Harbour Crossings 24 June 2016

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Good and bad news for the HKU alumni concern group; McKinsey HK head appointed to HKSTPC Board; New vice-president for Open University.


Education lawmaker loses race for HKU Council seat, but his team claim Convocation victory

The University of Hong Kong Court have elected its new representative to sit on the university’s council. Professor Henry Chan Hin-lee (陳衍里) won the race against Education lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen (葉建源), who is also convenor of the HKU Alumni Concern Group, and former president of the HKU Convocation Choi Sau-yuk (蔡秀煜).

Ip’s group, meanwhile, has claimed a landslide victory in the Convocation election as six out of eight contesting seats have gone to its candidates, including deputy convenor Mak Tung-wing (麥東榮). The other two were incumbent members Peter Kwan Pak-ming (關伯明) and Jeffrey Tse Hoi-shing (謝海成).

 

McKinsey HK managing director to join HKSTPC Board

Joseph Ngai Luc (倪以理) has been appointed as a new member to the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation’s Board of Directors for a period of two years from 1 July.

Ngai is a Director and Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Hong Kong Practice who also leads McKinsey’s Greater China Financial Institutions Practice.

Meanwhile, the government has re-appointed Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun (羅范椒芬) as chairman of the board and eight other incumbent members.

 

Open University appoints new vice-president

The Open University of Hong Kong has appointed Reggie Kwan Ching-ping (關清平) as the new vice president (academic) with effect from 1 November to replace the retiring Professor Danny Wong Shek-nam (黃錫楠).

Kwan is now president of the Caritas Institute of Higher Education and is a member of the government’s Scholarship Fund Steering Committee and Advisory Group on Implementation of Fashion Initiatives.