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Appointments to HK Maritime and Port Board announced1 April 2016Issued at HKT 16:45

The Government today (April 1) announced appointments to the new Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (HKMPB). The Board, chaired by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, has a wide representation from the industry, academia and relevant statutory bodies. It comprises 19 non-official members, eight institutional members, and three ex-officio members. The appointments will be for two years.

The setting up of the HKMPB is a major milestone of maritime development in Hong Kong. It is a high-level platform for the Government to work closely with the industry to set the direction for the long-term development of Hong Kong's port and maritime services, foster the development of maritime manpower, and devise strategies and initiatives to enhance Hong Kong's status as an international maritime centre," Professor Cheung said. "We are confident that the Board members, with their profound expertise and diverse backgrounds, will make valuable contributions to the work of the HKMPB."

The Chief Executive announced in his 2016 Policy Address that the Government would establish the HKMPB by merging the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council and the Hong Kong Port Development Council.

Three functional committees are formed under the HKMPB, namely the Maritime and Port Development Committee, the Manpower Development Committee and the Promotion and External Relations Committee. They are chaired by industry figures to strengthen the trade's involvement in the strategy and policy formulation process.

The Government decided to set up the HKMPB having taken on board the findings and recommendations of a business case study commissioned in mid-2014 to look into the feasibility of setting up a new maritime body, as well as views and suggestions received from stakeholders during the study period.

The establishment of the HKMPB underlines the great importance that the Government attaches to the development of Hong Kong's maritime and port industries," Professor Cheung added.

The terms of reference of the Board are at Annex. The membership is as follows:

Secretary for Transport and Housing

Deputy Chairman
Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport)

Chairman, Maritime and Port Development Committee
Mr Andy Tung Lieh-cheung

Chairman, Manpower Development Committee
Mr Irving Koo Yee-yin

Chairman, Promotion and External Relations Committee
Mr David Cheng Fu-kwok

Mr Paul Chan Kei-yan
Ms Agnes Choi Heung-kwan
Mr Patrick Fong Yiu-fai
Mr Michael Goh Pek-yang
Mr Sean Aloysius Kelly
Mr Kwok Kwok-chuen
Miss Rosita Lau Sui-yee
Mr Li Lian-jun
Dr Venus Lun Yuen-ha
Ms Iris Mak Kam-yu
Dr Jimmy Ng Jim-mi
Mr John Bruce Rae-Smith
Mr Xiong Ge-bing
Miss Elsa Yeung Mei-fong
Mr Frankie Yick Chi-ming
Mr Gerry Yim Lui-fai

Institutional Members
Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators Association (Represented by Miss Jessie Chung Wai-yin)
Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association (Represented by Mr Roberto Giannetta)
Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association (Represented by Mr Eric Wong Man-sum)
Hong Kong Shipowners Association (Represented by Ms Sabrina Chao Sih-ming)
Hong Kong Shippers' Council (Represented by Mr Willy Lin Sun-mo)
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Represented by Ms Margaret Fong Shun-man)
Institute of Seatransport (Represented by Mr Roy Carson Chan)
Vocational Training Council (Represented by Dr Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai)

Ex-offico Members
Director of Marine
Director-General of Investment Promotion