In January 2020, Professor Guo Yike, a leading computing science expert, joined HKBU from Imperial College London as the new Vice-President (Research and Development). With a remit that includes the development of the University’s overall research strategy, research infrastructure and postgraduate education, Professor Guo has revolutionised the University's approach to research in a short space of time, and he is instrumental in establishing HKBU's six new interdisciplinary research labs.
Ms Christine Chow joined HKBU as the new Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary in July 2020 following a distinguished career at The Hong Kong Jockey Club and other leading companies. Heading five administrative offices, Ms Chow provides administrative leadership in the University, proactive support to the University’s fit-for-purpose governance, overall effective risk management, and assistance to the Council and the Court.
Professor Arthur Mak started at HKBU in August 2019 as the new Associate Vice-President (Student Experience). An engineer by training, Professor Mak is focused on student development and helping students reach their potential. His responsibilities include overseeing the co-curriculum and service- learning, as well as student support and wellness.
As the Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Endowed Professor in Music and Head of the Department of Music, Professor Johnny Poon was appointed Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research) in June 2020. He takes the lead in promoting interdisciplinary research, with a focus on building the University's clusters of research strengths, the six interdisciplinary research labs and strategies for acquiring collaborative research grants.
In May 2020, the University appointed Dr Alison Lloyd as the Associate Vice-President (Institutional Research and Strategic Planning). In particular, Dr Lloyd plays an instrumental role in supporting the advancement of the University and she also leads efforts to spearhead the use of analytics and business intelligence to foster a culture of data-informed decision-making, and support a number of planning-related initiatives.