meet the team

Shanghai Sunrise Core Team

Meet Emily, who is responsible for sponsor management and back-office operations since November 2020. She hopes to make good use of her previous working and management experiences to contribute to our Shanghai Sunrise family and help more  students in need.

Meet Tina, our colleague responsible for student projects who joined Shanghai Sunrise in February 2021. With her background in psychological counselling, she hopes to strengthen the interaction with our sponsored students and to provide the best support possible. She enjoys traveling and dreams of visiting Disneyland all over the world.


Meet Abbie, our volunteer Sponsor Relationships Lead since late 2020. A world traveler from Hong Kong, Abbie really enjoys the food scene in Shanghai and flat road for bike riding, not to mention all the beautiful cities that can be reached by train in couple hours.

Meet May a mother, wife and food enthusiast. When she is not out tasting and photographing cuisine, she volunteers as an Events Coordinator at Shanghai Sunrise. With her roots set in Africa, May’s experience as a Communication and Change Manager helps bring Students and Sponsors closer together.

Our Board of Directors
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Frances O'Rourke (Chairman)

General Manager,

Think Global Limited

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Helen Yang

Management Consultant, 

New Horizons Management Consulting Co

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Rita Boyle

Director, Business Advisory,

SBA Stone Forest


Sara Tanhaee

Joined Shanghai Sunrise in 2021.


Natalie Hallensleben

Marketing & Communications Lead who joined Shanghai Sunrise in March 2019.


Benson Zhao

Service Desk Operations Manager

Regional IT Center - Asia Pacific

Knauf Group