“Every one of us is tenacious and dedicated and hard working. Yet we are also giving and loving and passionate. At Asian Charity Services we know we are building a stronger society supported by the professional leaders serving at NGOs across Hong Kong”.
Asian Charity Services is powered by a core team of staff, both paid and volunteer. Their drive and determination bring our workshops to life with detailed planning, expert content, well-matched volunteers, and all the right NGO leadership teams represented. We have a small office in Wan Chai where we lead operations.
Over the past decade we have learned that our team members are with us for a reason, a season or for life. Some are needed for a specific project or program (a reason). Others make a longer-term commitment and support a number of projects (a season). And some have dedicated a portion of their life and career to making Asian Charity Services a success (life). For each person’s contribution we are deeply indebted and very grateful.
Thank you from Asian Charity Services.
Nancy Yang / Founder
Nancy was the co-founder and former Executive Director of Asian Charity Services from 2007-2015. Prior to that, she held senior positions in leading companies and played key roles in driving their successes. She was the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer for 7 years with a mobile gaming company in Beijing, developing and distributing games for major Japanese and US gaming companies. The company was later sold to a U.S. entertainment giant concern in 2007. Before that, she spent 6 years at A.T. Kearney, working as a management consultant specializing in business and organizational strategy for multinationals operating in Asia Pacific. Nancy has been actively involved in serving community groups and is a board director of Mother’s Choice, Hong Kong. She holds an MBA in Marketing from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a BS degree in Finance from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
David Sutherland / Chairman
David Sutherland is the former Morgan Stanley’s Chief Financial Officer in Asia Pacific, with financial responsibility for Morgan Stanley’s businesses in China, India, Korea, Australia and other Asian countries. Before his role as CFO, David spent more than a decade with responsibility for Morgan Stanley’s tax affairs in Asia. Prior to Asia, David worked for Arthur Andersen, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Caplin & Drysdale, and the U.S. Department of Treasury where he was the Associate International Tax Counsel. In that capacity, David represented the U.S. Government regarding tax issues with most countries in Asia, including successful tax treaty negotiations with Thailand and Indonesia. David is Chairman of the Board for International Care Ministries which works with the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. David is also involved with the Lion King project, which assists street children in North Bali, Indonesia. David earned a law degree from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Taxation from American University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisville. David was the national intercollegiate debate champion in the United States in 1982. David and his wife, Deanna, have three adult children who attend Dartmouth, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. But all three children consider Hong Kong as their home. The Sutherland family has lived in Hong Kong since 1997.
Suzanne Chu / Board Member
Suzanne is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in strategy, marketing and product development for multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard as well as newly established technology companies in the U.S. and Asia. Driven by a deep desire to make a positive impact on our Hong Kong community, she has also been actively involved in the non-profit sector as a strategic advisor and fundraiser for the past 15 years. A strong believer in the power of education, she has been engaged with schools as well as initiatives such as serving under-privileged students by providing greater access to educational, music and internship programs. Suzanne graduated with an MBA from Harvard University and a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She serves on the Harvard Business School non-profit scholarship committee and as a Board Director of Hong Kong Generation Next Arts.
Jayson Kyle / Board Member
Jay is the Director of Church Planting in Asia as well as Intercultural Church Planting with Redeemer City to City in New York City. His responsibilities include recruiting, mentoring and coaching church planters in the megacities of Asia. He served for thirty-two years as a missionary with Mission to the World (MTW), the overseas mission arm of the Presbyterian Church in America. During those years he worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea; founded MTW’s Short-term Missions Program; served as MTW’s Personnel Director, as their church-planting team leader in Mexico City, and as Field Director for Mexico and Central America. Jay attended high school in Manila, Philippines and graduated with a BA from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. He received an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Jay serves on the Boards of Belhaven University and the Asian Charity Services in Hong Kong. Jay and his wife, Maureen, live in Manhattan and have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Wai Yee Lam / Board Member
Wai Yee Lam is a senior executive with more than 30 years experience spanning several technology industries including roles with major companies and early-stage businesses, as well as advisory firms, in the UK and Hong Kong. Wai Yee has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector in Hong Kong and regularly advises NGOs and charities on strategic planning, fund-raising, and corporate governance. She holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management; a Master of Science in Computing Science from the University of Newcastle; and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University College of London, as well as a Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. She is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK.
Joseph Wan / Board Member
Joseph Wan is a Director with Anchor Strategic Partners, a multi-family office based in HK. Prior to Anchor, he was a Senior Advisor with Cinven HK. He joined Cinven in 2008 as a Partner with the Portfolio team and the Head of the Hong Kong office. In addition, Joseph was part of the Investor Relations team looking after investors in Asia Pacific. Apart from private equity, Joseph spent over a decade in management consulting. He was Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group in Hong Kong, where he was Head of Office. His primary sector focus was in consumer goods, retail and telecoms in Greater China/Asia. He started his career as an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley. Joseph has a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. On the personal side, Joseph is married to Lily for over 20 years and they have two children.
Christina Sou / Board Member
Christina is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in finance and consulting. Christina was recently Director of the WYNG Foundation, where she dedicated her time helping NGOs build their capacity and capabilities. Before that, Ms Sou was COO of Rivendell Partners, a private equity firm based in Hong Kong. During her decade long career at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Christina served multiple roles, including Managing Director of Risk Management, COO of the Clearing Division, and the Chief of Staff. She was instrumental in the acquisition of the London Metals Exchange, the launch of Stock Connect and the implementation of market risk management reform. Christina spent her early years as a consultant at Hewitt Associates with specializations in pre-IPO organization design, leadership development and employee engagement. Christina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cambridge. She is currently a board member of HOPE International which invests in the dreams of the world's underserved communities. She is married to her best friend, Norman, who shares the same interest in travelling around the world to run marathons.