MA BA BM (Oxon) BCh (Oxon) MBA (Chicago)
Alwyn Wai-Yin Heong read medicine, but made his career in international finance, starting as an investment analyst for James Capel in Hong Kong. He then worked for Fidelity for 4 years and left to join Capital Group in 1992, becoming Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Capital Research & Management Co. and is now retired.
A resident of Australia, he is a passionate supporter of the visual arts and a collector. Owing to his substantial support for the Downing’s contemporary art gallery, it was named The Heong Gallery at Downing College when it was opened in February 2016.
Prior to this, in 2009, Alwyn established a fund to support Downing graduate students facing financial hardship. This belief in education had been strongly instilled in him by his father, who had struggled greatly against the odds to finish his own high school education.