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 the local social enterprise sector. She was also the Founding Chief Executive of Hong Kong Policy Research Institute and now remains as a member of the Board of Directors.
During the 10 years of her service as the Director of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (HKSKH) Welfare Council up to May 2022, Dr Lee injected the cultures of design thinking and co-creation into the large traditional NGO. At present, she continues to promote social innovation through serving in various government committees and NGO positions. In government committees, in addition to her appointment as the SIE Fund Task Force Chairperson, Dr Lee is currently serving as member of the Commission on Poverty, the Community Care Fund Task Force, the Antiquities Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation, the Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for the Better Living and the Elderly Care Service Industry Training Advisory Committee. As for NGO, Dr Lee is an Executive Committee Member of St. James’ Settlement.
Graduated with a PhD in politics, Dr Lee has been devoted to education. Apart from having taught at the City University of Hong Kong, she is present Chair and Supervisor of the Incorporated Management Committee of SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, Supervisor of The True Light Middle School of Hong Kong, Vice-chair of the School Council of Macau Anglican College, Vice-chair of the School Council of Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau), Council Member of St. John’s College, The University of Hong Kong, and Member of Board of Governors, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education.
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."