Our Board of Trustees


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 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.

Lady Sheikh

Lady Sheikh worked in accounting for many years and is a director of three property companies. She is the administrator and a trustee of the Sheikh Abdullah Foundation. She is a trustee of the National Muslim War Memorial Trust, a Patron of Orphans in Need, an active supporter of the CMF since its inception and has been an elected member of the Executive Committee since 2014. She also supports many other charities as well as being a member of the RSPCA, the RSPB and the National Trust. She is a member of the Lions Club International, Lady Sheikh has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London. Until recently, she managed Lord Sheikh’s parliamentary office.


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 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. Viny has volunteered at the London Chinatown fund-raising events. She is the President of 2022-2023 Lions Club of London Covent Garden. Viny still remain the Festival Director of the China-UK International Music Festival (CUIMF).

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