Annie is a former corporate finance lawyer, practising in both Canada and Hong Kong, Chairperson for Bring Me A Book, Hong Kong Ltd. and chair to many local and regional children initiatives. She is also mother to two daughters, both of whom were born premature. Her experience in coping with such early births spurred her to help other families with premature children and as such, is Vice Chairperson at the Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF), which helps to save the many premature newborns throughout China, by providing neonatal medical care, equipment and staff.
She is also chair on the CMF’s Programs Committee, overseeing the development of its newborn health initiatives in China. Locally, she has been Executive Committee member of the Preemie Parents Support Group for over a decade, providing support to Hong Kong families, including one-on- one support for english and Mandarin speaking parents.
Her own experience with premature babies and her continuing support of others going through the same journey is something she feels passionately about. She is continually touched and in awe of the all the premature babies she encounters and their intense will to survive against all the odds.