Mr. Brooke who has lived in Asia for over 35 years, is a recognized champion of innovation and technology in Hong Kong and is the Principal Advisor to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) on the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation.
He is the former Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation which was established in 2001 with the objectives of fostering Hong Kong’s role as a hub for innovation and technology, and to take advantage of Hong Kong’s unique position as the gateway to Southern China. Since its inception, the Corporation has built, and now manages, a wide range of advanced facilities which are now the home of some 600 companies employing over 12,500 scientists, engineers and technicians. The Corporation has recently completed the construction of Phase III of Science Park which is intended to be a showcase and living laboratory for advancements in the fields of robotics, healthy aging and smart living.
Mr. Brooke is also Chairman of the Professional Property Services Group which is a specialist real estate consultancy, based in Hong Kong, providing a selected range of advisory services across the Asia Pacific Region. He is also Chairman of the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission which was created in 2010 to advise the Government on enhancing the quality of the waterfront abutting Victoria Harbour. He is a Member of the Commission on Strategic Development and the Working Group on Manufacturing Industries, Innovative Technology, and Cultural and Creative Industries of the Economic Development Commission in Hong Kong.
Mr. Brooke is a past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is also a Trustee of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) which is responsible for the setting and policing of valuation practices and standards worldwide. He is also a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Mr. Brooke was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) on 30 June 2012 in recognition of his distinguished public and community service, particularly his significant contribution in promoting innovation and technology development in Hong Kong.