Generations Christian Education is a registered not-for-profit organisation governed by its Board of Directors.  The day-to-day management of Generations is led by the Executive Staff in collaboration with the Principal of each member school.

Board of Directors

Andy Tung

Mr. Andy Tung serves as Managing Partner of QBN Management Limited since the 1st of January 2020, focusing on investments in technology and innovation. Mr. Tung was Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) from July 2012 till August 2018, and was re-designated as co-Chief Executive Officer of OOCL from August 2018 after OOCL was acquired. Since the 1st of January 2020, he serves as a non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas International Limited, the parent company of OOCL. Mr. Tung is also currently an independent non-Executive director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He is also a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development. Mr. Tung holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University in the U.S.
Board Co-chairs

Allison Wong

Allison was raised in both the USA and Hong Kong. She graduated from Stanford University, with BAs in Economics and International Relations before returning to Hong Kong where she worked in the area of finance, mostly in senior management positions in large scale project finance, for 14 years. She then retired to focus on raising her three children while concurrently pursuing her love of teaching and education through volunteer roles at church, school and in the community. In furthering her passion for teaching, Allison earned a PGDE at HKU in 2010 and became a regular supply teacher at international schools across the primary year levels. She initially joined Generations as a consultant, working on strategic projects, before taking on the role of Director of Learning until she retired in 2022. She serves on the Board of The Chinese International School Foundation and is an active member of the Community Church, Hong Kong where she serves as an Advisor.
It is so exciting to be called to work in an organisation focused on raising a generation of “global people of Christian faith, a people serving others.
Board Co-chairs

James Tang

James was born in Hong Kong but shortly after being born, his parents moved to the U.K where his father pursued postgraduate studies. He subsequently grew up in the UK and proceeded to set up a simple family life in Birmingham whilst living out his childhood dream of being a secondary school teacher. After 7 years of teaching, James and his wife Christina were called into full-time ministry and left their careers to serve their home church and a few years later, God called James and his family to Hong Kong in December, 2018.

He had never imagined to be living in the city that his parents grew up in, and now, he is here with his own family! James is an Advisory Pastor at Kong Fok Church and also Executive Director of Hong Kong Young Life (a missions organisation focused on introducing Jesus to the next generation). Having spent most of his life abroad, he now embraces the calling to serve the city that is in deep need of God’s love and leadership.

James and his wife Christina have two beautiful, crazy and goofy children: Reuben-Joel and Alicia-Jay.

Rebecca Brosnan

Rebecca currently serves as COO at Mother’s Choice, a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong, overseeing the internal organisation including frontline services, finance and operations. She joined the Mother’s Choice Executive Leadership team in 2016 to lead the finance team. Prior to Mother’s Choice, Rebecca had nearly two decades of experience in the finance industry including serving as a Managing Director, Head of Asia Commodities at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Previously she ran the corporate strategy function at HKEx looking after strategic planning and acquisition strategy.

Prior to joining HKEx in 2010, Rebecca worked in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Trinity College, a master’s degree in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics, and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. A passionate believer in social engagement, she consults for a variety of NGOs on their fundraising, strategic planning. In 2016, Rebecca received the “Asian Women’s Leadership Award” from China Daily. Rebecca has lived in Hong Kong for over 15 years, is married to Damien, and has a young son and daughter.

Philip Pang

Philip is a partner of a real estate development company, focusing on developing entry-level homes and pursuing urban renewal opportunities. He received his BSc from the Statler School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, where he concentrated in real estate finance. Prior to taking on his current role in 2010, Philip worked in investment banks in New York City, Tokyo and Hong Kong for 13 years, with a focus on originating and structuring real estate-related private equity investments, formulating investment strategies for real estate investment funds, and restructuring distressed assets in Asia.

Philip joined the Board of Generations Christian Education in 2014. He was baptised when he was a teenager, but it was not until 2009 when Philip fully committed himself to Christ through the Alpha course. Since then, Philip and his wife have been passionate in sharing the gospel, first by organising small home group gatherings with friends and relatives, and later through leading small groups in the Alpha Course. He is a fervent roof-top farmer, is married to Genevia and has three young children, all of them are currently attending a Generations school.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16)

Tess Lyons

Tess Lyons is an independent Strategic Marketing and Donor Development Advisor, with extensive experience working with non-profit organisations in donor and media relations. Tess's background in journalism has included writing and editing for a number of prominent newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong. Originally from Canada, Tess has called Hong Kong home for over 20 years and is a proud parent of four Small World alumni.

