The last year has seen OMs go on to achieve great things, some achievements that we have been made aware of include the following:
Edward Lui (CO 1968-72) was conferred an Honorary Fellowship by the Baptist University of Hong Kong. The three Honorary University Fellowship recipients were acknowledged as well-respected and renowned leaders in society, and he said they have all led extraordinary lives and had decorated careers with common roots in Hong Kong.
As Chairman and Director of Providence Foundation Limited, Edward has not only been extending his late father Mr HM Lui’s legacy for more than 30 years, but he has also selflessly devoted himself to contributing to the betterment of people’s livelihoods in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Mr Lui is fully committed to his vision of providing educational opportunities to younger generations and empowering them to chase their dreams. The Foundation has built 183 primary schools in rural China where, in the early 1990s, educational opportunities fell way short of those available in the cities. The Foundation has made multiple generous donations to universities and vocational training institutes in Hong Kong in the form of bursaries and scholarships. The Foundation has also made notable donations to the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, the School of Medicine at Stanford University in the US, as well as the China Centre for Economic Research at Peking University.
Antony Eagles (C2 1962-69) was featured on 2023’s New Year’s Honours list after being awarded an MBE for services to Aviation Safety. Anthony retired in 2022 after a distinguished career in aviation of over fifty years, including being awarded the Air Force Cross in 1978 for the rescue of 12 of the 33 crew from the oil rig Orion that ran aground on Guernsey in severe storm force winds.
Finally, congratulations to both Robert Drewett (C3/BH 1972-77) who was in nomination to become High Sheriff of Somerset, and Nick McKinnel (SU 1968-71) for the nomination of Devon.