Positions: Hon. Chairperson of HK and UK Branch
Work: Music Teacher at Carmel School, Hong Kong
When Blair and I first arrived in Hong Kong, I spent the first 3 years enjoying the luxury of being a housewife, and during that time, I took on the job of Network Coordinator for LPCUWC which was a lot of fun and kept me busy during my years of freedom. We had two rather large dogs that also helped keep me company, and the students at the college would often see me with my two four-legged companions walking around the campus. I took on full time teaching position in 1998 and have working there now for 12 years.
Position: Chairperson of BFMT and Public Relations Manager
Work: Director of Guidance, Head of Residences, Head of Humanities at LPCUWC 1992-98Head of Secondary School, Chinese International School, Hong Kong. 1998-2009
Interim Headmaster, Chinese International School, Hong Kong. 2001-02.
Currently a Senior Associate with Search Associates International Teacher Recruitment Services, educational consultant, schools inspector and senior IB examiner. Barry also works on behalf of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation and the 'Schools Helping Schools' programme in Thailand.
Barry was a colleague of Blair's between 1994 and 1998 at the LPCUWC and for the last few years acted as his Deputy. The relationship between Barry and Blair developed over the years from one of mutual professional respect to one combining respect with real friendship. As Barry noted at Blair's funeral:
Position: CEO of BFMT HK Branch
Work: Director of Studies and IB Coordinator at Li Po Chun United World College 2003 – 2008He is now an independent Educational Consultant working out of Hong Kong.
John was a close colleague and friend of Blair’s. John had known Blair long before his move to Hong Kong. When Blair was the Principal of the International School in Suva, Fiji, John was working as Director of Studies at Kristin School, Auckland. They often met at IB conferences and at recruitment fairs, and he remembers Blair ringing him whenever he was over to ask if he could play the grand piano in the school’s auditorium.
Position: CEO of the BFMT UK Branch
Work: Head of English and Coordinator of Development at Li Po Chun United World College ’94 – ’00.As well as teaching English, he is also an IB examiner and owns his own vineyard.
Chris has not only worked closely with Blair during his six years at LPCUWC, but he and his wife, Jane, have also become close friends of the Forsters. Not only did they visit Chris and Jane in Snitterfield, where they live in England, but they also found them by chance in a café in Fijiac, France one balmy summer and spent a few sunny days with them in their lovely retreat.
Position: BFMT Secretary
Work: Li Po Chun UWC teacher of English and World Literature. Head of House from 1996.Assistant Head of Languages 2000-2003. Acting Head of Residences 2003-2004.
Linda worked with Blair for nine years at Li Po Chun United World College, where she has been working as a teacher, a tutor, and Head of House (the latter a job she shared with Blair initially) and was a close friend of Blairs. Blair’s desire to ensure that the College helped students in the study of their mother tongue literatures and cultures was an inspiration when she was Assistant Head of Languages at the College.
Position: Treasurer of BFMT
Work: Head of Administration of LPCUWC
Flora had worked for Blair since ’94, first as his secretary and then, since July 2000 as his Head of Administration. She worked very closely with Blair where a solid friendship was formed. As a result of this, she felt compelled to take an active role in forming this Trust in his honour. She has provided the Trustees with invaluable advice and we owe her a debt of gratitude for her tremendous efficiency, her cheerful disposition and incredible dedication.
Position: Advisor of BFMT
Work: Secretary to Li Po Chun United World College Board of Governors
Manning Lo has been the secretary to the Board of Governors at LPCUWC since its conception in August, 1991. He was then the secretary to the Honourable Sir Q W Lee, Chairman of the Hang Seng Bank. He has been a close friend of both Blair and Wendy, and we are honoured that he volunteered to be part of our team.
Position: Director of Fundraising
Work: Vice Principal (Primary) Renaissance College, Hong Kong
Ann is an educator with 30 years of teaching experience, mainly at primary school level, and so in this way she complements the secondary school experience of most other Trustees. She is passionate about every children’s right to a quality education and since visiting East Timor in 2006/7 she has become proactively involved in fundraising for the Trust. She had organized a sponsored walk with the children at Kennedy School during her employment there, and raised over HK$96.
Daniel J Groshong
Daniel J. Groshong, a native of Oregon, has been working as a professional photographer since 1986, covering some of the biggest news stories, from Asia to Africa and Latin America. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of magazines around the world, from Paris Match to Penthouse.
Meet the Students
Twenty six Timore Leste students ..
received BFMT scholarship to International Schools around the world.
We’re friends ..
working to support more learning opportunities for children in Timore Leste.