Ms. Irene Chau, Standing CommitteeMember
After finishing her studies in Australia, Ms. Chau kick-started hercareer in Hong Kong and had become part of the management team at theInternational Management Group (IMG). She later moved on to work for a numberof charitable organizations, such as Greenpeace and World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF). Currently, the Greater China Executive Director of Operation Smile andthe Project Director of Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation, Ms. Chau has beendriving numerous initiatives on environmental protection, healthcare andanti-poverty programs globally.
Under her outstanding leadership, Operation Smile is currently workingwith 150 hospitals throughout China to offer voluntary medical services; todate, over 30,000 children suffering from cleft lip and palate have been curedthrough the Project, bringing the brightest smiles and instilling hopes intotheir future. In Hong Kong, she has also facilitated the launch of Sheen HokRising Sun Project in 2019; comprising a team of experienced medicalprofessionals, the Project aims to provide a wide range of support to childrenwith special educational needs as well as their families so that their liveswould be on the right track and purpose-driven.
Ms. Chau strongly believes that every child, regardless of their background,deserves to be cherished and equally treated; ensuring all children havingtimely access to appropriate treatments is the utmost motivation behind herworldwide efforts in organizing volunteer medical consultations.