Edmond Yeo


EDMOND YEO, JP, is a high profile community leader and a politician. He is the current Chairperson of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre, a registered charity in advocacy services and social enterprise for the Chinese community. He is the Chairman of Ealing's Perivale Ward and the Deputy Chairman (Political) of the Ealing North Conservative Association.

He was commended for a "Dedication Award" in the Westminster Community Awards 2013, and recently, joined the Board of Trustees at Volunteer Centre Westminster (VCW).

Last year, he promoted the London Chinatown Goodwill Ambassadors project for the "Inspired by London 2012" and he was awarded the "Outstanding Leader Award". He was also recognised as a "Local Leader" by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) 2012 and his Volunteer recruiting work for "London Ambassadors". He was a recipient of the "Long Serving Volunteer Award" at the Westminster Volunteer Awards 2011/2012. He is a member of the World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) Global Business Advisory Council.

In 2011, he won the "Volunteer Impact Award" at the Westminster Volunteer Awards for his outstanding volunteering work and also earned the recognition for "Services to the Community" at the PNE Development Awards. He was also awarded the Mayor of London "Team London Award 2011" for his outstanding contribution to improving London and the quality of life for Londoners. He became a Trustee of London Hua Yu Chinese Radio Station. He is also a Vice President for Community Engagement with the "Friends of Barisan Nasional UK" and a member of Malaysia Link UK.

Edmond has a proven track record of leading a business to success. In 1989, he was seconded by a UK based international wholesale/retail currency dealer (with multiple bureaux worldwide) to head up the Hong Kong operations with the additional brief to expand into China and the Asia Pacific markets. He successfully led the business operations through the new legislation changes effected before the Hong Kong handover back to China in 1997.

After his return to the UK in 2002, he realised that whilst the local Chinese community were strong and vibrant in trade and commerce, there was a lack of active social engagement in the public and voluntary sectors. There was also barely any Chinese representation in local and national politics, and therefore, no political voice from within the community. He put himself forward and was appointed a Magistrate and a Justice of the Peace (JP) in 2003. In 2006, he was elected as a Councillor for the London Borough of Ealing. He became the first Chinese Conservative Councillor (of Malaysian origin) in the United Kingdom.

Edmond is actively involved in community work as well. He serves, or had served, on the board or panel of a number of public institutions and voluntary organisations. These include Her Majesty's Prison at Wormwood Scrubs, the London Probation Trust Community Advisory Panel, the London Crown Prosecution Service Community Involvement Panel, the Magistrates in the Community, Volunteer Centre Westminster, Voluntary Action Westminster, the North London Chinese Association and the Chinese in Britain Forum.

In addition, he was a Community Ambassador for the UK DeFRA and he is a governor at three schools in London. He was a founding member of The Ealing Hospital (NHS) Foundation Trust, and a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Malaysia Think Tank (UK).

Edmond is now actively involved in helping to set up the first ever Mandarin language "Free School" academy in the UK under the current government's favoured policy. The academy is on course to start its first enrolment in September 2014.

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Updated on 11 September, 2013


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