Recognition of global leadership: HKGBC director appointed to board of directors of world green building council

Recognition of global leadership: HKGBC director appointed to board of directors of world green building council

HKGBC is delighted to announce that Director Ms Ada Fung Yin-suen, BBS, JP, is appointed to the Board of Directors of World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) for a two-year term from 1 July 2018.


An architect by profession, Ms Fung is active in the architectural field as well as in the construction industry. In her career as Deputy Director of Housing until end 2017, she has supervised all facets of public housing development work in Hong Kong. Ms Fung has served as a Director of the HKGBC since 2014, and was among the first batch of Directors who were elected by HKGBC Institutional Members. Her other leadership roles included Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (2013-2014) and President of the Lighthouse Club (HK).

“By demonstrating outstanding leadership in the field of sustainability, Ada has earned her place on the Board through her commitment to and expertise in professional governance and sustainability in the sector,” said WorldGBC’s CEO Terri Wills. With her extensive experience in the industry for more than 35 years, Ms Fung will advocate the strength of metropolitan cities in Green movement such as affordable housing and effective transport systems in her new position.

Since becoming an Established Member of the WorldGBC in 2012, HKGBC has been amplifying its effort in creating a more sustainable Hong Kong on the global stage, including the resounding success of hosting the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong) with the Construction Industry Council last year. The appointment again signifies Hong Kong’s position in leading the Green building movement both locally and globally.

Ms Fung had also been part of the jury panel in the FuturArc Prize and FuturArc Green Leadership Award in 2016.

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