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Anson Bailey

Principal, Business Development

Anson has spent the last twenty years working in both industry and professional services covering strategic consulting across a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand across a number of different sectors.

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up business development across the KPMG China Practice. At the same time, he works closely with the Regional Consumer Markets Chairman, Nick Debnam across the Asia Pacific region and is part of the Regional Consumer Markets Practice Leadership team.

He has undertaken strategic consulting roles and market assessments for multinational corporations in the region with experience in a wide range of sectors including retail, food and beverage, FMCG, chemicals, product sourcing, telecoms, media, consumer electronics, software, IT outsourcing and other technology sectors. He is responsible for a number of revenue programs focused on the key account program including Global and National accounts in the Consumer Markets sectors.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership and executive briefings for senior executives covering  the consumer markets arena with recent reports released including Global Mobile Payments, Luxury experiences in China,  Consumer Currents, Global Reach of China Luxury, Product Sourcing in Asia Pacific , The Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey and MNCs in China.

Anson is currently involved in driving a number of strategic initiatives including a series of thought leadership and executive briefings for senior executives covering the technology and consumer markets arena with recent reports released including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Luxury experiences in China, Global Reach of China Luxury and Product Sourcing in Asia Pacific.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of business development professionals at KPMG but continues to works with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client service whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

Arnaud Barthelemy

Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

Arnaud Barthelemy is Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau since 21 March 2011.

Born on 30 September 1972 in Paris, Mr Arnaud Barthelemy graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-EAP) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Paris. Former student of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), part of the "Averroes" year, he chose a diplomatic career.

Arnaud Barthelemy began his career in 2000 at the Department of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2002, he took part in the mission of the European Union in charge of negotiating the Ohrid peace agreements in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. He was then appointed Private Secretary of the Minister for European Affairs. In late 2003, he became Special Advisor to the Director for Political and Security Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2005 he was appointed to the French Mission to the United Nations in New York following UN Security Council issues. In spring 2007, he was recalled to Paris to work in the office of the Prime Minister, François Fillon, where he covered diplomatic affairs. In 2009, he joined the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) as Investment Manager until his appointment as Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macao.

Simon Birch

Simon Birch is a UK-born artist who is a permanent resident of Hong Kong.

He has had solo shows in Beijing, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Miami, and Singapore, as well as exhibiting in group shows at the Hong Kong Museum of Art (2008), the Haunch of Venison, London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, in 2011.

Working with oil on canvas, Birch has also ventured into film and installation work culminating in some particularly notable large-scale projects, including the 20,000 square feet multimedia installations HOPE & GLORY: A Conceptual Circus (2010) and Daydreaming With…The Hong Kong Edition (2012) at the ArtisTree, TaiKoo Place, Hong Kong. These large multimedia projects integrated paintings with film, installation, sculpture, and performance housed in specifically configured spaces.

Birch’s work has been featured and reviewed in many international publications, including Artforum, The Guardian, The International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times.

Nicolas Borit

Managing Director
Dragages Hong Kong Limited

Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong Limited since 2007, has over 20 years of experience in managing large-scale projects in Asia and Europe. He has been working for Bouygues Construction, the parent company of Dragages Hong Kong, since 1990. Bouygues Construction is a French Construction leader in building, civil works, electrical contracting and maintenance sectors. The Group operates in some 80 countries, generating 11.1 Billion Euros of sales in 2013.

Mr. Borit was primarily responsible for the business development of the various entities within the Group’s building division in the 1990’s. He was involved in a wide array of developments including offices, retail complexes, residential buildings, industrial buildings, hospitals, power plants, sports facilities and infrastructure projects. Over this period of time, he worked in Paris, West Africa and throughout Asia.

Ever since Hong Kong’s handover to China, Nicolas has based his career in Asia. In 1997, he joined Rinaldi Structal Asia, a Façade Specialist Contractor subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, as General Manager, managing over 1,200 people coming from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. In this position, he set up branch offices in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore, and formulated strategic plans to facilitate the overall operations of all branch offices.
Mr. Borit joined Dragages Hong Kong Limited in 2000 to oversee business development in North Asia. He implemented a re-development strategy for the company’s building division which focused on public-private partnership and concession projects. Mr. Borit has played a pivotal role in leading AsiaWorld-Expo, a major Public-Private Partnership project in Hong Kong. He steered the project development and managed the set-up of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited. Mr. Borit was the Chief Executive Officer of the management company from 2004 to 2007.

Mr. Borit was elected President of the French Chamber in January 2010.

Nicolas Borit graduated with a MBA from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen, France in 1990.

