A two-time world champion rower and Olympic Bronze medalist in the lightweight double at the Sydney Olympics for the USA, Sarah is KTYRC's chairperson and visionary. Before starting KTYRC, Sarah has successfully promoted school's rowing in Hong Kong and was named Hong Kong China Rowing Association's Volunteer of the Year in 2014 for her work with junior rowers. She has an extensive professional background in pharmaceutical and biotech marketing and brings plenty of expertise to our team. US Rowing recently announced Sarah's induction into the prestigious National Rowing Hall of Fame later on this year.
A former Hong Kong Team rower on both the junior and senior squads, Lu holds a Bachelor in Sports Science and Physical Education from Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK) and was bestowed with the ‘Coaching Excellence Award’. Lu has championed Intellectually Disabled (ID) rowing for Hong Kong for the past four years and recently led her athletes to gold medals at the ID world championships in Italy. She was a 2015 finalist for the highly distinguished Parmigiani Award, an international award given to a university rower who has dedicated themselves to the betterment of others through rowing. Lu also serves as Lead Coach for the very successful CUHK women's rowing team.
Bodo joins KTYRC from Oxford University’s Lightweight Men’s Rowing programme, where he has been Head Coach for the last four years. A former Oxford lightweight rower himself with a rigorous academic background and relevant experience in the sports industry, Bodo has been setting up and running youth rowing programmes since his teenage years and brings valuable expertise to KTYRC.
Currently training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute and hoping to represent Hong Kong internationally, Kenny recently returned to Hong Kong from the UK. Kenny learnt to row in the UK at secondary school and went on to study Applied Sports Science at the University of Edinburgh, where he was part of Edinburgh's hugely successful lightweight rowing team. Kenny truly embodies rowing and is an enthusiastic and highly inspirational coach.
Mary is a long term resident of Hong Kong; a place she considers home. Her career with Motorola Inc. spanned over 25 years with a broad range of experience in promoting the company’s image and reputation in Asia-Pacific.
Prior to Hong Kong, Mary served as Motorola’s Operations and Business Manager based in Osaka, Japan. When she moved to Hong Kong with her husband in 1992, Mary led the communications organization for the network infrastructure business throughout Asia-Pacific. In 2002, she was promoted to Regional Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Asia-Pacific.
After her retirement from Motorola, Mary quickly became immersed in activities more closely tied to her children’s education. Born and raised in Hong Kong, her three children matriculated to universities in the USA. All athletes, the eldest went to Duke University where she swam on their varsity team, the middle daughter rows crew at Princeton University and the son rows for the United States Naval Academy. Mary continues to serve on the Hong Kong International School Board of Managers and also enjoys competing in local swim and trail running competitions.
Mary holds an MBA from Loyola University and a BA from Michigan State University where she too competed as a varsity swimmer.
Renée Boey loves to teach and loves to learn. In 2014, Renee founded Baker and Bloom, an education centre in Hong Kong that promotes intellectual and socio-emotional growth. Renée and her team have done extensive research, designed original curricula, and pursued professional development to prepare young people to face academic challenges with positivity, integrity, and creative confidence. Renée is excited to lend her expertise to Kai Tak Youth Rowing Community’s educational initiatives.
Renee caught the teaching bug while completing her undergraduate degree at Harvard University. She taught at a Boston public high school for the Harvard Project for International Education, and served as the Director of the Phillips Brooks House Citizenship Program, offering naturalization assistance to immigrants. These experiences made her see the life-changing impact education can have within and beyond the classroom. Education has long since become her profession and passion. Her teaching approach has been shaped by her exposure to a variety of school systems and cultures. She enjoyed her experiences at both local and international schools while growing up in Hong Kong and later attending St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., USA.
After graduating from Harvard as an English major with a language citation in Japanese, Renée obtained an M. Phil in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University in the UK. She returned to Hong Kong, completed a teaching internship at St. Paul’s Co-Educational College and received her Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Hong Kong. Since then she has coupled her passion for literature and education as a creative writing teacher, an educational consultant for schools such as St. Stephen’s College, a board member of the HKMA David Li Kwok Po College, and most rewardingly, as an IB English and Humanities teacher at The ISF Academy. She stays connected to her US boarding school, St. Paul's School as a main form agent and also serves as a Board Director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong.
Archana is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Marine Biology at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong (HKU). She holds a Masters in Environmental Management also from HKU and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore. Archana's project focuses on wastewater pollution in Hong Kong's coastal marine environment and how this impacts coral communities and other marine life. Besides marine biodiversity conservation, Archana's other interests are Indian classical dance, and painting.
Mr Yuk Lam Lo is currently serving as the Chairman of the Advisory Council for Food Safety of the Food and Health Bureau HKSAR, an Executive Committee Member of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA) and Chairman of the Education Committee of CMA. Mr. Lo is also the Honorary Founding Chairman of Hong Kong Bio-Organization. In the educational area, Mr. Lo has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Vocational Training Council, Adjunct Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Honorary Professor of several universities in China. Mr. Lo was heavily involved in several committees of the HKSAR Government. He had been appointed a Director of the Hong Kong Applied R&D Fund Co. Ltd., Chairman of the Biotechnology Committee of the Hong Kong Industry & Technology Development Council, and Chairman of Biotechnology Projects Vetting Committee of the Innovation and Technology Fund, HKSAR. In China, Mr. Lo is a Member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Jilin Province, and a Consultant of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention of China. In the business sector, he is an Independent Director of Luye Pharma Group Limited (2186.HK) and CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited (1093.HK).
Marco has been a long-standing member on the Hong Kong Cycling team from 2001 until 2016. During his long career, Marco won two World Cup Gold medals, a Silver medal at the Asian Games and five Asian Championships Gold medals. He is a proud owner of the elusive Rainbow Jersey after winning the Track Cycling World Championships in 2011. In recognition of his community engagement, Marco received the Hong Kong Government Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service in 2012. Marco now is CRM Manager at GRWTH Ltd and works on the Sports x IoT project.
Chi Wai is a Managing Director and Legal Counsel at Macquarie Capital, where he heads the legal team in Asia, covering principal investments across the region, as well as international capital markets and private and public M&A. Chi Wai is also Regional General Counsel for Macquarie’s Legal and Governance Group in Asia.
Prior to joining Macquarie in 2006, Chi Wai spent 10 years working in international law firms with Cameron McKenna, Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Norton Rose in London, Beijing and Hong Kong. He graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Law from the University of Durham, and also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Mandarin Chinese from Thames Valley University and a Certificate in PRC Legal Studies from Peking University.
Chi Wai has been a director of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association since 2012, and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors programme ‘Governance Foundations for NGOs in Asia’.
Chi Wai is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong, and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.