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IQ Hong Kong branch awards Honorary Fellowships

The IQ Hong Kong branch recently celebrated its 50th AGM with the awarding of three Honorary Fellowships
The IQ Hong Kong branch recently celebrated its 50th AGM with the awarding of three Honorary Fellowships

Three esteemed individuals presented with Honorary Fellowships during branch’s 50th AGM

THE Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Hong Kong branch recently celebrated its 50th annual general meeting (AGM), which included the awarding of three Honorary Fellowships.

During the AGM on 27 March 2023, Joseph Chee, managing director of K. Wah Construction Materials, and Lambert Leung, former chief executive officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure - Materials and chairman of Alliance Construction Materials Co. Ltd from 2013 to 2017, were presented with their Honorary Fellowship certificates by Andrew Woodfine, the current Hong Kong branch Chairman. David Hogan, director of commercial excellence APAC with Heidelberg Materials, received his certificate virtually in Australia where he currently resides.

 

The three esteemed individuals were presented with Honorary Fellowships in acknowledgement of their significant contributions to both the IQ Hong Kong branch and the wider quarrying industry.

Dan Ahern, general manager for concrete at Alliance Construction Materials and the former Chairman of the Hong Kong branch, said: ‘The recipients were unanimously put forward by the branch Committee, each being described as a driving force for the quarrying industry in Hong Kong and internationally. Their impact on the industry has been crucial in areas such as new quarry development, health and safety, government policy, and sustainability.’

Joseph Chee has worked his way up at K. Wah Group since 1982 and made many remarkable contributions to operations over the years. He first joined the Institute in 1989 as a member and later became the Chairman of Hong Kong branch from 1998 to 2000. Today, he leads and oversees the day-to-day management of the business of K. Wah Construction Materials within Galaxy Group. During his tenure, Mr Chee has developed the construction materials business as a vertically integrated resources company which supplies aggregates, ground granulated blast-furnace slag, cement and other downstream building materials, with a strong focus on creating value in a sustainable manner in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.

Lambert Leung began his career as a certified accountant within construction materials in 1974, when he joined Anderson Asia (Holdings) Ltd as manager of finance and administration. He has been a Fellow of the Hong Kong branch since the early 1990s and was appointed as branch Chairman in 1997 and 1998. Thereafter, Mr Leung remained a member of the branch Committee for more than 10 years. He introduced many innovative ideas to the branch and successfully promoted the image of IQ by organizing various types of branch activities.

David Hogan joined the industry as a quarry cadet with Pioneer Concrete in 1979. He was amongst the first Queensland-based employees to complete the Institute of Quarrying-sponsored Diploma in Extractive Industries from Box Hill College. He has been an IQ member of for over 42 years, joining as a student in 1979, and has held committee roles in Queensland and Western Australia. During his 15 years as part of the Hong Kong branch, Mr Hogan has held the title of Vice-Chairman for four years and Chairman for five years.

The Hong Kong branch Committee for 2023 includes the recent additions of Bradley Kininmonth as Vice-Chairman and K.C. Leong as a Committee member. The full line-up of this year’s Committee is: Chairman: Andrew Woodfine; Vice-Chairman: Bradley Kininmonth; Secretary: Raymond Ng; Treasurer: H.M. Chan; and Committee members: Don Johnston, Eddy Tsang, Gary Lau, Geoffrey Chan, James Yiu, K.C. Leong, Ng Heong-chen, and Ross Chow.

 

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