I have lived in the UK for over 52 years since emigrating from Hong Kong in 1966.1 settled down in Huddersfield and spent most of my working life in the nursing profession, a career I started back in 1968.
I took my first steps into teaching when I became a clinical nurse teacher in 1978, nurse tutor in 1989 and I continued to teach nursing when I joined the University of Huddersfield as a senior lecturer in 1996.
I was also a member of the Territorial Army for 20 years, serving as a Nursing Officer (QARNC) from 1985 to 2005.
I enjoy volunteering within the local community and I was a trustee board member for the National Children’s Centre in Huddersfield. I also spent my spare time assisting Chinese people living in my local area and helped to establish the Huddersfield Chinese Community Centre.
After retiring from my teaching post in 2005,1 took on the role of full-time manager of the Chinese community centre and held this position for 5 years.
I was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant in 2005 and I still very much enjoy my work in this role. While I have stepped down from most of my voluntary roles recently, I hope to continue to support the West Yorkshire Lieutenancy.
Year Appointed: 2005
Male Deputy Lieutenant Badge