Councillor

 

Christina Chan, a 1981 Maryknoll graduate, is Head of Human Resources Operations at the Hong Kong Jockey Club – a not for profit organisation with over 5,500 full-time and 15,000 part-time employees. Christina has diverse management experience gained from the sports and recreation field, the hospitality arena and her past 20 years in the Human Resources and Communications discipline. She completed a corporate leadership programme offered by the Oxford University, holds an MBA from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in Communications from the California State University, Fullerton. She is an appointed Board Member of the Employees Retraining Board, Vice Chair of the Manpower Committee at the HK General Chamber of Commerce and a committee member of the Vocational Training Council and Occupational Safety and Health Council. She also chaired the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Bilingual Studies and Corporate Communications Department from 2011 to 2017.

In her current full time capacity at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Christina is responsible for a broad spectrum of people functions covering resourcing, talent management, career development, employee engagement, industrial relations and reward management. She also plays a pivotal role in driving the overall manpower planning, development and implementation of the Club’s recent strategic initiative, which is to establish a 150 hectare Horse Training Centre in Conghua - Guangzhou. Christina spearheads the HR workstreams both in Hong Kong and Guangzhou; ensuring the build-up of a competent workforce with a customer-focused culture, supporting organizational development and aligning human resources with corporate business strategies.

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What is your first memory of the school, (and if relevant, how did that influence you)?

I have many fond memories of the school indeed. Since the tender age of 5, I had been highly motivated to climb up the cobblestone path every morning to attend classes. There was just so much fun in learning and in making new friends; Sr Rosemary would organise us in pairs as we danced and sang : ...skip, skip, skip to my lou...’ Maryknoll Sisters and teachers were great mentors and wonderful role models. Their wisdom, kindness and selfless devotion to educating young girls had been inspiring. The values have instilled in me to stay positive, to pursue excellence, to listen respectfully, to dare to speak up and last but not least, to be generous in serving and giving.

As a Councillor, what ambition or aspirations do you have?

At the helm of the Maryknoll Foundation is the Council which ensures the mission of the Maryknoll sisters is upheld. It is therefore a tall order. As a member of the Council, I shall endeavour to work in collaboration with other alums, to always have the best interests of Maryknoll students and teachers as well as the provision of quality education at our heart.

What kind of skills, knowledge, or contribution do you bring to the school as a Councillor?

I would like to leverage my professional network and relevant experience in general organisation management to contribute to the betterment and sustainable development of the school.

 

 

ChristinaChan