Dr Jane Lee is undoubtedly a “social-enterprise-enthusiast”. With an adventurous character, she has been venturing into a wide spectrum of fields, including teaching and conducting research in university, management, policy studies, social enterprise development and social service. In 2008, she initiated the “Social Enterprise Summit”, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, leading the development of local social enterprise sector. At present, Dr Lee continues to promote social innovation at various positions. She is the Director of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, Executive Committee Member of St. James’ Settlement, Board and Management Committee Member of HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre, Council Member of Sheng Kung Hui St. Christopher’s Home Limited, Board Director of Hong Kong Policy Research Institute, as well as Vice-Chairperson of Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum.
Dr Lee also serves through a number of public service positions, including Member of Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee, Member of Elderly Care Service Industry Training Advisory Committee, Member of Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation, Member of Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for the Better Living, and Member of Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee of The Community Chest.
Graduated with a PhD in politics, Dr Lee has been devoted to education. She had taught in the City University of Hong Kong, while currently she is the Supervisor of SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, School Manager of The True Light Middle School of Hong Kong, Vice-chairman of School Council of Macau Anglican College, Vice-chairperson of School Council of Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau), Advisor of Center for Strategic Development of Macau, and Council Member of St. John’s College, University of Hong Kong.
Expectation towards Social Innovation and the SIE Fund
"The word ‘innovation’ sounds trendy and interesting. ‘Innovation’ will create new things that people may not know or understand. Sometimes, even the innovator has limited knowledge about it. Without precedent cases to follow, it's going to be an undertaking that encompasses learning and creativity.
With a mission of promoting social innovation, I would expect the SIE Fund to continue to serve as a platform that brings collaboration across sectors, thus making Hong Kong the hub for nurturing and generating ideas to alleviate poverty."