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HKBU delays new president appointment; All but one of Law Society Council members stay; SHK senior director joins Airport Authority.


Appointment of new HKBU president on hold.

Baptist University agreed to postpone the appointment of Professor Roland Chin (錢大康) as the new president and vice chancellor after students stormed a meeting of the interview panel. The university announced that more meeting sessions will be held to reach a consensus. Chin, current deputy vice-chancellor of HKU and the only candidate for the post, said he was not disappointed and admitted that more dialogue with students was needed. He is also a former chairman of board of directors of the quasi-governmental HKEdCity.


All but one of Law Society Council members stay.

Mr Stephen Hung (熊運信) was re-elected as president of the Law Society of Hong Kong and will assume the role for the Second Term. Mr Thomas So (蘇紹聰) and Ms Melissa Pang (彭韻僖) also remain as the vice-presidents of the society.

All other 17 Council members are there to stay, except the pro-Beijing former president and current Council member Mr Ambrose Lam (林新強). Lam will be replaced by the society’s constitutional and human rights committee member Mr Mark Daly (帝理邁) who is a renowned human rights lawyer.


Property development veteran joins Airport Authority senior management team.

The Airport Authority has appointed Mr David Au (區浩章) as Executive Director, Property Management. He will “oversee the AA’s long-term assets and design of its commercial facilities as well as land use and property services at the airport”, reporting directly to CEO of the AA Fred Lam.

Au has more than 30 years of management and project development experience. He spent more than 20 years working with Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd as project director.