ABOUT


TALK Hong Kong was founded as a peer support group in 2019 and in 2023 became an official charity.  We exist to support survivors of child sexual abuse and shine a light on the scale of CSA through research and public awareness, with the ultimate aim of prevention.

We are not affiliated with any religious or government organization.

TALK Hong Kong Limited was incorporated in 2022 and became a registered charity in 2023 (S88 91/19231) .

Why we exist and what we’re doing

Board of Directors

(Currently being onboarded with the Companies Registry)

Taura Edgar
Founder + Chairperson

Taura Edgar

I’m a survivor of child sexual abuse and incest.  Hong Kong has been my home since 1998.  In 2019 I founded TALK and began holding peer support group meetings for female survivors.  In 2020 we expanded to take on research into CSA which is lacking in Hong Kong with the goal of making specific plans to prevent abuse. In 2023 we became an official charity.  In 2024 we expanded further into male peer support and prevention training.  I couldn’t be more proud of the work!

Support Group Co-Chair + Member

Jill Marshall

Jill is a survivor of sexual assault as a young adult. Jill is an advocate for the healing powers of sharing her story with others – for both herself and other survivors. She runs a hub for wellness called Pause Studio where she is a highly respected and dynamic Movement Specialist with over 16 years’ experience as a Pilates, Yoga and Nia instructor.

She joins us to lead female support groups for those who experienced sexual assault as adults and brings with her empathy and great experience in leading groups!

Trish Meecham
Vice-Chair - People & Organisational Culture Leader

Trish Meecham

Trish has significant experience developing individuals, driving high performance, and creating inclusive cultures. She has worked in-house at business schools and with consulting firms for companies such as Credit Suisse, HSBC, Nomura, and Bloomberg. Her diverse business experience includes strategic projects, sales and business development, people development, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Trish is an experienced NGO board member. She has served on the Justice Centre (HK) Ltd and WISE HK boards and is a graduate of the prestigious FT Non-Executive Director Diploma program, the only fully accredited, post-graduate qualification designed for professional non-executive directors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Otago University, New Zealand, and in a previous career, taught emotionally vulnerable students, including survivors of sexual abuse.

Hah Kean
Treasurer - Senior Leader in Insurance industry

Hah Kean

Hah is an accomplished accountant with extensive experience in finance and leadership roles.  With a successful commercial background, including as CEO and CFO of multi-national companies, Hah’s passion is to help build, shape, and run enterprises effectively.

Bringing more than 25 years of experience in financial services, his strategic mindset and financial acumen make him a valuable asset to social impact organizations, as he can provide crucial insights and guidance on financial matters, strategic planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.

Having successfully delivered profitable growth in various organizations, Hah has a broad perspective of the business landscape. This enables him to understand the needs of different organizations and stakeholders, facilitating collaboration and synergy between organizations.  He is actively involved in building capacity, creating lean, agile and innovative organizations, and building the social impact ecosystem in Hong Kong.

Hah’s involvement in the community and his commitment to volunteering, as evidenced by his engagement in charitable activities, demonstrates his dedication to making a positive impact.

Trinnie So
Governance - Managing Director, 3Points Compliance Consulting

Trinnie So

Trinnie has 20 years of experience leading the Compliance function for global asset managers in Asia. She provides guidance on domestic and international regulations, including licensing, product analysis, investigations, ESG, sanctions & politically exposed persons (PEP) assessments. Trinnie has worked with various asset classes, ranging from public & private equities, alternatives, exchange traded funds (ETFs), retail funds, infrastructure, capital markets and private credit. She partnered with institutional investors to conduct compliance due diligence on investments, and to serve on underwriting committees to advise on compliance enhancement plans for portfolio companies. Most recently, Trinnie focused on the regulatory implications of the current geopolitical environment. By establishing the Government Relations function, she built a strong network of key regulators and industry affiliations. This network enables her to effectively advocate for the business and stay ahead of new policy changes.

Legal Research - Senior Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law

Darcy Davison-Roberts

I am a faculty of law lecturer and practicing lawyer skilled in Child Protection Law, Equality and Human Rights, and Public Interest Litigation. From working with young adults as a university lecturer, to my advocacy work on behalf of children, to the many legal clients I have assisted, I have witnessed first-hand the gaps and see the need for common-sense legislative change with regard to sexual offenses in Hong Kong.

