Donald has worked globally as architect and developer for over 30 years. He is familiar with both public and private projects and believes in the power of design and architecture to empower society. Clients have included Hong Kong Government, Airport Authority, Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Urban Renewal Authority, Public Works Canada, British Columbia Buildings Corporation, NGOs and the private sector.
He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group. He was the Managing Director of Nan Fung Development and before Nan Fung, Director of Foster and Partners and the Authorised Person – Architect for the Hong Kong International Airport Passenger Terminal (HKIA Silver Medal Winner) and many infrastructure projects at Chek Lap Kok. The airport was awarded the Top Ten Construction Projects in the World and has won numerous awards including the Best Airport in the World since opening in 1998.
Donald lives in Hong Kong and is active in community services. He is a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, Trustee of Design Trust – Hong Kong, Vice President [Local Affairs] of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, Trustee of Rhode Island School of Design, and Chairman of the Board of Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre. He had taught at the University of Hong Kong and was the former Chairman of the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR.