Anthony Cheung

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Honourable
Anthony Cheung Bing-leung
Anthony Cheung Bing-leung.JPG
Anthony Cheung (2010)
Secretary for Transport and Housing
Assumed office
1 July 2012
Preceded by Eva Cheng
5th President of the Hong Kong Institute of Education
Assumed office
January 2008
Preceded by Lee Wing-on
Personal details
Born (1952-11-17) 17 November 1952 (age 62)
Political party Meeting Point (until 1994)
Democratic Party (1994–2004)
Independent (2004–present)
Alma mater BSocSc (HKU)
MSc (Aston University)
PhD in Government (LSE)

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, GBS, BBS, JP (Chinese: 張炳良; born 17 November 1952) is the current Secretary for Transport and Housing.

He was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and a vice-chairman of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong. He was also the 5th President of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is at present an official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong. He is the only member with a pro-democracy camp background in the council.[1]

Cheung founded SynergyNet, a policy think tank, and provides public comment on policy issues. In 2011, he called for a separate regulatory code for the emerging class of political assistants and policy advisers, who are between civil servants and executive officials.[2]

At present, Cheung also serves as the chairman of both the Hong Kong Consumer Council and the Subsidised Housing Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Authority.[3]


Cheung is a graduate of Wah Yan College, Hong Kong, a prestigious all male Roman Catholic Jesuit school in Hong Kong. He has a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics, an MSc in Public Sector Management from Aston University and a BSocSc in Sociology and Economics from the University of Hong Kong (1974).


Political offices
Preceded by
Eva Cheng
Secretary for Transport and Housing
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Election Committee
Served alongside: Lo Suk-ching, Choy Kan-pui, Ambrose Lau,
Ip Kwok-him, David Chu, Chan Kam-lam,
Law Cheung-kwok, John Tse, Yum Sin-ling
Replaced by
Provisional Legislative Council
Party political offices
Preceded by
Yeung Sum
Chairman of Meeting Point
Merged into Democratic Party
New political party Vice Chairperson of Democratic Party
Served alongside: Yeung Sum
Succeeded by
Lau Chin-shek
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Laura Cha
Non-official member of the Executive Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Secretary for Transport and Housing
Succeeded by
Tsang Tak-sing
Secretary for the Home Affairs