Shirralee Sisson
Subject Matter Expert - Mental Health Trainer, Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor, Founder of Positive Wellbeing

Shirralee Sisson

Shirralee is a clinician with 27+ years of experience working in different areas of mental health, wellbeing and child protection, the last nine of which has been in Hong Kong including 5 years at ESF.  She has extensive experience working with young people and families and a vast working knowledge of child protection and risk management.  Early career achievements include working as a Probation Officer for HMP working with sexual offenders and as a Clinical Advisor to the Melbourne Magistrates Court assessing mental health cases.

Chelsea Perino
Communications - MD, Global Marketing & Communications at The Executive Centre

Chelsea Perino

Chelsea has worked in advertising both in New York and Seoul, South Korea, leading digital strategy for Samsung Global, Mobile’s AOR. Now based in Hong Kong, Chelsea is the Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications at The Executive Centre, Asia’s largest premium flexible workspace provider, whom she has helped establish as the leader in workspace experience, community and corporate-culture facilitation.

Chelsea is passionate about organizational culture and believes that creating a dynamic and collaborative working experience positively affects team morale, productivity, and fosters community. She is an adjunct professor and published author, a regular guest speaker at corporate real estate and marketing industry conferences, and represents The Executive Centre on the Advisory Board of the ReThink Foundation and the Martech Summit, is the Co-Head of the Urban Land Institute’s Women In Leadership Initiative, and is a Co-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence committee.

Advisors

Our advisors bring their experience and resources to the issues of child sexual abuse.  They provide advice to TALK on a range of topics including policy, research, mental health, ethics and legal matters.

Aneesa Walji
Sustainability Expert & Former United Nations Staff Member

Aneesa Walji

Aneesa Walji is a lawyer with 15 years of multidisciplinary experience advancing sustainable development through the United Nations (UN) and other organizations across Asia, Africa and North America. Most recently, she served with the UN Development Programme and before that with UN Women. Her contributions have ranged from leadership to expert roles with a strong focus throughout on strategy, risk management, programme implementation and multi-stakeholder engagement. She is a firm believer in transformative change through enduring and collaborative partnerships.

Marta Drzewakowska
Communications and Advancement, English Schools Foundation

Marta Drzewakowska

With extensive experience spanning over two decades, Marta Drzewakowska effectively operates across all levels of the organisational hierarchy to foster advancement and communication projects with external and internal stakeholders.

Beyond executing marketing communication initiatives and campaigns, Marta has spearheaded customer journey projects, established partnerships with NGOs for charitable causes, managed crisis communications, led communication improvement projects, initiated HR compliance drafts, and formulated policies. She advocates for an inclusive dialogue where everyone’s voice is valued and heard.

Dr Ken Fung
Director of Therapy & Counseling — Jadis Blurton Family Development Center

Dr. Ken Fung, PsyD, MAPS, FCCLP

Ken is a clinical psychologist and relationship and trauma therapist committed to helping individuals and couples with different cognitive, emotion, sensation, relationship and communication problems resulting from unfortunate, stressful and traumatic events.

Former GM, InfoSec — SmarTone

Harry Poon, MBA, CPA

Senior MD | Risk & Investigations — FTI Consulting

Beth Jones

Karin Munasinghe
Global Marketing Leader in MedTech

Karin Munasinghe, Ph.D. MBA

Karin has more than 25 years work experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries. She has held various senior management positions for MNC’s such as Eli Lilly, Medtronic, Baxter and Becton Dickinson (BD). Karin’s business experiences include Strategy Development & Implementation, Sales & Marketing Management, Business & People Development, Corporate & Digital Transformations and Mergers & Acquisitions.  

Pro Bono Legal Partner

Why the group is called TALK

In my own process the act of talking about my experiences helps me move through them and understand my own mind better.  It has also helped some of my friends and family open conversations about abuse themselves.  It motivates me to think that the more we talk about abuse constructively, the more chances we have of stopping the repeating patterns of abuse and heal the after effects. – Taura

TALK looks to open the topic in society so that we can also move forward from silence to action.

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach … It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good … One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.

CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES

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