From 1982, one up, one out
Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce, Industry and Tourism) Mr Andrew Wong Ho-yuen (黃灝玄) will succeed Miss Au King-chi (區璟智) as the new Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services) on December 30, 2014.
Both Miss Au and Mr Wong joined the Government in August 1982. Au was formerly the Deputy Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) and Commissioner for Tourism, and Mr Wong was the Permanent Secretary of the Chief Executive’s Office and Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service previously.
New head of Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Commissioner for Tourism Mr Philip Yung Wai-hung (容偉雄) will become the new Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce, Industry and Tourism), filling in for Mr Andrew Wong Ho-yuen.
Mr Yung joined the Government in July 1983 and worked as a Court Interpreter. Since 2004, he became the Deputy Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology (Commerce and Industry) and later the Deputy Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works (Transport) (later retitled Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport)).
New Commissioner for Tourism
Miss Cathy Chu Man-ling (朱曼鈴), Director of the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing, will become the new Commissioner for Tourism on December 22, 2014, succeeding Mr Philip Yung Wai-hung.
Miss Chu joined the Government in August 1987 as an Executive Officer. She was formerly the Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs (West Kowloon Cultural District) and Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Treasury).
New life in Beijing
Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Ms Gracie Foo Siu-wai (傅小慧) will start a new life in Beijing as the new Director of the Office of the Government of the HKSAR on January 21, 2015, filling in for Miss Cathy Chu Man-ling.
Ms Foo joined Government in July 1987 and was formerly the Deputy Director of Broadcasting and Deputy Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands).
New man to lead June 4th vigil
Democratic Party’s lawmaker Albert Ho (何俊仁) is elected as the new Chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, succeeding Labour Party’s lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan (李卓人) who takes up the position of Secretary.
The A-team Council
Dr Allan Zeman (盛智文) and Mr He Guangbei (和廣北) are appointed as new Hong Kong, China’s representatives to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council. Dr Zeman is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group and Mr He is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. They are to replace Chairman and Chief Executive of Pacific Century Group Mr Richard Li (李澤楷) and Chairman of Shui On Group Mr Vincent Lo (羅康瑞).
Incumbent representatives Mr Anthony Nightingale (黎定基) and Mr Douglas Woo (吳宗權) are reappointed. Mr Nightingale is the Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited and Mr Woo is the Chairman and Managing Director of Wheelock and Company Limited.
Town planning professional joining the CPU
Mr Lee Tak-keung (李德強) is appointed as a full-time member to the Central Policy Unit for two years, starting from November 24, 2014. Mr Lee is an experienced town planning professional, having worked in the Hong Kong Government for over 37 years, including the Lands Department, the Planning Department, and the Central Policy Unit. Mr Lee has also been working in the then Land Development Corporation and Urban Renewal Authority to support the setting up of the Authority.
He is experienced in district planning, territorial development strategy, and land and housing matters. His expertise also covers strategic Hong Kong/Guangdong co-operation, regional co-operation between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region and Hong Kong’s role in the National five-Year Plan.
Mr Lee will assist the Head of the Central Policy Unit, Mr Shiu Sin-por (邵善波), in advising the Chief Executive, the Chief Secretary and the Financial Secretary on various public policy issues, in particular planning, housing and land supply, sustaining Hong Kong’s economic growth, and Hong Kong-Mainland collaboration.
Appointment to Competition Commission
Professor Suen Wing-chuen (孫永泉) from HKU is appointed as new member to replace the prominent economist Professor Tsang Shu-ki (曾澍基) who passed away in August 2014.
Appointments of Chairmen to Market Misconduct Tribunal and Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal
Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal Mr Justice Michael John Hartmann (夏正民) is re-appointed as one of the Chairmen for both the Market Misconduct Tribunal and Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal. Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court Mr Justice Azizul Rahman Suffiad (石輝) is appointed as one of the Chairmen of both Tribunals.
Appointments to Urban Renewal Authority
Dr Gregg Li (李嘉樂), Ms Alice Mak Mei-kuen (麥美娟), Dr Lawrence Poon Wing-cheung (潘永祥) and Mr Wu Chi-wai (胡志偉) are appointed as new non-official non-executive directors of the Authority. Dr Li is the founder and CEO of G. Li and Co. and Dr Poon is a senior lecturer in CityU. Ms Alice Mak and Mr Wu are lawmakers from FTU and Democratic Party respectively.
