Nick Chan | Nick Ho | Kingsley Jayasekera | Bobo Lee | Ian Leung | Him Lo | Winsome Tam

Nick Chan

With expertise in brand building, audience development, Public Relations and corporate communication, Nick Chan has been Director of Marketing at Hong Kong Ballet since 2015. Previously, he was Marketing Manager at Hong Kong Arts Festival, taking charge of World Music and Jazz as well as Theatre programmes. Prior to the Arts Festival, he was Marketing Manager at Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nick Chan holds a BSc in Risk Management Science and an MA in Cultural Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a fellow of the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme at The University of Hong Kong in 2017.

Nick Ho

Nick Ho is a seasoned drama and musical actor, director, producer and educator. He obtained an MA in East-West Drama and a BA in Journalism from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has won two Outstanding Script Awards and three Outstanding Actor Awards at the Hong Kong Drama Festival and has staged seven full-length musicals with students, including The Awakening and Sing Out. He is currently the principal of Pui Ching Middle School.

Kingsley Jayasekera

Kingsley Jayasekera joined the WKCDA in January 2013. As well as overseeing the Marketing strategy for the West Kowloon Cultural District his current role encompasses customer experience overseeing diverse elements like wayfinding, application of technology like AR and VR, ticketing, CRM and universal accessibility.

He was formerly Director of Communications and Digital Strategy at London's Sadler’s Wells Theatre where he managed the marketing, press, publications, ticket office and digital teams across the venue’s three theatres. Prior to this he worked for the theatre and entertainment advertising agencies Dewynters, McCabes and M&H Communications for a wide variety of clients including the Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Barbican and on numerous West End musicals and plays. In the digital arena in 2012 he worked on the creation of the Space, a BBC/Arts Council digital broadcast platform, building on his extensive digital experience which began in 2001 when he worked for onlineclassics.com, one of the world’s first websites offering full-length streamed arts content. He has also served on the boards of East London Dance, Dance East and the Gate Theatre in the UK and is a regular international speaker on Arts Marketing, Branding and Digital.

Bobo Lee

Bobo Lee is the Producer, Performing Arts (Theatre), of the West Kowloon, and participates in the development of the district’s artistic direction and strategies for Theatre Arts. In this role, she is producing two commissioning works, “The Great Pretender” (a Cantonese musical/Premiere in 2020, co-produced with Hong Kong Repertory Theatre), “Rimini Protokoll - 100% Hong Kong” (In partnership with On and On Theatre Workshop) and “What is Stage” (2017-2019), a research project on Scenography in collaboration with Edward Lam Dance Theatre.

Before joining West Kowloon, Bobo Lee worked for a number of major arts and cultural institutions in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Videotage, Zuni Icosahedron and the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Bobo Lee has worked on artistic projects across various disciplines including moving images, music, theatre and new media art. She is the Arts Advisor (Arts Administration) of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and a member of the 2017-2019 Steering Committee of Asian Producers’ Platform.

Ian Leung

Prior to joining the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC), Ian Leung worked in programming, producing, touring, outreach and education in the performing arts at the Hong Kong Arts Festival for five years. He has been overseeing the performing arts, public arts as well as the audience development programme at the HKAC since 2013.

He received the Yale-China Arts Activators Fellowship at Yale University as Research Fellow for six months in 2019.

His recent curatorial and production projects include Art Actually with Les Halles de Schaerbeek and Cultural Masseur, Dragonix Multi-arts Festival. Art Actually is a coupling project of contemporary artists from dance to multi-arts in residency and a showcase for Hong Kong and Brussels. Cultural Masseur is an award-winning arts education project, which centres on cross-disciplinary practices and experiential encounters as an audience development strategy.

Him Lo

 

Him Lo is a multidisciplinary artist based in Hong Kong. He graduated from Middlesex University (with a BA in Illustration) in 2004, RMIT University (with a BA in Fine Arts) in 2008 and Lingnan University (with an MA in Cultural Studies) in 2014. From 2012 to 2016, he was the curator of the Hong Kong House of Stories, which strives to arouse public concern about regional and cultural conservation. Him Lo also initiated sustainable community groups, such as “Wan Chai Kai Fong Chateau”, “People’s Pitch” and “Ching Chun warehouse”. Him Lo is currently a curator of Learning and Community of MILL6 Foundation in Hong Kong.

Winsome Tam

Winsome Tam joined WKCDA in 2017. Prior to that, she worked with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center for over a decade, leading the development and curation of over 600 public programmes and exchanges on Asian arts and culture, across disciplines of visual arts, film, performing arts, architecture, design, literature and arts education. Prior to joining Asia Society, she was with the British Council’s arts & creative industries department, working closely with schools and arts organisations in Hong Kong, mainland China and UK, to promote creativity through arts appreciation. Graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree, she also holds a master’s degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in communications.