Launch of the Diaspora Leadership Programme – Michael Chan Memorial Lecture

Nat Wei is a member of the House of Lords, and currently the youngest active sitting Peer. Nat grew up in Milton Keynes, speaking Cantonese at home and surrounded by Chinese culture. Photo credit :

Lord Wei, the most senior politician in the UK and Europe of Chinese descent, will be hosting this event at the House of Lords next Monday, 3 December 2012. The annual lecture is given in memory of Lord Chan who was the first ever ethnic Chinese member of the House of Lords and a great physician who was much loved by those he served and much missed when he passed away in 2006.

The main speaker for the second annual Michael Chan Memorial Lecture will be George Lee, who stood as a candidate for Holborn and St. Pancras in the 2010 General Elections. George Lee was born in modest circumstances in Hong Kong, and came to the UK as a child speaking no English. He had a long and varied life experience, which include reaching the rank of Chief Inspector in the Metropolitan Police Force (he was the highest ranking Chinese officer in the UK), and was involved in some high profile cases (e.g. Triad gang murders in Soho). He also attended Trinity College, Cambridge as a mature student on a Bramshill scholarship reserved for police officers earmarked for the top.

George was the founder member of the Black Police Association, has worked with various government departments, and since giving up his police career has been in business in recent years as a management consultant.

The event will also see the public launch of the Diaspora Leadership Programme.

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Last year’s corresponding event

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