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Appointments to the Family Council
     The Government announced today (March 31) the re-appointment of Professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei as the Chairman of the Family Council (the Council), as well as the appointment and re-appointment of members to the Council for a term of two years with effect from April 1, 2017.

     Professor Shek has been appointed by the Chief Executive as the first non-official Chairman of the Council since April 1, 2013. Under Professor Shek's able leadership, the Council has taken proactive steps in advising bureaux and departments on the application of family perspectives in the policy-making process, conducting research and surveys to foster a better understanding of issues relating to the family, and 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 the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Membership of the Council comprises official members and non-official members from various backgrounds, as well as the Chairpersons of the Commission on Youth, the Elderly Commission and the Women's Commission as ex-officio members.

     The Home Affairs Bureau thanked outgoing members Ms Lilian Law Suk-kwan, Dr Eddy Li Sau-hung, Ms Shirley Marie Therese Loo, Ms Peggy Wong Pik-kiu, Ms Irene Yau Oi-yuen and Mr Ivan Yiu Tze-leung for their contributions and dedication to the work of the Council during their term of service.

     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
Dr Lam Ching-choi, 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
Mr Lee Luen-fai
Professor Alvin Leung Seung-ming
Miss Phoebe Tang Pui-yee
Dr Gordon Tsui Luen-on
Miss Gabriella Wong Siu-ling
Ms Emily Yip Lai-wa

Non-official Members (new appointments)
Ms May Chan Suk-mei
Ms Sonia Cheng Chi-man
Ms Cheung Lai-chu
Mr Dominic Lee Tsz-king
Mrs Cecilia Wong Ng Kit-wah
Mr Clement Woo Kin-man
Ms Amarantha Yip Yun-wan

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 31, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:05
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