Ricky Szeto

Dr. Szeto Wing-fu Ricky has been the General Manager and Executive Director of Hung Fook Tong Group Holdings Limited since 1999. Dr. Szeto is currently a Practice Professor of the School of Accounting and Finance, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr. Szeto has won numerous accolades during his career, including a Capital Leaders of Excellence 2007 Award. He is appointed by the government and its agencies to serve a member of various public service committees, including the Committee on Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board, the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities, the Committee on Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and Industry Training Advisory Committee. Dr. Szeto is currently a Member of the Executive Committee, and the Chairperson of Committee on Social Enterprise and Employment of the Society of The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation. He is also the chairman of the Hong Kong Professional and Educational Service (HKPES).

Annie Hu

Dr. Annie Xinyun Hu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education, at the Education University of Hong Kong. She has taken the role as a Curriculum Advisory Committee member of The Education University of Hong Kong Early Childhood Learning Centre since 2018. Annie completed her Doctor of Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong and obtained her master's degree from KU Leuven in Belgium. Her research interests include curriculum innovation in early childhood education, including STEM education, digital play and new technology. Annie is developing innovative technological approaches in early childhood education, demonstrating effective leadership in both new pedagogical approaches and forwardthinking research. She was awarded a Certificate of Merit under FEHD Leaders of Learning Award, the Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Award and the President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching.
My faith inspires me to connect with my family, children, and community. The new generation is changing. In the future, I do hope that children will be pleasant family members and grow up to be pleasant adults. Inspire children and their families to love God and appreciate His love.

Gail Maidment

Gail Maidment is an advisor to the board of Generations Christian Education. Originally from Australia, where she received her teaching qualifications, Gail came to Hong Kong with the organisation Youth With A Mission (YWAM), pioneering Small World Christian Kindergarten with a small team in 1986. As Executive Director, Gail led the development of Small World into the organisation now known as Generations Christian Education for 34 years until her retirement in 2020, maintaining excellent relationships with multiple generations of children and families who have attended Generations schools.

Gail has been involved in teacher training at all levels, both locally and internationally, and has invested into the community by providing her expertise as a consultant on the establishment of new schools throughout Hong Kong and Asia.

She earned her Diploma in Teaching from University of Wollongong; a Bachelor of Education from Christian Heritage College; and a Masters in Education from Hong Kong University. Gail’s heart is to train up current and future generations through the vehicle of education.

Our children will be the leaders of tomorrow, filled with grace and truth and making a difference in our world.
Board Advisor

Executive Staff

Terri Appel

Terri Appel stepped into the role of Executive Director at Generations in August 2020 following five years as Director of Advancement at the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Terri previously served Generations as Director of Business Development between 2010 and 2015, and was instrumental in the establishment and early success of Island Christian Academy.

Terri has an extensive background in not-for-profit organisational and strategic leadership, arriving in Hong Kong in 1997 from New York City where she worked in the health care sector with a variety of not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Terri earned her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her Master’s Degree from Columbia University. She is an active member of Union Church Hong Kong, where she serves as a deacon, and is also a board member of a number of charitable organisations. Terri is married to Nick, and they have two wonderful children.

I am incredibly blessed to return to Generations Christian Education, and I am excited to work with our talented team to further develop our educational ministry for this next season. It is a privilege to lead Generations' schools as they serve our precious students and their families.
Executive Director, Generations Christian Education

Tess Baguio

Tess Baguio is the Principal of Small World Christian Kindergarten. Initially a chemist by training, Tess was inspired to change career directions to the field of education when her daughter entered Small World Christian Kindergarten in 1998. Having found her calling to teach and serve young children, Tess studied the Montessori Method from Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington (MTPWA), and then qualified as a Kindergarten teacher with Hong Kong Institute of Education. She has completed two Post Graduate Diplomas in Education, specialising in Special Education (2010) and Early Childhood Education (2014) and subsequently completed her Certificate Course for Kindergarten Principals at HKBU (2015). She received her Masters Degree in Education (Early Childhood Education) from the University of Hong Kong in 2019. Attracted to Small World by its biblical foundations and Montessori philosophy, Tess joined the school as a teacher in August 2001. She led the kindergarten as Vice-Principal in 2010 and as Principal in 2011. Tess believes that all children deserve equal opportunities to access the education offered by the school and to reach their true potential. Tess has lived in Hong Kong for over 20 years with her husband and their four daughters.
It is truly worthwhile to educate the generations of children, preparing them as future citizens and agents of change for tomorrow.
Principal, Small World Christian Kindergarten

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