Post-office employment for Mr Charles Kwan Wing-kei

     The Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials has advised the Government on the proposed employment of former full-time member of the Central Policy Unit, Mr Charles Kwan Wing-kei, after leaving the Government on April 1. Mr Kwan's application involved the setting up of a publishing consultancy company and his appointment as the company's director.

     The Advisory Committee considers that, subject to observance of certain restrictions it has advised, the proposed self-employment of Mr Kwan would not cause any potential conflict of interest. The Advisory Committee also did not anticipate adverse public reaction or public perception problems arising from the proposed self-employment. On the basis of the Committee's advice, the Government has approved the post-office work proposed by Mr Kwan subject to those restrictions.

     In considering each case, the Advisory Committee has regard to the information provided by the former official concerned under special appointment, the assessments by relevant government bureaux or offices, and the criteria for advice as stipulated in the guidance notes on post-office employment for officials under special appointment.

     Details of the cases are available at the Advisory Committee's website (

     The membership of the Advisory Committee is as follows:

Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi (Chairman)
Mr Tim Lui Tim-leung
Professor Liu Pak-wai
Ms Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah
Ms Elaine Lo Yuen-man

Ends/Thursday, September 12, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:08