Organization Structure

To maintain the professional corporate governance, the MTR Academy is to report to the Council at regular basis.

Council Members

Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen

Mr Auyeung joined the Board as a Non-executive Director on 7 March 2019 and has become the Non-executive Chairman since 1 July 2019. Mr Auyeung is an independent non-executive director of HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited and China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited.Mr Auyeung has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry in Canada and Hong Kong.  Before his retirement in June 2017, Mr Auyeung was Chairman – Asia of the Principal Financial Group Inc. (‘PFG’), a Fortune 500 company, responsible for PFG’s overall businesses in Asia.  During his time with PFG, Mr Auyeung represented PFG and its member companies across Asia in building and expanding PFG’s relationship with clients, joint venture partners and strategic investors, and assisting in business development across all products lines of PFG.

Mr Auyeung also actively serves the public sector and is currently the chairman of the Council of Lingnan University, an observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council Observers Scheme, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Investor and Financial Education Council under the Securities and Futures Commission.  In addition, he is a member of the Investment Sub-committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, a board member of Bo Charity Foundation (Food Angel) and a convenor of the Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project. 

Mr Auyeung was previously an independent non-executive director of Standard Life (Asia) Limited and Sompo Insurance China Co., Ltd., the chairman of Hong Kong Strategy for Financial Literacy Sub-committee on Stakeholder Coordination and Collaboration, a member of the Independent Review Committee on Hong Kong’s Franchised Bus Service and the Senior Strategy and Business Advisor at Athenex Inc., a company listed on NASDAQ in the United States of America.Mr Auyeung holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) Honours Degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the City University of Hong Kong in 2013. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2018.

Dr Jacob Kam Chak-pui

Dr Kam joined the Company in 1995 and had held various management positions in Operations, Projects and China and International Business Divisions. He was the Operations Director between January 2011 and April 2016 and was appointed as the Managing Director – Operations and Mainland Business in May 2016. Dr Kam has been a Member of the Executive Directorate since January 2011.  He was appointed as the CEO on 1 April 2019, and has been a Member of the Board since then.  As the CEO, Dr Kam is responsible for the overall performance of the Company and its group companies both in and outside of Hong Kong, including in the Mainland of China.  He qualified as a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom in 1989.  Dr Kam is a vice-president and a chartered fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, and a chartered fellow of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in the United Kingdom. He is also a corporate member of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.  Dr Kam is the chairman of the Regional and Suburban Railways Assembly of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), a council member of Vocational Training Council, a member of Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency Governing Council and a member of the board of directors of The Community Chest of Hong Kong.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton, and a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London, both in the United Kingdom.

Dr Dorothy Chan Yuen Tak-fai

Dr Chan has joined the Board since July 2013. She is currently the Deputy Director (Administration and Resources), Head of Centre for Logistics & Transport and advisor of International College of HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, and a council member of HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College.  Dr Chan is an independent non-executive director of AMS Public Transport Holdings Limited, the chairperson of the Sustainable Agricultural Development Fund Advisory Committee, a board member of the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Limited (formerly known as Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies Limited), an advisor to the Serco Group (HK) Limited and a member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration.  She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport ('CILT') and CILT’s Global Advisor for Women in Logistics and Transport.  Dr Chan was a member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and the Advisory Council on Environment of the HKSAR Government, and the International President of CILT.  She was previously the Deputy Commissioner for Transport of Government from 1995 to 2002.  From 2000 to 2002, Dr Chan was the Alternate Director to the office of the Commissioner for Transport, a Non-executive Director of the Company. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, a Master of Social Sciences degree in Public Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Hong Kong.

Dr Eddy Fong Ching

Dr Fong has joined the Board since January 2015.  He is currently the chairman of the Process Review Panel in relation to the Regulation of Mandatory Provident Fund Intermediaries, and an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited.  Dr Fong was the non-executive chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission from 2006 to 2012 and the past chairman of the Council of The Open University of Hong Kong.  His other past public duties include director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and the Exchange Fund Investment Limited, a member of The Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council, and a council member of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  Dr Fong was also a senior audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in capital markets work in Hong Kong and the Mainland of China until his retirement in 2003.  He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Dr Fong holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science from and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law by the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, and an Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by The Open University of Hong Kong.  He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1996 and was awarded Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2008.

