Chief Executive Officer

Winnie CW Cheung joined Civic Exchange in September 2017, bringing with her decades of experience in executive leadership and public policy-making, in addition to a strong interest in well-being and sustainability issues. Ms Cheung was formerly Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and, in that capacity, acted as an advisor to government, legislators and decision-makers, and as a pioneer in corporate governance and sustainability development in Hong Kong. After retiring from the HKICPA, she pursued a second career as a psychotherapist with the goal of “helping others live a better life”. Ms Cheung possesses a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Manchester, and is a Chartered Accountant in England & Wales, and Hong Kong CPA. She also holds a master’s degree in social science in counselling from the University of Hong Kong.

Ms Cindy CHENG

Ms Cindy CHENG

Head of Institutional Advancement

Cindy Cheng joined Civic Exchange in 2015 to drive the organisation’s business goals, set the fundraising strategies, and develop partnerships with key stakeholders and supporters. Her career spans across both the private and the third sector such as the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Hongkong Telecom, WWF, Earthwatch Institute and Asia Society. Ms Cheng holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Ohio State University.

Ms Joyce LAU

Ms Joyce LAU

Communications Director

Joyce Lau joined Civic Exchange in late 2016, bringing both news media and NGO experience to the team. She had previously spent a decade as an editor and writer at the New York Times, based in Hong Kong. She is also the former director of the Human Rights Press Awards. A Montreal native, Ms Lau read literature at McGill University and was a fellow at Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Mr Cosmo LO

Communications Officer

Cosmo Lo, who joined Civic Exchange in 2017, manages the organisation’s website and social media channels. Before joining the communications team, he worked and volunteered for various NGOs in both Hong Kong and Britain. Mr Lo holds a bachelor’s degree in media and communications from the University of Sussex.


Chief Financial Officer

Steven Molyneux-Webb joined Civic Exchange in 2015 to add finance experience and commercial perspective to the team. After six years in London, as an auditor and deals analyst, he moved to Hong Kong with John Swire & Sons to focus on financial planning and building investment cases within the aviation and retail industries. Mr Molyneux-Webb holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University and is a UK-trained chartered accountant.