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Government announces appointments to Communications Authority
     The Government today (March 17) announced the appointments to the Communications Authority (CA).
     The Chief Executive has reappointed Ms Winnie Tam Wan-chi as the Chairman, and the Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development as the Vice-chairman of the CA. In addition, four incumbent members, viz. Professor Vincent Lau Kin-nang, Mr Patrick Law Fu-yuen, Professor Leung Siu-fai and Mr Simon Wong Kwong-yeung have been reappointed while Mr Nicholas Chan Hiu-fung and Mr Michael Hui Wah-kit have been newly appointed to the CA. The tenure of their appointments is two years with effect from April 1, 2023.

     Announcing the appointments, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau, said, "I am pleased that Ms Winnie Tam has been reappointed as the Chairman of the CA. With her excellent leadership and professional background, I am confident that Ms Tam will continue to lead the CA to meet the challenges ahead."

     Mr Yau welcomed the newly appointed members, Mr Nicholas Chan Hiu-fung and Mr Michael Hui Wah-kit from the legal and business sectors respectively. Mr Yau said that their rich experience and professional expertise will be valuable to the CA's work. He also thanked the outgoing members, Mr Stephen Hung Wan-shun and Mr Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun, for their contributions to the CA in the past six years.

     Brief profiles of the newly appointed non-official members are as follows:

Mr Nicholas Chan Hiu-fung

     Mr Chan, a solicitor, is the Partner of Squire Patton Boggs, an international law firm. He is a co-opted member of the Broadcast Complaints Committee of the CA and a member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region deputies to the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China.

Mr Michael Hui Wah-kit

     Mr Hui is the managing director of Freedom Industrial Corporation Limited. He is currently the Chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee, Chairman of the Import and Export Industry Training Advisory Committee as well as a member of the Council of Lingnan University.

     Membership of the CA from April 1, 2023, will be as follows:

Ms Winnie Tam Wan-chi

Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development

Non-official members
Dr Hubert Chan Chung-yee
Mr Nicholas Chan Hiu-fung
Professor Karen Chan Ka-yin
Ms Amy Fung Dun-mi
Mr Michael Hui Wah-kit
Professor Vincent Lau Kin-nang
Mr Patrick Law Fu-yuen
Professor Leung Siu-fai
Mr Simon Wong Kwong-yeung

Official member
Director-General of Communications
Ends/Friday, March 17, 2023
Issued at HKT 11:00
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