Prof. Christopher CHAO Yu-hang
Dean of Engineering and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Christopher Chao is Dean of Engineering and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow member of various Professional Institutions in the USA, the UK and Hong Kong. He was elected to Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (FHKEng) for his research contribution in Energy and Built Environment. He is editor and on the editorial boards of several major international journals in these research areas.
An experienced Chair and Director of both commercial and not-for-profit boards, Tanya Cox is a property expert with a passion for sustainability.
Tanya is currently Chair of the World Green Building Council and Director of a number of ASX-listed and unlisted companies, including Cromwell Property Group, the Green Building Council of Australia and the NSW Climate Change Council.
Tanya was previously Chief Operating Officer of the DEXUS Property Group, one of Australia’s leading property companies, for more than a decade and a Director of Low Carbon Australia, which oversaw the investment of the federal government’s $100 million finance of carbon reduction technologies. Tanya is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia. She holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and was a finalist in the 2005 NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards.
Ms Tanya COX
World Green Building Council
Prof. Yi JIANG
Director of Building Energy Research Centre,
Professor JIANG YI obtained his master degree in the building engineering department and PhD degree in thermal physics in Tsinghua University. He had worked at Building Research Establishment of the UK for one year from 1988 as an attached research worker. He has involved a number of international collaboration projects such as IEA ECBCS (Energy conservation in Building and Community System) Annex 21, Annex 25, Annex 34, Annex 53, Annex 59 and Annex 85. He is currently the vote member of the ECBCS exec. Committee.
He is a professor at Tsinghua University and the head of the Building energy research centre, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineer. He is the member of the China energy consultant committee under the State council, the member of the China climate change consultant committee. His major research field is building energy efficiency. He is the chief editor of Chinese building energy efficiency annual report. He has obtained four national science awards for control of district heating system, liquid desiccant air-process, in-directive evaporation cooling and building energy simulation (DeST) respectively.
Elizabeth Kok oversees the Company’s Technical Services and Sustainable Development in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland as well as advises the Chief Executive on specific development matters.
Elizabeth joined Swire Properties Limited in 1987 and took up her current role in July 2016. She was previously Director, Business Development responsible for the Company’s business development outside Hong Kong.
A Chartered Surveyor, Elizabeth is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
Mrs Elizabeth KOK
Director & Senior Advisor,
Swire Properties Limited
Prof. LAM Khee Poh
Provost’s Chair Professor of Architecture and Building,
Dean, School of Design and Environment,
National University of Singapore
Professor Lam is architect and researcher who specializes in computational design support systems for total building performance analysis and building diagnostics. He is a Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities Ltd., Singapore, and Advisory Board member of Delos, USA, which established the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. He is a building performance consultant for several major award-winning projects and certified green buildings in the private and public sectors in Singapore, China and USA. He was awarded the 2013 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation from the US National Science Foundation “for exemplary research contribution to technology innovation and positive impact on technology, industry and the society as a whole”. He also received the IBM Faculty Award in 2010. He was conferred the inaugural iBuildSG LEAD Distinguished Fellow by the Building and Construction Authority, Singapore in 2020.
Stephen LAU was born and raised in Hong Kong. Received education and professional training in Hong Kong and London, he has devoted thirty years in the education of architects, and graduated (30+) PhDs in Hong Kong and Singapore – retired as Professor of Architecture from the National University of Singapore recently. He has been an active researcher (H-Index: 24; RG: 32.17, Research gate 2020). He has been practicing as an Architect, as well as an expert on sustainable design and certification, environmental technology – acoustics, daylighting, artificial lighting and carbon auditing. Together with the international pioneers, he has been an advocate of green building since the mid-late nineties. He has been jury for a number of major green related competitions including the Solar Decathlon, Holcim Sustainable Construction (twice juror – Central Asia and S. Asia); co-recipient of design awards from the HKIA, PGBC and HKGBC. Today, he is an Honorary Professor and an active mentor for a number of universities.
Prof. Stephen LAU Siu-yu
Faculty of Architecture
The University of Hong Kong
Ms Meaghan LLOYD
Gehry Partners, LLP
Meaghan Lloyd is the chief of staff and partner at Gehry Partners, LLP a full service architectural firm with extensive international experience in the design and construction of academic, museum, theater, performance, and commercial projects. Founded in 1962 in Los Angeles, California, Gehry Partners’ mission is to raise architecture to the level of art, while creating buildings that meet the project’s functional and budgetary needs. She has held this position since 2009. Prior to this, she was a designer working with Frank Gehry in the firm. In addition to her duties at Gehry Partners, she served as chief executive officer of Gehry Technologies, Inc., a cloud-based software and service company for the architectural, engineering and construction sectors, from 2012-2014. In 2014, she presided over the merger of Gehry Technologies with Trimble Inc. and was elected to their board of directors in 2015.
Ms. Lloyd received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her Masters of Architecture from Yale University. She is a Board Member of Turnaround Arts California.
William McDonough is a globally recognized leader in sustainable design. He is an architect with William McDonough + Partners, counsels corporate and government leaders through McDonough Innovation, and created the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program through MBDC. His 2002 book, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things is widely recognized as a seminal text of sustainability design.
McDonough has designed notable landmark buildings including Ford’s River Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan; Herman Miller’s GreenHouse factory in Holland, Michigan; Nike’s European headquarters in Hilversum, The Netherlands; and YouTube’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, California.
His academic history includes professorships at Stanford University and Cornell University and he was Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia from 1994-1999.
Time magazine recognized him as a “Hero for the Planet,” noting: “His utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that—in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world.” In 2019, Fortune Magazine named him one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
Mr William McDONOUGH
William McDonough + Partners