People & Purpose Theatre

Opening Welcome: Rethinking Communications & Marketing

Day 2 : 10:30 – 10:35


Mary Devereux


Mary has more than 30 years’ experience advising multinational and APAC-based organisations while based in Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney and London. Her experience and expertise include corporate reputation management, employee engagement, change management, issues and crisis communications, strategic content development, and ESG and DE&I communications.

Previously she worked for leading communications consultancies Burson-Marsteller and Ogilvy Public Relations. She was also International Vice President of Marketing Communications for New York Life Insurance and Director of The Wall Street Journal’s Asia Pacific Content Studio.

Mary was one of the founders of PRHK and currently sits on the Environmental Committee. She is co-author of the book ‘Public Relations in Asia Pacific.’ The second edition will be published by Emerald in early 2024.

She holds a post-graduate certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would like to see Hong Kong 1) strive towards its 2050 carbon neutrality goal through renewable energy, enhancing energy efficiency, and encouraging sustainable transportation; 2) work harder on developing waste reduction and recycling initiatives; and 3) recognise the importance of preserving its natural environment and biodiversity.

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