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Su-Mei Thompson


Media Trust

London, UK

Su-Mei Thompson
Sally Tennant OBE
Acorn Capital Advisers
Hugh Tidbury
Greenhill & Co International LLP

Su-Mei Thompson’s Biography

Su-Mei Thompson is CEO of leading communications charity, Media Trust. Her career began at Linklaters as a corporate finance associate during which time she also served as a lecturer and tutor in law at Kings College, London. Su-Mei went on to hold senior management positions at The Walt Disney Company, the Financial Times and Christie’s in Asia. Most recently, Su-Mei served for 8 years as CEO of The Women’s Foundation, a philanthropic institution dedicated to the advancement of women in Hong Kong.

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CEO Su-Mei Thompson on Media Trust’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and charity survey results

Su-Mei Thompson shares insights from a recent survey that reveals the effect of the coronavirus crisis on charity communications and how Media Trust will procced to reach for support form media and the creative industry.

BITE Voices | Reframing disability: How the creative industries can change the narrative

Su-Mei Thompson, Chief Executive of the Media Trust unpacks the key action points for change. "At Media Trust, we are so encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm on the part of everyone who came, but we aren’t underestimating how challenging it will be to achieve the kind of progress we’d like to see. It’s clear we need systemic change not just one or two examples of great ads or disabled presenters or dramas featuring disabled actors. We’re hoping the Reframing Disability event will be the start of concerted and collaborative action on the part of the media and creative sector to reframe how disability is represented in the media". 

Su-Mei Thompson’s Background

Media Trust
Sep 2017 - Present
London, UK
A communications charity that believes in the power of media to change lives, inspiring the media and communications industry to share their time, knowledge and creativity to benefit charities, communities and young people. Working together, they amplify charities' voices by developing their skills, creating compelling communications and connecting them with their audiences and beneficiaries.
The Women's Foundation
Jul 2009 - Aug 2017
Hong Kong, HK
The Women’s Foundation exists to promote the full and equal participation of women and girls in all aspects of Hong Kong society, by engaging in research, programmes, education and advocacy to drive measurable change.
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Other Business Interests

The Equal Opportunities Commission (Hong Kong)
Board Member and Member of the Policy & Research Committee
Hong Kong, HK
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is a statutory body established in 1996, responsible for implementing the anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong.
Opera Hong Kong
Board Member
Hong Kong, HK
Opera Hong Kong is the first opera company to have been established in Hong Kong. The company was formed in July 2003 as a non-profit organization. Since its inception, Opera Hong Kong has become a firmly established part of Hong Kong’s cultural scene.
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Su-Mei Thompson at TEDx WanChai 2016: Dying To Be Thin
Hong Kong, HK
Su-Mei, CEO of The Women’s Foundation at the time, touches on beauty norms and standards as defined by the media and how this results in young females being put under pressure to fit the mould.

Su-Mei Thompson’s Education

Harvard Business School
Andy Choa Fellow for the SPNM Program
2014 - 2014
IMD Business School
MBA (Dean's List)
2000 - 2001
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