The operations and affairs of Variety Hong Kong are managed by the Crew (board of directors) who are elected by the members. Crew Members (directors) hold office for three years. At least one-third of the Crew Members must retire each year and are eligible for re-election. The maximum term in office for any Crew Member is six consecutive years.
The executive of Variety Hong Kong comprises a Chief Barker (Chairman), Deputy Chief Barker (Deputy Chairman) and Dough Guy (Treasurer). The maximum term of office of the Chief Barker and Dough Guy is two years and they may not hold office for more than two consecutive terms.
All Crew Members and officers of Variety Hong Kong are volunteers. They are not entitled to remuneration and are prohibited from engaging in personal business dealings with Variety Hong Kong. Crew Members meet their own expenses in discharging their duties.
“Growing up in the UK, I regularly saw disadvantaged kids with huge smiles on their faces as they were being taken out and about on Variety Sunshine Coaches. By joining Variety in Hong Kong, I hope to continue the mission to support less fortunate children with unmet needs – to bring a bit of fun and fulfillment into their lives.”
“In the modern era, we spend so much of our time focused on our own personal life and interests - Variety with its 90 year history of working with children, gives me a unique opportunity to break that mold by focusing on children who live with a disadvantage - to understand that I am helping to transform the life of even one child in need is an amazing personal experience - but beware, it is contagious!”