Organization Structure

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

Council Members

Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang

Professor Ma joined the Board as an Independent Non-executive Director in July 2013. He was then re-designated as a Non-executive Director on 30 November 2015 and appointed as Non-executive Chairman since 1 January 2016. Professor Ma has extensive experience in the banking and financial sectors.  He is currently an independent non-executive director of FWD Group, a director of Husky Energy Inc., and a director nominee (independent) of New Frontier Corporation.  Professor Ma was an independent non-executive director of Agricultural Bank of China Limited, Aluminum Corporation of China Limited and Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited, and also a non-executive director of China Mobile Communications Corporation and COFCO Corporation.  He was previously the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government and a Non-executive Director of the Company from 2002 to 2007.  Professor Ma held the position of the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government from 2007 to July 2008.  He is a non-official member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, the Council Chairman of The Education University of Hong Kong, a member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation and the Global Advisory Council of the Bank of America.  Professor Ma holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree majoring in economics and history from The University of Hong Kong.  He was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by Lingnan University in October 2014 and the Honorary Doctor of Social Science by City University of Hong Kong in October 2016.  Professor Ma was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2009 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2010. 

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.

Lau Ping-cheung, Kaizer

Mr Lau has joined the Board since August 2015.  He is a chartered surveyor and has substantial experience and involvements in construction, real estate and infrastructure projects both in Hong Kong and the Mainland of China. Currently, Mr Lau is the managing director of Biel Asset Management Co., Ltd. and an independent non-executive director of Kingboard Laminates Holdings Limited.  He is one of the Founders of Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services and has been the Chairman since June 2012.  Mr Lau is also a member of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee, the Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Vice-Chairman of the Vetting Committee of the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme.  He is also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and a fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.  Mr Lau is a former president of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, a former chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (HK Branch), and a former member of the HKSAR Legislative Council.  He is also a former non-executive director of the Urban Renewal Authority, a former member of the Council of the City University of Hong Kong, a former member of the defunct Economic Development Commission and the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee and a former member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Shanghai.  Mr Lau holds a Higher Diploma in Quantity Surveying from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and a Master degree in Construction Project Management from The University of Hong Kong.

Dr Allan Wong Chi-yun

Dr Wong has joined the Board since August 2015.  He is the chairman and group chief executive officer of VTech Holdings Limited, the deputy chairman and an independent non-executive director of The Bank of East Asia, Limited, an independent non-executive director of China-Hongkong Photo Products Holdings Limited and Li & Fung Limited.  Dr Wong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1995, and awarded a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1997. Dr Wong was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star medal and the Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2003 and 2008 respectively.

Lincoln Leong Kwok-kuen

Mr Leong joined the Company in February 2002 as the Finance Director and has been a Member of the Executive Directorate since then. He was re-titled as the Finance & Business Development Director in May 2008, and was appointed as the Deputy CEO in July 2012 and the Acting CEO in August 2014.  Mr Leong was appointed as the CEO in March 2015, and has been a Member of the Board since then.  As the CEO, he is responsible for the Group’s overall performance in and outside of Hong Kong.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr Leong worked in the accountancy and investment banking industries in London, Vancouver and Hong Kong.  He is a non-executive director of Mandarin Oriental International Limited, chairman of the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Committee, vice-chairman of The Hong Kong Housing Society, and a vice-patron of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. Mr Leong qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1985 and Canada in 1986.  He is a chartered fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong. Mr Leong holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (subsequently a Master of Arts degree) from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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.