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Board of Directors

Ronald Joseph ARCULLI

Arculli is a Senior Partner of King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong. He chairs the Board of FWD Group; the Honorary Advisory Committee of SVHK Foundation Limited; Common Purpose Charitable Foundation Limited; and Hong Kong and Light Be Foundation Limited. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Asia Art Archive Limited, and the Vice-Chair of the Trustees and Director of IFRS Foundation. He is a Board Member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and chairs its Executive and Development Committees. Arculli is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of HKR International Limited, Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited, Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited, and HK Electric Investments.

Arculli has a long and distinguished record of public service. He was a Non-Official Member (Nov 2005– Jun 2012) and later appointed as Convenor of the Non-Official Members (Dec 2011– Jun 2012) of the Executive Council of the HKSAR Government. He was a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (1988–2000), Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (2006–2012), and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (2002–2006). He was also the former Chairman (2010–2012) and Board Member (2008–2012) of The World Federation of Exchanges.

In 2000 he succeeded the Duke of Edinburgh as Chairman of The International Award Association, a youth development programme present in some 100 countries. In 2005 the City University of Hong Kong granted him an Honorary SScD, and in 2010 the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology conferred him an Honorary JD. Arculli was also called to the English and Hong Kong Bars, and is currently a solicitor in England, Wales, and Hong Kong.

Joseph Yong Bun BAE
Bae has been with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) for over 19 years and is the Managing Partner of KKR Asia, and Chairman of the Asia Private Equity Investment Committee and China Growth Fund Investment Committee. Bae is a member of KKR’s Global Management Committee, Risk Management Committee, and Asia Portfolio Management Committee. He also serves as a member of the Americas and European Private Equity Investment Committee. Prior to KKR, Bae worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Principal Investment Area. Bae sits on the boards of many non-profit and cultural institutions including Phillips Andover Academy, the Global Advisory Council at Harvard University, Lincoln Center, and the Asia Pacific Council for The Nature Conservancy. He has a BA degree from Harvard College. 
Brown founded Spring Workshop in Hong Kong, an arts initiative that experiments with the way art is presented, supported, and experienced. In addition to providing residencies, Spring Workshop supports local artists, audiences, and organisations, often in dialogue with their international counterparts. After hosting over 100 public programs and 95 residents, Spring was honoured as Best Asian Contemporary Art Institution by the Prudential Eye Awards. Brown also serves on the boards of Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Cate School, and the Signet Society at Harvard University. She is an advisor at Para/Site Art Space, and a member of the Performa Producer’s Circle. She obtained her BA in Music and Comparative Religion from Harvard College, and her MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 
CHA Yiu Chung Benjamin
Cha is Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific and has been in the property investment and development field throughout his career. Before joining Grosvenor in 2014,he was Managing Director and Head of Global Real Estate, Greater China, for UBS Global Asset Management. Prior to UBS, he worked for Hong Kong developer HKR International latterly as Executive Director, Head of HKR Asia Pacific. He previously served on the Tate Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee and is currently a member of the Advisory Committee and Art Working Group for the Jockey Club Central Police Station revitalisation project Tai Kwun. He is a director of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, a member of the Zhejiang Provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and a member of the Independent Commission Against Corruption's Complaints Committee. Cha has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College, USA.

CHANG Tsong Zung Johnson
Chang Tsong-zung (Johnson CHANG) is a curator and art critic, a guest professor at China Academy of Art (Hangzhou), and the founder and director of Hanart TZ gallery in Hong Kong. He also co-founded Asia Art Archive. Since the late 1980s, Chang has been active in curating exhibitions of Chinese contemporary art, both in China and internationally. He was the co-curator of the seminal exhibition ‘China New Art, Post-89’ in 1993. Recent curatorial work includes Guangzhou Triennial 2008 ‘Farewell to Post-Colonialism’ and ‘Spiritual Space: A Dimension in Lacquer’ (2009). On-going projects include ‘Yellow Box’ (since 2004, with China Academy of Art), research into Chinese exhibition practices, and ‘West Heavens’ (since 2010), a cultural dialogue with India that involves contemporary art and social thought. Chang lives and works in Hong Kong.

