The Cambridge years were a life-changing chapter. A teenage girl born and raised in Hong Kong was exposed to intensive, world-class intellectual stimulation – emerging from freshers’ confidence crisis with an inspired, independent mind. I met extraordinary people and made some of my best friends. Those days feel surreal now. My dream was made possible thanks to the Prince Philip Scholarship.

After Cambridge, I trained as a solicitor at Allen & Overy, and have now worked in the Government for over a decade in legislative drafting. I am honoured to be serving the people of Hong Kong. In a similar spirit, it is my privilege to be on the Executive Committee of The Friends – to give back what I can to help deserving students experience their own unique chapters at Cambridge. In my remaining free time, I pursue weekend farming, among other interests.


Elaine read Law at Cambridge and is currently Senior Government Counsel in the Law Drafting Division at the Department of Justice, HKSAR Government.