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Appointments to Council on Human Reproductive Technology
     The Government announced today (April 8) the appointment of Professor Raymond Liang Hin-suen as the Chairperson of the Council on Human Reproductive Technology, as well as the appointment of four new members and the re-appointment of four serving members to the Council, with effect from April 11, 2022, for a term of three years.
     The newly appointed members are Dr May Lam Mei-ling, Ms Lee Lai-lan, Mr Ng Chak-hang and Ms Shum Hin-han. The re-appointed serving members are Dr Cheung Tak-hong, Dr Abril Choy Fung-peng, Ms Wu Shuk-yin and Mr Christopher Yu Wing-fai.
     The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, welcomed the new Chairperson and members to the Council. She also expressed gratitude to the outgoing Chairperson, Dr Matthew Ng, and members Ms Chan Ka-wai, Professor Cecilia Cheng, Ms Priscilla Wong Wai-yee and Mr Gavin Poon Ka-ming, for their invaluable contributions and unfailing support to the Council during their terms of office.
     Established in 2001 under the Human Reproductive Technology Ordinance, the Council on Human Reproductive Technology is tasked to regulate the conduct of reproductive technology including embryo research in Hong Kong through a licensing system and the publication of a Code of Practice for the relevant professions.

     Under section 4(2) of the Ordinance, the Council consists of 26 members from a wide range of disciplines, including medical specialists, legal professionals, a social worker, a scholar in philosophy or ethics, a psychologist, a sociologist, local community leaders and government representatives.

     The membership list of the Council with effect from April 11, 2022, is as follows:

Professor Raymond Liang Hin-suen

Deputy Chairperson
Ms Kam Yim-mui

Dr Philip Beh Swan-lip
Mr Chan How-chi
Dr Cheung Tak-hong
Professor Cheung Yuet-wah
Ms Eva Choi Doi-kwan
Dr Chow Kam-ming
Dr Abril Choy Fung-peng
Professor Sylvia Fung Yuk-kuen
Mr Frederick Hui Cheuk-kit
Mr Hui Ching-on
Professor Kwan Kai-man
Dr May Lam Mei-ling
Ms Lee Lai-lan
Dr Leung Kwok-yin
Mr Ng Chak-hang
Ms Shum Hin-han
Ms Vanessa Wan Lai-shan
Ms Wu Shuk-yin
Dr Yu Kai-man
Mr Christopher Yu Wing-fai
Principal Assistant Secretary, Food and Health Bureau
Assistant Director, Department of Health
Assistant Director, Home Affairs Department
Chief Social Work Officer, Social Welfare Department
Ends/Friday, April 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 11:30
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