Meet Our New Team Members
Please help us welcome four team members who have recently joined Civic Exchange. Working across CEx’s strategies to inform public policy, new staff will be focused on our climate crisis, sustainability, conservation, urban planning and wellbeing. The team will be engaged in research, public education and supporting CEx in its convening role, collaborating with CEx fellows as well as other organizations and academic institutions to build understanding and change in Hong Kong.
Dr. Ximin Zhou joins as an Associate Researcher, working on social impacts of urban issues in Hong Kong. An anthropologist by training with a focus on public space and placemaking practices, Ximin is interested in making urban environments more sustainable and putting design thinking principles to use to improve public space.
Tianyang Cai is a Researcher, focusing on climate change challenges and advancing net-zero carbon emissions in the built environment. She works closely with Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA)’s Tracy Wong Harris in examining government regulations and incentives for the green building market, as well as identifying business solutions and financing opportunities in the entire value chain.
Fiona Lau is our new joined Programme Manager responsible for communications and partnership building for the “Hong Kong 2050 is Now” platform. With prior experiences in the humanitarian space and fundraising, Fiona has a strong interest in building sustainable and inclusive economies and ecosystems.
Dr Berto Lee joins as a Programme Manager supporting overall project management and research at CEx. Berto spent 10 years in academia, engaged in environmental research in the field of air quality measurements, data statistics, and modeling. “Having been on the academic side for a decade, it was just the right time to get closer to the interface of research, society and governance. We are extremely grateful for our interns, Curtis, Jamie, Joyce who joined us this summer to contribute to a large array of activities,” Berto says.