Reference codeI220Name of interviewee (English)MCAULAY, Ronald; RitaName of interviewee (Chinese)麥高利;麗達麥高利Date of interview29/09/2008BiographyRonald McAulay was born and raised in Hong Kong and later went to Scotland for his studies. McAulay is a Director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Ltd., and a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd.
Rita Kadoorie McAulay is the elder sister of Sir Michael Kadoorie and wife of Ronald McAulay. The couple have been heavily involved in the Kadoorie's philanthropic endeavours and other charitable activities in arts and culture.Interview summaryRonald McAulay narrates his education in Hong Kong and Scotland, as well as his first meeting with wife Rita. Recalls his memories of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s, and attributes CLP as the biggest contribution of the Kadoorie Family to Hong Kong. Rita McAulay recounts her childhood staying at Marble Hall in Shanghai during the Second World War and describes the characters of father Lord Kadoorie and uncle Sir Horace. Both interviewees also mention their philanthropic works and involvement in the Kadoorie charities, and recount the improvements and changes in Hong Kong through the years.Duration48 minutesInterviewerFanny IuTopicKadoorie FamilyKadoorie FoundationPhilanthropyWWIILanguageEnglishLevel of accessUnclassifiedOther notesEditedCollectionOral History CollectionCollection SummaryMCAULAY, Ronald; Rita, 麥高利;麗達麥高利
I220. Hong Kong Heritage Project, accessed 01/03/2024, https://www.hongkongheritage.org/nodes/view/22200