Our Governance

Redress Limited is registered as a charitable institution of a public character under Section 88 of The Inland Revenue Ordinance of Hong Kong. Redress was established in 2007 and has a charity number of 91/9246. 

Redress is governed by a Board of Directors, each of whom is expert across the fields of business development, strategy, accounting, finance, fashion design, sustainable fashion, legal, recruitment and NGO management. Our Board of Directors provide governance for our operations and provides oversight into our strategic and expansion plans, programme efficacy and approval of our financial budgets and audited accounts.

 

Our board members 

Christina Dean Founder, Spokesperson and Board Chair, Redress and Co-founder and Board Chair, BYT Christina Dean’s expertise spans sustainable fashion, journalism and NGO management. She founded Redress in 2007 following a career in journalism with a specialist interest in environmental pollution and waste. Over the past 10 years she has successfully grown Redress from its inception in Hong Kong to now being a globally recognised leader in this field. Christina is presenter in Redress’ Frontline Fashion documentary and she co-authored the Redress consumer guide entitled Dress [with] Sense. Additionally she continues to author opinion-leadership pieces around the world. Christina has received various accolades for her work, including being considered by UK Vogue as one of the UK’s ‘Top 30 Inspirational Women’. In addition to Redress, Christina was a Founding Board Member of Feeding Hong Kong. Christina is passionate about driving positive environmental and social change through business, with her recent venture to invest in and co-found fashion brand and social impact business, BYT. Christina splits her time between Hong Kong and London. 

Christina Dean
Founder, Spokesperson and Board Chair, Redress and Co-founder and Board Chair, BYT

Christina Dean’s expertise spans sustainable fashion, journalism and NGO management. She founded Redress in 2007 following a career in journalism with a specialist interest in environmental pollution and waste. Over the past 10 years she has successfully grown Redress from its inception in Hong Kong to now being a globally recognised leader in this field. Christina is presenter in Redress’ Frontline Fashion documentary and she co-authored the Redress consumer guide entitled Dress [with] Sense. Additionally she continues to author opinion-leadership pieces around the world. Christina has received various accolades for her work, including being considered by UK Vogue as one of the UK’s ‘Top 30 Inspirational Women’. In addition to Redress, Christina was a Founding Board Member of Feeding Hong Kong. Christina is passionate about driving positive environmental and social change through business, with her recent venture to invest in and co-found fashion brand and social impact business, BYT. Christina splits her time between Hong Kong and London. 

Christian Brun Managing Partner of Wellesley Partners Christian Brun’s expertise covers international business development and he runs one of Asia's most well-respected recruitment businesses. He has an MA in History and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, where he was awarded a College History Scholarship. He started his career in London before relocating to Hong Kong in 2005 to launch Wellesley Partners in Asia, expanding the business in China, Singapore, India and Australia. Christian is a part owner of BYT and is married to Christina Dean, and they have three children. Having represented Great Britian in rowing at the Junior European Championships and as a committed ocean paddler and surf-skier, Christian is passionate about environmental issues and is a key supporter of the Plastic Oceans Foundation to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. 

Christian Brun
Managing Partner of Wellesley Partners

Christian Brun’s expertise covers international business development and he runs one of Asia's most well-respected recruitment businesses. He has an MA in History and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, where he was awarded a College History Scholarship. He started his career in London before relocating to Hong Kong in 2005 to launch Wellesley Partners in Asia, expanding the business in China, Singapore, India and Australia. Christian is a part owner of BYT and is married to Christina Dean, and they have three children. Having represented Great Britian in rowing at the Junior European Championships and as a committed ocean paddler and surf-skier, Christian is passionate about environmental issues and is a key supporter of the Plastic Oceans Foundation to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. 

William Cornelius Head of Finance, CLSA  William Cornelius has a background in accounting, finance,  business management and administration and he is a qualified Accountant (CPA Australia). He recently completed the Not-For-Profit Directors Program Hong Kong offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. William  has had a multinational career with postings in Australia, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong across mulitple finance sectors, which equipped him with a broad set of skills, cultural sensitivity and exposure to many different working environments. This strengthened his track record in streamlining functions to improve control, efficiency and transparency. William is passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle, especially in the great outdoors where he is a keen runner and hiker, and encourages his two daughters to spend less time indoors and more time exploring what nature has to offer. 

William Cornelius
Head of Finance, CLSA 

William Cornelius has a background in accounting, finance,  business management and administration and he is a qualified Accountant (CPA Australia). He recently completed the Not-For-Profit Directors Program Hong Kong offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. William  has had a multinational career with postings in Australia, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong across mulitple finance sectors, which equipped him with a broad set of skills, cultural sensitivity and exposure to many different working environments. This strengthened his track record in streamlining functions to improve control, efficiency and transparency. William is passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle, especially in the great outdoors where he is a keen runner and hiker, and encourages his two daughters to spend less time indoors and more time exploring what nature has to offer. 

