HeroesToo Team

Directors

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Founder & CEO of HeroesToo Foundation

Raymond Yap spent 30 years in business, primarily heading up the European operations for Wong’s International Ltd., a major electronics manufacturing group listed in Hong Kong. He also worked with Mondex, part of the Mastercard suite of smart card companies.

In the late 1980s Raymond opted for early retirement, emigrating to Vancouver in 1991 to enjoy life and spend more time with his family. In 2003, he was diagnosed with Melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, and subsequently underwent life-saving surgery. This proved to be a cathartic experience, leading from concern for his family – particularly his young grandchildren – to a realization that the best way to safeguard their future was to protect the environment.

Eager to create lasting change, Raymond came out of retirement and applied his business acumen and experience to founding and running HeroesToo Foundation. He is an affiliate member of the Hong Kong Business Environment Council.

E-mail: raymond@heroestoo.com

Phone: (852) 6403-0208


Ka-Lun To

Director of HeroesToo Foundation

Ka-Lun, or KL as he is better known, is a District Councillor in Hong Kong for Yuen Long. He has been a Director with HeroesToo Foundation since its inception. An engineer and IT specialist with diversified experience from working with corporates to NGOs’, KL has been deeply involved with promoting IT Security practices in Hong Kong beginning with Anti-X issues many years ago to the more recent Big Data and Cloud Security. His involvement in the ‘0’ & ‘1’ digital world is balanced with his care for the mankind and all that is interdependent within the eco-system.

Ever since he took office as a Yuen Long District Councillor, he has brought environmental care issues to the Council, taking leads in various roles within as well as publicising and promoting awareness to the local community. Recently he lobbied the Council for total abolishment of using plastic bottles and to stop financing the same for all project applications. Moreover, he is well known in his district for being Green as he is often sighted riding his bicycle to Council meetings whenever possible.

E-mail: kalunto@fvdco.hk

Phone: (852) 69238336


Management Committee

 The HeroesToo Management Committee, chaired by Raymond Yap, is comprised of a team of seasoned business professionals with expertise in education, charity management and business development & management. The committee oversees the development of the Foundation’s strategies and programmes, programme content, programme execution and budget management.

 

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Eleanor Sackett, Director, is excited about HeroesToo’s EcoPledge Program, its effectiveness in promoting good eco-habits through grass roots education and making its positive impact on Hong Kong’s environment through collaborative action.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Eleanor’s expertise is in marketing & events management and charity fundraising. She acquired her business degree and advertising experience in London before returning home to set up Nike’s APAC sales & marketing office. After a stint in Dubai for Mothercare Middle East, she undertook the challenge to re-brand and re-build the Matilda Hospital’s community fundraiser, the Sedan Chair Race, increasing donor relations, streamlining and overseeing grants and improving community relations.

She currently manages a regional marketing and events business. Her altruism is reflected in the work she undertakes for several non profit organisations including serving on the board of Hong Kong Squash.

 


 

Wanda HScreen Shot 2016-07-19 at 3.16.57 pmuang is an experienced educator, permaculture practitioner and conservationist from Canada. Her work has ranged from promoting experiential learning and environmental programmes in Hong Kong to working on permaculture projects in eco-communities and organic farms in Asia. Wanda is a qualified secondary school teacher with 17 years of teaching and curriculum development experience. She has traveled to over 100 countries and has worked within the tertiary and secondary education sectors and as a curriculum development officer for the Education Bureau (EDB) of Hong Kong.

A native-English speaker, Wanda is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She holds Masters Degrees in Psychology, Education and Linguistics (TESOL) from Canada, Hong Kong and the UK respectively. She has worked tirelessly with experiential learning providers, social enterprises and NGOs on promoting outdoor educational and sustainability projects across schools in Hong Kong, China, Canada and New Zealand.

