Mrs Hanifah Law 羅馬麗花女士


Date 25 February 2014 Interviewed by Artemis Darcy
Language English Audio Edited by Ben Fielden
Venue Ming-Ai (London) Institute    

Hani was the Deputy Managing Director in Whirlpool in Hong Kong for nearly ten years before she retired and moved to the UK. She has vast experience in strategic administration, business diversification and cost accounting.

During her spare time in Hong Kong she volunteered for a number of charitable organisation. For instance, she was a Director of 'Warehouse', a not-for-profit youth organization providing SPACE for young people to encourage them to have self-respect and develop their creativity through active participation and education. She was also Vice Chairperson of the Board and Chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee of the Physically Handicapped and Abled Body Association in Hong Kong. Because of her contribution to the services for the physically handicapped, she was nominated for the Outstanding Board Member award of the Social Welfare Authority in Hong Kong. In an effort to assist ex-offenders, she was appointed a Member of the Industries Committee of The Society for the Rehabilitation of Ex-offenders in Hong Kong and provided mentoring advice for ex-prisoners.

In 2004 Hani retired from her work with Whirlpool and moved to join her children who were based in the UK. After her arrival, she continued her charitable work and became a mentor for The Prince's Trust supporting young people to start and develop their own business. She became a mentor for Teach First providing advice for exceptionally bright graduates being trained for teaching in challenging schools. She also provided coaching in entrepreneurship and business skills for students in Westminster School and Bethnal Green Technical School.

From 2005 – 2007, she was the Executive Coordinator (volunteer) for Barts and the London Hospital NHS Trust where she assisted the Director of Cancer Services in improving the organizational structure and internal systems of the department. For several years until 2012, she was a trustee of Golden Lane Housing, a subsidiary of MENCAP, which provides housing solutions for people with disabilities. She was also a trustee of Outward, a subsidiary of the Newlon Group, which provides care and support for individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

In recognition of her many contributions to social services, she won the Mulan Award for contribution to community in 2012. She was also shortlisted in 2013 for the Asian Women Achievement Award for social and humanity.