Jacques Bourgeois

Strategy & Marketing Director
Transport & Security, Thales

Jacques Bourgeois is the Strategy and Marketing Director of the Thales Transport in France.

Prior to this he occupied various positions within Thales Information Systems Division including CTO for Defence and Aerospace, CTO for Transportation and Energy, and COO for Energy activities. More recently he joined the Transport Division as Business Development Director and Strategy Director for the communications and supervision activities.

Jacques holds a master’s degree in mathematics and a PhD in computer science from Paris University, France.

Nicolas Castres Saint Martin

Chief Technology Officer
Alsom Transport

Born in France in 1954, Nicolas Castres Saint-Martin, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique & Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA). He started his career in 1979 at GIAT (Military Industry) before joining Alstom Transport Headquarters in 1984.

1984-1987 :             Part of Technical function
1987-1992 :             Head of Engineering in La Rochelle site (1200 people) in charge of Designing & Manufacturing VHST and LRVs
1992-2000 :             Head of Projects & Engineering in Valenciennes site (1100 people) in charge of Designing & Manufacturing Mass Transit Trains ; also Deputy of the Site General Manager
2000-2002 :            Technical Vice President for Rolling Stock
2002-2006 :            R&D and Engineering Vice President, reporting to Technical Senior Vice President, in charge of R&D activities and Engineering Processes standardisation and improvement
2006-2009 :            Vice President Service Engineering
2009-2012 :            Vice President CVCW, Operations
2012-2014 :            Vice President Quality, Transport

In February 2014, Nicolas Castres Saint-Martin has been appointed Chief Technology Officer, member of the Executive Committee of Products & Innovation, in charge of developing technical expertise and new technologies.

Kin Kan Chan

Business Director
Sita Waste Services Limited
Suez Environnement

Mr. K. K. Chan has over 25 years of professional experience in management, construction, water, infrastructure, energy, and in particular waste management sectors.  He held various senior & strategic positions in a number of multi-national corporations including Deloitte, AON, Keppel, Covanta Energy before being headhunted to join the SITA Group of companies in 2011 

In the capacity of  Business Director at SITA Waste Services Limited, his responsibilities range from business development, marketing, strategic development, public communication and CSR widely in the Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Greater China markets.  Mr. Chan is also assigned as Regional Business Coordinator & one of the members of the Marketing Steering Committee serving SITA’s mother company the Suez Environnement Group.

On the public services, K. K. has been appointed the President of the Green Business Committee under the French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Hong Kong since 2012.  In 2010, he was selected and appointed by the USA Secretary of Commerce as the professional delegation of the U. S. Clean Energy Mission. K. K. also served as one of the Organizing Committee Members for the International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 & 2015.  K. K. has been serving other NGOs such as: BEC Waste Management Advisory Group, Hong Kong Green Strategy Alliance, Hong Kong Holistic Community Association in various leadership roles.

In terms of Community Services and Corporate Social Responsibility presence, Mr. Chan has always  been recommended and invited to chair CSR functions for the employers, and he, on the personal front, volunteer a great deal of his time and effort to community services including marketing and fund raising activities.  He used to hold directorships, advisory roles in a number of social NGOs including Sowers Action, Junior Achievement and chaired various charity missions and committees.  

He has a long-term mission to create better environment for the local community, the country, and the globe in a broad perspective, and is striving to become a leading voice in sustainability as well as to engender a new mindset in strategic thinking for policy-makers and stakeholders for Hong Kong.

Mr. Chan graduated from California State University Fullerton with the first degree in BBA; then earned his MBA from University of Hong Kong.  He is also a member of the AICPA. 

Ir Albert Cheng

Project Manager (New Territories East)
Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSARG

Ir. Albert Cheng is a professional civil engineer with over 30 years’ experiences in the planning, design, management and implementation of public works projects including the infrastructures for the Chek Lap Kok Airport, the Cyberport Development, the Hong Kong Disneyland and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

Currently, Ir. Cheng is responsible for overseeing the planning, design and construction of infrastructures for new towns/development areas in New Territories East, Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, Development of Anderson Road Quarry Site, and the new Lam Tin/Tseung Kwan O Tunnel.

Ir. Cheng is Fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Chartered Institution of Engineering Surveyor, and Accredited Mediator of Hong Kong Construction Arbitration Centre.  He is currently the President of the Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation.  

Michel Crochon

Executive Vice-President, Global Strategy & Technology
Member of the Executive Committee
Schneider Electric

Michel Crochon started his career within Merlin Gerin in 1975. He held various positions within the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Division, in France and then worldwide, followed by operational management roles in manufacturing and marketing.

