Ms. Irene LEUNG
Ms Irene Leung joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club as Head of Charities in 2020.
Ms Leung has over 30 years of unique cross-sector management experience in business (ICT), NGO, and media industries. She has established her reputation well in the telecommunications industry in Hong Kong, having led the strategic development of fixed and mobile services which included the world’s first commercial launch of 4G mobile service and applications. In 2012, Ms Leung devote herself into the social service sector by joining the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, a social enterprise and charitable organisation in Hong Kong, as Chief Executive Officer. During her service and leadership, she promoted the application of technology to improve the quality of life of underprivileged groups, which has brought about a major transformation for the Association and it was being recognised as a role model of social innovations in the NGO sector in Hong Kong. In 2018, Ms Leung was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of i-CABLE Group and was responsible for the full portfolio of business that includes on the media side the renowned Cable News and over 100 channels, partnership networks in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and on the telecommunications side a territory-wide fixed network that covers over 90% of Hong Kong households.
With her passion in leveraging technology for social good, Ms Leung has led CSR projects that involved the creative use of ICT, winning various local and international awards. She has been awarded ‘Hong Kong Outstanding ICT Woman’ by Hong Kong Computer Society in 2015. Ms Leung is currently a Board member of Hong Kong Education City Limited, member of The Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Task Force under the Commission on Poverty, and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.