Andrew Chidgey is Chief Executive of AIDS Concern, the HIV NGO (charity) in Hong Kong, where he started work in 2013. He works with a team of staff and volunteers to educate people at high risk of HIV, provide an HIV testing service and also care and support for people living with HIV. Andrew is Chairperson of the Hong Kong Coalition of AIDS Service Organisations.
Before coming to Hong Kong Andrew was Director of External Affairs at the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK. He worked for 11 years on policy, advocacy and services for people with dementia and their carers. This required making the case for national policy and interventions that could improve people’s lives, securing a National Dementia Strategy and a Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia.
Andrew was awarded a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He lives with his partner in Hong Kong where he enjoys learning to cook Asian food and also learning Cantonese. He takes a strong interest in politics, public health and human rights.