Harbour Crossings July 3

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Paul Tam Kwong-hang promoted to HKU Acting Provost

Before this appointment, Tam was the pro-vice-chancellor for research affairs and dean of its Graduate School, steering research strategies and development. He also headed the Knowledge Exchange Office and HKU’s research development in Shenzhen and Zhejiang.

Meanwhile, the deferred appointment of pro vice-chancellor for academic staffing and resources continues to attract allegations that HKU’s academic independence has being compromised. Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu- ting said the vacancy affects the institution’s management since there is no pro vice-chancellor to tackle staffing affairs. Former HKU law faculty dean Johannes Chan Man-mun was expected to fill the vacancy.

Tsang Yam-pui assumes role as CEO of NWS Holdings.

The Board of Directors of the NWS Holdings has appointed former Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui as CEO of the corporation with effect on July 1. Tsang, brother to former Chief Executive Donald Tsang, has been serving the corporation as an executive director ever since the year after he resigned as police chief.

Appointments to Education Commission.

The Government has made four appointments to the Education Commission for a two-year term, of which two were newly appointed members and two were re-appointed incumbent members. The newcomers were Professor Alvin Leung Seung-ming (梁湘明), Dean of the Faculty of Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Dr Odalia Wong Ming-hung (黃何明雄), Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Democratic Party hinted on the political motive behind the agenda as vice chairman of the pro-democracy Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union, Mr Wong Hak-lim (黃克廉), was not offered a new term while chairman of the leftist Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, Mr Tang Fei (鄧飛) has been re-appointed, breaking the norm that both groups should have a representative in the commission.

Wong Yau-kar re-appointed as chairman of Land and Development Advisory Committee.

The Government has re-appointed Dr David Wong Yau-kar (黃友嘉) to assume the role of Land and Development Advisory Committee Chairman for a term of three years starting from July 1. Other 20 members included eight nominees from trade and professional entities and 12 individuals from various professional backgrounds covering engineering, real estate development, education, policy research, social services, etc.

Government appoints new chairman to Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants.

Former President of the Lingnan University Professor Chan Yuk-shee (陳玉樹) has been named the new chairman of the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants with effect from July 14 for a term of two years. Chan, who has been a serving member of the ACPE since July 14, 2013, will replace the outgoing chairman Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi (鄭慕智). The Government has also appointed Mr Herbert Tsoi Hak-kong (蔡克剛) as a new member and re-appointed six incumbent members to the committee.

Three new appointments to Harbourfront Commission.

The Government announced a new term of 30 members for the Habourfront Commission with effect from July 1. Mr Charles Nicholas Brooke (蒲祿祺) was re-appointed as the chairman of the commission. Three non-official individual members with water recreation and sports backgrounds were newly appointed to facilitate the Government’s concept of a “water-friendly culture”. They were Mr Hans Joachim Isler (約翰伊詩禮), Mr Kan Chak-fun (簡澤勳) and Ms Vivian Lee Ying-shih (李穎詩).

FS appoints two members to HKEx Risk Management Committee.

The Finance Secretary John Tsang has announced the appointments of Senior Advisor, Greater China, of the National Australia Bank Mr Lawrence Lam Yuk-kun (藍玉權) and former General Manager, Operational Risk and Compliance Department of Bank of China Ms Barbara Shiu (邵蓓蘭) as members of the HKEx Risk Management Committee (RMC) to replace the outgoing members Professor Chan Ngai-hang (陳毅恆) and Mr Michael Liu Swee-long (劉瑞隆).

The RMC is chaired by HKEx head Mr Chow Chung-kong (周松崗) with five other incumbent members.