Grace Chan has dedicated over 26 years of her career to social welfare and currently serves as the Business Director of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS). She is also a member of the Board of Directors and the International Vice President of the International Federation on Ageing, demonstrating her commitment to improving the lives of older adults.
Ms. Chan’s extensive experience in the field of ageing has led to numerous appointments and accolades. In 2013, she was invited to join the Strategic Advisory Group for the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. She has also served as a member of the Elderly Commission and currently sits on several committees and boards in the statutory bodies of Hong Kong.
Ms. Chan’s areas of expertise include long-term care, age-friendly cities and communities, elderly participation, lifelong learning, and innovation and technology for ageing. In 2017, she established the Innovation and Technology for Ageing team at HKCSS. She led the development of several innovative services, including the Tele-practice Platform, Gerontechnology Platform, Jockey Club “Age at Home” Gerontech Education and Rental Service, and Stair Climbing Service. Her contributions to the field were recognized in 2019 when she was awarded the Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencer, an honour recognizing outstanding achievements by influential leaders impacting ageing in the Asia Pacific.
Ms. Chan’s leadership and dedication have made a significant impact in the field of ageing, and she continues to be a driving force for positive change.