David Robert Ford

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Sir David Robert Ford KBE LVO (Chinese: 霍德爵士) (born 22 February 1935), was the fifth and the last non-Chinese Chief Secretary of Hong Kong. He initiated the planning for Hong Kong's new international airport at Chek Lap Kok in 1989.

Ford served in the British Army (Royal Artillery and Commando Brigade) and retired as a Major in 1972.[1] Other than service in Hong Kong, Ford also spent time in the Northern Ireland office. He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in London in 1982.[1]

Ford served as Hong Kong Commissioner in London 1980–1981 and again from 1994–1997.

Ford has left Hong Kong and splits his time between Devon and London.

Sir David's wife was a founder and subsequently patron of the Hong Kong Children's Cancer Foundation from 1988 to 1992. He was a director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England between 2001 and 2003. Since 2003, he has been a director of UK Broadband, a wireless broadband service provider ultimately owned by Hong Kong conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "David Ford KBE, LVO". Bloomberg. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  2. ^ About Management – UK Broadband
  3. ^ Williams, Christopher (12 Oct 2015). "Operator of Relish wireless broadband logs heavy losses". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "David Robert FORD - Personal Appointments". Companies House. HM Government. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Denis Bray
Hong Kong Commissioner in London
1980–1981
Succeeded by
Sir Jack Cater
Preceded by
John Martin Rowlands
Secretary for the Civil Service
1985–1986
Succeeded by
Harnam Singh Grewal
Preceded by
Sir David Akers-Jones
Chief Secretary of Hong Kong
1987–1993
Succeeded by
Anson Chan
Preceded by
John Francis Yaxley
Hong Kong Commissioner in London
1980–1981
Succeeded by
John Tsang Chun-wah
Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London