Ms. Daisy Chan, BA, MA
Associate Vice-President (Global Engagement & Communications)


Ms. Daisy Chan was appointed Associate Vice-President (Global Engagement and Communications) (AVP (GE&C)), effective 18 September 2023.

A highly seasoned PR and communications professional, Ms. Chan has more than 25 years of solid experience in a range of fields, including but not limited to public affairs, marketing communications, media relations, and stakeholder engagement in both the public and private sectors.

Ms. Chan has established her professional presence through serving in multiple senior capacities in corporate communications and public affairs, including as chief communications strategist in many successful PR and communications campaigns. Prior to joining HKUST, she spent 11 years at CLP Power Hong Kong, the city’s largest power company, leading its corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, and public affairs functions.

Since joining HKUST as Director of Public Affairs in 2016, Ms. Chan has leveraged her professional expertise to strengthen the University’s networks, branding, and engagement with both internal and external stakeholders.

Ms. Chan received her Master of Arts degree in Communication from Hong Kong Baptist University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Hong Kong.


Areas of Responsibility

Reporting to Vice-President of Institutional Advancement, the AVP (GE&C) takes the lead in driving and supporting the University’s priorities for strategic institutional engagement, branding, and communications initiatives to enhance its global relations, network, and reputation, while working in sync with the senior management and various offices/units across the Clear Water Bay and Guangzhou campuses. 

Under the leadership of AVP (GE&C), the Global Engagement and Communications Office is responsible for strengthening the University’s global partnership through facilitating local and international engagement, raising brand presence, advancing thought leadership, and managing reputation risks.