Our Board of Trustees

EDMOND YEO, JP

Edmond is the current Chair of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC). He received the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership” at the World Chinese Economic Forum 2013. He was a finalist of the “Pearl Awards’ Lord Chan Award for Outstanding Individual” in 2006. He is also the Hon Chair of the China-UK International Music Festival (CUIMF). He sits as a Magistrate and is a school Governor. He cooked at ‘CRISIS’ for Christmas. He enjoys singing, and was a member of the Joint Force Singers of Westminster. He wrote a book on “Hong Kong Home Décor” in the 1990s. Edmond is a former Councillor of the London Borough of Ealing.

LYN GREEN, JP

Lyn served on the IMB at HMP Wormwood Scrubs Prison, and was an Independent Interviewer (for new members) in all prisons in the South of the Country. She is a Magistrate and serves on the Justices’ Training, Approvals, Authorisations and Appraisals Committee (JTAAAC). She is a school Governor and a Founder member of the Tindale Society and a member of the Guild of Freemen. She is also a keen gardener and a member of the John Innis Society. She was honoured to be a Freeman of the City of London in the year 2000. 

GARETH OWEN

Gareth joined the CIAC Board of Trustees in August 2016. A former City banker, Gareth has also spent 10 years in Chief Officer roles in the voluntary sector, latterly as CEO of the charity “One Westminster” where he had regular contact with CIAC. He currently works in the political sector as an officer at an MP’s constituency office in Surrey. He was a local Councillor for Reigate Hill. He runs his own Charity Consultancy business. Gareth brings charity and finance sector experience to the Board of Trustees.

VINY POON

Viny  is a talented networker who has a remarkable ability to connect with people. She enjoys volunteering and helping vulnerable people through her empathy for fairness. She has volunteered at the London Chinatown fund-raising events. She is the Deputy Chairman of The UK China International Friendship Exchange Centre, and Deputy Chairman of The Federation of Guangdong Society (Europe). Viny is also the Festival Director of the China-UK International Music Festival (CUIMF).

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