Harrow International School Hong Kong (the School) is one of the four international schools which are part of the ‘Harrow family’ of schools.
The School is independently owned and operated by a not-for-profit company registered in Hong Kong, Harrow International School Foundation Limited, which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia International Schools Ltd (AISL).
On behalf of AISL, Harrow International Management Services Ltd (HIMS) oversees the running of all the Harrow International Schools. It provides technical advice and assistance to support the management of each school.
The School operates under an agreement with the Governors of Harrow School in the United Kingdom. Under that agreement, the School is permitted to use the Harrow name and Arms, and is required to have a Governing Board which, inter alia, is responsible for the overall philosophy, vision, culture and strategic direction of the School; compliance with governing documents and law; and ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the day to day operations of the School. The Governing Board is required to include two Governors of Harrow School (or their representatives), two representatives of the School’s owners, and one Director of HIMS. The Governing body is composed of the following members:
- A Chairman
- Two Harrow School Governors, or their representatives
- Two representatives of the owners of the School
- One Director of Harrow International Management Services Limited
- One independent expert in the field of international education.
- Three other independent people with relevant expertise in education and/or other areas of activity relevant to the School’s activities
The presence of Harrow School Governors and HIMS in governance is to assure, amongst other things, a consistently high standard of education, reflecting Harrow School’s values and traditions of excellence.
As of May 2019, the Governing Board comprises nine Governors:
- Chairman – Mr Kenneth Lau
- On behalf of Harrow School – Mr Adam D. Hart and Ms Debra Price
- On behalf of the owners – Mr Daniel Chiu and Mr Eric Leung
- Independent Governors – Mr Arnold Wong, Mr Bryan Gaw, Mr Peter Lee and Mr Johnny Mok
- Mr Kenneth Lau
- Mr Daniel Chiu
- Ms Debra Price
- Mr Adam D. Hart
- Mr Eric Leung
- Mr Arnold Wong
- Mr Bryan Gaw
- Dr Peter Lee
- Mr Johnny Mok
Mr. Lau is a dedicated member of Tuen Mun District Council and the wider Hong Kong community. In 2015 and 2016, he was elected uncontested as Chairman of the New Territories Heung Yee Kuk and a member of the Legislative Council representing Heung Yee Kuk Functional Constituency. Since July 2017, he has been a non-official member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Being a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since 2013, as well as other important roles in public service, Mr. Lau is devoted to facilitating cultural and economic exchanges between Hong Kong and Mainland China. Upholding the legacy of Heung Yee Kuk, Loving the Country, Loving Hong Kong, Loving the Villages, Mr. Lau wishes to instill Hong Kong youngsters a strong commitment, unity, and a sense of belongingness towards the Motherland, through constructive dialogue and dynamic experience.
Mr. Lau read Economics at the London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London. He is currently Vice-Chairman of Wing Tung Yick Holdings Limited, a private company of well-diversified businesses in Hong Kong.
Mr. Chiu is the Chairman of Harrow International Management Services Limited and the founder of the Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. He is also a Governor of all the Harrow International Schools. Mr. Chiu is currently the Chairman of Fortune Oil Limited (previously known as Fortune Oil PLC), of which he has been a Director since August 1993 and was Chief Executive prior to becoming Vice-Chairman in October 1994.
He is also Chairman of Federal Asia Company Limited, a private trading company with extensive operations in China, and holds Honorary positions of the following:
- Council Member of China Overseas Friendship Association;
- Honorary Citizen of Maoming, The Guangdong Province; and
- Executive Committee Member of All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce.
Ms Price spent 26 years at Benenden School in the UK, most recently as Deputy Head, and was one of the founding trustees of the Benenden School Hong Kong Trust. After leaving Benenden in December 2015, she became an educational management consultant advising schools on areas such as governance and compliance, development and external relations.
She is also a Director of Gresham Books, a specialist publisher for schools, and writes and speaks regularly on the development of Critical Thinking skills. As the representative of the Harrow Governors, she is a Governor of the Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, and Shanghai as well as in Hong Kong. Ms Price holds a First Class bachelor’s degree in History.
Mr Hart is a partner in London Bridge Capital Partners LLP, a London-based independent corporate finance firm that works in the fields of M&A, fundraising and corporate advice. He holds a Law degree and is a chartered accountant. He has held senior positions in various UK financial services firms, is past Chairman of the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Advisory Group and is a director of a number of companies.
Mr Hart is a Governor of Harrow School and is a Director of Harrow International Schools Limited, the company that manages the relationship between Harrow School and the Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, where he is also a Governor.
Mr Leung is the Executive Director of Harrow International Management Services Limited. He oversees the operations and business development of Harrow International Schools in Asia. He is a Governor of the Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Prior to joining the Harrow family of schools in Asia, Mr Leung was the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Carnival Group International Holdings Limited from 2014 to 2016, was Deputy Managing Director, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of China Gas Holdings Limited from 2005 to 2014, and worked in investment banking from 1992 to 2005. Mr Leung is a lawyer by training, and is qualified to practise Law in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Australia. Law firms he has previously served include Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters.
An Old Harrovian, Mr Wong was at The Park from 1987 to 1992 and holds an M.A. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University.
He is a Chartered Accountant and spent a number of years in investment banking. Mr Wong is the Chairman and Executive Director of Classified Group, a listed hospitality company in Hong Kong.
Mr Gaw is an Executive Director of Kerry Properties Limited, a property investment and development company headquartered in Hong Kong, with a portfolio of assets in Hong Kong and the PRC. He is also the Chairman of KerryKidz, a company developing indoor children's playgrounds in the PRC to help promote character strengths in young children.
Mr Gaw has previous experience in private equity, management consulting, strategic planning and business development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Princeton University and a MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Dr Lee Ka Kit Peter GBS, JP, DBA (Hon) is a renowned business leader and a philanthropist. He is the Chairman of Henderson Land Group, and the eldest son of Dr Lee Shau Kee, the founder of the Group. Dr Lee was educated in the United Kingdom. He joined Henderson Land Group in 1985 as an Executive Director. He is also the Vice Chairman of Henderson Investment Limited, the Chairman of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited and a Non-Executive Director of The Bank of East Asia Limited, as well as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Xiaomi Corporation.
Dr Lee loves his country, cares about Hong Kong, and has been taking an active role in community affairs. Dr Lee is currently a Standing Committee Member of 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and was a National Committee Member and Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee for Economic Affairs of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th CPPCC. He is also the Vice Chairman of the 12th Executive Committee for the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of One Country Two Systems Research Institute Limited.
Dr Lee was appointed a Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2009, and was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in July 2015. Dr Lee was also awarded an Honorary University Fellowship by The University of Hong Kong in 2009 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration by Edinburgh Napier University in July 2014.
Mr Johnny Mok SC is a practising barrister in Hong Kong. He is currently a member of Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong and Brick Court Chambers in London.
Mr Mok was appointed Senior Counsel in May 2006. In 2008, he became a member of the Committee for the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, an advisory body under the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. Mr Mok was appointed a Justice of the Peace in June 2013 and was awarded Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2016.
Mr. Mok SC’s practice is focused on cases having a public dimension, which include public inquiries, applications for judicial review, regulatory and administrative hearings and appeals. Many of these involve issues of constitutional and administrative nature. His other areas of practice include contentious contractual, corporate and commercial work (including trust and property related litigation) and work on telecommunications, competition, securities and other regulatory matters as well as commercial crime. He regularly receives quality instructions to advise and represent the Government of Hong Kong and Department of Justice. He is co-author of a book, Judicial Review in Hong Kong.