George hholds a BSc in sciences and mathematics, an MSc in systems science and an MBA from the University of Ottawa in Canada, a post-graduate diploma in public administration from Carleton University in Canada, a post-graduate diploma in English and Hong Kong Law and an LLB (Hons) in law from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, a LLM in law from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK, a PCLL in law from the City University of Hong Kong, a Certificate in Professional Accountancy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong SCS, an MPA and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. Formerly a member of the Hong Kong Bar, he is now a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong and an Honorary Fellow of CPA Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).
George has over 30 years of international experience in general management, strategy consulting, corporate governance, direct investment, investment banking and fund management across the telecommunications/media/technology, consumer/healthcare, infrastructure/real estates, energy/resources and financial services sectors. He is the Chairman (Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand division) and Senior Adviser (Asia division) of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and formerly Chairman (Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand division), Chairman (Hong Kong division) and Senior Adviser (Asia division) of Macquarie Capital. He is also an independent director of Shanghai-based Sino-Australian International Trust Company. George also serves on the board of directors, the investment committee and the advisory committee of a number of publicly-listed companies, investment funds and NGOs in the Asia Pacific region.
George is also active in public services in the Mainland China, in the Hong Kong SAR and for the United Nations. He is currently a Member of the Jilin Province Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and was formerly a specially-invited Member of the Zhejiang Province Committee of the CPPCC. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, the Court of City University of Hong Kong and the Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee. In the past, he served as a Part-time Member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for two terms, a Member of the Legal Aid Services Council of Hong Kong, and a Member of the New Business Committee of the Financial Services Development Council. Currently, George is a member of the UNESCAP Task Force on Banking and Finance.
George is also engaged in many professional organisations. He is an Honorary Chairman (Asia Pacific division) of CMA Australia, the President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, a Vice President of the Hong Kong Real Property Federation, the Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong, a board Member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau and a Founding Board Member and Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Member of the Derivatives Market Consultative Panel of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, the World Presidents’ Organization, the Chief Executives Organization, the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council and the Pacific Basin Economic Council. Further, he is a Founding Member of the Hong Kong-Korea Business Council, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a former Member of the General Council and the Corporate Governance Committee of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies.
With respect to his academic achievement, George was appointed Visiting Professor (in the subjects of corporate governance and investment banking) at the School of Economics & Management of Tsinghua University in Beijing, an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Management in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business of the Hong Kong Baptist University.