Appointments to the Family Council

     The Government announced today (March 20) the re-appointment of Professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei as Chairman of the Family Council (the Council), as well as the re-appointment of 12 incumbent members and appointment of two new members to the Council for a period of two years with effect from April 1, 2015.

     Professor Shek was appointed by the Chief Executive as the first non-official Chairman of the Council on April 1, 2013. Since then, under Professor Shek's able leadership, the Council has taken proactive steps in advising bureaux/departments on the application of family perspectives in the policy-making process, as well as organising various publicity programmes to create a pro-family environment. Professor Shek is currently the Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) and Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Membership of the Council comprises official members, non-official members from various backgrounds, and the Chairpersons of the Commission on Youth, the Elderly Commission and the Women's Commission as ex-officio members.

     The Home Affairs Bureau thanked the two outgoing members, Dr Maggie Koong May-kay and Professor Terry Au Kit-fong for their invaluable contributions and dedication to the work of the Council over the past years.

     The membership list of the Council for the new term is as follows:

Professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei

Ex-officio Members
Mr Lau Ming-wai, Chairperson of the Commission on Youth
Professor Alfred Chan Cheung-ming, Chairperson of the Elderly Commission
Mrs Stella Lau Kun Lai-kuen, Chairperson of the Women's Commission

Non-official Members (re-appointments)
Mrs Patricia Chu Yeung Pak-yu
Professor Lam Tai-hing
Ms Lilian Law Suk-kwan
Mr Lee Luen-fai
Dr Eddy Li Sau-hung
Ms Shirley Marie Therese Loo
Miss Phoebe Tang Pui-yee
Dr Gordon Tsui Luen-on
Ms Peggy Wong Pik-kiu
Miss Gabriella Wong Siu-ling
Ms Irene Yau Oi-yuen
Mr Ivan Yiu Tze-leung

Non-official Members (new appointments)
Professor Alvin Leung Seung-ming
Ms Yip Lai-wa
Official Members
Secretary for Home Affairs, or his representative
Secretary for Labour and Welfare, or his representative
Secretary for Education, or his representative
Head of Central Policy Unit, or his representative

     Since its establishment in 2007, the Council has been serving as a cross-sector and cross-bureau platform for examining family-related policies and promoting a culture of loving families in the community.

Ends/Friday, March 20, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:16