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Appointments to Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal
     Under the authority delegated by the Chief Executive, the Financial Secretary has appointed 11 new members and reappointed 13 serving members to the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal (SFAT) for a term of two years from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2025. 
     The membership of the SFAT for the new term is as follows:
New appointees
Ms Dilys Chau Suet-fung
Ms Ivy Chua Suk-lin
Mr Kent Ho Ching-tak
Mr Stephen Hung Wan-shun
Ms Sammy Koo Chi-sum
Dr Bankee Kwan Pak-hoo
Mr Lau Pak-wai
Ms Carol Lui Kit-fong
Mr Webster Ng Kam-wah
Mrs Natalia Seng Sze Ka-mee
Professor Tang Hei-wai
Reappointed members
Mr Vincent Chan Chun-hung
Professor Chan Ka-lok 
Professor Chan Koon-hung
Mr Chordio Chan Siu-ping
Ms Florence Chan Yuen-shan
Ms Lorna Chen Xin
Mr Gary Cheung Wai-kwok
Mr Peter Leung Ming-hym
Mr Hamilton Ty Tang
Dr Christopher To Wing
Ms Amelia Yau Yu-xin
Mr Yip Chai-tuck
Mr Edward Yuen Siu-bun
     Announcing the appointments today (March 31), 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 regulatory bodies concerned."
     The Government also expressed gratitude to the outgoing members. They are Ms Mabel Chan Mei-bo, Ms Kerry Ching Kim-wai, Ms Cindi Hui Ming-ming, Professor Leung Siu-fai, Mr Mak Kwong-fai, Ms Edith Shih, Mr Simon Wong Hin-wing, Mr Jamee Wong Kwok-ching and Ms Wendy Yuen Miu-ling.
     "Their service to the SFAT has effectively conserved 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 three chairmen on the SFAT, namely Mr Michael John Hartmann, Mr Michael Victor Lunn and Mr Ian Charles McWalters.
Ends/Friday, March 31, 2023
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