Su-Mei Thompson

Commissioner at Equality and Human Rights Commission


Appointed for four years from 1 December 2020

Su-Mei Thompson is CEO of Media Trust, a non-profit organisation which works with the media industry to give charities and young people a stronger voice while helping the media sector to be more representative.

Previously, she was CEO of The Women’s Foundation Hong Kong. She started her career as an associate at Linklaters and has held senior management positions at The Walt Disney Company and Financial Times.

Su-Mei also serves on the Orwell Foundation board, ENO advisory board and the Supervisory Board of IMD in Lausanne.

One of Charity Times' top 15 women leaders inspiring other third sector leaders in 2022 and Cranfield’s 50 BAME Women to Watch 2019, she is a former Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission of Hong Kong. She also founded the 30% Club’s Hong Kong chapter, was a founding board member of Save The Children Hong Kong and an Associate Producer of the award-winning documentary, 'She Objects'.