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Appointment of Director of Broadcasting (with photo)

     The Government announced today (September 9) that Mr Roy Tang Yun-kwong will take up the post of Director of Broadcasting on September 15, 2011.  The post was vacated by Mr Franklin Wong Wah-kay upon completion of his service contract in February 2011.

     Commenting on the appointment, the Secretary for the Civil Service, Miss Denise Yue, said, "Mr Tang is a seasoned Administrative Officer with rich experience in public administration and proven leadership and management skills.  I have every confidence that he will continue to serve the community with professionalism and dedication in his new capacity, and ably lead Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to meet the challenges ahead."

     As with his predecessors, Mr Tang will ensure that RTHK's editorial independence will be adequately safeguarded.

     The Government earlier conducted an open recruitment exercise, but could not identify a suitable candidate to fill the Director of Broadcasting post.  Nevertheless, it remains the Government's intention to groom officers from within RTHK for advancement to senior positions of the department in accordance with the established mechanism.

     Brief biographical notes on Mr Tang are set out below:

Mr Roy Tang Yun-kwong

     Aged 47.  Mr Tang joined the Administrative Service in July 1987.  He rose to his present rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade B1 in April 2010.

     Mr Tang served in various bureaux and departments earlier in his career, including the former Finance Branch, the former Health and Welfare Branch, the former City and New Territories Administration, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo, the former New Airport Projects Co-ordination Office and the former Transport Bureau.  He was Deputy Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works (Environment) from July 2004 to March 2005, Deputy Director of Environmental Protection from April 2005 to June 2007, and Deputy Secretary for the Environment from July 2007 to May 2010.  He has been Deputy Secretary for Labour and Welfare (Welfare) since May 2010.

Ends/Friday, September 9, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:04


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