Kevin (Kit) Thompson Recognised internationally as one of the most pre-eminent university college and academy presidents. Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Dartington College, Birmingham Conservatoire Served on the RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) Programme Committee; frequent broadcaster on RTHK, radio programme host, and a panellist for RTHK Radio 3’s Backchat, live phone-in programme.
Honorary awards for cultural leadership; OBE for services to the Arts and to UK and Hong Kong cultural exchanges (Queen's New Year's Honours List 2011); Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, for Education and Public Understanding in March 2012; and recipient of two French Knighthoods, Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, on nomination of the former French minister of culture and communication Frédéric Mitterrand in 2012; Knight of the National Order of Legion of Honour, Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur, for outstanding contribution to French music, arts and culture in 2017.
From 2011-2013 served as Chairman Royal West of England Academy; Chairman Pilot Theatre Company, Theatre Royal York; and as a Board Director Arts University Bournemouth (Cabinet Office appointment).
Currently, Presidente Inaugural do Conselho de Mestres e Diretor do Colégio MCM ; President European Chamber of Commerce; Vice Chairman British Business Association and French Macau Business Associations; Board Director of French Association Culturelle Le French May; and Orquestra de Macau, Macao Orchestra.
In 2016-7 his College MCMC, won the European Chamber, Euroexcellence award for Innovation; and in the Business Awards of Macau, won the Gold Award for leadership by example.