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Big guns to quit competition watchdog; 12 new members for Labour Advisory Board; OUHK president to lead judicial committee.

Two competition watchdog seniors to leave in 2017

Competition Commission Chief Executive Officer Rose Webb and Executive Director (Operations) Timothy Lear have decided not to renew their contracts with the competition watchdog, which will expire in September and March 2017 respectively, for “family reasons”.

Ms Webb joined the commission in April 2014 as senior executive director. She was promoted to CEO in March this year.


12 appointed to Labour Advisory Board

The government has announced the appointment of 12 members to the Labour Advisory Board (LAB) for a term of two years starting in January.

The new members included five employee representatives elected by registered employee unions, namely Chau Siu-chung (周小松), Wong Siu-han (王少嫺), Charles Chan Yiu-kwong (陳耀光), Tang Ka-piu (鄧家彪), Daniel Lau Yuk-fai (劉玉輝), and five employer representatives nominated by major employer associations, namely Ho Sai-chu (何世柱; representing the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce), Dr Kim Mak Kin-wah (麥建華; representing the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong), Irons Sze (施榮懷; representing the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong), Emil Yu Chen-on (于健安; representing the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce) and Jimmy Kwok Chun-wah (郭振華; representing the Federation of Hong Kong Industries).

In addition, Chan So-hing (陳素卿) and Cheung Sing-hung (張成雄) have been appointed on an ad personam basis as an employee member and an employer member of the LAB respectively.


New chairman for Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service

The government has appointed Professor Wong Yuk-shan (黃玉山) as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service for two years with effect from 1 January, 2017.

Professor Wong is President of the Open University of Hong Kong since April 2014. He is also chairman of the Consumer Council and a NPC deputy member.


Appointment of Chief Staff Officer, Civil Aid Service

The government has announced that Cheung Tat-yin (張達賢), Staff Officer, Civil Aid Service, will take up the post of Chief Staff Officer, Civil Aid Service on 24 December, 2016.

Cheung joined the government as Assistant Immigration Officer in September 1982 before being appointed as Training Officer (later retitled as Operations and Training Officer) in December 1985. He was promoted to Senior Operations and Training Officer in October 1999, to Principal Operations and Training Officer in December 2005 and was appointed as Staff Officer, Civil Aid Service in November 2011.