Harbour Crossings April 29

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Antony Leung to lead HK…..Nan Fung Group; Gov’t establishes Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation; BUHK appoints new vice-president; Appointments to URA and Competition Commission.


 

Antony Leung named chairman of Nan Fung Group

Former Financial Secretary and possible CE candidate Antony Leung (梁錦松) was promoted to the position of chairman of Nan Fung Group with effect from April 1. He joined the group two years ago as executive director.

Chairwoman and Board Director Vivien Chen Wai-wai (陳慧慧), meanwhile, entered the property developer’s hall of fame as the newly bestowed honorary chairperson.

 

Government announces membership for Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation

The Government appointed Lau Chi-pang (劉智鵬), associate professor of department of history at Lingnan University, as chairman of the newly established Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation alongside 14 non-official member appointments for a term of two years with effect from May 15, 2016.

The committee is tasked to to advise the Government on the operation of the Built Heritage Conservation Fund  set up with an initial funding of HK$500 million.

 

BUHK makes instant appointment of vice-president

Former Dean of Student Affairs of the University of Hong Kong, Albert Chau Wai-lap (周偉立), was named the new Vice-President overseeing teaching and learning policies with effect from July 1, 2016.

After leaving HKU in December, 2015, Chau joined Tsinghua University to help manage the Schwarzman Scholars, a one-year master’s program initiated by the founder of The Blackstone Group, Stephen Schwarzman.

Some objected that the appointment was made on the same day as an event with the university’s teaching staff and students to solicit their views on the upcoming appointment of the new Vice-president, rendering the consultation moot. ‘Thanks for your input…and we’ve already made the appointment.’

 

Three new members to sit on URA Board

The Government re-appointed Victor So Hing-woh (蘇慶和) as Chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) Board from June 15, 2016 to April 30, 2019 and reappointed/appointed 16 non-executive directors, including four official non-executive directors, for a term of three years with effect from May 1, 2016.

The three newly appointed non-official non-executive directors are New People’s Party district councillor Judy Chan Ka-pui (陳家珮), former legislator and retired Assistant General Manager of the Hang Seng Bank Roger Luk Koon-hoo (陸觀豪) and chairperson of the Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel, Cecilia Wong Ng Kit-wah (黃吳潔華).

 

Two incomers for Competition Commission

Anna Wu Hung-yuk (胡紅玉) was reappointed as Chairperson of the Competition Commission for a term of two years with effect from May 1, 2016. Samuel Chan Ka-yan (陳家殷), member of the Consumer Council and deputy chairman of the Town Planning Appeal Board Panel, and partner of KPMG (HK)  Ayesha Abbas Macpherson Lau (劉麥嘉軒), are the two incomers. For Lau, you may remember the HKU Council member when she was admitted to hospital when angry students ambushed the HKU Council meeting in July 2015.