THE COMMITTEE 2020
MARILOUISE HUGHES | PRESIDENT
Marilouise Hughes We finally managed to lure Marilouise over to the dark-side to the Committee last year and boy it was worth it! This girl from Claregalway brings a wealth of experience in event planning, Christmas parties, birthdays, masses – you name it! When she’s not busy being the Social Queen with a Globe Trotting lifestyle to rival Kim Kardashian, she manages to squeeze in heading up a global compliance team & is mom to the coolest gangster doggies in town, Ronnie & Reggie. Later tonight she will be leading the inaugural St Patrick’s Society Yoga Class at 4.30am outside Jo Bananas on Luard Road. First up is “The Plank”,followed by “Downward Dog”!
Graeme Martin When ex-president, Graeme isn’t manning the skies for Cathay or adjudicating premier league rugby games you will find him with his loving family - wife Fiona and sons Jake and Zach. The boys at Presentation College in Bray will tell you this past member of the Irish Defence Forces is a true peacekeeper and always happy to volunteer to help. They are right as the St Pats society would be a lesser place without him. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No; its a Silver Swallow....
Aisling Dwyer This champagne drinking, hockey playing, yummy mummy has recently bagged herself a place on the ‘Top 40 Under 40’ legal professionals in Asia!! WHOA! #shesnailedit #typicalcorkwoman #hotshotlawyer When she’s not instructing others or polishing her accolades, she’s dealing with St Pats admin, ninja style. Our green card sponsors would be nothing without Aisling’s quality PR! With her beautiful handbags, thirst for fine wine and no-need-to-argue negotiation skills, she’s the model committee member, putting the rest of us to shame. Saskia has a super-mama on her hands and Ian has definitely struck gold!
Lucy Bans Lucy joined the Committee last year, not only to satisfy our quota of folks from the Wesht but to bring the Society into the 21st century and beyond with her amazing tech skills. She is a force to be reckoned with,
managing two gorgeous kids at home, a team of IT experts at work, a Scottish husband (can’t be easy!) and now the social media needs of the Society, and all with a glass of beer (and glamorous handbag) in hand. You can catch her IGing, tweeting and dropping hashtags on behalf of @stpatrickssociety so be sure to follow her.
Stephen Browne Hailing from Dublin, Stephen is a trained barrister which, he tells us, is different to the qualifications held by Starbucks employees. Stephen moved to Hong Kong in 2016, working as General Counsel for a new technology firm and last year became one of the co-founders of a Crypto currency start-up. He joined the Saint Patrick’s Society committee this year to offer his legal mind and tech savviness. Unfortunately Stephen paid for his ball tickets in Bit Coin, but by the time we got them to the bank the coins could only buy us half a lager.
From Magheracloone just outside of Carrickmacross co. Monaghan. (That was our reaction too!)
Youngest of 6 kids escaped the big smoke of Monaghan and moved to Hong Kong in 2012 for a 6 month holiday to hang out with his brother and wife.....
Fell in love with the city and met Noel (see above) shortly after!
7 years later, Peter is living and loving life in Cyberport Delaney’s and El Charro. (our resident green card EXPERT!)
Hilary is a newcomer to the St Patrick’s Committee this year, however she isn’t a stranger to Society events since arriving in Hong Kong 6 years ago .
Hilary brings with her a wealth of Marketing experience and lots of ideas to help develop activities for the younger members of the society . Being a busy Mum to four children in HK she certainly knows what’s fun to do .
We are looking forward to having Hilary on board this year .
Anne-Marie Murphy has been living in Hong Kong for almost 5 years, originally from Galway she moved with her young family in 2015 and works in the financial services industry. Anne Marie has been part of the St Pats Society from her earliest days in Hong Kong and has been an avid supporter of many of their adventures to date. Anne-Marie looks forward to working alongside the new President and the newly elected committee. She is looking forward to continuing some of the existing traditions as well as implementing some exciting changes.
Article 33 of the Society’s Articles of Association provides that no person shall be eligible for election to the General Committee at any general meeting, unless he or some other member intending to propose him, has at least fourteen clear days before such meeting, left at the office of the Society, a notice in writing signifying his candidature for the office or the intention of such member to propose him