Ostiane Goh-Livorness Counsel, Asian Development Bank Ostiane Goh-Livorness is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer and is Counsel with the Asian Development Bank based in Manila, Philippines. Ostiane is passionate about sustainable fashion and ethics and has assisted Redress with its legal matters since 2011.  She was formerly an Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills.  Elsewhere through her pro-bono legal practice, Ostiane has sought to advocate for environmental sustainability and garment workers' rights in the fashion industry. She previously assisted Justice Without Borders, a regional NGO that supports victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking in just compensation against their abusers. Ostiane lives in Manila and has previously worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. She is a yoga instructor and loves being outdoors.  

Ostiane Goh-Livorness
Counsel, Asian Development Bank

Ostiane Goh-Livorness is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer and is Counsel with the Asian Development Bank based in Manila, Philippines. Ostiane is passionate about sustainable fashion and ethics and has assisted Redress with its legal matters since 2011.  She was formerly an Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills.  Elsewhere through her pro-bono legal practice, Ostiane has sought to advocate for environmental sustainability and garment workers' rights in the fashion industry. She previously assisted Justice Without Borders, a regional NGO that supports victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking in just compensation against their abusers. Ostiane lives in Manila and has previously worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. She is a yoga instructor and loves being outdoors.  

Edwin Keh Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)  Edwin Keh is an expert in textile and apparel research, consumer goods and retail and supply chain management. He is currently spearheading a groundbreaking research project to develop practical solutions to recycle blended textiles into new fabrics and yarns to facilitate the development of a closed loop textiles industry, in a four year partnership with the H&M Foundation supported by a Euro 5.8milion grant. He combines his research expertise with a strong understanding of the realities of the fashion supply chain, having previously been SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement, Managing Director of Payless Shoesource International, Donna Karan International and Country Road Australia. Edwin is passionate about education and he is currently on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he teaches supply chain operations. Edwin co-founded the Consortium For Operational Excellence in Greater China (COER GC) and he advises several social enterprises. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.   

Edwin Keh
Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) 

Edwin Keh is an expert in textile and apparel research, consumer goods and retail and supply chain management. He is currently spearheading a groundbreaking research project to develop practical solutions to recycle blended textiles into new fabrics and yarns to facilitate the development of a closed loop textiles industry, in a four year partnership with the H&M Foundation supported by a Euro 5.8milion grant. He combines his research expertise with a strong understanding of the realities of the fashion supply chain, having previously been SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement, Managing Director of Payless Shoesource International, Donna Karan International and Country Road Australia. Edwin is passionate about education and he is currently on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he teaches supply chain operations. Edwin co-founded the Consortium For Operational Excellence in Greater China (COER GC) and he advises several social enterprises. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. 

 

Gabrielle Kirstein Executive Director of Feeding Hong Kong and Co-Founder of The EcoChic Design Award Gabrielle Kirstein has broad experience and expertise in NGO development and management. She founded Feeding Hong Kong, a Hong Kong registered charity with a mission to fight hunger in Hong Kong and reduce the amount of quality food being sent to the city’s landfills, in 2011. Today, Feeding Hong Kong redistributes over one million meals a year, in a success story that has earned the charity praise for its high-impact, growth and board governance. Prior to Feeding Hong Kong, Gabrielle studied an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, which helped to transition her from a former corporate career in communications and events. Gabrielle is passionate about waste reduction, both food and fashion, and was instrumental in the early stages of The EcoChic Design Award. of which she was co-founder. She continues to drive significant results and awareness about sustainability within the Asia Pacific region.

Gabrielle Kirstein
Executive Director of Feeding Hong Kong and Co-Founder of The EcoChic Design Award

Gabrielle Kirstein has broad experience and expertise in NGO development and management. She founded Feeding Hong Kong, a Hong Kong registered charity with a mission to fight hunger in Hong Kong and reduce the amount of quality food being sent to the city’s landfills, in 2011. Today, Feeding Hong Kong redistributes over one million meals a year, in a success story that has earned the charity praise for its high-impact, growth and board governance. Prior to Feeding Hong Kong, Gabrielle studied an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, which helped to transition her from a former corporate career in communications and events. Gabrielle is passionate about waste reduction, both food and fashion, and was instrumental in the early stages of The EcoChic Design Award. of which she was co-founder. She continues to drive significant results and awareness about sustainability within the Asia Pacific region.

Fiona Kotur Founder and Creative Director of KOTUR Fiona Kotur comes from a distinguished family of fashion creatives and has broad expertise in fashion design and business. She graduated from Wellesley College and studied at Yale and later at Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2005, she started her KOTUR brand, which prides itself on is modern technique and traditional craftsmanship, as a result of an unexpected find of vintage brocade fabrics in a former silk mill in Hong Kong. Her brand is now stocked in over 30 countries, including Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and online at KOTURltd.com and Netaporter.com. Fiona previously worked for brands, including Ralph Lauren as Accessories Director, and as a Vice President at the GAP where she served on the leadership team to launch the Old Navy brand. In addition, Fiona is a founding partner of Tory Burch. Her expertise and influence warranted her membership on The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Fiona is active in philanthropy and has collaborating on various charitable projects focused on reducing waste, with Hong Kong Tatler naming her a ‘Woman of Hope’. She lives in Hong Kong with her four energetic sons.

