Greenpeace East Asia has been licensed to work in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, mainland China and Korea.
The Executive Director of Greenpeace East Asia is responsible for leading the Senior Management Team in the day-to-day operations of Greenpeace. The ED also represents Greenpeace East Asia in global Greenpeace meetings to help decide on the development and direction of our campaign work.
The Senior Management Team includes the Executive Director, Campaigns Director, Communications Director, Fundraising Director and the Organisational Support & Regional Development Director.
Our campaigns teams focus on creating environmental change in their separate campaign areas, science and research, non-violent direct actions, and political and corporate lobbying. The communications department is responsible for media relations, photography, video, web, public engagement and publications. The fundraising department focuses on fundraising, online donations, members’ services and marketing. The Organisational Support department is in charge of human resources, finance, legal issues, information technology, facilities management and coordinating the development of new offices.
Board of Directors
The Greenpeace East Asia board of directors is responsible for approving the annual budget and the annual report, the appointment and supervision of the Greenpeace East Asia Executive Director, and the appointment of trustees to attend the Annual General Meeting of Greenpeace board members to discuss and approve Greenpeace’s global governance.
Board members are elected by Greenpeace volunteers and activists that have voting rights, as well as members of other Greenpeace national and regional offices.
There are currently five members in the Board of Directors of Greenpeace East Asia.
Ms. Romi Williamson
Occupation: Certified Public Account and Lawyer
“I am deeply touched and motivated by the spirit of Greenpeace staff. Greenpeace brings together all kinds of people, with diverse specialties, even though they don’t earn a lot of money while working here. They are willing to pass up more lucrative prospects to work here, proving their true spirit of service and sacrifice.”
Mr. Mats Urban Abrahamsson
Occupation: Project Training Consultant
“I have been involved with Greenpeace for more than 20 years. Though the organization has grown and changed over the years, its core values have never changed – its independence and honesty on environmental issues, its dedication to pushing decision makers for global change for the environment.”
Mr. Luk Tak Chuen
Occupation: Chief researcher at non-governmental organization
“My work is in poverty alleviation, and it is deeply entwined with Greenpeace’s work. Without a clean environment, humanity cannot survive successfully. Greenpeace’s positive work on climate change, clean food and water, clean air, and sustainable agriculture is all key to the development of a sustainable environment. Greenpeace protects and improves not just the well-being of the Earth but also the lives of human beings.”
Ms. Xie Lei
Occupation: Educator and social entrepreneur on child education and cross-culture education
“As a surprisingly successful example of the brilliance of humanity, Greenpeace is an illustration of how to combine the passion and rationality of human beings. After forty years of existence, Greenpeace has not only created a model of sustainable co-existence between people and nature, but also changed the game for various interest groups and powerful players in a complex society. They have created a beautiful system using deep wisdom.”
Mr. Chang Wei Hsiu
Occupation: NGO research fellow, community planner
“I see that GPEA makes possible solidarity in Asia and campaign programming that includes global links and local action solutions, something most NGO projects need. Greenpeace responses to climate change, sustainable fishery and other environmental issues go beyond political boundaries using its long experience as an international organization, and also monitoring and keeping track of unsustainable agriculture and industrial pollution around the world. As long as we continue to take small steps of progress and change, we still have the opportunity to leap forward with hope into the world of tomorrow.”