Appointments to Women's Commission

     The Government announced today (January 8) the re-appointment of eight non-official members, as well as the appointment of four new members, namely Ms Lam Wai-ling, Mrs Katherine Ngan Ng Yu-ying, Ms Cindy Pun Siu-fung and Professor Sham Mai-har, to the Women's Commission (WoC). Their two-year term will take effect on January 15, 2021.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong said, "Since its establishment in 2001, the WoC has spared no effort in promoting the well-being and interests of women in Hong Kong and advising the Government on policies and initiatives on women's issues."

     Dr Law added, "The re-appointed and newly appointed members come from diverse backgrounds and have rich experience in their professions and community services. I hope that they will give valuable advice on the work of the WoC. In the new term of the WoC, 85.7 per cent of non-official members are female."

     Dr Law also thanked the outgoing members, Professor Cecilia Chan Lai-wan, Ms Yolanda Ng Yuen-ting, Ms Wong Siu-wah and Ms Yvonne Yeung Kin-ha, for their contribution to the WoC.

     The membership of the WoC for the new term is as follows:

Non-official members
Ms Chan Yuen-han (Chairperson)
Ms Susanna Chiu Lai-kuen
Ms Mary Huen Wai-yi
Ms Lam Wai-ling
Mrs Emily Tim-yi Lam Ho
Dr Kevin Lau Chung-hang
Ms Melaine Lee Kam-ha
Ms Elaine Lo Yuen-man
Professor Lui Yu-hon
Ms Winnie Ng Wing-mui
Mrs Katherine Ngan Ng Yu-ying
Ms Melissa Kaye Pang
Ms Scarlett Pong Oi-lan
Ms Cindy Pun Siu-fung
Ms Rigam Rai
Professor Sham Mai-har
Dr Loletta So Kit-ying
Miss Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai
Mr Walter Tsui Yu-hang
Mrs Viola Wong Ho Suk-ying
Dr Kitty Wu Kit-ying

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 8, 2021
Issued at HKT 12:00