Ms Kenzie LAU
Kenzie, a 1972 Maryknoll graduate, received her B.A. Degree in Translation (English/Chinese) from the University of Hong Kong, and her M.A. and Ph. D in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
She is currently a Partner of Leaders’ Quest, a global social enterprise that works with leaders from across business, government and civil society to build a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive world through a range of experiences, including deep-dive learning journeys in different countries, such as China, India, Israel/Palestine, Mexico, USA, and the UK.
Concurrently, Kenzie has her own HK-based consultancy practice for over 20 years, specializing in large group facilitation, leadership training, as well as executive coaching. Prior to this, her first 17 years was in Human Resources roles of global companies, including Citibank, Chase Bank, American Express and Exxon.
Kenzie has served as the founding committee member of HK’s Caring Company Award, and over the years, utilized her professional skills to serve not-for-profit organizations, including The Salvation Army and The Society for Protection of Children. She is currently member of the Advisory Board of Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Kenzie is married, and both her son and daughter are working in Hong Kong.
What is your first memory of the school, (and if relevant, how did that influence you)?
I was standing at the bottom of the long, cobblestone pathway, the one that led to what used to be the chapel. I met Sr. Miriam Xavier, who asked me to follow her. My eyes were fixatedly following her dark, masculine pair of shoes. Even today, I can almost hear the sound of her each step. We walked up the stairs to the covered playground of the Primary section, then through the big door, into a classroom. I did not make the cut during the first round of selection, and that was Sr. Miriam Xavier giving me a second interview. I am forever grateful to her for the chance of a lifetime. As such, I am also very cognizant of the need to create second chances for others.
As a Councillor, what ambition or aspirations do you have?
To serve as needed and when called upon.
What kind of skills, knowledge, or contribution do you bring to the school as a Councillor?
I hope my experience in working with both business and civil societies, and skills in facilitation and engaging differing views could contribute to the Council’s responsibility of upholding the School’s Vision and Mission.