Sue Toomey has more than 20 years of experience running businesses and championing global causes. As Executive Director for HandsOn Hong Kong since 2016, Sue’s focus is developing the strategic direction of the organization, leading the team to develop meaningful community service programs and driving the organization’s mission of empowering everyone in Hong Kong to volunteer.
While at HandsOn, Sue created and launched Serve-a-thon, Hong Kong’s first community service week where thousands of volunteers give their time to serve more than 20,000 of Hong Kong’s most in need. Prior to joining HandsOn, Sue was Vice President, Global Events for The Economist Group where she created and led award-winning events and initiatives addressing global issues, including ocean sustainability, food security, diversity and inclusion.
Her experience includes extensive work with corporate clients, developing communication and sponsorship programs to meet marketing needs. She previously ran her own social enterprise and headed a marketing agency while living in Mumbai and led the event marketing team for Saatchi and Saatchi Los Angeles before moving to Asia. Sue has an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Journalism and International Relations from the University of Southern California.