Appointments to Education Commission

     The Government today (June 29) announced the appointment of five members to the Education Commission.

     Newly appointed to the commission are Professor Lee Wing-on, Vice-President (Academic) and Deputy to the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Ms Shirley Marie Therese Loo, the Development Director of a private publication company specialising in education for children and youth. Three incumbent members, Miss Gloria Leung Chi-kin, Mr Tong Chung-fan and Mr Wong Kwan-yu, are re-appointed.

     All five members are appointed in their personal capacity for a two-year term with effect from Wednesday (July 1).

     An Education Bureau spokesman said, "With these five membersˇ¦ rich experience in education and other sectors of the community, we are confident that they will be able to contribute useful ideas and provide effective support to the work of the commission."

     The spokesman also thanked the two outgoing members, Mrs Dorothy Chan Cheng Mei-chu and Professor Leslie Lo Nai-kwai, for their valuable contribution to the work of the commission.ˇ¨

     The new membership list of the Education Commission with effect from July 1 is as follows:


Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi

Ex-officio Members:

Permanent Secretary for Education, Mr Raymond Wong

Chairman, Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications, Mr Cheung Pak-hong

Chairman, Curriculum Development Council, Professor Edmond Ko Inq-ming

Chairman, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority Council, Mr Irving Koo Yee-yin

Chairman, Quality Education Fund Steering Committee, Mr Pang Yiu-kai

Chairman, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, Prof Cheng Kai-ming

Chairman, University Grants Committee, Mrs Laura M Cha

Chairman, Vocational Training Council, Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen

Non-official Members:

Mr Lester Garson Huang

Professor Lee Wing-on

Miss Gloria Leung Chi-kin

Mr Liu Ah-chuen  

Ms Shirley Marie Therese Loo

Mrs Rita Mansukhani Au Hay-lun

Mr Tang Kwai-tai

Mr Tong Chung-fan

Mr Wong Kwan-yu

Professor Wong Po-choi

Ends/Monday, June 29, 2009
Issued at HKT 16:03