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Appointments to Elderly Commission

     The Government today (April 15) announced the appointments of Dr Lam Ching-choi as the Chairman and Dr Vivian Lou Wei-qun as a member of the Elderly Commission. The appointments will take effect from April 20, 2016, to July 29, 2018.

     Dr Lam is the Chief Executive Officer of the Haven of Hope Christian Service. He is dedicated to enhancing elderly welfare and has been actively involved in improving long-term care services for the elderly. Dr Lam has been serving as the Vice-chairman of the Elderly Commission since July 2011.

     Dr Lou is the Director of Sau Po Centre on Ageing at the University of Hong Kong. She is currently a member of the Social Work Training Fund Committee.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, welcomed the appointments. He said, "The new Chairman and member are both well experienced in elderly services. I look forward to working closely with them on the development of elderly services and promotion of the well-being of the elderly in Hong Kong."

     Mr Cheung also thanked Professor Alfred Chan Cheung-ming, the outgoing Chairman, for his sterling contribution during his tenure.

     The membership list of the Elderly Commission with effect from April 20 is as follows:

Dr Lam Ching-choi

Non-official Members:
Mrs Lilian Chan Lui Ling-yee
Ms Maggie Chan Man-ki
Miss Grace Chan Man-yee
Mr Cheung Leong
Mr Victor Lam Hoi-cheung
Professor Diana Lee Tze-fan
Dr Vivian Lou Wei-qun
Mr Henry Shie Wai-hung
Mrs Susan So Chan Wai-hang
Dr Doris Tse Man-wah
Dr Tung Sau-ying
Mr Jackson Wong Fan-foung
Mr Wong Kit-loong
Mr Kenneth Wong Tai-lun
Mrs Doris Wong Wong Yu-sum
Dr Yeung Ka-ching

Official members:
Secretary for Food and Health or representative
Secretary for Labour and Welfare or representative
Secretary for Transport and Housing/Director of Housing or representative
Director of Health or representative
Director of Social Welfare or representative
Chief Executive, Hospital Authority or representative

Ends/Friday, April 15, 2016
Issued at HKT 12:06


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