Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption

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The Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption is responsible for monitoring corruption and moral standards for both the public and private realm in Hong Kong. The Independent Commission Against Corruption was created in 1974 to deal with the corruption endemic in Hong Kong's government departments and disciplined services.

List of office holders[edit]

British Administration[edit]

  • Sir Jack Cater 15 February 1974 – 3 July 1978
  • Sir Donald Luddington 4 July 1978 – 10 November 1980
  • Peter Barry Williams 11 November 1980 – 31 December 1984
  • Geoffrey Thomas Barnes 1 January 1985 – 28 February 1988
  • David Gregory Jefferson 29 February 1988 – 30 November 1991
  • Peter James Allan 12 January 1991 – 28 November 1992
  • Bertrand Edouard Doger de Speville 22 February 1993 – 21 January 1996
  • Michael Leung Man-kin 22 January 1996 – 31 March 1997

Post Handover[edit]

Name Took office Left office
Lily Yam 1 April 1997 11 July 1999
Alan Lai 15 July 1999 30 June 2002
Ambrose Lee 1 July 2002 4 August 2003
Raymond Wong 25 August 2003 30 October 2006
Fanny Law 30 October 2006 30 June 2007
Timothy Tong 1 July 2007 30 June 2012
Simon Peh 1 July 2012 Incumbent

Deputy Commissioners[edit]

Appointment controversies[edit]

In late 2006, Law's appointment as Commissioner of the ICAC, announced by the Government on 31 October 2006, was not well received. The unpopular Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower was seen as being weak on security-related issues. In addition, as Law's and Raymond Wong's positions were involved direct swap, the government was derided by the Civic and Liberal parties for belittling an important position by playing "musical chairs". Law was not perceived to be at the end of her civil service career, while the post of Commissioner was traditionally a 'final' posting, allowing the official to work without fear or favour.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert Wong (1 November 2006). "Law ICAC chief after swap". The Standard. Retrieved 31 July 2008. 

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