Information Services Department

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Information Services Department

政府新聞處
Information Services Department logo.PNG
Agency overview
Formed 1 April 1959
Headquarters 2/F, 6/F-8/F, 25/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Employees 422 (March 2008) [1]
Annual budget 370.0m HKD (2008-09) [2]
Agency executive Mr Patrick T K Nip, Director of Information Services
Website isd.gov.hk

The Information Services Department (ISD) (simplified Chinese: 政府新闻处; traditional Chinese: 政府新聞處) is the Hong Kong Government's public relations office, publisher, advertiser and news agency, serving as the link between the government and the media.

History[edit]

Prior to the current location at the Harbour Building in Sheung Wan, ISD was once headquartered at the Former French Mission Building,[1] Beaconsfield House and at Murray Building.

Organisation[edit]

The department is organized into four divisions:

  • Local Public Relations
  • Publicity and Promotions
  • Public Relations Outside Hong Kong
  • Administration

Directors[edit]

  • Mr John Lawrence Murray (1959-1963)[2]
  • Mr Nigel John Vale Watt (1963-1972)[2]
  • Mr David Robert Ford (1972-1976)[2]
  • Mr Richard Lai Ming (1976-1978)[2]
  • Mr John Desmond Slimming (1978-1979)[2]
  • Mr Bernard Renouf Johnston (acting, 1979)[2]
  • Mr Robert Strong Sun Yuan-chuang (1980-1983)[2]
  • Mr Peter Tsao Kwang-yung (1983-1984)[2]
  • Miss Cheung Man-yee (1985-1986)[2]
  • Mr John Chan Cho-chak (1986-1987)[2]
  • Mrs Irene Yau Lee Che-yun (1987-1997)[2]
  • Mr Thomas Chan Chun-yuen (1997-2002)[2][3]
  • Miss Yvonne Choi Ying-pik (2002-2006)[4]
  • Mr Edward Yau (2006-2007)[5]
  • Mrs Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee (2007-2009)[6]
  • Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun (2009-2014)[7]
  • Mr Patrick T K Nip (2014–present)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finance Committee - Public Works Subcommittee (Papers) 8 Nov 95: "Conversion of the French Mission Building into the Court of Final Appeal"
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Moss 1999, Chapter 25.
  3. ^ "Senior appointments announced". Civil Service Bureau. Hong Kong Government. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Senior appointments". Civil Service Bureau. Hong Kong Government. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hong Kong e-News - 7 February 2006". Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels. Hong Kong Government. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Senior appointments (with photos)". Press releases. Hong Kong Government. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Senior appointment (with photo)". Press releases. Hong Kong Government. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Nip, Patrick T K. "Welcome Message from the Director". Information Services Department. Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
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