Sandra Mak is a leading professional in public affairs & crisis management, corporate communications, branding & management consulting in Hong Kong. A seasoned professional held in high regard in the field, she possesses 30 years of experience in the communication industry in both the public and private sectors.
Sandra was Head of Group Corporate Relations with CLP Holdings, one of the largest publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, until July 2001. She joined CLP in September 1994, advised on and helped direct the Company’s repositioning from a conservative public utility to a progressive, open and customer-oriented service provider. She was nominated to and attended the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme in fall 2000. Before leaving CLP, Sandra was also board director of a number of CLP subsidiaries – CLP TeleCom, CLP Research Institute and CLP Enterprises.
Prior to joining CLP, Sandra served in the Community Relations Department, ICAC, where she was a Regional Officer before becoming the Chief Staff Officer/Planning & Administration in 1994 when she left.
Sandra is active in professional/community service: She is President of the HK Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association (2014-2016) and member of the Open University Council, Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene, the Council for Sustainable Development and the Non-local Higher & Professional Education Appeal Board. She is also the Hon. PR Advisor of HK Association of Customer Service Excellence and the Scout Association of Hong Kong, as well as a member of the Humanities Programme Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Baptist University. She served as a member of the Professional Services Advisory Committee, HK Trade Development Council from 2004 to 2009.
On the charity front, Sandra is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, member of Oxfam Hong Kong’s Fundraising and Communications Committee, and member of the Benefactors Fund Allocation Committee, Corporate Affairs Committee and a co-opted member of the Personnel & Finance Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Family Welfare Association. Sandra also co-chaired the Benefit Committee 2007 & 2008 for Habitat for Humanity China. From 2007 to 2014, she was Trustee of the UK-based international charity Partnership for Children, currently she is an Advisor. Socially, Sandra is a past president of the Zonta Club of Victoria.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies and English/Chinese Translation from the University of Hong Kong. She became an Accredited Mediator in 2011 and is a member of the Hong Kong Mediation Centre.