Founding & Governance


When CIS opened its doors in 1983, its co-founders Nelly Fung, Kin-yue Fu and Joyce Tai realised a long-held dream of a school that would offer the best of both Chinese and Western worlds.

Their vision was for a school open to all regardless of nationality, race or creed, where students would achieve fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and an understanding of the dual heritage that makes Hong Kong unique.

Born in Asia and educated in Asia and the West, the founders saw a need in the late 1970s for an educational institution in Hong Kong that could provide an alternative to local schools teaching mainly an exam-based curriculum and to international schools teaching mainly Western curricula.

CIS remains true to that vision today. Dual-language and multicultural, it continues to break ground in its language teaching and to earn acclaim for preparing bright, articulate young people at home in the East or the West.


The school is a non-profit charitable organisation. Ultimate responsibility for the school rests with the Board of Governors of the Chinese International School Foundation.

The Board establishes broad policies to ensure that the school meets the highest standards of service to its constituents. It is assisted in its long-range planning for the school by various Board committees. Day-to-day operation of CIS is the responsibility of the Headmaster, who works closely with the Leadership Team.


CIS is accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and most recently received its 10-year re-accreditation in February 2011. It is also a member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).


In accordance with the work of the International Task Force on Child Protection, CIS affirms:

    • All children have equal rights to be protected from harm and abuse.
    • Everybody has a responsibility to support the protection of children.
    • All schools have a duty of care to children enrolled in the school and those who are affected by the operations of the school.
    • All actions on child protection are taken with the best interests of the child, which are paramount.

Leadership Team | 領導團隊

Dr. Theodore S. Faunce, Headmaster
PhD, BA (Princeton University)
Joined CIS in 2006
校長 方泰徳博士 2006年加入漢基

Li Bin, Deputy Head of School
MA (University of Bath), PGCE, BA (Capital Normal University, Beijing)
Joined CIS in 2007
副校長 李斌女士 2007年加入漢基

Justin Alexander, Head of Secondary
MEd (Deakin University), DipEd, BSc (Monash University)
Joined CIS in 2009
中學部校長 安澤廷先生 2009年加入漢基

Tonya Porter, Head of Primary
MA, BA (Michigan State University)
Joined CIS in 2007
小學部校長 彭亭雅女士 2007年加入漢基

Dede Huang, Director of Development
AB (Harvard University)
Joined CIS in 2002
學校拓展部總監 黃德莉女士 2002年加入漢基

Adrian Huen, Director of Finance & Business Administration
BSc (University of Wales)
Joined CIS in 2011
財務及行政總監 禤浩焯先生 2011年加入漢基

Jerry Szombathy, Director of Operations
MA (Michigan State University), BA Education (University of Saskatchewan), BA Psychology (University of Saskatchewan)
Joined CIS in 2010
營運總監 曾傑瑞先生 2010年加入漢基

Board of Governors | 董事會


    • Andrew Brandler 包立賢先生
      BA, MA (Cambridge University), MBA (Harvard Business School) / Company Executive


    • Venantius Tan 陳於財先生
      LLB (University of Hull), LLM (King’s College London) / Partner, International Law Firm


    • Abraham Chan SC ’96 陳樂信先生’96
      LLB (King’s College London), BCL, MPhil (Oxford University) / Barrister
    • Charles Chen 陈一丹先生
      BA (Shenzhen University), Master of Law (Nanjing University), Visiting Scholar (Stanford Law School) / Education Philanthropist & Businessman
    • Jonathan Cheng 鄭兆俊先生
      BA Business Administration (University of Western Ontario) / Family Business
    • Lawrence Chu ’98 諸承譽先生’98
      AB (University of Chicago) / Company Executive
    • Ti Hua Dennig 華倜女士
      Undergraduate (Peking University), MA (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) / Educator
    • Alice Tai Footman, GBS, OBE, JP 戴婉瑩女士
      LLB (The University of Hong Kong), LLM (University of London) / Public Service
    • Fred Hu 胡祖六先生
      MS (Tsinghua University), MA & PhD (Harvard University) / Economist
    • Stephen King 金昌民
      AB (Harvard University) / Hedge Fund Manager
    • Joy Tsien Koo 錢世暉女士
      BA (Brown University), Master of International Affairs (Columbia University)
    • Ming Wai Lau ’98 劉鳴煒先生’98
      LLB (King’s College London), LLM LSE, PhD (King’s College London) / Businessman
    • Loewe Lee 李本智先生
      AB (Harvard University) / Executive Director
    • Carl Lu 盧光漢先生
      BS (University of Pennsylvania), MA (Oxford University), MBA (Harvard Business School) / Private Equity Investor
    • Haresh Melwani
      BSc (Bristol University), MBA (Harvard Business School) / Banker

    • Professor Maureen Sabine
      BA (Fordham University), MA, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) / University Professor & Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities

    • Joyce Tai, BBS, JP 戴潘靜常女士
      BSc (Skidmore College) / CIS Co-Founder

    • Anne Witt
      BSc, MHSc (University of Toronto) / Former Management Consultant
    • Allison Lutz Wong 王愛麗女士
      BA Stanford University, Postgraduate Diploma in Education University of Hong Kong / Educator
    • Dr. Theodore S. Faunce 方泰徳博士
    • Adrian Huen 禤浩焯先生


    • Professor Maureen Sabine
    • Lawrence Chu ’98 諸承譽先生’98
    • Carl Lu 盧光漢先生
    • Abraham Chan SC ’96 陳樂信先生’96
    • Venantius Tan 陳於財先生
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