Chair, China Information & Advice Centre (CIAC) / former Councillor, London Borough of Ealing, United Kingdom

Short Biography

EDMOND is a community leader dedicated to charitable and volunteering activities. He is the current Chair of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC) – Reg No 800646. The Charity is a proud recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. He is a Trustee of One Westminster, North London Chinese Association and London Chinese Radio Station. He is the Hon. Chair of the China-UK International Music Festival. He has also led the Chinese New Year community customary & traditional celebrations at No.10 Downing Street.

Edmond has previously served as an elected Councillor for the London Borough of Ealing. He is Commissioner at the Ealing Race Equality Commission.  He was a former Chair at the Ealing North Conservative Association, and has held various other officer positions. He is also on the Perivale Police Focus Group & Ealing “Stop & Search” Police Panel. He is also the Chair of the Met Police Safer Neighbour Ward Panel. He is an Advisor to the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) and leads on the “Chinatown Gambling Concern Group“. He is a member of the London Chinatown Stakeholders & the Leicester Square Association (LSA).

He is a frequent commentator of politics and community issues, and an experienced contributor at many policy round-tables and workshops. He has also addressed several forums and conferences.

He received a Commendation from the Home Office in 2018. He also received a “Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership” at the World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) in 2013. He is a member of the World Chinese Economic & Technology Summit (WCET) Global Business Advisory Council. He was also a finalist of the “Pearl Awards’ Lord Chan Award for Outstanding Individual” in 2006.

He sits as a Magistrate and had served on the Board of HM Prison at Wormwood Scrubs. He was a member of the London Probation Trust Community Advisory Panel and the London Crown Prosecution Service Community Involvement Panel. He is a school governor at 2 schools in the London Borough of Ealing.

Edmond has a proven track record of leading businesses to success. In 1989, he was seconded by a UK international foreign currency dealer to head up the pan Asia Pacific markets where he had successfully led the business through legislation changes effected before Hong Kong’s handover in 1997.