OUR TEAM

  CHRISTINA DEAN, Founder and Board Chair   Christina is the heart and soul of Redress. Since she started Redress in 2007 as Founder and spokesperson, and has steered the organisation’s powerful course towards a more sustainable future with less waste in the fashion industry. Voted one of the UK Vogue’s Top 30 Inspirational Women, Christina delivers the Redress message to the world through talks, seminars, thought-leadership pieces and documentaries. The indefatigable ex-dentist and journalist consistently drives the organisation towards inspiring positive environmental change in one of the world’s most polluting industries. To Christina, Redress is not just the future of fashion but the future way of living.  Connect with Christina  here .

CHRISTINA DEAN, Founder and Board Chair

Christina is the heart and soul of Redress. Since she started Redress in 2007 as Founder and spokesperson, and has steered the organisation’s powerful course towards a more sustainable future with less waste in the fashion industry. Voted one of the UK Vogue’s Top 30 Inspirational Women, Christina delivers the Redress message to the world through talks, seminars, thought-leadership pieces and documentaries. The indefatigable ex-dentist and journalist consistently drives the organisation towards inspiring positive environmental change in one of the world’s most polluting industries. To Christina, Redress is not just the future of fashion but the future way of living.

Connect with Christina here.

  ANNELEISE SMILLIE, Executive Director   Anneleise has 17 years of international experience in the non-profit sector working in Hong Kong, China and London. As Executive Director she is focused on organisational development and working with the team to formulate new planning processes and strategies for sustainable growth, whilst focusing resources where they will have the greatest impact. Previously Anneleise worked for the Animals Asia Foundation and Brooke Hospital for Animals and has been directly involved with Fundraising, Programme Operations, Event Management and Public Education. Anneleise is an environmentalist at heart and is passionate about reducing waste and promoting new models that create lasting social change. She is currently Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Animals Asia and also founded their successful education programme “Professor Paws”.   Connect with Anneleise  here .

ANNELEISE SMILLIE, Executive Director

Anneleise has 17 years of international experience in the non-profit sector working in Hong Kong, China and London. As Executive Director she is focused on organisational development and working with the team to formulate new planning processes and strategies for sustainable growth, whilst focusing resources where they will have the greatest impact. Previously Anneleise worked for the Animals Asia Foundation and Brooke Hospital for Animals and has been directly involved with Fundraising, Programme Operations, Event Management and Public Education. Anneleise is an environmentalist at heart and is passionate about reducing waste and promoting new models that create lasting social change. She is currently Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Animals Asia and also founded their successful education programme “Professor Paws”. 

Connect with Anneleise here.

  HANNAH LANE, Communications and Sponsorship Director    Hannah Lane is our master communicator and force behind the voice of Redress. As Communications and Sponsorship Director, she develops strategy and implementation for PR and media campaigns and corrals support and sponsorship for our cause.  She also is the co-author of Dress [with] Sense, Redress’ new consumer guide. Hannah has over 10 years experience working in the sustainability field, four of which were in China where she headed up sustainability consultancy OgilvyEarth China and sat on the advisory board and organising committee for the Eco-Design Fair Shanghai. Hannah believes that an urgent change is needed in the fashion industry and our consumption habits to protect the future of all species living on our planet (including humans!).  Connect with Hannah  here .

HANNAH LANE, Communications and Sponsorship Director

Hannah Lane is our master communicator and force behind the voice of Redress. As Communications and Sponsorship Director, she develops strategy and implementation for PR and media campaigns and corrals support and sponsorship for our cause.  She also is the co-author of Dress [with] Sense, Redress’ new consumer guide. Hannah has over 10 years experience working in the sustainability field, four of which were in China where she headed up sustainability consultancy OgilvyEarth China and sat on the advisory board and organising committee for the Eco-Design Fair Shanghai. Hannah believes that an urgent change is needed in the fashion industry and our consumption habits to protect the future of all species living on our planet (including humans!).

Connect with Hannah here.

  KAY LIU, Education Director   Kay is responsible for spreading our educational message to fashion design institutions and the industry through public education speaking events. Driven by her design background, she believes solutions to the industrial clothing issues of today will be developed by the designers of tomorrow. Fluent in Chinese and English, she tells the stories of clothing production and the impact it has on the environment. A Masters graduate in Ethical Fashion from the University of the Creative Arts in the UK, Kay has spent over 10 years in different sectors of the supply chain. Sustainability runs deep in her blood and Kay was also an advisor for a social enterprise in Nepal for three years.  Connect with Kay  here .

KAY LIU, Education Director

Kay is responsible for spreading our educational message to fashion design institutions and the industry through public education speaking events. Driven by her design background, she believes solutions to the industrial clothing issues of today will be developed by the designers of tomorrow. Fluent in Chinese and English, she tells the stories of clothing production and the impact it has on the environment. A Masters graduate in Ethical Fashion from the University of the Creative Arts in the UK, Kay has spent over 10 years in different sectors of the supply chain. Sustainability runs deep in her blood and Kay was also an advisor for a social enterprise in Nepal for three years.

