Timothy Calnin

Director of Tai Kwun

"The Central Police Station compound is a remarkable jewel in the heart of Hong Kong, which is poised to assume a tremendously significant role in the cultural life of a city which I love. We are dedicated to offering the best heritage and arts experiences to Hong Kong and to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, performing arts and history in our community."

As Director of Tai Kwun, Timothy Calnin is responsible for guiding a team of passionate professionals in developing Tai Kwun into Hong Kong’s best-loved destination of heritage, arts and lifestyle enjoyment.

Timothy Calnin has held senior positions with leading musical and artistic organisations in Australia, Europe and Asia, which included managerial roles at the Sydney Opera House, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.


TAI KWUN Management Team

Bringing Tai Kwun to life requires different teams — composed of experienced professionals in Heritage, Contemporary Art, Performing Arts, Marketing and Communications, Asset Management, Facilities Management, Information and Communications Technology, Corporate Services, Operations, Human Resources and more. These various teams are committed to a single vision — To make Tai Kwun the Centre for Heritage and Arts, a place of inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment for all Hong Kong people.


Advisory Committee

Chairman 

The Hon Bernard Charnwut CHAN, GBS, JP 
The Hon CHAN is a deputy to the National People's Congress of China and a non-official member of Hong Kong's Executive Council. He is also a former member of Hong Kong's Legislative Council (1998–2008). A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the President of Asia Financial Group and Asia Insurance. He is Chairman of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food, Chairman of the Steering Committee on Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Member of Aviation Development & Three-Runway System Advisory Committee. He is also Chairman of the Hong Kong — Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd. The Hon CHAN is chairing the Art Working Group of the Central Police Station Revitalisation Project.

 

Members 

Dr. LEE, Ho-yin 
Dr. LEE is the Head of the Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) in the Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong. Besides being a well-published academic, he is also an experienced practitioner in built-heritage conservation, having been appointed by government agencies in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and overseas as an advisor or a consultant in conservation projects. He is the Founding Vice-President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists, an Associate Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, and an Honorary Affiliate Member of the American Institute of Architects (Hong Kong Chapter). Dr. LEE is chairing the Heritage Working Group of the Central Police Station Revitalisation Project. 

Prof Eva MAN, Kit-wah 
Having received her doctorate degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof MAN is the Executive Associate Dean of Graduate School and Professor of Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of the Hong Kong Baptist University. Prof MAN is Member of Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Art Museum Advisory Panel, Expert Adviser of the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme under Home Affairs Bureau, Advisor for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council's Arts Education Group and Associate Chair of the City Contemporary Dance Company. Prof MAN is a member of the Art Working Group of the Central Police Station Revitalisation Project. 

Ms. CHENG Lai-king 
Ms. CHENG, a Member of the Central and Western District Council, has been following heritage conservation in the community for many years. She is the Chairperson of the District Facilities Management Committee and the Chairperson of the Working Group on Concern over the Development of the Central Police Station Compound and Former Police Married Quarters under the District Council. Ms. CHENG is a social worker.

Mr. Dick LEE, Ming-kwai, GBS 
Mr. LEE retired from the office of Commissioner of Police in 2007 after 34 years of distinguished service, including several years at the former Central Police Station. Mr. LEE was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star Medal in 2007 for his outstanding public service. He is now Executive Director for the Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration. Mr. LEE is a member of the Heritage Working Group of the Central Police Station Revitalisation Project. 

Dr. Rosanna WONG, Yick-ming, DBE, JP 
Dr. WONG is the Executive Director of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group. She is a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Currently, she is the Non-executive Chairman of The Hongkong Bank Foundation’s Advisory Committee and sits on the Board of several public listed companies. She was active in public service, and was a former Member of both the Executive and Legislative Councils. Dr. WONG holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology from the University of California, Davis, U.S.A. and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education and University of Toronto in Canada. 

Mr. Benjamin CHA, Yiu-chung 
Mr. CHA is currently the Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific. Serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Asia Art Archive and previously serving on the Tate Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee, Mr. CHA has developed close ties with the local and overseas art communities. Mr. CHA has a Master Degree in Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor Degree of Arts in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College, USA. He is currently a member of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Mr. CHA is a director of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited. He is also a member of the Art Working Group of the Central Police Station Revitalisation Project. 

Mr. Weber LO, Wai-pak 
Mr. LO is currently the Country Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong and Macau of Citibank, N.A. In addition to serving at the Banking Advisory Committee and the Joint Committee on Student Finance of the Government, Mr. LO concerns about the heritage conservation through his serving as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust since 2011. Mr. LO holds a degree in Social Sciences from The University of Hong Kong. 


Ex-Officio Members 
Commissioner for Heritage, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR or his representative
Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club or his representative
Director of CPS, The Jockey Club CPS Limited or his representative


Art Working Group

The Art Working Group assists The Jockey Club CPS Limited in the development of policy, and provides comments and suggestions on proposed programmes, and offers expert advice on the content of the contemporary art programmes.
 

Chairman

The Hon Bernard Charnwut CHAN, GBS, JP
The Hon CHAN is a deputy to the National People's Congress of China and a non-official member of Hong Kong's Executive Council. He is also a former member of Hong Kong's Legislative Council (1998–2008). A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the President of Asia Financial Group and Asia Insurance. He is Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings, the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food and Steering Committee on Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Member of Aviation Development & Three-Runway System Advisory Committee. He is also chairman of the Hong Kong — Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd.

