Appointments to Women's Commission

     The Government today (January 11) announced the appointment of four new members and the re-appointment of seven incumbent members to the Women's Commission (WoC) for a term of two years with effect from January 15, 2019.

     The four new members are Ms Mary Huen Wai-yi, Ms Melissa Kaye Pang, Ms Rigam Rai and Mr Walter Tsui Yu-hang.

     Ms Mary Huen Wai-yi is the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. She is also a panel member of the Anti‐Money Laundering and Counter‐Terrorist Financing Review Tribunal.

     Ms Melissa Kaye Pang is the first female President of the Law Society of Hong Kong. She is also the Chairperson of the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education.

     Ms Rigam Rai is the first Nepalese lawyer in Hong Kong. She is also a member of the Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony.

     Mr Walter Tsui Yu-hang is a founder of CareER, a non-profit-making organisation. He is also a member of the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee.

     The seven re-appointed incumbent members are Professor Cecilia Chan Lai-wan, Ms Susanna Chiu Lai-kuen, Mrs Emily Tim-yi Lam Ho, Dr Kevin Lau Chung-hang, Ms Elaine Lo Yuen-man, Ms Wong Siu-wah and Ms Yvonne Yeung Kin-ha.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, welcomed the appointments and re-appointments. He said, "Coming from a diverse background, the newly appointed and re-appointed members have rich experience in their professions and community services. I look forward to their giving valuable advice on the work of the WoC."

     Dr Law also thanked the four outgoing members, Ms Aruna Gurung, Ms Juan Leung Chung-yan, Mr Philip Tsai Wing-chung and Ms Rabi Yim Chor-pik, for their active participation in and valuable contribution to the work of the WoC in the past years.

     The WoC was set up on January 15, 2001, as a central mechanism to promote the well-being and interests of women in Hong Kong. It plays a strategic role in advising the Government on policies and initiatives on women's issues.

     Following is the membership list of the WoC with effect from January 15, 2019:

Non-official members
Ms Chan Yuen-han (Chairperson)
Professor Cecilia Chan Lai-wan
Ms Susanna Chiu Lai-kuen
Ms Mary Huen Wai-yi
Professor Shirley Hung Suet-lin
Ms Angelina Kwan
Mrs Emily Tim-yi Lam Ho
Dr Kevin Lau Chung-hang
Ms Melaine Lee Kam-ha
Ms Elaine Lo Yuen-man
Ms Yolanda Ng Yuen-ting
Ms Melissa Kaye Pang
Ms Scarlett Pong Oi-lan
Ms Rigam Rai
Dr Loletta So Kit-ying
Ms Michelle Tang Ming-sum
Miss Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai
Mr Walter Tsui Yu-hang
Ms Wong Siu-wah
Mrs Viola Wong Ho Suk-ying
Ms Yvonne Yeung Kin-ha

Ex-officio members
Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare or representative (Vice-Chairperson)
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs or representative
Director of Social Welfare or representative

Ends/Friday, January 11, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:00