Corporate Executives

Corporate Executives

Gary Liu
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gary Liu, 33, was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of South China Morning Post Publishers Limited in January 2017. He is an influencer and innovator in the digital world and has helped shape the narrative of how media touches people’s lives. Before joining SCMP, he was CEO of Digg, a New York-based online content aggregator, starting in Oct 2015. He was previously Digg’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was Head of Labs at Spotify, spearheading business strategy, incubation, industry intelligence and research from Nov 2013 to Feb 2015. He also led Spotify’s advertising operations as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy for two years starting in Nov 2011. Before Spotify, Mr Liu oversaw sales and revenue strategies and operations in various roles at AOL, Clickable and Google from 2007 to 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and speaks fluent English and Mandarin.


Elsie Cheung Hoi Sze
Chief Operating Officer

Ms Cheung was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the company in January 2011, and is in charge of all commercial operations within the newspaper group. Ms Cheung began her career at the South China Morning Post, before building broad experience across other blue-chip media organisations including TVB, Hong Kong Telecom and SUNeVision. She returned to the company in 2001 and continued growing her career, first within the Recruitment Services division, then as the director of Advertising and Marketing Services, before being promoted to her current position.


Editorial Executives

Tammy Tam Wai Yee
Editor-in-Chief, South China Morning Post

Ms Tam joined the South China Morning Post in late 2011 as our Senior Editor and was subsequently promoted to our Deputy Editor in early 2012. She took up the role of Editor-in-Chief of the SCMP in January 2016, responsible for the editorial direction and newsroom operations. She started her career in journalism at the Hong Kong Standard before shifting to television industry for 20 years. Having served in Television Broadcasts Limited, i-CABLE Communications Limited (“iCable”) and Asia Television Limited (“ATV”), Ms Tam developed herself from a reporter to senior news executive. She was responsible for the newsrooms management and leading coverage of many major local, China and international news events. Ms Tam had participated in cross-media business development while serving in iCable and played a key role in launching the city’s first free-to-air 24 hours television news channel while being ATV’s news controller and later vice president.Ms Tam holds a Master degree in Journalism, a Bachelor degree in English and also has a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Brian Rhoads
Managing Editor, South China Morning Post

Brian Rhoads joined as the South China Morning Post as Managing Editor in September 2012 after a 16-year career with Reuters. At Reuters, he led the news coverage across Greater China for much of his tenure and also held senior management positions in Asia and the United States, serving as Managing Editor for the Americas in New York from 2008 to 2010 before moving to Hong Kong as Reuters’ Managing Editor for Asia. Before that, Mr Rhoads reported for Reuters from China from 2000 to 2008. He joined Reuters in 1996 as a subeditor on the Reuters Asia production desk, first serving in Hong Kong and later Singapore. Before Reuters, he has worked on newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area as a staff writer or correspondent for five years. He spent 1988 to 1990 teaching English in China while learning Mandarin. He holds a Bachelor degree in political science from Stanford University.

Chow Chung Yan
Executive Editor, South China Morning Post

Chow Chung-yan is the Executive Editor of the South China Morning Post, overseeing coverage of key Hong Kong, China, and international stories for both the print and digital platforms. He also manages the photo and graphics departments. As a reporter, Mr Chow covered many landmark events, such as the 2003 SARS outbreak, the bird flu, and the Chinese top leadership change in 2007. He was previously the SCMP’s Chief News Editor and China Editor before being promoted to his current position.