Associate Producer: Su-Mei Thompson

Su-Mei joined The Women’s Foundation as CEO in 2009. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, donor relations, overseeing grants and programmes, as well as government relations and community outreach. In 2012, Su-Mei founded the 30% Club Hong Kong, a group of chairmen and business leaders who are committed to bringing more women onto corporate boards. Su-Mei started her career at Linklaters as a corporate finance associate while also serving as a lecturer and tutor in contract and commercial law at Kings College, London. She went on to hold senior management positions at The Walt Disney Company, the Financial Times and Christie’s in Asia.

In addition to running The Women’s Foundation, Su-Mei is a Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission of Hong Kong, a board member of Opera HK and a Council member of The Cheltenham Ladies College, her alma mater. Su-Mei holds law degrees from Cambridge and Oxford and an MBA from IMD where she was the first woman to graduate on the Dean’s list. Su-Mei is also a recent recipient of the Andy Choa Scholarship which sponsors Hong Kong NGO leaders to attend the SPNM Programme at Harvard Business School. Su-Mei is the winner of the 2015 AmCham Women of Influence Award for Non-Profit Leader of the Year and the HKAH/Tatler Women of Hope Award for Power & Influence. She has also been recognised as one of Hong Kong’s 100 Most Influential People by Debrett’s and the SCMP. Su-Mei ‘s recent speaking credits include TEDxWanChaiWomen 2015 and the Women’s Forum Deauville in 2015. Su-Mei served as a judge for Diageo’s inaugural Women Empowerment (WE) Journalism Awards in 2014 and will be a jury member for the Cannes Glass Lion Awards 2016.