Harbour Crossings 8 July 2016

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Unexpected shake-up in anti-graft agency; New Ocean Park CEO named; Gov’t announces new term of Harbourfront Commission.


Anti-graft agency top official steps down following abrupt personnel changes

Acting head of the ICAC’s Operations Department Rebecca Li Bo-lan (李寶蘭), who was considered Hong Kong’s most senior investigator, will proceed on leave on 18 July following an abrupt shake-up within the anti-graft body.

Li, 53,  became the first woman to lead the Operations Department last year and also the first ICAC officer to be sent for special training with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2000.

Director of Investigation (Private Sector) Ricky Yau Shu-chun (丘樹春) will take over as acting head of operations. Assistant director of operations Choi Shu-keung (蔡樹強) will assume Yau’s current post.

Meanwhile, Acting Director of Community Relations Raymond Ng Kwok-ming (伍國明) has been promoted to director of community relations.

Rita Liaw Lily (廖莉莉), currently assistant director of community relations, will become director of corruption prevention.

 

Matthias Li named new CEO of Ocean Park

Matthias Li Sing-chung (李繩宗) has been promoted as chief executive of the Ocean Park Corporation to replace Tom Mehrmann. He joined the amusement company in 1994 first as financial officer and then as CFO and deputy CEO in 2007.

Li has also been appointed to the Board of Ocean Park Corporation alongside three other members, namely Michelle Cheng (鄭詩韻), Ann Kung Yeung Yun-chi (龔楊恩慈), Vincent Ng Wing-shun (吳永順).

 

No sign of Harbourfront Authority as Government reappoints Commission head

The government has re-appointed Charles Nicholas Brooke (蒲祿祺) and Vincent Ng Wing-shun (吳永順) as head and non-official member of the Harbourfront Commission c respectively for a one-year term from 1 July, 2016 to 30 June, 2017.

Three new non-official members include Moet Hennessy Diageo HK finance director Kelly Chan Yuen-sau (陳遠秀), Alan Lo Yeung-kit (羅揚傑), son of Gold Peak Industries chairman Victor Lo, and DAB district councillor Ngan Man-yu (顏汶羽).