John Lee (government official)

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John Lee Ka-chiu

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Secretary for Security
Assumed office
1 July 2017
Chief ExecutiveCarrie Lam
Preceded byLai Tung-kwok
Personal details
Born (1957-12-07) December 7, 1957 (age 61)
British Hong Kong
Alma materCharles Sturt University

John Lee Ka-chiu, SBS, PMSM, PDSM, JP (Chinese: 李家超; born 7 December 1957) is a Hong Kong government official and former police officer. He is the current Secretary for Security. Lee served as Under Secretary for Security and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Management) before he has become a principal official.

Lee joined as a probationary inspector in 1977 and worked his way up to Chief Superintendent in 1997, Assistant Commissioner in 2003, Senior Assistant Commissioner in 2007 and Deputy Commissioner in 2010. He had served in a wide range of operational duties including CID, Complaints Against Police, Service Quality, Personnel, Training, Information Systems, Finance, Policies Formulation, Planning and Development. Lee had been the Commander of Kowloon West Region, Assistant Commissioner (Crime) and Director of Crime and Security, and Deputy Commissioner (Management).[1]

He was appointed to Under Secretary for Security in 2012. In 2017, he was appointed Secretary for Security in July 2017 of the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Lee holds a Master Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Charles Sturt University, Australia.


  1. ^ "Three Under Secretaries and two Political Assistants appointed".
Political offices
Preceded by
Lai Tung-kwok
Under Secretary for Security Bureau
Succeeded by
Sonny Au
Preceded by
Lai Tung-kwok
Secretary for Security
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Joshua Law
Member of the Executive Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Frank Chan
Member of the Executive Council