Connect with Kay here.

  NISSA CORNISH, Events Director   Nissa heads up the production for the Redress Design Award and its associated events throughout year, including fashion shows, alumni events and public exhibitions. Prior to joining Redress, Nissa was concurrently the Editor in Chief at Ecozine, an award-winning sustainable lifestyle magazine and the Event Director at the Hong Kong Cleanup, an NGO focused on waste reduction. She also enjoyed a career as a model in a previous life, where she was exposed to the many sides of the fashion world and its whims. Nissa is delighted to now be in a role that combines her passion for the environment with fashion and creativity. She believes that everyone – consumers, brands, policy-makers – needs to play a role if we want to see real change for the better.  Connect with Nissa  here .

NISSA CORNISH, Events Director

Nissa heads up the production for the Redress Design Award and its associated events throughout year, including fashion shows, alumni events and public exhibitions. Prior to joining Redress, Nissa was concurrently the Editor in Chief at Ecozine, an award-winning sustainable lifestyle magazine and the Event Director at the Hong Kong Cleanup, an NGO focused on waste reduction. She also enjoyed a career as a model in a previous life, where she was exposed to the many sides of the fashion world and its whims. Nissa is delighted to now be in a role that combines her passion for the environment with fashion and creativity. She believes that everyone – consumers, brands, policy-makers – needs to play a role if we want to see real change for the better.

Connect with Nissa here.

  AMY CHAN, Project Manager   Amy is an integral key in the Redress Design Award team, leading on the development of project strategy, planning and driving our messaging out to multi-stakeholders. Previously Amy supported integrated marketing campaigns for various FMCG and luxury brands at Ogilvy Public Relations for five years, including Redress events and working on regional PR outreach for garment manufacturer TAL. Amy has a BA in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. Amy came face to face for the first time with the environmental issues surrounding the fashion industry when she coordinated the production team in China for the documentary ‘The True Cost'. She truly believes that Redress can play a vital role to drive positive change in the fashion industry and is personally determined to make a difference.   Connect with Amy  here .

AMY CHAN, Project Manager

Amy is an integral key in the Redress Design Award team, leading on the development of project strategy, planning and driving our messaging out to multi-stakeholders. Previously Amy supported integrated marketing campaigns for various FMCG and luxury brands at Ogilvy Public Relations for five years, including Redress events and working on regional PR outreach for garment manufacturer TAL. Amy has a BA in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. Amy came face to face for the first time with the environmental issues surrounding the fashion industry when she coordinated the production team in China for the documentary ‘The True Cost'. She truly believes that Redress can play a vital role to drive positive change in the fashion industry and is personally determined to make a difference. 

Connect with Amy here.

  MIA SHU, Education Manager   Mia is responsible for education content, communication and logistics behind the Redress Design Award. Using education as a catalyst for change, she manages the alumni network and conducts research and analysis on the fashion industry. A fashion rookie when she joined Redress, Mia brought her sustainability expertise in developing programmes for different Hong Kong based organisations including the Education Development Program in HKUST, where she also earned her BSc in Environmental Management and Technology. Her time at Redress has seen the growth and transformation of her own consumption choices and she has also witnessed how Redress’ programs are transforming the way designers and consumers think and act. She hopes to inspire even more positive change in the industry through our educational programs.    Connect with Mia  here .

MIA SHU, Education Manager

Mia is responsible for education content, communication and logistics behind the Redress Design Award. Using education as a catalyst for change, she manages the alumni network and conducts research and analysis on the fashion industry. A fashion rookie when she joined Redress, Mia brought her sustainability expertise in developing programmes for different Hong Kong based organisations including the Education Development Program in HKUST, where she also earned her BSc in Environmental Management and Technology. Her time at Redress has seen the growth and transformation of her own consumption choices and she has also witnessed how Redress’ programs are transforming the way designers and consumers think and act. She hopes to inspire even more positive change in the industry through our educational programs.  

Connect with Mia here.

  LENA ZIEGLER, Sponsorship Manager   Lena plays an integral role in fostering and maintaining our relationships with the organisations and companies that partner with us to drive circular models for fashion. Based in Hong Kong, Lena’s role draws on a wide range of career experience, ranging from her studies in international business and supply chain management to various supply chain-related positions held in Germany, Spain, USA and the Netherlands. Always passionate about sustainability, Lena hopes that her career with Redress will enable her to drive change in an industry that she feels is due a transformation.  Connect with Lena  here .

LENA ZIEGLER, Sponsorship Manager

Lena plays an integral role in fostering and maintaining our relationships with the organisations and companies that partner with us to drive circular models for fashion. Based in Hong Kong, Lena’s role draws on a wide range of career experience, ranging from her studies in international business and supply chain management to various supply chain-related positions held in Germany, Spain, USA and the Netherlands. Always passionate about sustainability, Lena hopes that her career with Redress will enable her to drive change in an industry that she feels is due a transformation.

