Get connected with other UQ Business, Economics and Law Alumni living in Hong Kong. There is a vibrant community of UQ alumni living in Hong Kong, including a team of dedicated volunteer ambassadors who are eager to build the community and remain connected to UQ.  There are opportunities to connect with fellow alumni at events and through social media platforms, providing key industry contacts, mentors and employment opportunities from the wider business community.

Honnus Cheung

Honnus Cheung Chair, Hong Kong Ambassador Council
CFO, Travelzoo (Asia Pacific) Inc.

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce 1992

Professional memberships and certifications
CPA Australia
The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

With more than 20 years’ financial experience in the high-tech, on-line media and travel industry, Honnus has built a solid reputation and is a well-respected member of the finance and treasury community.

She currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Travelzoo (Asia Pacific) Inc, a global internet media company with more than 27 million members worldwide.

Prior to joining Travelzoo, Honnus worked as the Regional Finance Director for Yahoo! Asia Pacific for nine years and was one of the founding members of Yahoo! Asia. At that time, she was heavily involved in setting up the Asia Office and dealing with mergers and acquisitions, including the strategic investment in Alibaba Group. She has also held various professional positions with American Standard Inc. and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Honnus holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from The University of Queensland. She  frequently contributes to leading professional publications including the A Plus, Intheblack, Treasury Today, CFO Innovation, Corporate Treasure.

Her advice to graduates is to “stay hungry, stay foolish and stay healthy. Be hungry enough to learn and achieve strenuously and relentlessly; be foolish enough to persevere in an unconventional dare. Most importantly, stay healthy to experience and cope with the ups and downs in life. No one is perfect, only by equipping ourselves can we climb high and see wide. Treasure your opportunities that you can learn from university.”

Dr Peter Glover

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong

UQ qualifications
Juris Doctor 2005, Master of Laws 2007, PhD 2013

Professional memberships
Nautical Institute
London Maritime Arbitrators Association
Association of Average Adjusters

Peter is currently a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. He was previously a Master Mariner.

Peter’s areas of specialty include shipping, admiralty, marine insurance and international trade law.

His advice to students is to study diligently, learn to network and enjoy the experience of being at UQ.

Peter’s favourite memory of his time at UQ is having coffee in the Great Court, and his favourite lecturer was Professor Sarah Derrington.

In his free time, Peter enjoys scuba diving and marathon running.

Lynette Nam

Honnus CheungJustice Fellow, Justice Centre

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) / Bachelor of Arts 2010

Lynette specialises in international human rights and refugee law. She commenced in her current position at Justice Centre Hong Kong in October 2015, where she provides legal support to asylum seekers and other forced migrants in Hong Kong.

After graduating from UQ in 2010, Lynette accepted a position at Nishimura & Asahi, a top tier international law firm in Tokyo, where she remained until 2012. While in Japan, she was actively involved in Refugees International Japan. In the second half of 2012, Lynette left Tokyo and travelled to the Thai/Burmese border to work with Karenni refugees as a human rights trainer. She subsequently took up a position at the Brisbane office of Fragomen Worldwide, an international law firm specializing in immigration law, and qualified as a lawyer in December 2013. In early 2014, she moved to Hong Kong with Fragomen Worldwide, and stayed with the firm until the end of August 2015.

Her advice to new graduates is a quote by Carlos Castaneda that she came across when at a career crossroad: “A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you… Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then, ask yourself alone, one question… Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”

Lynette has many fond memories of UQ including the thrill of her first moot, beers and the great sense of release after each exam block and sunny afternoons lazing about in the Great Court.

She spends most of her spare time rock climbing, doing yoga and running. She is also an avid reader, and her career highlight was when she finally got her foot in the door in the human rights law field.