Mr Cheng Yan-kee

Mr Cheng is a practising civil and structural engineer, and an Authorised Person and a Registered Structural Engineer under the Buildings Ordinance. He is also a Class 1 Registered Structural Engineer in the People’s Republic of China. Mr Cheng currently is a director of H. K. Cheng & Partners Limited and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants. Mr Cheng formerly was an independent non-executive director of K. H. Group Holdings Limited, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and Chairman of both the Council of the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee under the Independent Commission Against Corruption. He was also a member of the Hospital Authority, Town Planning Board and the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Mr Cheng is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in the United States of America and was conferred Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degrees by the Macau University of Science and Technology in 2017 and the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019. Mr Cheng was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star medal in 2015 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000.

Margaret Cheng Wai-ching

Ms Cheng has been the Human Resources Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 June 2016. She is responsible for all of the Company's human resources and administration affairs.  Ms Cheng is a seasoned human resources practitioner with rich senior management experience. She took up different human resources roles in Citibank, N.A. between 1993 and 1997, and was with JP Morgan as Vice President, Human Resources between 1997 and 2001. From 2001 to 2013, Ms Cheng was with The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ('HSBC') and was Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong and Global Business, Asia Pacific when she left HSBC. Before joining the Company, she was Group Head of Human Resources of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.  Ms Cheng is currently the president of the Executive Council and a fellow member, of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management, and a council member of The Hong Kong Management Association.  She is also serving as the vice chairman of the Cross-Industry Training Advisory Committee for the Human Resource Management Sector under the Qualifications Framework, a member of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, Education Bureau, a member of The Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service of the HKSAR Government and the chairman of its Police Sub-Committee, and a council member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.  Ms Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from The California State University, the United States of America.

Dr Peter Ronald Ewen

Dr Ewen has been the Engineering Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 22 February 2016. He is responsible for driving excellence in the Company’s engineering functions and strengthening its control and check and balance processes, and overseeing the procurement and contract administration function. Dr Ewen started his career in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom in 1976 and attained the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. He served in different capacities, including Chief of Staff Support, Executive Officer and Chief Engineer (Air). In his last role as Director Air Support, Dr Ewen was responsible for the procurement, in-service support and airworthiness of the fleets of large aircraft of the Royal Air Force, including Strategic and Tactical Airlift, Air-to-Air Refuelling, Maritime Patrol, and Air Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance capabilities.  Before joining the Company, he was a Procurement Advisor for Rail Franchising in the Department for Transport – Rail, United Kingdom and the Head of Air for Airbus Defence and Space, United Kingdom respectively. Dr Ewen is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.  He holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Engineering Management from the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from International Management Centres Association, United Kingdom. Dr Ewen was awarded Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in 2015.

Jerry Zhe Li

Mr Li  has been the Deputy Director – Strategy, Innovation and Technology and an observer on the Executive Directorate since 18 October 2018.  Mr Li is responsible for three functional areas: development and execution monitoring of MTR’s corporate strategy; development and delivery of corporate-level innovation programmes; and management of Information Technology services.  Mr Li is the Chairperson of the Information Technology Management Committee and a member of the Investment Committee.   From 2019, Mr Li has served as a Senior Deputy Steward in the World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Mobility system initiative.  Mr Li is currently the Chairman of Innovation and Technology of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association. Prior to joining the Company, he spent over 11 years at Accenture as a Managing Director with leadership roles across numerous practices including Consulting, Technology, Digital and Operations, with a focus on advisory and system integration delivery to clients in the Communications, Media and High-Tech industries in the Asia Pacific region.   Besides his client-facing roles at Accenture, Mr Li was also the Executive Sponsor for LGBT Inclusion & Diversity programmes in Greater China and a member of Accenture’s Technology Architecture community.  From 2001 to 2007, Mr Li was with Siebel Systems and Oracle Corporation’s core engineering team, developing next generation Customer Relationship Management platforms. Mr Li holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles, the United States of America.