Harbour Crossings August 11

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More appointments to the new administration

Three senior civil servants have been promoted in the past week. Eliza Lee Man-ching, Director-General of Communications, will take up the post of Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries) on 18 August, 2017; Agnes Wong Tin-yu, Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing)/Deputy Director of Housing (Strategy), will replace Lee as Director-General of Communications on 15 August, 2017; and Lam Kwok-leung, Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Services, will take over as Commissioner of Correctional Services on 21  August, 2017.

Lee joined the Administrative Service in August 1988 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A in April 2012. She has served in a diverse range of bureaux and departments, including the former Royal Hong Kong Police Force, the former Chief Secretary’s Office, the Correctional Services Department, the former Recreation and Culture Branch, the former Transport Branch, the former Trade Department, the Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office, and the former Health, Welfare and Food Bureau. She was Deputy Secretary for Labour and Welfare (Welfare) from July 2007 to May 2010, and was Director-General of Telecommunications from May 2010 to March 2012. She has served as Director-General of Communications since April 2012.

Wong joined the Administrative Service in November 1989 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade B1 in April 2014. She has served in various policy bureaux and departments, including the former City and New Territories Administration, the former Chief Secretary’s Office, the former Trade Department, the former Industry Department, the Innovation and Technology Commission, the Civil Service Bureau and the Home Affairs Department. She was Deputy Director of Administration from June 2008 to October 2012, and has served as Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing)/Deputy Director of Housing (Strategy) since October 2012.

Lam joined the Correctional Services Department as an Officer in March 1984 and was promoted to Senior Superintendent of Correctional Services in January 2008, to Chief Superintendent of Correctional Services in October 2009 and to Assistant Commissioner of Correctional Services in September 2010 before being appointed as the Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Services in December 2014.