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Appointments to Social Welfare Advisory Committee announced
     The Government today (November 29) announced the appointment of five new members and re-appointment of five incumbent members to the Social Welfare Advisory Committee (SWAC) for a term of two years with effect from December 1.

     The five new members are Mr Frederick Lai Wing-hoi, Professor Petrus Ng Yat-nam, Dr Pan Pey-chyou, Dr Ricky Szeto Wing-fu and Professor Frances Wong Kam-yuet.

     Mr Lai is the Director of the Social Work Services Division of Caritas - Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Social Work Training Fund Committee and the Advisory Committee on Mental Health.

     Professor Ng is the Head and Professor of the Department of Social Work of Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning.

     Dr Pan is the Honorary Consultant in Psychiatry of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. He is also a member of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Advisory Committee. 

     Dr Szeto is the General Manager and Executive Director of a private company. He is also a member of the Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee, the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities and the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board. 

     Professor Wong is a Professor of the School of Nursing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also a member of the Steering Committee on Primary Healthcare Development and the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.

     The five re-appointed incumbent members are Mr Armstrong Lee Hon-cheung, Ms Anthea Lo Wing-sze, Dr Gary Ng Ka-wing, Ms Cindy Pun Siu-fung and Dr Janice Tsang Wing-hang.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, welcomed the appointments and thanked the five outgoing members, Mr Ip Wai-ming, Dr Annissa Lui Wai-ling, Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, Professor Steven Ngai Sek-yum and Dr Loretta Yam Yin-chun, for their valuable contributions to the SWAC.

     The SWAC reviews social welfare services from time to time and advises the Government on all matters of social welfare policy.

     The membership list of the SWAC with effect from December 1, 2019 is as follows:

Mr Lester Garson Huang

Non-official members
Dr Bai Xue
Ms Sylvia Chan May-kuen
Dr Gary Cheng Faat-ting
Miss Cheung Sze-wing
Mr Manohar Thakurdas Chugh
Mr Andy Ho Wing-cheong
Mr Anthony Kwan Wai-ming
Mr Frederick Lai Wing-hoi
Dr Lam James Joseph
Mr Armstrong Lee Hon-cheung
Ms Anthea Lo Wing-sze
Dr Gary Ng Ka-wing
Professor Petrus Ng Yat-nam
Dr Pan Pey-chyou
Ms Cindy Pun Siu-fung
Dr Ricky Szeto Wing-fu
Dr Janice Tsang Wing-hang
Ms Eva Wong Ching-hung
Professor Frances Wong Kam-yuet
Mr Anthony Wong Kin-wai
Ms Amarantha Yip Yun-wan
Ends/Friday, November 29, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:00
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