Chen is a San Francisco-based investor, where he has lived since 2013 after spending 15 years in private equity across Asia as a partner of TPG Capital. Chen joined TPG in Hong Kong in 1996, and helped spearhead the firm’s investments across Asia, including Greater China, Australia, and Korea. During his TPG tenure, Chen served on the boards of Korea First Bank, Hanaro Telecom, and Myer Holdings Limited. Since his retirement from TPG, Chen established Kellett Grove Partners LLC, a family office that invests across the USA, Asia, and Europe. He also serves as a member of the Investment Committee for Pacific Alliance Group (PAG) Asia I & II, private equity funds focused on investments across Asia.

Chen is a director of The Heights, a co-op in San Francisco. He was also a former member of the finance council for De Marillac Academy, a school serving disadvantaged children in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. While in Hong Kong, Chen was a member of the Development Board for the Chinese International School. Chen holds a BS from Cornell University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Adrian CHENG

Cheng is the Founder of K11 and K11 Art Foundation (KAF), Executive Vice-chairman and Joint General Manager of New World Development, and Executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group. He is also a Board member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; member of the Interim Acquisition and M+ Museum Committee; Board member of the Public Art Fund of New York; Trustee of Royal Academy of Arts; Board Director of the National Museum of China Foundation; Director of CAFAM Funds of the Central Academy of Fine Arts; member of Tate’s International Council; Visiting Committee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and member of International Circle of Centre Pompidou.
Cheng founded KAF in 2010, a non-profit art foundation that incubates young contemporary Chinese artists and curators, and promotes public art education. He created the lifestyle brand K11—a hybrid model combining  art and commerce, introducing the new museum retail concept while building high-end lifestyle art malls, offices, and serviced apartments in Greater China. Exhibitions and art pieces are infused into public spaces within K11 projects to bring art to the masses. Cheng was ranked in the ArtReview Power 100 list in both 2014 and 2015. He obtained his BA cum laude from Harvard University.

Jane Boettger DEBEVOISE (Current Chair)
DeBevoise is Chair of the Board of Directors of Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and New York. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2002, she was Deputy Director of the Guggenheim Museum, responsible for museum operations and exhibitions globally. She joined the Guggenheim in 1996 as Project Director of ‘China: 5000 Years’, a large-scale exhibition of traditional and modern Chinese art presented in 1998 at the Guggenheim museums in New York and Bilbao. She has been a Trustee of the Asian Cultural Council, New York, since 2009. Her recent book Between State and Market: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Post-Mao Era was published in 2014 by Brill. DeBevoise has an MA in art history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in art history from The University of Hong Kong. 

R. Christopher HEADY

Heady is Chairman of Asia Pacific, Head of Real Estate Asia, and Senior Managing Director at Blackstone. He joined Blackstone in 2000 and has been involved in a variety of initiatives in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Since 2007, he has been based in Hong Kong and has played a key role in Blackstone’s expansion, including establishing teams and executing investments in Greater China, India, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. Heady received a BA from the University of Chicago. He currently serves on the board of ANREV and Embassy Office Parks.

Eunei LEE
Lee has been living in Hong Kong for more than 20 years. She currently serves on the Board of Managers for the Hong Kong International School and is chair of the Committee on Trustees. Raised in New York, she attended Amherst College and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Fine Arts. Lee received her MA and was a doctoral student in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University.

Wendy LEE

Lee is an active art collector and supporter of local art activities in Hong Kong. She is a Founding Angel of Friends of The Hong Kong Arts Centre, and is also involved in charitable initiatives that have included the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation. She received degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Hull University.

