Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society
Noel Shing-Sun Leung
The Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society recognizes individuals for dedicated service to the Society over a sustained period of time. Particular emphasis is to be placed on service performed at the Section level, including, but not limited to, services performed at Section meetings, special Section meetings, and national conferences.
The 2020 Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society is awarded to Noel Shing-Sun Leung, in recognition of his long-standing service to the Hong Kong Section since his involvement in its formation in 1994. One of the founders of the Hong Kong Section, Leung has been a SMPTE Member since joining as a student in 1973. Over the past 26 years, he has been an active Section Manager and Secretary, working on local events and securing funding for the Section. Leung has helped to expand the influence of the Society in the Asia-Pacific region through liaisons with other organizations and has nurtured the next generation, conducting training courses for the local workforce.
Noel S. Leung joined SMPTE in 1973 as an undergraduate student while attending Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and completed his graduate film program at New York University. After graduation he returned to Hong Kong and worked in film and television productions before joining the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, a government regulatory organization. In the 2000s he was transferred to Create Hong Kong which is tasked to promote the long term development of the local film industry. Leung was one of the Hong Kong members who helped set up the Hong Kong Section in 1994. Since then he has taken up the posts of Manager and Secretary. Over the past 26 years, he has represented SMPTE to participate in major regional trade events and organized activities and trainings. Adhering to SMPTE’s mission and vision as guidelines, Leung has endeavored to fulfill his goals of promoting SMPTE in Hong Kong and the Asia region and cultivating professionalism of the local workforce.