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Appointments to Women's Commission
     The Government announced today (January 11) the appointment of Dr Eliza Chan Ching-har as the new Chairperson of the Women's Commission (WoC), as well as the appointment of three new members and the reappointment of five incumbent members. Their two-year term will take effect from January 15, 2024.
     The three new members are Ms Ching Ngon Lai, Miss Juanita Mok Uen-ying and Ms Vivian Tsui Sau-yin.
     The Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, welcomed the appointments and reappointments. She said, "Dr Eliza Chan is currently serving as a member of the Executive Council. She has rich experience in public affairs. I trust that under her leadership, the WoC will continue its dedicated efforts in advancing the interests and development of women in Hong Kong."
     "We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing Chairperson Ms Chan Yuen-han for her invaluable contribution to steering the WoC in the past six years. We also thank the outgoing members, Ms Melaine Lee Kam-ha, Miss Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai and Mrs Viola Wong Ho Suk-ying, for their contributions to the WoC. The new term of the WoC comprises members from diverse backgrounds. I trust that they will give valuable advice on the work of the WoC," she added.
     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.

     The membership of the WoC for the new term is as follows:
Non-official members
Dr Eliza Chan Ching-har (Chairperson)
Mrs Jennifer Cheng Yu Ngar-wing
Ms Ching Ngon-lai
Ms Rita Gurung
Ms Mary Huen Wai-yi
Ms Jin Ling
Ms Lam Wai-ling
Ms Helen Lu Hai
Professor Lui Yu-hon
Miss Juanita Mok Uen-ying
Ms Winnie Ng Wing-mui
Mrs Katherine Ngan Ng Yu-ying
Ms Melissa Kaye Pang
Ms Cindy Pun Siu-fung
Professor Sham Mai-har
Dr So Wing-yee
Mr Adrian Tam Kin
Ms Ashley Tse Hiu-hung 
Ms Vivian Tsui Sau-yin
Mr Walter Tsui Yu-hang
Ms Vivian Wong Man-lei
Dr Kitty Wu Kit-ying

Ex-officio members
Permanent Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs or representative (Vice-Chairperson)
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs or representative
Director of Social Welfare or representative
Ends/Thursday, January 11, 2024
Issued at HKT 11:00
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