Government announces new senior appointments from 1st July

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Clement Eliza Lee Man-ching (left), Leung Cheuk-man (middle), Vivian Lau Lee-kwan (right)

27th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Government announced today the following senior appointments:

(a) Miss Eliza Lee Man-ching, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce, Industry and Tourism), will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on 1st July, 2022;

(b) Mr Clement Leung Cheuk-man, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries), will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service on 1st July, 2022;

(c) Miss Vivian Lau Lee-kwan, Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food), will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Food) on 1st July, 2022;

(d) Ms Mable Chan, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Transport and Logistics on 1st July, 2022;

(e) Miss Agnes Wong Tin-yu, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing)/Director of Housing, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Housing/Director of Housing on 1st July, 2022;

(f) Mr Thomas Chan Chung-ching, Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health), will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Health on 1st July, 2022;

(g) Miss Janice Tse Siu-wa, Permanent Secretary for the Environment/Director of Environmental Protection, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Environment)/Director of Environmental Protection on 1st July, 2022;

(h) Mr Joe Wong Chi-cho, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism on 1st July, 2022;

(i) Ms Gracie Foo Siu-wai, Director of Administration and Development of the Department of Justice, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs on 15th July, 2022, as Mr Roy Tang Yun-kwong will commence his pre-retirement leave;

(j) Ms Annie Choi Suk-han, Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry on 1st July, 2022. Mr Eddie Mak Tak-wai, Director, Celebrations Coordination Office, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry on 20th July, 2022, when Ms Annie Choi Suk-han has commenced her pre-retirement leave;

(k) Ms Shirley Lam Shuet-lai, Permanent Secretary, Chief Executive’s Office, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs on 1st July, 2022;

(l) Mr Patrick Li Pak-chuen, Director of Broadcasting, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Security on 1st July, 2022;

(m) Ms Doris Ho Pui-ling, Head, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands) in the fourth quarter of 2022 (date to be further announced); and

(n) Mr Daniel Cheng Chung-wai, Secretary-General, Office of the Chief Executive-elect, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary, Chief Executive’s Office on 1st July, 2022.

The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, said, “The appointees are seasoned Administrative Officers with proven leadership and management skills. I have every confidence that they will continue to serve the community with professionalism in their new posts.”

Speaking on the retirement of Mr Tang, Mr Nip said, “Mr Tang had rendered 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the community of Hong Kong. During his tenure as Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Tang had made significant contributions in a number of major policy initiatives, including improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), enacting the National Anthem Ordinance, preparing legislative amendments to the National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance, as well as taking forward proactively the HKSAR’s participation in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. He also played a pivotal role in the protection of personal data, promotion of equal opportunities and elimination of discrimination. I wish him a fulfilling and happy retirement.”

 On the retirement of Ms Choi, Mr Nip said, “Ms Choi had rendered 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the community of Hong Kong. During her tenure as Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Ms Choi developed new initiatives to drive innovation and technology development in Hong Kong, such as building up local research capabilities as well as nurturing technology talents. She also masterminded the InnoHK research clusters to foster research collaboration between local and world-renowned universities and research institutes. Ms Choi’s significant contribution in the fight against COVID-19 through timely adoption of technologies was also highly commendable. I wish her a fulfilling and happy retirement.”

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