In 1991, he joined the France Management Committee and served as Strategy & IT Director. He consolidated his international experience in China, from 1996 to 1999, as Strategy & Marketing Vice-President.

In 2000, he was relocated in France and was appointed Senior Vice-President in charge of the Industry Market within the Strategy Division.

Since 2004, he is a member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric.

As Executive Vice-President, he served, in 2004, as head of Customer & Market Division, before assuming the responsibility of Automation Business Unit in 2006, and in 2008, the Industry Business.

In June 2010, Michel was appointed Executive Vice-President of the Energy Business and in 2012, he led the Infrastructure Business as EVP, world leader in Medium Voltage and Automation.

Early 2013, he moved to Hong Kong to take the role of EVP in charge of Global Strategy. Since January 1st, 2014, Michel Crochon has been leading Global Strategy & Technology for Schneider Electric.

Francois Grosse

CEO, co-founder
ForCity Co. (Lyon, France)

François Grosse founded ForCity with his associate Thomas Lagier in January, 2014. ForCity is an innovative startup company dedicated to systemic modelling as a service offer to Cities and businesses. ForCity is a breakthrough support to decision making, based on a collaborative digital platform simulating urban evolution and complex interactions between projects and their systemic environment.

François Grosse has been working 20 years for Veolia, world leader in waste-, water-, energy- and mobility-management. As a Senior Vice-President at Veolia, François Grosse has been working since 2009 on business models and strategies. He has been leading the Veolia “smart business” strategy (new digital services); he closed a major deal between Veolia and IBM in December 2011.

François Grosse was born in 1962, and was educated as an engineer: Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines (Paris). His career begins at Gaz de France (now GDF-Suez) first in the R&D department, and then at GDF headquarters as NGV project manager (natural gas vehicles).

He joins the Veolia Group in 1993 and holds several managerial positions in France (Nantes, Lyon) until 2006 in the waste and recycling business, first as manager of business units and then as CEO of a regional subsidiary from 2000 to 2006. Then he takes part in a major acquisition in Germany and joins in Hamburg the German operations as a Director (COO, industrial services & recycling) until 2009. 

Dr. Anne F Kerr

Director, responsible for the Urbanisation Initiative
Mott MacDonald Group

Dr Kerr has been a driving force in Mott MacDonald’s businesses relating to the development of future cities and urban living.

Her early foray into “Future Cities” included work on integrated planning and engineering works for new town developments particularly in Hong Kong, and from there she was seconded into the Hong Kong Government on several occasions to participate in strategic planning and development for Hong Kong from 1996 through 2030. She was the first person in Hong Kong to address the issues of Sustainable Development in planning and development in Hong Kong in the early ‘90’s when she created the means to assess projects and components of development strategies using specially derived tools and indices which were initially tested and proved on the Territorial Development Strategy and its Review (a 30 year master plan for Hong Kong’s landuse, transport, residential, industrial/commercial, social and environmental framework).

Her portfolio of projects includes development of Sustainable Construction Management Frameworks and building performance tools for governments, sustainable transport master planning assessments and frameworks, energy management and calculations of greenhouse gases from power, infrastructure and city developments as well as “green building and sustainable transport planning” in China.

She has worked in more than 30 countries and has used the experience gained especially in the Middle East and Asia Pacific to understand the drivers for eco-cities in existing environments and new development areas. Of particular concern is to ensure the solutions proposed are culturally relevant and affordable, are sustainable in the full sense of the word, and take cognisance of the looming trilemma of water, food and energy securities which is of particular relevance in the Asian context.

K.K. Ling, JP

Director of Planning
Planning Department, KKSARG

Mr. K. K. Ling is a professional town planner with extensive experience including planning for the new airport and the Tung Chung New Town, review of the Town Planning Ordinance, harbor-front planning and development, planning enforcement and prosecution, cross-boundary planning, and planning for new development areas. 

Mr. Ling is the Director of Planning, heading the Planning Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.  He is also the chairman of the Metro Planning Committee and Rural & New Town Planning Committee of the Town Planning Board. 

Mr. Ling obtained his degree in BSSc (1st Class Honour) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1980 and MSc (Urban Planning) from the University of Hong Kong in 1983.  He is Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (FHKIP), Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and with PRC Registered Urban Planner Qualification.  Mr. Ling was the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners from 2007 to 2009.

Wayne Pales

Head of Smart Grid Program
CLP Power Hong Kong

Mr. Wayne Pales has worked in the energy industry for over twelve years.  In that time, Mr. Pales has held numerous positions for various gas and electric utilities and performed key roles in the introduction of full retail contestability into Australia; mergers & demergers; and various business transformation programs.  