 

Members (2017-2018)

Head of Arts
Tobias Berger has worked as the Managing Curator and Curator of Visual Arts at M+, Museum for Visual Culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, and the Executive Director of Para Site Art Space in Hong Kong. He has also served as the Chief Curator at Nam June Paik Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, and the Director at ARTSPACE in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr John BATTEN
Mr BATTEN is an active member of Hong Kong's art community as an art critic, curator and public commentator on art, culture, heritage and urban planning issues. He is a regular contributor to the South China Morning Post, Ming Pao Weekly and on television and radio. He is Organiser of the annual charity art event, Hong Kong ArtWalk, Convenor of the heritage and urban planning advocacy group, the Central & Western Concern Group and President of the International Association of Art Critics-Hong Kong.

Mr Benjamin Cha, Yiu-chung
Benjamin Cha is Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific and has been an investor and developer in the Asia Pacific region during his 20+ year career in the industry. Before joining Grosvenor in 2014 he was Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate, Greater China for UBS Global Asset Management and co-CEO for UBS/Gemdale. Prior to UBS Ben was with Hong Kong developer HKR International, ultimately as Executive Director and Head of HKR Asia Pacific. Ben has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College, USA. He is the Vice-chairman of Asia Art Archive and also serves on the board of HAECO, the M+ Museum for Visual Culture, and the Advisory Committee of the Central Police Station Revitalisation Project.

Prof HO Siu-kee
Professor HO is currently the Associate Professor at the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a renowned local artist with artistic and academic achievements widely recognised by local and overseas art communities, he represented Hong Kong in various prestigious exhibitions worldwide including the 23rd International Biennial of Sao Paulo in 1996 and the 49th Venice Biennial in 2001. Professor HO obtained his Doctor of Fine Art degree from RMIT University (Australia) in 2003.

Mr. Calvin HUI, Kam-lung
Mr HUI is an experienced art promoter, co-founded the Arts in Heritage Research Limited (AHR) in 2013, a non-profit organisation founded with the aim to facilitate a better understanding and future development for Hong Kong’s arts and heritage environment. He is Chairman of AHR, Co-chairman and Director of Fine Art Asia fair, Co-founder and Artistic Director of 3812 Contemporary Art Projects, Advisor for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Arts Education Group, and Member of the Art Museum Advisory Panel under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Prof  Eva MAN, Kit-wah
Having received her doctorate degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof MAN is the Executive Associate Dean of Graduate School and Professor of Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of the Hong Kong Baptist University. Prof MAN is Member of Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Art Museum Advisory Panel, Expert Adviser of the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme under Home Affairs Bureau, Advisor for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council's Arts Education Group, Associate Chair of the City Contemporary Dance Company and Director of 1a Space at Cattle Depot.


Heritage Working Group

The Heritage Working Group assists The Jockey Club CPS Limited in providing comments and suggestions on proposed programmes, and offers expert advice on the content of the heritage programmes.


Members (2017-2018)
(In alphabetical order of last names)


Chairman
Dr. LEE, Ho-yin
Dr. LEE is the Head of the Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) in the Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong. Besides being a well-published academic, he is also an experienced practitioner in built-heritage conservation, having been appointed by government agencies in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and overseas as an advisor or a consultant in conservation projects. He is the Founding Vice-President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists, an Associate Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, and an Honorary Affiliate Member of the American Institute of Architects (Hong Kong Chapter). Dr. LEE is chairing the Heritage Working Group of the Central Police Station Revitalisation Project.

Mrs Margaret Eileen BROOKE
Surveyor by profession, Mrs BROOKE has been advocating development in heritage conservation and sustainable built environment, serving a number of bodies, including the Heritage Hong Kong Foundation Limited, the Harbourfront Commission and its Task Forces on Hong Kong Island and Kai Tak. Mrs BROOKE is Chief Executive Officer of Professional Property Services Limited.

Mr Stephen CHAN, Chit-kwai, BBS, JP
Mr CHAN is an active supporter for heritage conservation in the local community. He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2000 and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star Medal in 2012 for his community services over the years. Mr CHAN is Chairman of the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, Member of the Antiquities Advisory Board and the Intangible Culture Heritage Advisory Committee.

Mr Andrew LAM, Siu-lo, JP
Town Planner by profession, Mr LAM is an active supporter for heritage conservation and cultural development. He serves on a number of government advisory committees, including as Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board and Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

Mr Dick LEE, Ming-kwai, GBS
Mr LEE retired from the office of Commissioner of Police in 2007 after 34 years of distinguished service, including several years at the former Central Police Station. Mr LEE was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star Medal in 2007 for his outstanding public service. He is now Executive Director for the Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration.

Ms Susanna SIU, Lai-kuen
Received her Master in Conservation from the University of York in the United Kingdom and Master in Architecture from the Tsinghua University in Beijing, Ms SIU is an experienced museum curator and specialised in heritage conservation. Ms SIU is currently the Executive Secretary of the Antiquities and Monuments Office and has been serving as an adjunct associate professor of the History Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2000, teaching a course on the antiquities and monuments of Hong Kong.

Dr Joseph TING, Sun-pao
Dr TING is a well-known expert in Hong Kong history, retired from the office of Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of History in 2007. He is serving on numerous boards and committees, such as the Antiquities Advisory Board, the Council of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, the Intangible Culture Heritage Advisory Committee. Dr TING is Adjunct Professor of the Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Ex-Officio Members
Director of CPS
Head of Heritage