Appointments to Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal

     Under the authority delegated by the Chief Executive, the Financial Secretary has appointed nine new members and re-appointed 16 serving members to the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal (SFAT) from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2023. 
     The membership of the SFAT for the new term is as follows:
New appointees
Professor Chan Ka-lok
Mr Chordio Chan Siu-ping
Ms Florence Chan Yuen-shan
Ms Lorna Chen Xin
Mr Gary Cheung Wai-kwok
Mr Hamilton Ty Tang
Dr Christopher To Wing
Mr Yip Chai-tuck
Mr Edward Yuen Siu-bun
Re-appointed members
Mr Vincent Chan Chun-hung
Professor Chan Koon-hung
Ms Mable Chan Mei-bo
Ms Yvonne Cheng Wai-sum
Ms Kerry Ching Kim-wai
Ms Cindi Hui Ming-ming
Mr Johnson Kong Chi-how
Mr Nelson Lam Chi-yuen
Mr Peter Leung Ming-hym
Professor Leung Siu-fai
Mr Mak Kwong-fai 
Ms Edith Shih 
Mr Simon Wong Hin-wing
Mr Jamee Wong Kwok-ching
Ms Amelia Yau Yu-xin
Ms Wendy Yuen Miu-ling
     Announcing the appointments today (March 29), a Government spokesman said, "The SFAT provides an effective safeguard to ensure that the relevant regulatory decisions are reasonable and fair. It enhances the accountability of the relevant regulatory bodies."
     The Government also paid tribute to the outgoing members. They are Mr Jeffrey Chan Lap-tak, Mr Mohan Datwani, Mr Henry Lai Hin-wing, Dr Billy Mak Sui-choi, Mr Anthony Muh Yi-tong, Mr Gerry Ng Joo-yeow, Mr Roy Tsang Chi-wai, Ms Wendy Tsang Kam-yin and Ms Helen Zee.
     "Their service to the SFAT provided an effective safeguard for the proper regulation of the securities and futures industry in Hong Kong," the spokesman said.
     The SFAT is a statutory tribunal established under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO). According to the law, the SFAT is chaired by a judge or former judge for hearing appeals against specified decisions made under the SFO by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and the investor compensation company recognised by the SFC. There are currently four chairmen on the SFAT, namely Mr Michael John Hartmann, Mr Michael Victor Lunn, Mr Kenneth Kwok Hing-wai, SC and Mr Garry Tallentire.

Ends/Monday, March 29, 2021
Issued at HKT 17:00