Chief Executive Officer
Gary Liu is CEO of the South China Morning Post. Gary is also the Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Asia Pacific Committee, a member of the INMA Board of Directors, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019.
Prior to joining the SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Labs at Spotify, after joining the company as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google.
Born in the United States, Gary grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, before returning to the American Northeast where he lived and worked for 20 years. He currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife Katrina, a pediatric dentist. Gary is an Economics graduate from Harvard University.
Elsie Cheung Hoi Sze
Chief Operating Officer
Elsie Cheung was appointed Chief Operating Officer of South China Morning Post Publishers Limited in January 2011. In this vital role, she implements strategic change to bring SCMP’s cultural and digital transformation to bear. She spearheads SCMP’s business operations, including advertising, marketing, circulation and production. She also leads the development of a digital recruitment business within the Group.
Ms. Cheung started her career at SCMP before broadening her experience at other well-established organizations including Television Broadcast Limited (TVB), Hong Kong Telecom, and Sunevision. Upon her return to SCMP, Ms. Cheung held the senior leadership positions of Head of Sales and Director of Advertising prior to her appointment as COO; she is now a 18-year veteran of the company.
Tammy Tam Wai Yi
Editor-in-Chief, South China Morning Post
Tammy Tam is the South China Morning Post’s Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for its editorial direction, strategic development and newsroom operations. She is a Board Member of the World Editors Forum, the leading network for news editors that focuses on the future of quality journalism, newsroom transformation and defending press freedom. She is the vice-chairwoman of the Hong Kong News Executives’ Association, which is dedicated to promoting press freedom and journalistic ethics.
Tammy has had an extensive career in journalism, having led the coverage of many major local, China and international news events in leadership roles. Prior to joining SCMP, Tammy spent two decades managing editorial teams and corporate development strategies at major television news broadcasters, such as Television Broadcasts Limited, i-CABLE and Asia Television Limited. Tammy holds a master’s degree in Journalism, a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Law.
Executive Editor, South China Morning Post
Chow Chung-yan is Executive Editor of the South China Morning Post, overseeing news coverage of both the print and digital platforms. He also manages the China and US bureaus as well as operations in Europe and Africa. He directed the coverage of landmark events including Chinese top leadership changes over the past decade, the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 and other major foreign affairs stories. He led the digital transformation of the newsroom as well as revamps of the paper’s print products over the years. He served as China Editor and Chief News Editor before being promoted to his current position.
Executive Managing Editor, South China Morning Post
Zuraidah Ibrahim is Executive Managing Editor of the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s English language daily. She leads the city and foreign desks and also runs a Sunday magazine, This Week in Asia which won Best News Website from Wan-Ifra in 2017. She was previously deputy editor of The Straits Times in Singapore, and had stints as the paper’s political editor and foreign editor. Among her published works are a co-authored book Lee Kuan Yew, Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going (2011) and a monograph on the Singapore opposition (2017). She studied political science in the United States and Singapore.
Managing Editor, South China Morning Post
Brian Rhoads joined 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.
Senior Vice President, Advertising & Marketing Solutions, South China Morning Post
Romanus Ng is the General Manager of Advertising and Marketing Solutions. He helms the South China Morning Post’s largest revenue centre and leading a team of over 100 media professionals in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore. Romanus joined SCMP in 2007 as Senior Sales Manager in the classified advertising department and was promoted to his current role in May 2014. Before joining SCMP, Romanus worked in other media organisations in Hong Kong including Television Broadcasts Limited, Asia Television Limited and Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited.