Senior Appointments (with photos)
(a) Mr Charlix Wong Shing-hei, Deputy Director of Accounting Services, will take over as Director of Accounting Services on January 3, 2018, when Mr Martin Siu Man-tat commences his pre-retirement leave.
(b) Professor James Tang Tuck-hong will be appointed as Secretary-General, University Grants Committee of the University Grants Committee (UGC) Secretariat on April 16, 2018, following an open-cum-in-service recruitment exercise. Professor Tang will succeed Dr Richard Armour, who will be leaving the post on completion of agreement.
Commenting on Mr Wong's appointment, the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, said, "Mr Wong has proven leadership and management skills, profound professional knowledge and extensive operational experience. I am confident that he will be able to lead the Treasury to meet the challenges ahead."
Commenting on Professor Tang's appointment, Mr Law said, "Professor Tang possesses profound knowledge of the higher education sector and proven management abilities. I am confident that he will be able to lead the UGC Secretariat and provide effective service to the UGC in meeting the challenges ahead."
On the retirement of Mr Siu, Mr Law said, "Mr Siu has served with commitment and zeal in the civil service throughout the past 34 years. As Director of Accounting Services, Mr Siu has made sustained efforts in enhancing the efficiency and service quality of the Treasury. I wish him a fulfilling and happy retirement."
On Dr Armour's departure, Mr Law said, "During his tenure as the Secretary-General, UGC, Dr Armour has led the UGC Secretariat in providing professional support to the UGC. I wish to thank him for his contribution to Hong Kong's higher education sector."
Brief biographical notes of the four officers are set out below:
Mr Martin Siu Man-tat
Mr Siu joined the Government as Accounting Officer II in September 1983. He was appointed as Treasury Accountant in September 1988 and promoted to Chief Treasury Accountant in July 2004, to Assistant Director of Accounting Services in June 2011 and to Deputy Director of Accounting Services in August 2013. He has been Director of Accounting Services since January 2014.
Mr Charlix Wong Shing-hei
Mr Wong joined the Government as Executive Officer II in October 1985. He was appointed as Accounting Officer II in December 1986 and promoted to Accounting Officer I in July 1989 until leaving the service in August 1991. He rejoined the Government as Treasury Accountant in January 1993 and was promoted to Chief Treasury Accountant in September 2006, to Assistant Director of Accounting Services in June 2011 and to Deputy Director of Accounting Services in May 2015.
Dr Richard Armour
Dr Armour started his career as a university administrator at the Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Strathclyde and the Queen Margaret University in the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1992. In 1992, Dr Armour came to Hong Kong and took up the post of Director of Academic Planning and Senior Assistant Registrar at the City University of Hong Kong. He became the Registrar of the Open University of Hong Kong in 1996. In 2006, Dr Armour moved to Australia and worked in the Griffith University as the Academic Registrar. He returned to Hong Kong in 2009 to take up the post of Senior Advisor to the President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was appointed as Secretary-General, UGC, in January 2012.
Professor James Tang Tuck-hong
Professor Tang has served in senior academic and management positions in local and overseas universities and possesses rich management experience in higher education institutions. He is currently Dean and Professor of Political Science at the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (SMU), which he joined in 2011. Since 2014, he has concurrently served as Special Adviser to the President of SMU on Greater China affairs. Before assuming his position at SMU, Professor Tang had served in the University of Hong Kong and was the Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration from 1999. During 2002 to 2006, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and from 2007 to 2010, he was Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration while serving as Director of the Master of International and Public Affairs Programme. Over the years, he also held visiting appointments at renowned universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and on the Mainland.
Ends/Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:00
Issued at HKT 16:00