Corporate Executives

Corporate Executives

Gary Liu

Chief Executive Officer

Gary Liu is CEO of South China Morning Post, a leading English-language media company covering China and Asia. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong and is the city’s newspaper of record. Along with its flagship news products, SCMP also publishes Hong Kong’s premier lifestyle and fashion magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Elle Men, Esquire and Cosmopolitan. Prior to joining 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 Spotify Labs, where he led emerging technologies and business strategies for Spotify’s global markets, after joining 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 the South China Morning Post 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 and marketing solutions, circulation and syndication, global marketing, print production, and the recruitment services business.

Ms. Cheung started her career at SCMP before broadening her experience at other well-established organisations 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 17-year veteran of the company.


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.