Sue Toomey has more than 20 years of experience running businesses and championing global causes. As Executive Director for HandsOn Hong Kong, Sue's focus is developing the strategic direction and leading the team to mobilize and empower the community to volunteer. In 2017, she oversaw the development and launch of Serve-a-thon, Hong Kong's first community service week, and each year she leads thousands of volunteers to give their time to serve more than 50,000 of Hong Kong's most in need. Sue also leads the global network of 200 HandsOn affiliates around the world, serving as Chairperson since October 2020 and as Board Member of Points of Light since January 2020.
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 from the University of Southern California.