Anna Wu

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The Honourable
Anna Wu Hung-yuk
胡紅玉
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Anna Wu (2010)
Non-official Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 January 2009
President Leung Chun-ying
Convenor Lam Woon-kwong
Chairman of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 March 2009
Preceded by Henry Fan
Personal details
Born (1951-01-25) 25 January 1951 (age 63)

Anna Wu Hung-yuk (Traditional Chinese: 胡紅玉; born 1951, Hong Kong), GBS, JP is a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong. She qualified as a solicitor after graduating from the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. She is currently a management consultant.[1]

She is currently the Chairperson of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.[1]

On 26 April, 2013, she was appointed Chairperson of the Hong Kong Competition Commission, for a period of three years.

Politically, she is considered on good terms with the pan-democratic camp. She has urged democratic parties to "roll up their sleeves" and set up a shadow cabinet that offers alternative policy programmes, in preparation for a time when they might hold political office.[2]

Public service[edit]

In 1975, Wu was a founding member of the Hong Kong Observers, a group of liberal-minded intellectuals and professionals.[2]

From 1993 to 1995 she was a member of the Legislative Council, but left disappointed having failed to put through three equal opportunities bills, citing government and bureaucratic intransigence towards greater public accountability.[3]

She was Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, set up in 1996.

From October 1997 to July 1999, she was chairperson of the Hong Kong Consumer Council (HKCC).[4] She became a member of HKCC in 1989 and was its vice-chairman from 1993. At that time, she headed its Legal Protection Committee (1992–97) and Consumer Legal Action Fund Management Committee. She was also vice-chairman of the Competition Policy Committee.[5] Later, as chairperson, Wu was instrumental in the establishment of the Consumer Legal Action Fund (CLAF) in 1994. She then chaired the Management Committee of CLAF from December 1994 to January 1998, and chaired the Board of Administrators from January 1998.

Wu was chairman of the Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.[6]

In January 2009, Wu joined the Executive Council (Exco) under Chief Executive Donald Tsang.[7] When CY Leung became Chief Executive on 1 July 2012, Wu was one of only four members retained in the new Exco.[1] Shortly afterwards she took the chair of the new Committee on the Implementation of Moral & National Education, set up to allay public concern over the government's controversial Moral & National Education Curriculum, which encourages loyalty to the 'motherland', China, and which is widely seen as tilted towards the Communist Party's version of history and loyalty.[8]

Wu has also been a member of the Law Reform Commission and the Hospital Authority. She was a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation and a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d ExCo membership announced, Hong Kong Information Services Dept
  2. ^ a b [Exco member [Anna Wu] urges shadow cabinet], SCMP, Gary Cheung, 26 June 2012, accessed 2 July 2012
  3. ^ The Other Hong Kong Report 1996, Ed by Nyaw Mee-kau and Li Si-Ming, page xii. Pub: Chinese University Press. ISBN 9622017150
  4. ^ Consumer Council is deeply grateful to its outgoing Chairperson, Ms. Anna WU
  5. ^ Appointments to the Consumer Council (October 4, 1997)
  6. ^ Chief Executive appoints new members to Executive Council
  7. ^ Kuk chief among five new Exco members
  8. ^ Anna Wu to head national education committee, news.gov.hk, 22 Aug 2012
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Ceajer Chan
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
Hong Kong order of precedence
Non-official member of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Gregory So
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development