Oscar HO Hing Kay
Ho is currently an associate professor in Cultural Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an active critic and curator. He was formerly the Exhibition Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Founding Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. Since the late 1980s, he curated many local and international exhibitions, including serving as guest curator for the second and third Asian Pacific Triennial, and curator for the Asian section of ‘Container 96’ at Copenhagen in 1996. He was a member of the Museum Advisory Group, which conceived the idea of ‘M+’ of the West Kowloon Cultural District. He was also member of the International Committee of documenta 13. Ho writes regularly on arts and culture for local and international publications such as Art Forum, Art Journal, and Art in Asia Pacific. He is also the founder of the Hong Kong chapter of the International Art Critics Association. 

Ooi Lee William LIM
Lim is the Managing Director of CL3 Architects Limited, a multi award-winning design studio creating architectural and interior projects for hotels, hospitality, restaurants, retail, and corporate clients since 1993. He participated in Venice Biennale's ‘International Architectural Exhibition’ in 2006 and 2010, and the ‘Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture’ in 2007 and 2009. Lim’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Chengdu, the United States, and Holland. He currently sits on the Gallery Advisory Committee for the Asia Society, and is a Board member of the Museum Expert Advisers for Hong Kong’s Leisure & Cultural Services Department. Beyond Hong Kong, he is on the advisory board for The Art Basel Cities initiative, is a member of the Asia-Pacific Acquisition Committee for Tate Museum, and an Advisory Council member for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University. He obtained his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from Cornell University.
Poddar established and currently runs Devi Design Studio, which specialises in designing products in a range of materials and techniques that reflect the traditional crafts of India and their application to modern day lifestyles. Poddar founded the non-profit Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon with his mother, Lekha Poddar. The Foundation invites curators to select works from the family’s extensive collection of contemporary art from the Indian Subcontinent and other regions of Asia, and is committed to providing a space for young artists to experiment with new ideas without the imposition of commercial limitations. Poddar obtained his BA in Business Management from European Business School in London and completed a Professional Development Programme for hotel management at Cornell University. He is also on the board of Asia Art Archive, India.
Sir David TANG
Tang founded Shanghai Tang and the China Club. Born in Hong Kong and educated locally and in Britain, he worked in off-shore oil exploration in China, and gold mining in Africa and Australia. He lived in China and taught at Peking University in 1983. In London, Tang has been a Trustee for over 21 years of the Royal Academy of Arts, Chairman of the Tate Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee, and Adviser to the London Symphony Orchestra. In Hong Kong, he was Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, and Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association; and Patron of the Royal Geographical Society Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation.
John Spencer WADSWORTH Jr.
Wadsworth is Honorary Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and Advisory Director of Morgan Stanley globally. He is also Chairman and Co-Founder of Ceyuan Ventures, a China-based early stage technology venture fund. Wadsworth began his investment banking career at The First Boston Corporation in 1963, and joined Morgan Stanley as Managing Director in 1978. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, he was President of Morgan Stanley Japan, Chairman of its Executive and Operating Committees, and Head of the firm's investment banking business in Asia. In 1991, Wadsworth moved to Hong Kong as Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, and retired in 2001 to San Francisco.

Wadsworth is a Trustee of the California College of the Arts; a member of the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business Council; a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission; an Advisor to Mission Bay Capital and QB3@953, bioscience affiliates of University of California San Francisco; and Co-Chair of the Asia Society of Northern California. Wadsworth is also an Emeritus Trustee of Williams College, the Asia Society, and the Guggenheim Museum of New York. He is a former Director of the University of California San Francisco Foundation, the Pacific Pension Institute, and Pixar. Wadsworth earned a BA from Williams College in 1961, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in 1963.  
Jennifer Chun En WOO
Woo is Chairman and CEO of The Lane Crawford Joyce Group, Asia’s premier fashion retail and brand management group. She spearheads group strategies and oversees the operations of Lane Crawford, Joyce, Pedder Group, ImagineX, and Walton Brown.Woo sits on the Board of Trustees of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund, and is a member of the Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Woo was educated in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and holds a degree in Psychology from Wellesley College.