|Appointment to Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials
The Government today (February 1) announced the appointment of Mr Simon Ip Sik-on as a member of the Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials with effect from February 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.
A Government spokesman said, "The appointment was made by the Chief Executive to fill a vacancy arising from the appointment of Ms Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, SC, as the Secretary for Justice with effect from January 6, 2018.
"Under the chairmanship of Professor Liu Pak-wai and with the wealth of experience of its members, the Advisory Committee will continue to discharge its function in a professional manner."
The Government also expressed appreciation for the dedicated service of Ms Cheng as a member of the Advisory Committee in the past four and a half years.
The terms of reference of the Advisory Committee are:
(a) to draw up the principles and criteria to be adopted for the purpose of advising former Chief Executives and politically appointed officials on their post-office employment or appointment;
(b) on the basis of the principles and criteria adopted, to consider and advise former Chief Executives and politically appointed officials on post-office employment or appointment; and
(c) to consider and advise the Government on other cases which may be referred by the Chief Executive's Office.
The other members of the Advisory Committee are Ms Elaine Lo Yuen-man, Ms Susanna Chiu Lai-kuen and Mr Thomas Brian Stevenson.
Ends/Thursday, February 1, 2018
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