Executive Director, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Celina Chin was appointed as the founding Executive Director of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Limited (HKCO) at its transition from a government-owned entity to an independent, not-for-profit organization in 2001. The HKCO was founded in 1977 and has been widely acclaimed to be the world’s leading Chinese orchestra and Cultural Ambassador of Hong Kong. In addition to winning numerous artistic awards, HKCO has won awards for its excellence in management, corporate governance, promotional work and arts education project.
During her tenure, HKCO has set numerous milestones in the development of Chinese orchestral music by producing many groundbreaking projects. She led the team in expanded education programs and building pioneer projects that received national recognition. HKCO has successfully developed to become a vibrate institute that provides open access to all, creating programs for youths, families and adults. Ms Chin led a smooth transition at the Orchestra’s incorporation in 2001 and has since then, played an important role in the growth and expansion of the Orchestra.
Dr Chin has over 20 years’ experience in arts administration in aspects of corporate governance, company direction, strategic marketing, image building and event management. She has been a frequent speaker and panelist for arts administration among other organization, as well as a visiting professor and lecturer of arts administration for several academies of music in Hong Kong and China.
Ms Chin received a Master of Arts in Strategic Management for Non-Profit-Distributing Organization, holds The Hong Kong Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction and Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance & Directorship and is a graduate of the Professional Program in Arts Administration organized by UCLA and former Urban Services Department.