Jockey Club Appoints Dr Gabriel Leung as Executive Director, Charities and Community
HONG KONG, SAR (November 21, 2021) — The Hong Kong Jockey Club announced today (21 November) that Dr Gabriel Leung will join the Club on 18 July 2022 as Executive Director, Charities and Community (Designate). He will assume the role of Executive Director, Charities and Community (EDCC), succeeding Mr Leong Cheung who will leave the Club upon his contract expiry in August 2022. Dr Leung will be a member of the Board of Management and report directly to the Club’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.
In his capacity as EDCC, Dr Leung will be in charge of the development and implementation of the forward-looking and responsible Charities strategies and policies, and ensuring the effective and appropriate use, application and distribution of funds that generate positive social impact for the betterment of society.
He will further grow the Club’s charities works, strategically shape the charities business to a higher level in order to meet the changing needs of Hong Kong. In addition, he will strengthen the constructive relationship with the community and key stakeholders as the Club’s charity programmes and initiatives continue to expand.
Dr Leung graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University, and a research postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree majoring in Epidemiology and Health Services Research from The University of Hong Kong. After having served the HKSAR Government from 2008 to 2012, Dr Leung rejoined The University of Hong Kong as Head of Department of Community medicine in 2012 and was subsequently appointed as the Dean of Medicine.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. In 2020/21, the Club returned a total of HK$29.4 billion to the community. This included HK$24.9 billion to the Government in duty, profits tax and Lotteries Fund contributions and HK$4.5 billion in approved charity donations. The Club is Hong Kong’s largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world’s top ten charity donors. The Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong. Please visit www.hkjc.com.
SOURCE: The Hong Kong Jockey Club.Tags: Hong Kong Jockey Club