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, Asia and General Manager, China – Travelzoo

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, e-commerce 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, Asia and General Manager, China for Travelzoo, a global internet media company with more than 28 million members worldwide. She is the founding member for Travelzoo Asia.

Prior to joining Travelzoo, Honnus worked as the Regional Finance Director for Yahoo! Asia for nine years and was one of the founding members of Asia. At that time, she was heavily involved in setting up the Asia operation 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

Deputy Chair, Hong Kong Ambassador Council
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.

Shaun Ansell

Head of Legal and Compliance, Gazprombank

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Economics (Hons) 1988, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 1990

Lawrence Au

Business Leader and Corporate Intrapreneur

UQ qualifications
MBA 1982

Lawrence has been at the forefront of Asia’s financial industry for over 35 years since the industry's nascent development in the early 1980s.  

He was the APAC CEO for 16 years with the securities services business of BNP Paribas and Northern Trust respectively, and took the start-up platforms of the two banks off the ground to become a market leader in the region. In his last capacity as chief executive, he provided leadership to over 2,000 staff in 7 countries and 9 offices.

He is a recognised thought-leader in the financial services industry, and has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Singapore for most part of his professional career.

He was presented Life-time Achievement Award by Asia Asset Management in 2016, and has published a book "Asia's Financial Industry 1986-2016" in the UK as well as a Chinese version in Mainland China.

He has also been active in mentoring young professionals and business start-ups, and supporting philanthropist causes.

Lawrence has a passion for wine, art, reading and writing.

Dr Petra Glover

UQ qualifications
Master of Business 2003; Graduate Certificate in Education 2006; Doctor of Philosophy 2007

Lynette Nam

Honnus CheungLegal Officer, Justice Centre Hong Kong

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.