage corporate finance, commercial property, entertainment events, media, fitness, and hospitality industry sectors with a focus on commercial work and litigation issues. He graduation from the London School of Economics (LLB(Hons),1979) and has studied both Cantonese and Putonghua at the Chinses University of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong and Nan Kai University, Tian Jin, PRC. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong South.
C. Peabody Hutton, lawyer:
Mr. Hutton is the Board’s Secretary and a member of its Fundraising Committee. He has lived and worked as a lawyer in Hong Kong for over 33 years, the last six as a Partner and the General Counsel of Orion Partners LP, an Asia-based, Asia-focused alternative investment firm. He was previously in private practice with international law firms in Hong Kong and New York. He received his JD, MBA, MA and BA with Honors from the University of Virginia in the United States. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and as an attorney in the State of New York. He has been the head of the University of Virginia Club in Hong Kong for many years and serves on the Chapel Committee of St. Stephen’s Chapel in Stanley, one of the Project’s principal donors.
Dr. Theresia Liem, physician:
Dr. Liem is the Medical Director of The Leprosy Project. She directs the medical program together with the Board, providing guidance, training for staff and quality assurance for the Leprosy Projects prevention of disability work following WHO guidelines. She has over 29 years of clinical experience. She has held a number of positions as Physician and as a Specialist, Chef de Clinique and Consultant in the field of intern medicine and clinical oncology in the Netherlands. Since being in Hong Kong, she has been involved in research and teaching as a Visiting Scholar at the Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Liem achieved her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She has been trained as an Internist at the University Hospital Maastricht and has been trained and served as a specialist-Oncologist and a Haemato-Oncologist at the Dr. Daniel den Hoed Cancer Centre, Erasmus Medisch Centrum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. During her spare time Dr. Liem works as volunteer medical coordinator of the Matilda Children’s Foundation.
Nick Pirie, barrister:
Mr. Pirie is one of the founders of The Leprosy Project and has been involved with the organisation for the last 17 years as the main fundraiser and Rotary District Co-ordinator. He took his first trip to Sichuan in 2000 to see first- hand the living conditions of the people affected by leprosy and has visited numerous times since then. He has been practising as a barrister in Hong Kong since 1976, concentrating, on land, insurance, professional negligence and damages issues. He is a member of the Hong Kong Bar Association and serves on their Legal Aid, Insurance and Personal Injuries Committees. Mr. Pirie was President of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong South in 2008 and has been involved in various charities in Hong Kong for over 35 years, including Christian Children’s Fund, the Mentally Handicapped Association of HK, HK Children & Youth Services and the RSPCA.
John Bowden, architect:
Mr. Bowden serves on the Fundraising Committee for The Leprosy Project. John was born and raised in Hong Kong and trained in architecture and design in Britain. He currently works as Cisco Systems’ Manager for Workplace Design and Development recognizing the need for humanity in the work environment and gives oversight to all Cisco’s office developments in the region. He is active in community and environmental work, with particular emphasis on shoreline protection and architectural preservation, and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Quarry Bay.
Malcolm Kemp, solicitor:
Mr. Kemp is currently the senior partner of the firm Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong. His wife, Elizabeth, has had a long history with the Leprosy Project, accompanying many expeditions to Sichuan. Malcolm was brought up in Nigeria, but returned to England to take a place at Keble College, Oxford University to study Jurisprudence. On obtaining his BA and an Oxford University “Blue” in Judo, he joined the firm Richards Butler, but came to Hong Kong in 1982 to work with Baker & MacKenzie. In 1989 he moved to his present firm, Stephenson Harwood.
Lisa Yu, strategy management:
Ms Yu first volunteered as a strategy consultant for The Leprosy Project in 2008. She was the CEO of the Project for over a year and is conversant with the operation in Sichuan and currently serves on the board advising the team on people and project management. Prior to this, Ms. Yu headed strategy management in a container terminal company, steering the group’s business planning process and managing its project portfolio. She has over 20 years of experience in the private sector with expertise in communications, strategy planning and project management. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she received her degree from the University of Hong Kong. She has served on a committee of the territory wide Volunteer Movement to promote corporate volunteering in the private sector.
Mr. Thomas Wiedemann, senior consultant TVET / Agriculture
Mr. Wiedemann serves as an advisor for the agricultural aspects of community development in The Leprosy Project, with previous visits to the villages, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Based on training and work experience on several German farms, and after 9 years being a trainer and facilitator in a Farmers School in Germany, he decided to work as an international senior expert for vocational training, mostly in the field of Agriculture. Since then, he has worked in several work assignments in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Kosovo and Peru, both in the GO and NGO context. He shares his experience to the Leprosy Project, with a valuable specific background gained through his community work with campesinos (small farmers) in the Peruvian Andes, using the participatory approach as the main guiding principle of sustainable development. He has an MSc in Agriculture from the University of Hohenheim and an MM in Business Management from the University of the Philippines.