The Government announced today (May 18) that the Chief Executive has appointed six new members and re-appointed 10 incumbent members to the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for two years, with effect from May 20, 2015.
The newly appointed members are:
Mr Ivan Chan Chi-kin
Professor Susanne Choi Yuk-ping
Ms Elizabeth Law
Ms Juan Leung Chung-yan
Ms Shirley Marie Therese Loo
Miss Yu Chui-yee
The re-appointed members are:
Ms Susanna Chiu Lai-kuen
Mr Holden Chow Ho-ding
Dr Maggie Koong May-kay
Dr Trisha Leahy
Professor Joseph Lee Kok-long
Mr Amirali Bakirali Nasir
Mr Zaman Minhas Qamar
Ms Su-mei Thompson
Dr Sandra Tsang Kit-man
Mr Nelson Yip Siu-hong
"We are grateful for the contribution of all incumbent members to the work of the EOC in the past two years. They have displayed enthusiasm and commitment in promoting equal opportunities. They have also provided valuable input to the various areas of work of the EOC," a Government spokesman said.
"The new membership of the EOC continues to represent a balanced mix of expertise and sectors, including women, persons with disability, ethnic minorities, employment, social services, legal, accounting, academics and education, and the community at large. Their experience and expertise will be invaluable to the work of the EOC in promoting equal opportunities.
"We would like to take the opportunity to thank Ms Choi Hing-shi, Mr Tim Lui Tim-leung, Ms Winnie Ng Wing-mui, Mr Paul Tse Wai-chun, Dr John Tse Wing-ling and Ms Garling Wong Ka-ling for their unfailing support to the work of the Commission.
"We look forward to the concerted efforts of all the members, under the leadership of the Chairperson, Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, to take forward the work to promote equal opportunities and eliminate discrimination in the community in accordance with the four existing anti-discrimination ordinances," the spokesman added.
Brief background information of the newly appointed members is in the Annex.
Ends/Monday, May 18, 2015
Annex: Brief background of the newly appointed members