Appointments to Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

     The Government today (June 28) announced that the Chief Executive had re-appointed Mr Nicholas Brooke as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) for one year starting from July 1, 2013.

     "Throughout the years, HKSTPC has been the breeding ground for numerous technology companies," the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, said. "We are confident that under Mr Brooke's leadership, the corporation will continue to help Hong Kong stride forward in innovation and technology development."

     The Government also announced the appointment of two new members and the re-appointment of five incumbent members by the Financial Secretary.

     Mr Raymond Cheng Siu-hong and Mrs Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun have been appointed as new board members of the HKSTPC for a period of two years from July 1, 2013.

     Ms Nisa Leung Wing-yu, Professor Paul Tam Kwong-hang, Ms Winnie Yeung Cheung-wah, Professor Kenneth Young and Professor Albert Yu Cheung-hoi have been re-appointed as board members for a period of two years with effect from the same date.

     Mr So, said, "I am glad that the corporation has a board of directors on which there is a good mix of expertise to steer effective fulfillment of its public mission. I am confident that these members, with their impressive expertise and knowledge, will help the corporation enhance Hong Kong's position as a regional centre for innovation and technology."

     The term of one incumbent member, Mr Joseph Pang Yuk-wing, will expire on June 30 this year.

     "Mr Joseph Pang Yuk-wing has provided valuable contributions to steering the corporation in pursuing its public mission in the past six years. The achievements of the corporation are due in no small part to his guidance and wise counsel," Mr So said.

     The HKSTPC, which began operation on May 7, 2001, manages the Hong Kong Science Park, three industrial estates and the InnoCentre, and supports innovation and technology development in Hong Kong. It provides a comprehensive range of services to cater for the needs of industry at various stages, including nurturing technology start-ups through the incubation programme, providing premises and services in the Science Park for applied research and development activities, and providing developed land in the industrial estates for production.

Ends/Friday, June 28, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:31