Mrs. Stella Lau Kun Lai-kuen, SBS, JP
Graduating from Diocesan Girls’ School (Hong Kong), Mrs Stella Lau was educated at University of Waterloo in Canada, where she read Sociology. She spent the first 10 years of her working life as a Community Relations Officer at the Independent Commission Against Corruption and then as a language instructor at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Chinese Language School. On returning to Hong Kong in 1990, she joined the staff of Diocesan Girls’ School, her alma mater, to teach Psychology, became the Counselling Mistress in 1993, Deputy Headmistress in 1994 and has been the Headmistress since 1999.
Mrs. Lau is currently the Board Chairman of the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation, a member of the Sports Commission, the Research Ethics Committee (Kowloon Central / Kowloon East) of the Hospital Authority, the Selection Panel of Jardine Foundation Scholarship and others.
Previously, Mrs. Lau also rendered her service to various organizations. She served on the Council of the City University of Hong Kong (2001-2007), the Committee on Performing Arts (2004-2010), the Broadcasting Authority (2005-2009), the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education Limited (2007-2010), the University Grants Committee (2008-2013), the ICAC Complaints Committee (2008-2013), the Council for Sustainable Development (2011-2017), and the Sir Jack Cater Scholarship Fund Selection Committee as well as the Family Council. Mrs. Lau also served as the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission of the HKSAR Government for six years till early 2018.
She was appointed the Justice of the Peace in 2006 and made Honorary Fellow of the City University of Hong Kong in 2010, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2017. She was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government in 2017.