In 2009, Mr. Pales joined CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and for the first few years was responsible for setting its technology and cyber security direction before moving to head the Smart Grid Program Organization in early 2012.  Wayne is now tasked with identifying Smart Grid solutions that will bring value to CLP Power’s customers in Hong Kong and is specifically focused on technologies such as Smart Meters.  In 2013, Wayne led the team to launch a program featuring the first Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in South East Asia that works from the billing system all way through to the smart meters in the field and out to the customers via mobile applications.

Sean Quinn

Head of Sustainable Design
10 Design

Sean Quinn leads the Sustainable Design practice at 10 DESIGN, an International Partnership of Architectural, Urban, Landscape and Interior Designers and Animators. He directs the firm’s integrated design approach working with internal teams and external clients to guide the application of sustainable practices, including energy and environmental performance, resiliency, and green building certification. He is responsible for research and design of green building technologies, including analysis tools, renewable energy, urban agriculture, advanced materials and 3D fabrication. As climate change and resource management become central drivers of the 21st century, 10 DESIGN shapes our cities, buildings, and public spaces in response to environmental factors.

With over a decade of architectural experience, Sean has led and assisted the design of numerous academic, athletic, commercial, cultural, education, government, master planning, medical, mixed-use, residential, science and technology projects. He has completed developments throughout North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia, modeled and assessed district and building energy needs, designed innovative building systems, and developed regional and national planning guidelines. Sean is an Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong, and Lecturer at Danube University Krems. Sean chairs the Educational Committee of Platinum, and is Hong Kong Coordinator of the Biomimicry China Network.

Waltraut Ritter

Research Director
Knowledge Dialogues

Waltraut Ritter is research director with Knowledge Dialogues specializing in innovation and knowledge economy in the Asia Pacific Region, and has been working on cities as knowledge spaces. She is on the programme committee of Knowledge City World Summit since 2006, and ambassador of the New Club of Paris.

She is a part-time  researcher in the Urban Innovations project of  the European Union Academic Studies programme, visiting faculty in the international Ph.D. programme in knowledge and innovation management at the Bangkok University, and  guest lecturer in the M.Sc. in Innovation Management Programme at the Singapore Management University. She holds an MA in Information Science and Sociology from the Free University of Berlin and an MBA from Anglia University, Cambridge. She is a member of the Academy of International Business, the International Council on Knowledge Management (ICKM) and the APSTN (Asia Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network). Ritter also serves on the Digital21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the HKSAR government. 

Ir Edwin Ka Hung Tong

Project Manager (Hong Kong Island and Islands)
Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSARG

As the head of the Hong Kong Island and Islands Development Office, Ir Edwin Tong is responsible for the planning and implementation of infrastructure and development projects in Hong Kong Island, Lantau and other outlying islands.  Currently, the Office is undertaking the planning, design and construction of more than HK$40 billion of infrastructure and development projects.  Major projects under construction include the Central Reclamation Phase III, Wan Chai Development Phase II and the Central – Wan Chai Bypass.  The Office is also taking forward the planning and design of various development projects such as the Ex-Lamma Quarry Area Development and the Tung Chung New Town Extension, which together aims to provide housing, jobs and related facilities for a population of 145,000.

Edwin graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1981 with a BSc degree in civil engineering.  He also obtained an MBA degree in 1991 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Since graduation, Edwin has been practicing as a civil engineer and now has more than 30 years’ experience in infrastructure planning, design and construction.  He started his career in the Highways Department of the HK Government and has since worked in the Transport Department, Drainage Services Department and Development Bureau.  In May 2009, he joined CEDD to work as the Assistant Director (Technical).  He was appointed Head of the Civil Engineering Office in January 2011 and took up the post of Project Manager (HKI&I) in May 2013.

Philippe Ulrich

General Manager
Saft Hong Kong

Philippe Ulrich is the General Manager of Saft Hong Kong and the IBG Sales Director for Asia since 2010.

He joined Saft in 1983 and held various Sales & Marketing Director positions at Saft in Europe and USA for the products in many market segments and several divisions.

He has been with the Saft Industrial Battery Group (IBG) group since 2000 and was in charge of European Sales & Marketing before moving to Asia as Sales Director.

All ASEAN Countries, China, Mongolia and Japan are covered from the Saft offices in located in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Before joining the Saft group he had various International business responsibilities in Europe, Asia and Africa. 

Philippe Van de Maele

Director of Innovation and Sustainable Construction
Bouygues Construction

Philippe Van de Maele, aged 52, is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées. He has had a rich and varied career. His first positions were in the French Ministries of Public Works, Overseas Territories and Urban Affairs. He then spent a period of time working in the United States with the Inter-American Development Bank.

