The Government today (December 30) announced the appointment of two members to the Education Commission (EC).


The newly appointed member is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Subsidised Secondary Schools Council, Dr Halina Poon Suk-han. An incumbent member, Mr Henry Tong Sau-chai, has been re-appointed.


The two members have been appointed in their personal capacity for a two-year term with effect from January 1, 2017.


An Education Bureau spokesman said, “Given their rich experience in the education and professional sectors, we are confident that they will provide valuable advice and contribute to the work of the EC.”


The spokesman also thanked the outgoing member, Mr James Lam Yat-fung, for his valuable contribution to the work of the EC.


The new EC membership list, effective from January 1, 2017, is as follows:



Mr Tim Lui Tim-leung


Ex-officio members

Permanent Secretary for Education, Mrs Marion Lai Chan Chi-kuen

Chairman, Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals, Dr Carrie Willis

Chairman, Curriculum Development Council, Professor Kenneth Young

Chairman, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority Council, Mr Rock Chen Chung-nin

Chairman, Quality Education Fund Steering Committee, Mr Duffy Wong Chun-nam

Chairman, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, Mr Lester Garson Huang

Chairman, University Grants Committee, Mr Carlson Tong

Chairman, Vocational Training Council, Dr Clement Chen Cheng-jen


Non-official members

Ms Kelly Chan Yuen-sau

Dr Fung Wai-wah

Professor Alvin Leung Seung-ming

Dr Halina Poon Suk-han

Ms Ng Yin-kam

Ms Shum Siu-fong

Mr Sin Kim-wai

Mr Tang Fei

Mr Henry Tong Sau-chai

Dr Odalia Wong Ming-hung

Mr Dieter Yih Lai-tak


Note: As the ex-officio Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, Mr Tim Lui Tim-leung is also one of the ex-officio members.


Ends/Friday, December 30, 2016

Issued at HKT 15:00