Harbour Crossings March 31

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Mario Artaza to sail back to Chile; New chairperson for Communications Authority.

Adios Mario!

Time to say goodbye to Mario Artaza, former Chilean Consul General to Hong Kong and currently Chief Representative of Banco Security Hong Kong Representative Office. He will rejoin the diplomatic force and take up a new post at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santiago after spending more than six years in Hong Kong.

His tenure of Banco Security Hong Kong chief representative and President of the Chilean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong will conclude on 31 May, 2017, and 1 April, 2017, respectively.


New chairperson for Communications Authority

The government has appointed Albert Wong Kwai-huen (王桂壎) as Chairperson of the Communications Authority (CA) for a term of two years from 1 April, 2017, to 31 March, 2019.

Wong is a solicitor by profession, and is the former President of the Law Society of Hong Kong. He is currently the Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal, the deputy chairman of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance), a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited, and a member of the Competition Commission, the Hospital Authority and the Court of the City University of Hong Kong. He was previously a member of the Airport Authority and the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission.

The Chief Executive has also appointed five new members to the CA, namely Stephen Hung Wan-shun (熊運信), Yvonne Law Shing Mo-han (羅盛慕嫻), Thomas Lo Sui-sing (盧瑞盛), Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun (鄧國斌) and Professor Xu Yan (徐岩), for a term of two years from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2019.


Seven new appointments to Hospital Authority

The government has appointed seven new members to the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) from 1 April for two years.

The new members are lawmakers Wilson Or Chong-shing (柯創盛), Andrew Wan Siu-kin (尹兆堅) and Shiu Ka-fai (邵家輝), Professor Chan Ka-lok (陳家樂), Melissa Kaye Pang (彭韻僖, Vena Cheng Wei-yan (鄭慧恩) and Dr Miranda Lou Lai-wah (盧麗華).


Six join Hong Kong Film Development Council

Six people will join the Hong Kong Film Development Council for a term of two years from 1 April, 2017, to 31 March, 2019.

They are Leslie Ching Pui-wai (程沛威), founder of Music Arts & Film Culture Promotion Association of Hong Kong, film producer Stephen Lam Ping-kwan (林秉琨), Vice-President of the Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild Anthony Lee Ying-lok (李英洛), film production superviser Stephen Shin Kei-yin (冼杞然), Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment Belinda Tang (鄧小慧) and Director of Muse’s Network Bonnie Wong Tak-wei (黃德慧).


Government announces membership of Advisory Committee on Gifted Education

The Education Bureau has announced the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Gifted Education (ACGE) and the appointment of Dr Pang Yiu-kai (彭耀佳) as its chairperson from 1 April for a term of two years.

Other non-official members include Professor Cheng Shuk-ha (鄭淑嫻), Chair Professor of Department of Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Dr John Tan Kang (陳岡), Principal of Pun U Association Wah Yan Primary School, Sister Anita Kwok Ming-ying (郭明英), Principal of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School, Sonia Cheng Chi-man (鄭志雯), Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group, Dr Allen Fung Yuk-lun (馮玉麟), Executive Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, Carrie Leung Ka-lai (梁嘉麗), Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Cecilia Lee Sau-wai (李秀慧), Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and Dr Lam Hiu-fung (林曉鋒), Chief Executive Officer of Sengital Limited.

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