Under the authority of the French Minister of Urban Affairs and Urban Renewal, he set up the ANRU (the French National Agency for Urban Renewal) in 2004, serving as its Chief Executive until 2008.

In 2008, he became Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of Energy and Sustainable Development. In particular, he was in charge of framing the French law on national commitment to the environment (known as Grenelle 2).

He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive of the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) in 2009.

Since 2012, he has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the UESL (an organization concerned with housing subsidies paid by companies to employees).

He joined Bouygues Construction on November 1 2013 as Director of Innovation and Sustainable Construction.

Julian Vella

AsPAC Regional Head - Global Infrastructure Advisory

Julian is the Asia Pacific Regional Leader for KPMG’s Global Infrastructure Practice and is a member of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure Leadership team.  Julian also previously developed and led KPMG Australia’s infrastructure practice and was a Board member of KPMG Australia for 6 years

In his current role, Julian travels widely throughout Asia Pacific working with governments and the private sector to develop and advise on infrastructure programs, projects and assets. He is an active public speaker on a range of aspects associated with infrastructure.

He has extensive experience as a lead adviser on a large range of commercial transactions, particularly in the transport and industrial markets sectors.  Julian’s advice to Government organisations and corporations includes advice in respect of: infrastructure projects and financing (including Public Private Partnerships), privatisation, corporate strategy, corporate/debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, and business valuations

Julian’s recent experience in Australia includes acting as adviser to government in relation to a number of significant infrastructure projects including the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project, High Speed Rail, and the National Broadband Network.  He has also acted as lead adviser to governments in relation to the restructuring and privatisation of rail based public transport and ports in Australia and overseas.

Julian was also a member of the Infrastructure Finance Working Group which reported to the Australian Federal Government on Infrastructure Finance and Funding Reform in 2012. Many of the Group’s recommendations have since been adopted by government.

Emmanuel Vivant

Managing Director
Hong Kong Tramways

Emmanuel Vivant is the Managing Director of Hong Kong Tramways.

Before moving to Hong Kong in 2012, Emmanuel had been working for HKT’s parent companies Transdev and RATP, most recently in Seoul where he was in charge of Strategy for Asia, Business Development in Korea and Southeast Asia as well as a Director of the Seoul Metro Line 9 Operation Company. He previously worked or studied in China, India, Spain and the US.

Emmanuel is also a French Foreign Trade Advisor. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees in France.

Ir Wai Chi-sing

Permanent Secretary for Development (Works)
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Ir Wai Chi-sing obtained his first degree in civil engineering from the University of Hong Kong, and his master degree in transportation engineering from the Purdue University in the United States.  He has professional qualifications in civil, structural and geotechnical engineering.

Ir Wai joined the Hong Kong Government as an Assistant Engineer in August 1980, and since then his career has been closely associated with the development of Hong Kong’s infrastructure.  He has served in the Transport Department, the former Territory Development Department, the Highways Department, and the Works Branch of the former Environment, Transport and Works Bureau.  He was the Director of the Highways Department from November 2006 to June 2010 and has been appointed Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) since June 2010.

Wong Hon Meng

Head of Waste Reduction and Recycling Division
Environmental Protection Department, HKSARG

Mr. Wong Hon Meng joined the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in 1989.  He is currently the Head of EPD’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Division, dealing with the promotion of reducing waste and resources recovery. 

Before Mr. Wong takes up his current waste management duties, he was the Head of the Strategic Assessment Group of the EPD and was responsible for overseeing Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs), Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) as well as the environmental planning of the city. 

Mr. Wong is a professional town planner by training and he is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) and ICOMOS, China.

Joseph Kwok Hung Yu

Assistant Director/New Buildings Division 1 (Atg)
Buildings Department, HKSARG  

Mr Joseph Yu is now working in the New Buildings Division 1 of the Buildings Department. He is a seasoned building surveyor and has been working in the Buildings Department for more than 20 years.

He is currently involved in the building control of new building developments and alterations and additions proposals in Shatin and Lantau Island including the airport projects to ensure the compliance with the Buildings Ordinance as well as the head of the Licensing Unit of the Buildings Department for providing building safety requirements to the relevant licensing authorities in Hong Kong. With his wide exposure to various divisions of the Buildings Department, Mr Yu had intensive experience in building control and surveying practices. He has worked in the Legal Services Section for reviewing and recommending legislative amendments to maintain the effectiveness of statutory control of buildings and building works.

In addition, he had served the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors as an examiner.