Appointment of members of Equal Opportunities Commission

     The Government announced today (May 8) that the Chief Executive has appointed a new member and re-appointed an incumbent member to the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for a term of two years with effect from May 20, 2020.
     The newly appointed member is Mr Simon Lam Ken-chung (brief background in Annex) and the re-appointed member is Dr Sigmund Leung Sai-man.

     A Government spokesman said, "The membership of the EOC continues to represent a balanced mix of expertise and sectors, including women, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, employment, social services, legal, accounting, academics and education, and the community at large. Their experience and expertise will be instrumental to the work of the EOC in promoting equal opportunities.
     "We would like to take the opportunity to thank the outgoing member, Mr Samuel Chan Ka-yan, for his contribution to the Commission's work towards the elimination of discrimination."
     The spokesman added, "We look forward to the concerted efforts of the Chairperson of the EOC and all its members in implementing the existing anti-discrimination ordinances and constructing a pluralistic and inclusive society in Hong Kong."

Ends/Friday, May 8, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00