Francis Neoton Cheung

Francis Neoton Cheung is an urban development expert with a proven track record of holding public positions and handling large-scale public infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and different parts of mainland China.

Cheung read architecture and urban design and graduated with distinctions at the University of Hong Kong. Upon graduation, he went into private practice as an architect and property development consultant. Since 1983, he has won numerous international design awards and competitions, including Taiwan Cheng Kung University’s Outstanding Architectural Talents Award and the Zhuhai Aerotropolis Urban Design International Competition. As a property developer in his own right, Cheung has developed various commercial and residential projects in Hong Kong, Guangdong Province and northern China.

Between 1992 and 1997, Cheung was appointed by different airport authorities to oversee airport projects in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, with positions including member of the Consultative Committee on the New Airport and Related Projects, which was jointly appointed by the British and Chinese governments.

Among the public bodies Cheung served on over the years include: the first Election Committee of the Hong Kong SAR, Buildings and Lands Advisory Committee, Town Planning Appeal Board and the Housing Authority Building Committee. As the founder and convenor of the Central-Wanchai Reclamation Study Group, Cheung was also one of the first activists advocating minimizing reclamation within the Victoria Harbour.

Cheung also holds a master’s degree in Science in Management Research Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he is currently a Doctor of Business Administration candidate. Between 1985 and 1999, Cheung held different positions at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, from council member to honorary treasury and honorary secretary to vice president. He is currently a member of the Institute.

Cheung is the founder and chairman of Neodimensions Group, which comprises several companies respectively involved in property development, IT, health management and “life culture”, which involves redefining the columbarium industry.