Organization and Management

Markus Shaw
Markus Shaw Board Chair
Markus is currently the Chair of Walk DVRC Limited and is passionate about making Hong Kong a more people-friendly environment. He is a lifelong citizen of Hong Kong. Following a history degree from Cambridge University, he spent six years as a corporate lawyer with the City law firm Linklaters in ...

Markus is currently the Chair of Walk DVRC Limited and is passionate about making Hong Kong a more people-friendly environment. He is a lifelong citizen of Hong Kong. Following a history degree from Cambridge University, he spent six years as a corporate lawyer with the City law firm Linklaters in London, Singapore and Hong Kong before joining the family business in 1992. He is a Managing Director of his family’s investment office. Mr. Shaw is active in the not-for-profit and philanthropic areas. He has co-founded NGOs in the fields of better urban planning (“Designing Hong Kong”) and air pollution (“Clean Air Network”). Committed to nature conservation, he was a member of WWF International’s Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2015 and is a Trustee (and former Chairman) of WWF-Hong Kong. He was also a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Advisory Council on the Environment from 2004 to 2008. Markus is a frequent speaker and columnist on conservation, the environment, urban planning and other policy issues. Married with three children, he maintains a keen interest in public policy, literature, history, music, photography and the great outdoors.

Ivan Ko
Ivan Ko Board Member
Ivan Ko is currently the Chairman of RECAS Group and Chairman of China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Grand China Fund, and also a Fellow Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He has 25 years of ...

Ivan Ko is currently the Chairman of RECAS Group and Chairman of China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Grand China Fund, and also a Fellow Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He has 25 years of real estate development and real estate finance experience in Hong Kong, China, Macau, the US and the UK. Ivan was previously the Chairman & CEO of a mortgage services company he set up in JV with the International Finance Corporation (The World Bank), Deutsche Bank, Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and other institutional investors. During that period, he helped the newly set up China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) to standardise residential mortgage application and underwriting processes. He has made significant contributions to the policy exploration of asset securitization in China. Ivan graduated with a business degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He later studied the Real Estate Development Master Degree course at the University of Hong Kong. He also attended the Real Estate Finance Program of the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and the School of Mortgage Banking of America. 

YY Pong
YY Pong Board Member
YY is a former town planner with working experience in the government, in planning consultancies and with various public bodies. She has also been part of several government committees and served the Hong Kong Institute of Planners.

YY is a former town planner with working experience in the government, in planning consultancies and with various public bodies. She has also been part of several government committees and served the Hong Kong Institute of Planners.

Benson Poon
Benson Poon Board Member
Benson obtained his Masters degree in town planning at the University of Hong Kong.  He is a registered professional town planner and a full member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners with seven years of working experience. He is currently a Senior Town Planner at Masterplan Limited, a ...

Benson obtained his Masters degree in town planning at the University of Hong Kong.  He is a registered professional town planner and a full member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners with seven years of working experience. He is currently a Senior Town Planner at Masterplan Limited, a notable and long-established development consultancy, and oversees the submission of statutory planning and land-related applications to the Government for a wide range of development projects. Benson plays a key role in local community projects and collaborates with NGOs on conservation of religious enclaves, acquisition of land for water sports centres, and advocacy of pedestrianization to create a walkable and low carbon city. He has sat on several committees of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners to steer and organize community outreach projects, annual dinner programs, seminars and exhibitions on town planning. 

Alan Lo
Alan Lo Board Member
A restaurateur, a property investor and a leading voice in Hong Kong’s art and design scene, Alan is listed as one of Asia’s best young entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Business Week as well as one of the “30 rising power players in the eastern art scene” by Blouin Artinfo and ...

A restaurateur, a property investor and a leading voice in Hong Kong’s art and design scene, Alan is listed as one of Asia’s best young entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Business Week as well as one of the “30 rising power players in the eastern art scene” by Blouin Artinfo and "40 under 40 Asia Pacific" by international art publication, Apollo. Through his roles as co-founder and executive director of Classified Group and Blake’s, Chairman of non-profit organization Design Trust, member of Art Basel’s Global Patrons Council, Tate Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee as well as board member of Para Site, he has consistently shown commitment to promote Hong Kong as an important emerging culture and creativity hub. Alan has also served on a number of government committees including Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council and the Harbourfront Commission. 

Ian Brownlee
Ian Brownlee Steering Committee
Ian is a professional urban planner with over 35 years of experience in Hong Kong. He worked for 16 years as a senior and chief town planner in the Planning Department, where he gained extensive experience of the statutory planning procedures and coordination of other government departments. He has ...

Ian is a professional urban planner with over 35 years of experience in Hong Kong. He worked for 16 years as a senior and chief town planner in the Planning Department, where he gained extensive experience of the statutory planning procedures and coordination of other government departments. He has also been an active member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, notably serving on the Institute’s governing Council for six years and attaining a Fellow membership. He has been an avid advocate for an improved public environment, better urban design and closer integration of the various components of the transport system. From this involvement, and also with various waterfront projects, he has developed a keen interest and understanding in the way the public sector is involved in the implementation and management of public spaces. Ian founded Masterplan Limited in 1992, a planning and development consultancy, and is currently the Managing Director. His extensive experience includes working with both the private and public sectors on comprehensive railway developments, major commercial and residential complexes, urban renewal projects, ecological conservation and heritage conservation projects – many in collaboration with community groups and NGOs.

