• West Kowloon Cultural District Authority appoints Dr Tianlong Jiao as Head Curator of the Hong Kong Palace Museum

    9 March 2021

    (3 March 2021, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority today announced the appointment of Dr Tianlong Jiao to the position of Head Curator of the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM). Dr Jiao will be responsible for developing the museum’s strategic plans in managing its collections, exhibitions and publications. His appointment is effective 16 March 2021.

    (按此瀏覽中文版)

    Tianlong Jiao Asian Art curator

    Specialising in Chinese archaeology and art history, Dr Jiao has over twenty years of curatorial experience in the United States and Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Peking University and his PhD from Harvard University. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art at the Denver Art Museum from 2015 to 2021, the Head and Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from 2014 to 2015, Chief Curator of Hong Kong Maritime Museum from 2013 to 2014, the Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Bishop Museum from 2003 to 2013. He also served as faculty or visiting professors at University of Hawaii-Manoa, Xiamen University, Chinese University of Science and Technology, and Shandong University. He has curated many international travelling exhibitions in collaboration with major museums worldwide, including the Palace Museum. He was in charge of the reinstallations of the Pacific Hall at the Bishop Museum and the Asian Art Galleries at the Denver Art Museum. He also conducted archaeological projects in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hawaii and Honduras. He has authored/co-authored seven books and more than ninety research papers both in Chinese and in English. His book The Neolithic of Southeast China (Cambria Press 2007) was the winner of the 2007 Philip and Eugenia Cho Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Asian Studies.

    Dr Louis Ng, Museum Director of the HKPM, said, ‘Dr Jiao’s extensive curatorial background and highly recognised scholarship are extremely valuable to our mission of creating a first-class museum that attracts visitors from Hong Kong and around the world as well as promoting Chinese culture globally. We are very excited to welcome Dr Jiao back to Hong Kong. Our museum will benefit immensely from Dr Jiao’s curatorial leadership and research experience as we work towards the target of opening the museum in mid-2022.’

    Dr Jiao said, ‘I am truly honoured to join the energetic curatorial team at the Hong Kong Palace Museum. It is inspiring to see the HKPM is poised to become a world leader in promoting the understanding of Chinese arts and cultures. Hong Kong used to be my home, so I am very excited to be back. I look forward to working with the team to contributing to the success of this prestigious museum.’

    More New Appointments
    SNC-Lavalin positions for Engineering Services growth in Asia Pacific and Middle East
    (25 January 2021, Asia Pacific and Middle East) SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Morriss, a seasoned engineering services executive, as the new President for Asia Pacific and Middle East,  important and high potential growth areas for the Company. This is yet another important milestone in continuing to leverage global opportunities as a [...]
    Gretchen Yuan Joins CBRE As Executive Director of Capital Advisors, Asia
    (17 December 2019, Hong Kong) CBRE has announced that Gretchen Yuan has joined the company as Executive Director, Capital Advisors, Asia. Based in Hong Kong, she will work closely with CBRE’s Capital Markets teams on major transactions across the region. Ms. Yuan will provide capital fund-raising and strategic advisory services for institutional investors across Asia. Tom Moffat, [...]
    Greg Hyland to join CBRE as Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific
    (21 October 2019, Hong Kong) CBRE announced that Greg Hyland joined CBRE as Managing Director, Capital Markets, Asia Pacific on October 15, 2019. Mr. Hyland has responsibility for CBRE’s Capital Markets across Asia Pacific, working with CBRE’s strong existing Capital Markets teams across the region. In a joint statement, Martin Samworth, CBRE’s Group President & CEO of Advisory [...]
    HKGBC director & executive director appointed to key roles in World Green Building Council
    (3 July 2019, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) is delighted to announce two executives are appointed to key roles in World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). Ms Ada FUNG, BBS, JP, Director of HKGBC, has been appointed Board Secretary of the WorldGBC’s Board of Directors. The WorldGBC also appointed Ir Cary CHAN, JP, Executive Director of HKGBC, the Vice Chair of [...]
    JLL appoints Ken Tang as new Head of Kowloon Markets in Hong Kong
    (28 June 2019, Hong Kong )JLL announced the appointment of Ken Tang as the Head of Kowloon Markets, effective from 1 July 2019. Ken joined JLL in 2010 and is currently a Senior Director in the firm’s Kowloon Markets Team in Hong Kong, where he provides advice to occupier clients to source optimal solutions for their real estate needs. He has over 18 years of experience in commercial real [...]
    JLL Announces New Senior Management Appointments in Hong Kong
    (20 June 2019, Hong Kong) JLL today announces leadership changes to its Hong Kong business, effective from 1 July 2019. Joseph Tsang will become Chairman of JLL in Hong Kong, and Gavin Morgan, currently JLL’s Chief Operating Officer for Greater China, has been appointed Managing Director, Hong Kong. Mr Tsang, who held the role of Managing Director of JLL Hong Kong for eight years, is [...]
    New RICS president takes office, focuses on the future
    (27 September 2018, Hong Kong) Chris Brooke FRICS has today officially been inaugurated as RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) President at a ceremony in Hong Kong, beginning his term for the 2018-2019 year. Mr. Brooke is a chartered surveyor and co-founder of Brooke Husband Limited, a property consulting firm based in Hong Kong. He succeeds John Hughes, who led RICS [...]
    Announcement of Appointment
    Megan Davies is delighted to announce that she has recently taken up her position with New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty in the Rotorua office, and will focus on all areas of Rotorua and Lakes. Returning to Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty means coming full circle. Her family has called Rotorua their home away-from-home for over 45 years. The city she was raised in has beckoned [...]
    Currie & Brown appoints Anthony Ng as director of project management services for North Asia
    (2 November 2018, Hong Kong) Currie & Brown announces the appointment of Anthony Ng as director of project management services for North Asia.   Anthony has around 20 years of extensive experience in high-end residential, office fit-outs, retail stores roll-outs, iconic greenfield and mixed-use development projects across China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the USA. Anthony is highly [...]