Sonny Leong CBE is currently Executive Chairman of Academy for Parliamentary & Policy Studies, and Trustee of Future First, a social enterprise company, whose vision is that every state secondary school and college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps each one to do more for its students.
He has over 35 years of publishing experience, having worked in various academic and professional publishing houses. He founded Cavendish Publishing and developed it to be the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK before it was acquired by Informa PLC. He was the Hon President of the Independent Publishers Guild, and a trustee of The Book Charity.
He is Chair of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth, a parliamentary-based NGO, founded nearly 50 years ago, at the time of the first Commonwealth Education Ministers’Conference.
He is Council member, and chairs the publishing division of the Singapore-BritishBusiness Council (SBBC), a joint governmental programme for promoting bilateral trade between the two countries.
Sonny was a former School Governor, current Chair of Chinese for Labour and Treasurer of BAME Labour.
He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2014.