 


 

Advisory Board Members

 

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Christopher Curry is co-founder of HeroesToo Foundation Ltd. as well as Acorn Computers. In his early career days, he worked at Pye, Royal Radar Establishment and W.R Grace Laboratories. In April of 1966 he joined Sinclair Radionics where he worked for 13 years, involved with their hi-fi products and their electric vehicle. In 1972, he helped them launch its first electronic calculator, the Executive. He set up Cambridge Processor Unit Ltd. (CPU) in December of 1978. Their first product was the Acorn Microcomputer (later called the System 1). He became a millionaire as a result of Acorn’s success. In 1983 he co-founded Redwood Publishing and bought the Acorn User title. In 1985, he founded General Information Systems Ltd (GIS) and remains the director. In 1970 Chris also founded ARM Holdings (ARM), a British multinational semiconductor and software design company with its head office in Cambridge, England. Its largest business is designing processors (CPU) bearing the ARM name. In 2012, he announced his latest project for GIS, Care with Canary.

 


 

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Mark Harper is a highly skilled programme manager & communicator with ten years experience managing & implementing corporate/NGO partnerships in the Asia, Latin America, North America & European markets. He has strong experience especially in the areas of CSR/sustainability reporting and community investment.

Previously with the Business Environment Council, Mark was the Policy Research & ESG Advisory Manager providing consultancy services on ESG management and reporting. Prior to that, as Manager of China Water Risk, his role involved writing water related thought leadership pieces & conducting sector specific research into water risk for finance companies.

Throughout his career, Mark has been involved in corporate sustainability, working with corporations on how to embed sustainability into the DNA of how they do business. In his previous roles, he has been involved in building & managing effective strategic partnership programmes across both the corporate & public sector. This involvement encompassed all stages of programme development & management, from writing the proposal, budget preparation, to logistical planning, roll out & reporting.

Mark has a strong background in ESG Reporting, employee engagement & CSR education. Previously he was part of the leadership team responsible for the management and delivery of the HSBC Climate Partnership. He was responsible for the management & delivery of the employee & stakeholder engagement aspects of an award winning sustainability leadership programme. This engagement programme, ran in partnership with HSBC, WWF, Climate Group, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Initiative, supported world class scientific research and an innovative employee/local stakeholder learning programme.

 


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Merrin Pearse has been involved in multiple global projects including the quality assurance of United Nations border missions, auditing of engineering projects, training and facilitation in the use of new technology and processes. His background, training and experience in geodesy and engineering in locations as diverse as Antarctica and East Africa enables him to provide a practical approach to achieving long term goals and vision.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Geodesy & Geomatic Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Surveying from the University of Otago.

His most recent position was acting Chief Executive Officer with Friends of the Earth (HK), he worked with them as a project manager in communication and as a senior environmental officer on a corporate sector low carbon initiative. Elsewhere he has delivered experiential learning programs on sustainability, worked for the Earth Champions Foundation and Ecovision Asia. Merrin is active in community groups, chairman of the Living Islands Movement, co-organiser of Hong Kong Green Drinks and an external advisor to AIESEC Hong Kong Baptist University.

 


 

Hamilton Le is a product manager fascinated with bringing solutions to market, full stack technologies, UI/UX, bootstrapping fun ideas, diving head first into data and giving talks on leadership. He is passionate about educational initiatives and was previously involved with AIESEC, spearheading educational programs in the Hong Kong, US, and Middle East.

Hamilton is a Chicago native currently dividing his time between in Shanghai & Hong Kong and in his spare time you can find him on his cello or guitar.

 

 


 

Sarah Wu is the North America Liaison of HeroesToo Foundation. A generalist with many varied interests, Sarah retired in 2002 and has since been teaching at the City of Vancouver’s Office of Emergency Management in the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP), sharing life saving tips to a diverse range of audiences. Sarah is also an instructor for the BC Housing Tenant Learning programme, teaching low income families how to maximise their limited resources.

Sarah loves to research. Her interests in learning led her to research feasibility studies for real estate investments, a pig farming operation, international schools in China and many comparative studies on multiple subjects.