|Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan
|Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development|
12 July 2008 – 13 April 2011
|Chief Executive||Donald Tsang|
|Preceded by||Frederick Ma|
|Succeeded by||Gregory So|
|Born||1953 (age 60–61)
|Alma mater||University of Hong Kong|
Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan (born 1953 in Hong Kong), GBS, JP, was a Hong Kong senior civil servant. She was appointed Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development in July 2008 after her predecessor Frederick Ma resigned due to health reasons.[dead link] Coincidentally, ill-health also forced her resignation from this position on 8 April 2011, following an operation to remove a colon tumour.
Mrs Lau joined as Hong Kong Civil Service in 1976. She has served in various bureaux and departments in the government. She was Deputy Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting (1998), Director of Urban Services (1999), Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene (2000), Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works (Environment and Transport) (2002) and Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) (2004), and Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) (2007).
- Rita Lau appointed commerce bureau chief
- http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201104/08/P201104080230.htm CE's Statement, 8 April 2011. Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
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