- Mr Philip Kan Siu-lun (簡兆麟)
- Mr Dennis Kwok Wing-hang (郭榮鏗)
- Mr Daniel Lam Chun (林濬)
- Dr Billy Mak Sui-choi (麥萃才)
Appointments to Hospital Authority
Lawmaker of the engineering sector Dr Lo Wai-kwok (盧偉國) is appointed as new member to the Authority. Dr Lo is the Vice Chairman of Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong. Full list here.
- Mr William Chan Fu-keung (陳富強)
- Ms Quince Chong Wai-yan (莊偉茵) CLP
- Mr Ricky Fung Choi-cheung (馮載祥)
- Mr Lester Garson Huang (黃嘉純) PC Woo
- Professor Diana Lee Tze-fan (李子芬)
- Ms Winnie Ng (伍穎梅)
- Mr Wong Kwai-huen (王桂壎)
Appointments to Financial Reporting Council
Dr John Poon Cho-ming (潘祖明) is re-appointed as the Chairman. He is a solicitor and a Non-Executive Director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority.
Mr Wong Kai-man (黃啟民), Mr Ignatius Chan Tze-ching (陳子政) and Mr Wilson Fung Ying-wai (馮英偉) are appointed as new members to the Council. Mr Wong is a fellow member of the HKICPA and retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit partner in 2005. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the SFC and is appointed on the nomination of the SFC. Mr Chan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and currently a senior advisor to the Bank of East Asia and CVC Capital Partners. He has been serving as an elected director of the HKEx Board since 2009 and is appointed on the nomination of the HKEx. Mr Fung is a fellow member of the HKICPA and was the Group Financial Controller of Jardine Matheson Limited before his retirement in September 2014. He was formerly the President of the HKICPA the convenor of the Financial Reporting Review Panel. Mr Fung is appointed on the nomination of the HKICPA.
Re-appointments of lay members of HKICPA Council
Ms Melissa Brown (白朗瑩) and Mr Tam Wing-pong (譚榮邦) are re-appointed as lay members of the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor K C Chan (陳家強).
Ms Brown is a Partner at Serasi Capita, member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment Advisory Council and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Listing Committee. She is an experienced securities analyst and has been working in investment banks.
Mr Tam, retired Government officer, joined the Government in 1971 and was formerly the Postmaster General of Hongkong Post. He is currently a core member of the New People’s Party.
Second-term members to Commission on Poverty
Mr Lau Ming-wai (劉鳴煒), Mr Clarence Leung Wang-ching (梁宏正), Professor Francis Lui Ting-ming (雷鼎鳴) and Ms Yvonne Sin (冼懿敏) are appointed as new non-official members to the Commission.
Mr Lau is the Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited, Vice Chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre and also sits on the Societal Engagement Task Force and the Community Care Fund Task Force.
Mr Clarence Leung is the Director of Sun Hing Knitting Factory Ltd. and the Chairman of the Y. Elites Association Limited.
Professor Francis Lui Ting-ming is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Development at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and also a member of the Working Group on Long-Term Fiscal Planning under the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau.
Ms Yvonne Sin is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association and formerly the head of the Global Pensions Practice under the Social Protection Department of the World Bank.
Appointments to Social Welfare Advisory Committee
Ms Christina Maisenne Lee (李美辰) is appointed as new member to the Committee. She is the Director of Wofoo Social Enterprises also sits on several advisory committees, including the Action Committee Against Narcotics, the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals, the Sir Jack Cater Scholarship Fund Selection Committee, the Social Enterprise Advisory Committee and the Town Planning Board.
Mr Vincent Lo Wing-sang (羅榮生) is re-appointed as the Chairman. He is a lawyer and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Red Cross.
- Ms Anna May Chan Mei-lan (陳美蘭)
- Dr Crystal Cheng Lai-ling (鄭麗玲)
- Dr Roy Chung Chi-ping (鍾志平)
- Mr David Fong Man-hung (方文雄)
- Mr Laurence Ho Hoi-ming (何海明)
- Mr Laurence Li Lu-jen (李律仁)
- Mr Joseph Man Hung-yee (文孔義)
- Ms Theresa Tao Chee-ying (杜子瑩)
- Mr Charles Yang Chuen-liang (楊傳亮)
- Ms Sania Yau Sau-wai (游秀慧)
Appointments to Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee
Dr Tik Chi-yuen (狄志遠) is appointed as new member to the Committee and Mr Leo Kung Lin-cheng (孔令成) is re-appointed as member.
Dr Tak is the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Institute of Family Education and a member of the Democratic Party. Mr Hung is the Chairman of Ocean Park.