Fiona Kotur
Founder and Creative Director of KOTUR

Fiona Kotur comes from a distinguished family of fashion creatives and has broad expertise in fashion design and business. She graduated from Wellesley College and studied at Yale and later at Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2005, she started her KOTUR brand, which prides itself on is modern technique and traditional craftsmanship, as a result of an unexpected find of vintage brocade fabrics in a former silk mill in Hong Kong. Her brand is now stocked in over 30 countries, including Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and online at KOTURltd.com and Netaporter.com. Fiona previously worked for brands, including Ralph Lauren as Accessories Director, and as a Vice President at the GAP where she served on the leadership team to launch the Old Navy brand. In addition, Fiona is a founding partner of Tory Burch. Her expertise and influence warranted her membership on The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Fiona is active in philanthropy and has collaborating on various charitable projects focused on reducing waste, with Hong Kong Tatler naming her a ‘Woman of Hope’. She lives in Hong Kong with her four energetic sons.

Anderson Lee Board Member, Sustainable Apparel Coalition Anderson Lee is a highly respected expert in sustainability issues relating to the fashion industry, manufacturing, business and policy. His role as Board Member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition enables Anderson to advocate for businesses to shift towards more sustainable practices. He is also the Business Director of Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric Industrial, one of the first companies to introduce closed-loop manufacturing facilities and chemical-free low carbon manufacturing processes. An active contributor to various multi-stakeholder initiatives, Anderson is the convenor of the Fashion Industry Development Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Innovation and Sustainability; a Member of the Qualifications Framework, Textiles and Clothing for the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; a voting member of the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group in the USA. Additionally he is on the steering group of a number of government-funded carbon reduction projects and has been a judge on The EcoChic Design Award for several cycles. Anderson is passionate about igniting change in tomorrow’s fashion leaders. 

Anderson Lee
Board Member, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Anderson Lee is a highly respected expert in sustainability issues relating to the fashion industry, manufacturing, business and policy. His role as Board Member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition enables Anderson to advocate for businesses to shift towards more sustainable practices.

He is also the Business Director of Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric Industrial, one of the first companies to introduce closed-loop manufacturing facilities and chemical-free low carbon manufacturing processes. An active contributor to various multi-stakeholder initiatives, Anderson is the convenor of the Fashion Industry Development Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Innovation and Sustainability; a Member of the Qualifications Framework, Textiles and Clothing for the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; a voting member of the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group in the USA. Additionally he is on the steering group of a number of government-funded carbon reduction projects and has been a judge on The EcoChic Design Award for several cycles. Anderson is passionate about igniting change in tomorrow’s fashion leaders. 

Sofia Tärneberg Content Manager, Global Fashion Agenda, Copenhagen Fashion Summit Sofia Tärneberg has broad experience working with sustainability issues across the fashion supply chain in Europe and Asia. Sofia currently works on content creation for the Global Fashion Agenda and the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in order to mobilise the international fashion industry to transform the way fashion is produced and consumed. She is the co-author of Redress’ book, Dress [with] Sense and an advisor for The EcoChic Design Award. Previously, Sofia was Programme Director for Redress and she was responsible for strategy and management of Redress’ educational content across a wide range of programmes. Sofia has a Bachelor in Fashion Promotion and a Masters in Ethical Fashion, specialising in consumer engagement, from the University of the Creative Arts. Sofia is passionate about inspiring others to make more conscious choices in every aspect of our lives, from what we wear to what we eat. 

Sofia Tärneberg
Content Manager, Global Fashion Agenda, Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Sofia Tärneberg has broad experience working with sustainability issues across the fashion supply chain in Europe and Asia. Sofia currently works on content creation for the Global Fashion Agenda and the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in order to mobilise the international fashion industry to transform the way fashion is produced and consumed. She is the co-author of Redress’ book, Dress [with] Sense and an advisor for The EcoChic Design Award. Previously, Sofia was Programme Director for Redress and she was responsible for strategy and management of Redress’ educational content across a wide range of programmes. Sofia has a Bachelor in Fashion Promotion and a Masters in Ethical Fashion, specialising in consumer engagement, from the University of the Creative Arts. Sofia is passionate about inspiring others to make more conscious choices in every aspect of our lives, from what we wear to what we eat. 

 

Our audited financials 

Redress is pleased to publish all of our audited financial accounts since inception in the following links. 

Redress is thankful for the ongoing support of Hong Kong accountancy firm, HTSCPA for their support for our accounting, auditing and company secretarial duties.