Gordon Siu

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CBE, GBS, JP
Gordon Siu Kwing-chue
Native name 蕭炯柱
Born 1945 (age 72–73)
Alma mater Birmingham University
Occupation Civil Servant
Board member of China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Ltd.
China Resources Enterprise Ltd.
ICEA Finance Holdings Ltd.
ICEA Securities Ltd.
The Kowloon Motor Bus Ltd.
Long Win Bus Company Ltd.
Television Broadcasts Ltd.
Transport International Holdings Ltd.
Tung Shing Securities (Brokers) Ltd.
Gordon Siu
Traditional Chinese 蕭炯柱
Yale Romanization Sīu Gwíng chyúh
Jyutping Siu1 Gwing2 cyu5

Gordon Siu Kwing-chue, CBE, GBS, JP (Chinese: 蕭炯柱; born 29 November 1945) is a former Hong Kong civil servant. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Secretary for Economic Services, Secretary for Transport, head of the Central Policy Unit and Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands.

Early life[edit]

He was born in 1945 and was educated at the Birmingham University.

Career[edit]

He joined the civil service as an Administrative Officer in 1966. He had served various positions in the government, including the Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service from 1981 to 1985, Secretary General of the Office of Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils from 1985 to 1988 and Postmaster General from 1988 to 1992. In 1993, he was appointed Secretary for Economic Services. During his service, he was responsible for promoting the construction of the Chek Lap Kok Airport as the director of New Airport Projects Co-ordination Office, in which the construction plan became an issue of the Sino-British dispute on the eve of the handover. He was later appointed Secretary for Transport, and head of the Central Policy Unit from 1997 to 1999 after the handover. He became Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands in 1999 until retired from the government in 2001.[1] Siu was awarded the honours of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1997 and Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in 2002 and appointed a non-official Justice of the Peace in 2003.

Retirement[edit]

Since his retirement, he has held directorships in many companies, including China Resources Enterprise Ltd., Transport International Holdings Limited, China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited, ICEA Finance Holdings Limited and ICEA Securities Limited, Tung Shing Securities (Brokers) Limited, Television Broadcasts Limited, The Kowloon Motor Bus (1933) Ltd. and Long Win Bus Company Limited, subsadries of Kowloon Motor Bus Co. Ltd.[2]

Other Interests[edit]

He plays violin and had joined choir in school. He received a diploma from the Royal Academy of Music and joined the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in 1964. He went on became the concertmaster of the Orchestra in 1966 and coach in 1968. In 1974, he co-founded the Music for Our Young Foundation with Dr. Ding Lik-kiu and others. He has been active in music-related works after his retirement.[1] Besides he has also been non-executive director in many companies. In 1977, he was commissioned by Governor Murray MacLehose to establish the Music Office.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He married Sarah Liao who was also senior civil servant and became Secretaries for the Environment, Transport and Works from 2002 to 2007. The couple later divorced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "蕭炯柱,C.B.E., G.B.S., J.P.(永遠榮譽主席)". HKMOY.
  2. ^ "Kwing Chue Siu GBS, CBE, JP, MSS(Birmingham, UK)". Bloomberg.
  3. ^ "One man's passion gives Hong Kong's young musicians a lesson in multicultural creation". South China Morning Post. 13 August 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by
Anson Chan
Secretary for Economic Services
1993–1996
Succeeded by
Stephen Ip
Preceded by
Haider Barma
Secretary for Transport
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Nicholas Ng
Preceded by
Bowen Joseph Leung
Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands
1999
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary for Planning and Lands
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands
Secretary for Planning and Lands
1999–2001
Succeeded by
John Tsang