Ms Christina CHAN

Vice Chairperson / Convenor,
Communications Committee, Membership Committee

Christina Chan is a 1981 Maryknoll graduate. Christina has a diverse management background spanning human resources, internal communications, hospitality, recreation and start-up operations for mega projects. She completed an executive leadership programme from the Oxford University, holds an MBA from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in Communications from the California State University, Fullerton.

Christina joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 1990. During her tenure with the Club, she held different leadership positions. Before leaving the Club in 2019, Christina was Head of HR Operations responsible for a broad spectrum of employee functions including talent acquisition, organisation management, employee engagement, industrial relations and reward management. She led the HR workstream to develop talent strategies towards the formation of a competent, multi-cultural workforce which was integral to the successful opening of the brand new Conghua racecourse in 2018.

Christina has all along been active in public and community service. She served as a Board Member of the Employees Retraining Board and chaired the Management and Supervisory Training Board for the Vocational Training Council. She also served on the HK General Chamber of Commerce Manpower Committee, the Occupational Safety and Health Council, the Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications and chaired the Departmental Advisory Committee for the HK Polytechnic University’s Bilingual Studies and Corporate Communications Department.

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.