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Appointments to West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Board

      The Government today (October 22) announced appointments by the Chief Executive to the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) for a two-year term from October 23, 2012, to October 22, 2014.

     The Chief Secretary for Administration is re-appointed as Chairman of the Board.

     A Government spokesman said that the 15 non-official members, with their wealth of experience and expertise in different sectors, including arts and culture, architecture, urban planning, engineering, business and finance, law and community service, would provide needed knowledge and valuable advice to the Board to discharge its statutory duties and to oversee the development process of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD).

     The WKCDA Ordinance (Cap. 601) provides that the Board is the governing and executive body of the WKCDA. It is responsible for the planning, development, operation and maintenance of the arts and cultural facilities and related facilities in the WKCD.

     Since its establishment in October 2008, the Board of the WKCDA has charted the direction for various strategic issues crucial to the development of the WKCD and the operation of the WKCDA, which include the organisational setup of the WKCDA, the Development Plan for the WKCD and the design of various facilities, as well as cultural software development. It has also actively promoted engagement with the public and stakeholders.

     The following is the Board's membership announced today:

Chief Secretary for Administration

Mr Ronald Arculli
Mr Raymond Fung Wing-kee
Mr Chris Ip Ngo-tung*
Mr Leo Kung Lin-cheng*
Mr Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung
Mr Andrew Lam Siu-lo
Professor Lee Chack-fan
Dr Victor Lo Chung-wing
Mr Ma Fung-kwok
Mr Sin Chung-kai
Professor Jenny So Fong-suk
Mr Philip Tsai Wing-chung*
Ms Yip Wing-sie
Mr Danny Yung Ning-tsun
Dr Allan Zeman
Secretary for Home Affairs or alternate representative
Secretary for Development or alternate representative
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury or alternate representative

(*new appointee)

     The Chief Executive Officer of WKCDA is an ex-officio member of the Board.

Ends/Monday, October 22, 2012
Issued at HKT 19:14


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