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Broadcast boss Li Pak-chuen to take up Permanent Secretary for Security role

Broadcast boss Li Pak-chuen to take up Permanent Secretary for Security role

The government on Monday announced a reshuffle of permanent secretaries for different policy bureaux. One worth mentioning is the current Director of Broadcasting Patrick Li Pak-chuen will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Security on July 1.
Li Pak-chuen joined the Administrative Service in August 1990. He has served in various bureaux and departments, including the former Constitutional Affairs Branch, the former City and New Territories Administration, the Security Bureau, the Home Affairs Department, the Chief Executive's Office and the Joint Secretariat for the Advisory Bodies on Civil Service and Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service.

He was Deputy Director of Home Affairs from July 2013 to July 2017, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs from July 2017 to February 2021, has been serving as Director of Broadcasting since March 2021.

Meanwhile, most of the other appointees remain in the fields they are familiar with and will assume the posts on July 1.

Eliza Lee Man-ching, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce, Industry and Tourism), will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.

The Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food) Vivian Lau Lee-kwan will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Food). And Mable Chan, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Transport and Logistics.

Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing) Agnes Wong Tin-yu will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Housing. She will continue to serve as the Director of Housing.

Thomas Chan Chung-ching, Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health), will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Health

Permanent Secretary for the Environment Janice Tse Siu-wa will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Environment). She will continue to serve as the Director of Environmental Protection.

Daniel Cheng Chung-wai, Secretary-General, Office of the Chief Executive-elect, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary, Chief Executive's Office.

Director of the Celebrations Coordination Office Eddie Mak Tak-wai will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry on July 20, when Annie Choi Suk-han has commenced her pre-retirement leave.

Gracie Foo Siu-wai, Director of Administration and Development of the Department of Justice, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs on July 15, as Roy Tang Yun-kwong will commence his pre-retirement leave.

In addition, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries) Clement Leung Cheuk-man will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service.

Joe Wong Chi-cho, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism. And Shirley Lam Shuet-lai, Permanent Secretary, Chief Executive's Office, will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs.

Head of the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office Doris Ho Pui-ling will assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands) in the fourth quarter of 2022.

"The appointees are seasoned Administrative Officers with proven leadership and management skills. I have every confidence that they will continue to serve the community with professionalism in their new posts," the Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said.
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