Government establishes high-level Human Resources Planning Commission

     The Government today (March 19) appointed 20 non-official members and 13 ex-officio members to the newly established Human Resources Planning Commission  for a term of two years, from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2020.
     The establishment of the high-level Commission was a new initiative announced in the Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address.  It aims at formulating co-ordinated human resources strategies for developing Hong Kong further into a high value-added and more diversified economy. 
     The Commission, under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, will consolidate resources and efforts of the Government and various sectors to examine, review, and co-ordinate policies and measures on human resources in a holistic manner. The functions of the existing Steering Committee on Population Policy and the Manpower Development Committee will be subsumed under the Commission, which will commence operation next month (in April). 
     Mr Cheung said, “The Government attaches great importance to enhancing and optimising our human capital to cater for the evolving development needs of Hong Kong and maintain Hong Kong’s overall economic competitiveness.  The Commission comprises 20 non-official members drawn from a diverse mix of experts and stakeholders from different fields and sectors.  This enables us to tap diverse expertise, experience and professional views in the deliberation of various issues relating to human resources planning.”
     Ex-officio members of the Commission comprise eight policy bureau directors, the Government Economist, the Commissioner for Census and Statistics and the Chairmen of three major training and qualifications-related bodies.
     The terms of reference of the Commission are:

(1) to explore, devise and coordinate strategies and measures to enhance the quality, quantity and competencies of our workforce at various levels as a matter of priority to support and drive Hong Kong’s diversified economic developments and meet rapidly changing social needs;
(2) to monitor, review and examine the regimes of training and employment support and services to fully unleash the potential of the local workforce, admission of talents and manpower from outside Hong Kong and identify issues requiring action;
(3) to follow up and refine the Government’s overall population policy; and
(4) to engage stakeholders and experts from outside the Government in furthering the work of the Commission. 

     The membership of the Commission is as follows:
Chief Secretary for Administration
Non-official Members
Professor Edward Chen Kwan-yiu
Mr Chow Chung-kong
Ms Cordelia Chung
Ms Sylvia Chung Wai-man
Dr Theresa Cunanan
Mr Gao Yingxin
Mr Ho Wing-cheong
Mr Jack Hsu Chi-kao
Mr Law Wai-hung
Mr David Li Chi-ming
Professor Lui Yu-hon
Mr Ng Chau-pei
Ms Malina Ngai Man-lin
Mr Siu King-wai
Mr Carlson Tong
Ms Winnie Wong Chi-shun
Mrs Bonnie Woo Chan Tak-chi
Dr Yang Yusi
Mrs Betty Yuen So Siu-mai
Dr Allan Zeman
Ex-officio Members
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
Secretary for Education
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
Secretary for Food and Health
Secretary for Innovation and Technology
Secretary for Labour and Welfare
Secretary for Security
Commissioner for Census and Statistics
Government Economist
Chairman, Employees Retraining Board
Chairman, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
Chairman, Vocational Training Council

Ends/Monday, March 19, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00