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Appointments to Social Welfare Advisory Committee announced

     The Government today (November 20) announced the appointment of three new members and the re-appointment of seven incumbent members to the Social Welfare Advisory Committee (SWAC) for a term of two years with effect from December 1.

     The three new members are Ms Anthea Lo Wing-sze, Ms Cindy Pun Siu-fung and Dr Janice Tsang Wing-hang.

     Ms Lo is Director of M1 Hotel and Menswinton Limited. She is also a member of the Award Council of the Hong Kong Award for Young People, the Finance and Management Working Group of Chinese Temples Committee and the Council of Lingnan University.

     Ms Pun is General Secretary of the Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Social Service. She is also a member of the Evangelical School Development Incorporation Limited, the Incorporated Management Committee of Carmel Alison Lam Foundation Secondary School and the Incorporated Management Committee of Carmel Pak U Secondary School.

     Dr Tsang is Assistant Dean (Alumni Relations) of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. She is also Vice President of the Hong Kong Women Doctors Association.

     The seven re-appointed members are Mr Ip Wai-ming, Mr Hansen Lee Hong-kong, Mr Edmond Lee Man-bun, Dr Annissa Lui Wai-ling, Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, Professor Steven Ngai Sek-yum and Dr Loretta Yam Yin-chun.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, welcomed the appointments and thanked the three outgoing members, Mr Jovy Suen Leung-kwong, Dr Sandra Tsang Kit-man and Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam, for their valuable contributions to the SWAC.

     The SWAC reviews social welfare services from time to time and advises the Government on all matters of social welfare policy.

     Following is the membership list of the SWAC with effect from December 1, 2015:

Mr Vincent Lo Wing-sang

Non-official members
Ms Anna May Chan Mei-lan
Dr Crystal Cheng Lai-ling
Dr Roy Chung Chi-ping
Mr David Fong Man-hung
Mr Laurence Ho Hoi-ming
Mr Ip Wai-ming
Ms Christina Maisenne Lee
Mr Hansen Lee Hong-kong
Mr Edmond Lee Man-bun
Mr Laurence Li Lu-jen
Ms Anthea Lo Wing-sze
Dr Annissa Lui Wai-ling
Mr Joseph Man Hung-yee
Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong
Professor Steven Ngai Sek-yum
Ms Cindy Pun Siu-fung
Ms Theresa Tao Chee-ying
Dr Janice Tsang Wing-hang
Dr Loretta Yam Yin-chun
Mr Charles Yang Chuen-liang
Ms Sania Yau Sau-wai

Ends/Friday, November 20, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:15


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