Jennifer Walker Frisinger
Jennifer Walker Frisinger CEO
Jennifer Walker Frisinger is the CEO of Walk DVRC Ltd. She is a marketing, communications and product development professional with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services and civic sectors of Asia, Europe and North America. She is a corporate storyteller who has worked in public ...

Jennifer Walker Frisinger is the CEO of Walk DVRC Ltd. She is a marketing, communications and product development professional with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services and civic sectors of Asia, Europe and North America. She is a corporate storyteller who has worked in public and media relations, branding, advertising, event management, crisis management and corporate social responsibility for Thomson Reuters, Mitsubishi, BNP/Paribas, HSBC, Citibank and the WYNG Foundation. She was the lead event manager for the 500-delegate Walk21 Hong Kong Conference, co-organized with Civic Exchange, as well as the project manager for the Antimicrobial Resistance Conference for The University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Medical Ethics and Law. Jennifer is an active member of the Women in Publishing Society in Hong Kong and a contributing editor to various publications including The Hong Kong Arts Foundation. Jennifer has a M.F.A. in comparative literature and a keen interest in the arts and sports.

Patrick Fung
Patrick Fung Steering Committee
Patrick Fung is the Chief Executive Officer of Clean Air Network, an NGO with a charitable status that focuses on air pollution issues in Hong Kong. During his term of service, Patrick has led various campaigns to drive cultural and policy change for cleaner air. Before joining the Clean Air ...

Patrick Fung is the Chief Executive Officer of Clean Air Network, an NGO with a charitable status that focuses on air pollution issues in Hong Kong. During his term of service, Patrick has led various campaigns to drive cultural and policy change for cleaner air. Before joining the Clean Air Network in 2010, Patrick began his career in the advertising and media industry. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  

Tiffany Lau
Tiffany Lau Steering Committee
Tiffany is the Founder & Principal of Apart Companies, an advisory, project management, and development firm focused on creative repositioning and redevelopment of commercial real estate in global urban markets with a base in Hong Kong and New York. Tiffany is also the Executive Director of the ...

Tiffany is the Founder & Principal of Apart Companies, an advisory, project management, and development firm focused on creative repositioning and redevelopment of commercial real estate in global urban markets with a base in Hong Kong and New York. Tiffany is also the Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Hong Kong, a global non-profit organisation focused on the responsible use of land with over 40,000 members worldwide and 500 members in Hong Kong. Before founding Apart, Tiffany was a Management Consultant and member of the Penn Plaza redevelopment team at Vornado Realty Trust, the largest office owner in New York City. Previously, she was a VP of Development & Capital Markets at Jamestown Properties, and an AVP and Chief of Staff in the Asset Management Group of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Tiffany earned a B.A. in Urban Design and Architecture from New York University, and a M.Sc. in Real Estate Development at Columbia University. She has held various leadership positions on the board of ULI New York, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Tiffany has served on three ULI Advisory Services Panels focused on repositioning and redevelopment in London, UK for Grosvenor (2012), Buffalo City, South Africa for the World Bank (2014), and Beijing for the Qianmen Municipal Government (2018), and is currently an appointed member of the National ULI Urban Revitalisation Product Council.  

Jeffrey Wong
Jeffrey Wong Steering Committee
Jeffrey is a registered professional town planner. As the Immediate Past Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) Young Planners Group and the Advisor of Hong Kong Public Space Initiative (HKPSI), he has been organising various community engagement and educational programmes to ...

Jeffrey is a registered professional town planner. As the Immediate Past Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) Young Planners Group and the Advisor of Hong Kong Public Space Initiative (HKPSI), he has been organising various community engagement and educational programmes to promote the value and importance of town planning and public space to all walks of life. Together with other young passionate professionals, Jeffrey founded LEAPS, a dedicated real estate and construction professional platform with a goal to generate innovative solutions to current land and housing as well as other social issues, leveraging their professional expertise and insight. This year, he has also become one of the Co-Curators of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2017 (Hong Kong) focusing on the evolving mixed use developments in Hong Kong.

Anthony Cheung
Anthony Cheung Honourary Advisor
Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, GBS, JP is a Hong Kong politician and academic. He was the Secretary for Transport and Housing from 2012 to 2017. He is currently the Research Chair Professor of Public Administration with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and ...

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, GBS, JP is a Hong Kong politician and academic. He was the Secretary for Transport and Housing from 2012 to 2017. He is currently the Research Chair Professor of Public Administration with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS). From 2008 to 2012, Professor Cheung was President of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), the predecessor of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) .

Ling Kar-kan
Ling Kar-kan Honourary Advisor
KK is an experienced urban planner and designer. After retiring from the post of Director of Planning of the Hong Kong Government, he was appointed as Honorary Professor, Professor of Practice and Adjunct Professor by The University of Hong Kong (HKU), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and ...

KK is an experienced urban planner and designer. After retiring from the post of Director of Planning of the Hong Kong Government, he was appointed as Honorary Professor, Professor of Practice and Adjunct Professor by The University of Hong Kong (HKU), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Poly U). He is currently the Director of Poly U’s Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation.