DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
The Diamond Award, which acknowledges an individual’s outstanding contribution to society and was sponsored by Vacheron Constantin, went to Ronald Arculli, a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons, chairman of FWD Group and vicechairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. The climax of Ronald’s speech, in which he thanked his wife, Johanna, and five children, came when he urged the younger members of the audience to take responsibility for shaping the future of Hong Kong ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover. Each year, the Diamond Award recipient nominates a charity to receive a HK$100,000 donation from Hong Kong Tatler. Ronald nominated the Hong Chi Association, which helps children suffering from intellectual disabilities. Ronald also received an autographed copy of a coffee table book by Steve Mccurry, who was on stage to present him with the gift.