TIC head concludes six-year tenure; Permanent Secretary for InnoTech named; Appointments to Hospital Authority, Financial Reporting Council, and Social Welfare Advisory Committee.
Travel Industry Council chairman to step down
Michael Wu Siu-ieng (胡兆英) will step down as Chairman of the Travel Industry Council next month after holding the post for six years.
During his tenure, Wu ‘privatised’ the Staff and Finance Committee and the Compliance Committee by introducing independent board directors outside the industry as convenors. He also set up stricter regulations on mainland travel agencies in wake of an increasing number of scandals related to mainland trips and visitors.
In an interview with Ming Pao, Wu recalled the most knotty task when dealing with a group of tourists, including pro-est lawmaker Ann Chiang, who staged an ‘occupy’ protest on a cruise.
The next chairman will be elected from among the directors next month.
Former Labour Department head named permanent secretary for InnoTech, plus other senior appointments
Cheuk Wing-hing (卓永興) was appointed Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology with effect from November 20, 2015. Cheuk is currently Director of Administration and Development in the Department of Justice. He first joined the government in June 1981 as an Inspector of Police and has served in various bureaux and departments since. He was Commissioner for Labour from November 2010 to February 2014 and Chairman of the 2014 Administrative Officer Recruitment Board from February to March 2014 before assuming his current post.
Alan Siu (蕭如彬) will replace Cheuk as Director of Administration and Development in the Department of Justice. He was Deputy Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) from July 2007 to October 2011 and Government Property Administrator since October 2011.
Tommy Yuen (袁民忠), current Deputy Director of the HKSAR’s office in Beijing, will take over Siu’s post on on December 11, 2015.
Appointments to Hospital Authority, Financial Reporting Council, and Social Welfare Advisory Committee
The Government appointed three members to the Hospital Authority with effect from December 1, 2015 for a two-year term. They are Ivan Sze Wing-hang (施榮恆), Jason Yeung Chi-wai (楊志威) and Priscilla Wong Pui-sze (王沛詩).
Sze is the Director of Hang Tung Resources Holding Limited, a real estate development company. He serves on the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Advisory Board and was the chairman from April 2014 to April 2015. Yeung is a retired banker and a member of the Steering Committee on Review of Hospital Authority. Wong is a practising barrister and the Chairman of the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board.
The Government also named three new members to the Social Welfare Advisory Committee. They are M1 Hotel and Menswinton director Anthea Lo Wing-sze (羅詠詩), General Secretary of the Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Social Service Cindy Pun Siu-fung (潘少鳳), and University of Hong Kong’s Assistant Dean (Alumni Relations) of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Medicine Janice Tsang Wing-hang (曾詠恆).
Kelvin Wong Tin-yau (黃天祐) will join the Financial Reporting Council as a member on December 1, 2015, for a two-year term. Wong is an executive director and deputy managing director of COSCO Pacific Limited and a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).