The Government announced today (March 30) the appointment of Mr Norman Lo Shung Man, Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation, to succeed Mr Albert Lam Kwong Yu as Director-General of Civil Aviation with effect from April 17, 2004. Mr Lam will proceed on pre-retirement leave on the same day.
The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joseph W P Wong, expressed full confidence in Mr Lo's appointment.
Mr Wong said : "Mr Norman Lo has profound professional knowledge and rich experience in the aviation field. Together with his proven leadership and administrative skills, I am confident that he will be able to lead the Civil Aviation Department in facing the challenges ahead. I am sure that the staff of the department will continue to give their best under his leadership."
"I would also like to thank Mr Lam for his dedicated and meritorious service in the government for more than 41 years," he added.
The Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Mr Stephen Ip, thanked Mr Albert Lam for his valuable contribution to the development of Hong Kong as an international and regional aviation centre.
Mr Ip said :"With his professionalism and wealth of experience, Mr Lam has made significant contribution to the sustained development of Hong Kong's aviation sector. Under his leadership, the Civil Aviation Department has witnessed the move of our airport from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok and made every effort to support the burgeoning industry. Mr Lam has also played a pivotal role in developing and maintaining a world-class civil aviation regulatory regime for Hong Kong. I have full confidence in Mr Norman Lo in taking up this challenging job and look forward to working closely with him to further enhance Hong Kong's position as an international aviation hub."
The government also announced the appointment of Mr Leung Yu Keung, Assistant Director-General of Civil Aviation, to succeed Mr Lo as Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation with effect from April 17, 2004.
The biographical notes on Messrs Albert Lam Kwong Yu and Norman Lo Shung Man are as follows:
Mr Albert Lam Kwong-yu, JP
Aged 59, Mr Lam joined the Civil Aviation Department as a Control Assistant in November, 1962. He rose through the ranks to Airport General Manager in October, 1994, and Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation in July, 1996. He has been the Director-General of Civil Aviation since October, 1998.
Mr Lam will proceed on pre-retirement leave with effect from April 17, 2004, after more than 41 years of service with the government.
Mr Norman Lo Shung-man, JP
Aged 47, Mr Lo joined the Hong Kong Civil Service as a Student Radiographer in the then Medical and Health Department in October, 1976. He joined the Civil Aviation Department as a Student Air Traffic Control Officer in January, 1977. He was appointed as Operations Officer in January, 1988, and was promoted to Senior Operations Officer in April, 1994, to Chief Operations Officer in September, 1996, to Assistant Director of Civil Aviation in December, 1997, and to Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation in May, 2002. Mr Lo is also a professional pilot.
Ends/Tuesday, March 30, 2004