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david hand | president

Poet, singer, father, husband, property firm CEO and our President this year, Dai is really a frustrated farmer at heart. Passionately Welsh, a welsh-speaker and champion of our cause, Dai was appointed an unofficial Ambassador for Wales to China by former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain.  A former President of the Beijing St. David’s Society, Dai still believes he was erroneously overlooked for a place at #12 in Wales’ rugby teams of the 90’s...  

Email: president@stdavidshongkong.com

 

 
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stephanie wright | vice president

Steph grew up down the road from dylan thomas'S birthplace and came of age in the bars of wind street.  she claims her rendition of total eclipse of the heart is second to none and is proud to be able to count to ten in welsh.  after graduating from university In london, steph moved to hong kong where she has been living for the past nine years.  She is the founder of Wright & Wright, an international education consultancy and is delighted to be acting as Vice President for the coming year.

Email: vice.president@stdavidshongkong.com

 

 

gwynn hopkins | treasurer

 

 

roberta hamilton | secretary

Hailing from the mean streets of Lisvane, Cardiff, Roberta can down a gin and tonic while discussing the quality of silage with the best of them. Following an idyllic childhood reciting poetry in groups, mining, drinking in hedges, Roberta followed the well worn path from the ‘Diff to London, to Tokyo and inevitably to Hong Kong. She is a full-time mother of three children, long-term expat, part-time civil servant and full-on Welsh. She is delighted to be a member of the committee. 

 

 

tom isaacs | social secretary

 

 
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ben harris | immediate past president

TIRED OF BEGGING FOR SPONSORSHIP AND MAKING LIFE-CHANGING DECISIONS ON LINEN ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ANNUAL BALL, BEN STEPPED DOWN AS PRESIDENT IN 2018 AFTER 2 YEARS “SERVICE”.  A FARMER’S SON, A WELSH SPEAKER AND A LAWYER, ALL OF WHICH IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL, BEN HAS BEEN IN HEDGE FUNDS FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS. HAVING PREVIOUSLY BEEN A PRODUCT OF THE FAMOUS “HONG KONG FLY-HALF FACTORY”, BEN NOW SPENDS HIS SPARE TIME SHAMELESSLY PROMOTING HIS FAMILY’S AWARD-WINNING – AND QUITE FRANKLY DELICIOUS - ORGANIC MILK, DAIONI….. 

 

Committee Members

Gareth Thomas | Rebekah James | Dai Rees | Ben Williams | Rhys Pendergast | Gareth Williams | Bill Kong | Sarah Rees | Ryan Jenkins