Our Team

David Tait
Founder and Publisher of Mandarin Matrix, David has many years of publishing experience at a senior level. Prior to forming Mandarin Matrix he was Managing Director of Edinburgh Financial Publishing Asia from 1996 to 1999. Before working in publishing he served in the Royal Navy between 1983 and 1993.

Jo Allum
Director of Publications & Rights Director
Jo has a First Class Honours degree in Forensic Science and a postgraduate diploma in English and Hong Kong Law. Jo has overall responsibility for all products published by Mandarin Matrix.

Yin Dalu
Director of Translation Services
Yin Dalu is responsible for directing translation services. He started his career as a professional translator in 1980, and in the early 1990s, he joined Bear Stearns’ corporate finance department. He has been with Mandarin Matrix since 2005.

Aisling Quinn
Senior Business Development Manager
Aisling is originally from Northern Ireland. Her career as a Food Technologist and latterly as Procurement Manager for several FTSE listed companies changed direction in 2008 when she relocated to Hong Kong. She is now a Senior Business Development Manager for Mandarin Matrix.

Dan Stephenson
Operations Director North America
Educated at the University of Utah and Tsinghua University in Beijing, Dan lived, studied and worked in Beijing for almost 10 years, learning Mandarin and founding several companies during that time. Dan runs the Mandarin Matrix North American operations and office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bonnie Zhang
Business Development Manager
Bonnie Zhang holds a Bachelor Degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a Master Degree in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Susan Keating
Business Development Manager
Susan moved to HK from Ireland in 2011. Susan worked with KPMG and System Dynamics in Dublin as an IT Consultant. In 2012 she worked as an EA in the ESF system and moved to Mandarin Matrix in 2014 to work on the Mandarin Matrix Online Classroom.

Jimmy Lo
Customer Liaison Manager

Dorothy Wu
Lead Writer and Product Developer
Dorothy graduated with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Wuhan University. She brings her rich knowledge on Chinese linguistics and language acquisition to the Mandarin Matrix team. Dorothy is responsible for editing the materials for primary students’ learning Chinese Mandarin.

Jessie Zhang
Writer and Product Developer

Snow Cheung
Writer and Product Developer

Reita Wong
Lead Graphic Designer

Sharon Chong
Graphic Designer

Fred Yip
Graphic Designer

Judy Fung
Finance & Admin
Financial controller Judy joined us after 20 years with Getty images so brings a wealth of understanding to the financial aspects of a publishing business.

Alice Chen
Finance & Admin
The wind beneath Mandarin Matrix’s wings, Alice looks after everything within MMX walls. From procurement of coffee to ensuring deliveries are dispatched efficiently, MMX simply couldn’t function without her.

Charles Chang
Finance & Admin
Charles has had the chance to work in China, the United States, Hawaii and Hong Kong which has included launching a hospitality business in China and acting as marketing supervisor for a stationary trading company. This variety of work experience allows Charles to contribute to Mandarin Matrix with a perfect balance of productivity and fun.