Andrew Work, Co-Founder
Andrew’s work on economics and public policy has been published in over 15 publications including The Wall Street Journal Asia, the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Economic Times, Hong Kong Lawyer and many more. He has appeared before business organizations, government departments, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and on television and radio to promote the work of The Lion Rock Institute. He is the author of the Hong Kong section Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s quarterly ‘Freedom Barometer Asia.’ (www.freedombarometerasia.org)
He is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of New Work Media, a trade media firm that publishes flagship Harbour Times, where he is the Editor-in-Chief. The publication serves those working full time in government and policy circles. They also publish in-house corporate publications and work with industry associations like the Self Storage Association Asia.
Andrew cut his teeth on free market ideals in the Free Trade election of 1988 in Canada with the pro-free trade Progressive Conservatives. In addition to organizing youth sector political activity, he worked on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. After coming to Asia, Andrew worked in the events management and community building sector for 7 years, including stints with The Economist and Penton Media. Andrew was the Executive Director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong from 2007-2012. He is a leader 1st Hong Kong Canadian Scout Group since 2008 and will command the Cub Section as Akela starting September 2014.
Andrew is a permanent resident of Hong Kong and passionately committed to the future success of this city. He is the ex-President of McGill University’s Hong Kong alumni (B.Sc. 1994) and received his MBA from the University of Victoria (2002). He is married and has two children, little Hong Kongers Victoria Karen (WEI Nuo) and Charlotte Alisha (WEI Rui).
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Andrew Shuen Pak-man, Co-founder
Shuen’s commitment to this city led him to become the youngest Legco candidate in 2000 promoting the most classical liberal economic policy platform. He received a degree in Economics from the University of Michigan (B.A. Econ 1999). He was formerly an analyst specializing in the energy and natural resource sector with a respected Hong Kong investment bank. He now is a financial columnist with Apple Daily, and a radio show host at Digital Broadcast Corporation providing insights and analysis on the market and current events.
Bill Stacey, Director
Bill Stacey is a former Chairman of The Lion Rock Institute. He is also on the Board of Advisors of the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation in Australia, and has been involved in advocacy of market reform for the last 25 years. Professionally, Bill has been an executive with leading financial institutions in Asia and globally. During the 1997 financial crisis in Asia and subsequently he led restructuring initiatives, strategic assessments and provided input to reform proposals. At his previous role as a senior equity analyst with Credit Suisse, Bill led research on the three largest China financial sector IPO’s and is a leading commentator on the financial systems in the region. Bill previously also served as Managing Director and head of the Asia equities business of Keefe Bruyette and Woods, a specialist financial services investment bank. Currently he is the Chief Investment Officer at the Hinrich Foundation.
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Koehl Nicolas Stephan, Director
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