Connect with Lena here.

  NASTASIA MALATESTA, Special Projects Manager   Responsible for our clothing collection initiatives and pop-up shops, Nastasia plays a key role in driving the adoption of circular models of consumption with the general public. Nastasia's background is in marketing and broadcast production, and her prior career includes a production role at UK charity, Comic Relief. A self-confessed charity-shop junkie (searching for 'funky' outfits at her local Heart Foundation shop in Coventry on Saturdays as a teen), she is always on the lookout for affordable second-hand treasures. Since moving to Hong Kong four years ago, Nastasia has experienced a heightened awareness of the issue of waste in our society, and she is committed to making changes in her lifestyle to lessen her impact on the environment.   Connect with Nastasia  here .

NASTASIA MALATESTA, Special Projects Manager

Responsible for our clothing collection initiatives and pop-up shops, Nastasia plays a key role in driving the adoption of circular models of consumption with the general public. Nastasia's background is in marketing and broadcast production, and her prior career includes a production role at UK charity, Comic Relief. A self-confessed charity-shop junkie (searching for 'funky' outfits at her local Heart Foundation shop in Coventry on Saturdays as a teen), she is always on the lookout for affordable second-hand treasures. Since moving to Hong Kong four years ago, Nastasia has experienced a heightened awareness of the issue of waste in our society, and she is committed to making changes in her lifestyle to lessen her impact on the environment. 

Connect with Nastasia here.

  NANCY TONG, Education Associate   Nancy works in the Education team supporting our global outreach to designers and judges through the Redress Design Award competition cycles. She also contributes to Redress’ open access education platform, as well as the creation of teaching materials for fashion educators covering vital knowledge on sustainable fashion. Nancy draws from her 5 years working in supply chain coordination between buyers and suppliers at a Danish homeware design retailer, which opened her eyes to the opportunities for improvement in current manufacturing processes. She holds a BS degree in Textile Marketing and Mandarin Chinese, and has lived for a number of years in Beijing, China where she solidified her interest in sustainable fashion, witnessing the environmental effects from local manufacturing. After changing many of her own consumption habits, she now strives to promote the reduction of textile waste through a conscious shift in consumption habits.  Connect with Nancy  here .

NANCY TONG, Education Associate

Nancy works in the Education team supporting our global outreach to designers and judges through the Redress Design Award competition cycles. She also contributes to Redress’ open access education platform, as well as the creation of teaching materials for fashion educators covering vital knowledge on sustainable fashion. Nancy draws from her 5 years working in supply chain coordination between buyers and suppliers at a Danish homeware design retailer, which opened her eyes to the opportunities for improvement in current manufacturing processes. She holds a BS degree in Textile Marketing and Mandarin Chinese, and has lived for a number of years in Beijing, China where she solidified her interest in sustainable fashion, witnessing the environmental effects from local manufacturing. After changing many of her own consumption habits, she now strives to promote the reduction of textile waste through a conscious shift in consumption habits.

Connect with Nancy here.

  KEVIN HO, Creative Executive   Kevin’s eye for design keeps our visual materials and digital platforms at Redress and the Redress Design Award on point. A Creative Media graduate from Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong, Kevin takes an active role in inspiring change through his work in design, photography and exhibition management. He believes every subtle change matters. Kevin speaks English and Chinese fluently.  Connect with Kevin  here .

KEVIN HO, Creative Executive

Kevin’s eye for design keeps our visual materials and digital platforms at Redress and the Redress Design Award on point. A Creative Media graduate from Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong, Kevin takes an active role in inspiring change through his work in design, photography and exhibition management. He believes every subtle change matters. Kevin speaks English and Chinese fluently.

Connect with Kevin here.

  SONIA WAN, Production Assistant   Sonia supports the Events Director and related Redress teams in planning, logistics, and all event requirements, with a particular focus on the annual Redress Design Award programme. In her previous role at a start-up fashion agency, Sonia advised on creative branding for clients, produced trend reports, and managed the agency’s online magazine. Sonia graduated from Manchester School of Art (UK) with a BA in Fashion Design, where her womenswear designer goals evolved into a greater mission – to contribute towards environmental and social change in the fashion industry. She believes Redress’ engaging and meaningful events are effective platforms for influencing consumer and industry mindsets.  Connect with Sonia  here .

SONIA WAN, Production Assistant

Sonia supports the Events Director and related Redress teams in planning, logistics, and all event requirements, with a particular focus on the annual Redress Design Award programme. In her previous role at a start-up fashion agency, Sonia advised on creative branding for clients, produced trend reports, and managed the agency’s online magazine. Sonia graduated from Manchester School of Art (UK) with a BA in Fashion Design, where her womenswear designer goals evolved into a greater mission – to contribute towards environmental and social change in the fashion industry. She believes Redress’ engaging and meaningful events are effective platforms for influencing consumer and industry mindsets.

Connect with Sonia here.