Who We Are

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Simon K. Y. Wong

Chairman

Mr Simon K. Y. Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM R&D Centre). The Centre was established in 2006 by the HKSAR Government and charged with the mission to research and develop relevant technical solutions to serve the logistics industry in the Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta region. Mr Wong has more than 30 years of working experience in the commercial sector. Before joining the LSCM R&D Centre, Mr Wong held a number of technology development and management positions in Hong Kong and Taiwan. He worked at the General Electric Company between 1996 and 1999 and from 1999 to 2004, he was the President of GE Appliances Asia. He joined Johnson Electric in 2004 as the President of JE Trading Limited. He was highly involved in developing supply chain solutions for customers and exploring new business models. He held this position until 2010. Mr Wong holds a master degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, United States.

Belinda Greer

ESF Representative

Belinda Greer is the Chief Executive Officer of the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English medium education in Hong Kong. ESF has 22 international schools – from Kindergarten through to Secondary, serving 18,000 students and their families.
Belinda has over 35 years’ experience in national and international education. Her experience spans 25 years in senior, leadership positions; as school principal, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education in Scotland, Director of Education Services for Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils in Scotland and, now as the Chief Executive Officer of ESF.
Belinda spent the first five years of her career teaching in the Middle East. She has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education.

James Smith

Principal

Mr James Smith is originally from Cheshire in the UK, and started his teaching career there before moving to Hong Kong in 2007. Since then Hong Kong has very much become home, and he never got tired of the stunning scenery to be seen while out hiking, the city’s incredible restaurants and eateries, and the opportunities for getting involved with Music and Drama, two great passions of his. Mr Smith and his wife have two children, both of whom study at Discovery College, and they love being part of this vibrant and diverse school community. Mr Smith arrived at the College in 2016 and was the Head of Secondary for three years before being appointed as Principal in 2019. Prior to life at Discovery College, he was the Vice Principal at King George V School where he held responsibility for the Middle School and worked with curriculum, student support and learning technologies. ESF is a remarkable organisation to work in and the opportunity to serve Discovery College, with its mission to enable everyone in our community to Grow, Discover and Dream, excites and enthuses Mr Smith every single day as he walks through the door.

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Kitty Cheng

Community Representative

Mrs Kitty Cheng is a qualified accountant and a member of the Association of Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom since 1978. From 1976 to 2014, Mrs Cheng worked in many major government departments including Medical & Health, Housing, Social Welfare, Water Supplies, the Land Registry and the Hong Kong Police Force, and during this time was also involved in the financial restructuring of the HK Government. In 1994, Mrs Cheng was the Business Manager of the Land Registry Trading Fund. In 1996 she joined the Hong Kong Police Force as their Financial Controller, retiring in 2014. Mrs Cheng was appointed an Official Justice of the Peace of the HKSAR in 2002 and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2005.

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Jennifer Ho

Community Representative

Ms Jennifer Ho is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong and leads the Firm’s Risk Assurance practice in China South (Hong Kong and Guangdong). She has extensive experience in providing clients in Hong Kong/China, Canada and the U.S. with a range of market leading regulatory, information security and risk management services. She has led a range of engagements including ERP business process optimisation, controls and access security design and implementation; data protection and privacy assessments; due diligence and third party assurance. She has worked across a variety of industry sectors including retail and consumer, real estate, hospitality, public, and financial services. Ms Ho is is a member of HKIPCA. She also holds the CPA, CA (from Canada) and CISA designations. In 2014, she participated in an Executive Leadership programme at INSEAD Business School. Ms Ho is passionate about learning and development. She strongly believes that if children are passionate about learning they will be able to develop to their fullest potential.

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Christopher Geary

Community Representative

Mr Christopher Geary is the CEO of YTS Investments, a ‘venture builder’ with operations and investments in technology, jewellery, education and consulting located in Hong Kong, China, Thailand and the United States. Christopher is the founder of the Fargo Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise focused on creative education for at-risk communities. Christopher holds an LL.B. (Hons) in Law from the University of Bristol.

Christopher lives in Hong Kong. He was shortlisted in the Enterprising Young Brits Awards 2007. In 2011 Christopher was nominated as a Global Shaper and Founding Curator of this community’s Hong Kong Hub by the World Economic Forum.

Andrew Miller

Parent Representative

Mr Andrew Miller is originally from the UK, but has spent the last 14 years in Asia. Andrew has extensive international banking and management experience having spent over 24 years working in a number of different global Investment Banks, most notably in Business Management, Risk Management and Transformational Change roles. Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales and holds a BSc(Hons) in Management Science from Warwick University.

In 2017 Andrew was appointed the Treasurer of the Discovery College PTA, and has been a school parent since the inception of the school in 2007, he currently has two daughters attending DC in Years 5 & 8, and a son who graduated back in 2017.

Pushkar Sane

Parent Representative

Mr Pushkar Sane is the Co-Founder & CEO of Convergination Ventures. His extensive experience spans across Digital, Technology, Marketing, Advertising, Media, Strategy and Big Data Analytics. He helps organizations to leverage the power of technology and data to transform business processes and customer connections. In order to keep Convergination ahead of the market he spends quality time thinking about future of content & media, impact of digitization on human life & businesses, and the pace of technology change. Prior to founding Convergination, he worked in regional and global leadership roles for Starcom, Euro RSCG and FCB Worldwide. He served as an adviser-in-residence at the VentureNursery from 2012 to 2015 and advised over 15 ventures. He is actively involved in community service and passionate about sports, reading, quizzing, photography and traveling.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from MS University of Baroda in India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Communications Management from NMIMS in India. He also attended Executive Management & Leadership Program at INSEAD.

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Susannah Morley

Parent Representative

Mrs Susannah Morley has more than ten years’ experience working in the higher education sector where she held a variety of senior administrative posts at the Universities of Cambridge and Essex in the UK and the University of Melbourne in Australia.  In 2014 Susannah moved to Hong Kong with her family and in 2015 she joined the British Council in Hong Kong where she is responsible for stakeholder management, strategic partnerships and project development. Susannah is a returnee to the territory, having spent six years living and working here in the mid-1990s (including a previous stint at the British Council). Susannah has two daughters at Discovery College. In her spare time she likes running, hiking and cooking.

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Kevin Rydeard

Staff Representative

Mr Kevin Rydeard has been teaching for more than 30 years, including over 20 years in Hong Kong. At DC, Kevin teaches Secondary Mathematics and has also serves as a Dean in Secondary. In his spare time, Kevin likes to play guitar or spend time cycling and hiking. Kevin also heads up DC’s Cross Country team. This is Kevin’s first term on the School Council where he is also a member of the Student Wellbeing Sub-committee. Kevin is committed to making DC students the best they can be through academics and sport.

Kris Stanhope

Staff Representative

Mr Kris Stanhope has been teaching for more than twenty years. Originally from Canada, Kris spent a decade in New Zealand before moving to Discovery Bay in 2007 with his family. This is his sixth year at Discovery College as the Team Leader of Year 4. He also has two children, Emily and Ethan, who attend DC in Year 9 and 13 respectively. This is Kris’s first term on the School Council and he hopes to help maintain the high standards that Discovery College is well known for.

Mamta Mukherjee

Staff Representative

Mamta is a new addition to Discovery College and to Hong Kong. She moved to the DC community in 2018 from Singapore, where her last stint was as the Media & Public Affairs officer at the Embassy of Israel. She has more than 15 years of experience in corporate communications, press and public relations and events management. Mamta has a post-graduate degree in public relations, as well as an advanced diploma in mass communications from Oklahoma City University.