The Hong Kong Jockey Club, a provider of horse racing, sporting and betting entertainment, has named Michael Lee and Eric Cheung as chairman and deputy chairman respectively. Lee will succeed Philip Chen who worked as chair for the last two years.
Several New Members Join the Board
Lee will serve as the club’s chairman for the next year. He will be joined by three new board of stewards members, including Jackson Woo Ka Biu, Ann Kung Yeung Yun Chi and Anita Fung Yuen Mei. They will serve a three-year term, a two-year term and a single-year term respectively. The latter trio fills in the empty spots left after the retirement of Philip Chen, Richard Tang Yat-sun and Rosanna Wong Yick-ming.
Meanwhile, Hon Martin Liao, Silas Yang, Andrew Weir and Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan who, according to the official announcement, retired by rotation, have been re-elected as stewards. Each of the three will serve a three-year term, with the exception of Chan who will serve a one-year term.
Lee Is Excited about the Club’s Future
Michael Lee addressed his appointment as club chairman. He thanked his predecessor, Philip Chen, for helping the Hong Kong Jockey Club get through the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During his tenure Philip was supportive, especially through the launch of the Club’s updated racing and charities strategies, which continue to provide a blueprint for the future development of the Club.Michael Lee, chair, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Speaking about his new role, Lee noted that he feels honored to take up the leadership of the club. He noted that the club’s world-class racing content continues to attract more fans from all over the world, which brings bright prospects for the equine industry in the Greater Bay Area. According to Lee, these are very exciting times for the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Equally, the Club remains strongly committed to its purpose – the Betterment of our Society. With the pandemic still posing a major challenge, we will work even harder to help those in need.Michael Lee, chair, Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Jockey Club was founded in 1884 and is a world-class racing club that supports racing and the racing community. The club is committed to fighting unlicensed gambling and investing in the community via taxes and charity donations. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is notably Hong Kong’s largest single taxpayer and one of the largest employers in the region. Its charity trust is among the top ten charity donors worldwide.