Katherine Ng

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Katherine Ng
Political Assistant for the Financial Services and the Treasury
Assumed office
14 August 2008
Secretary Prof. Ka-keung Chan
Undersecretary Julia Leung
Personal details
Born 1974 (age 42–43)
Alma mater University of Law
University of Cambridge

Katherine Ng Kit Shuen (伍潔鏇), born in 1974, is the Political Assistant to the Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury of Hong Kong.

Personal history[edit]

She was born in Singapore and moved to Hong Kong at the age of 3. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law from the University of Cambridge, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in London, and a Master of Arts Degree in Law from the University of Cambridge. She qualified as a solicitor in the UK and Hong Kong in 1998 and 1999 respectively.[1]

She worked for Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong from 2005 as the Director of its legal department. She has served at Linklaters' offices in London and Hong Kong, and was a Compliance Officer in Donald Tsang's election campaign for the Chief Executive of HKSAR.

Political assistant[edit]

She was appointed as a political assistant on 22 May 2008 by Donald Tsang. She is appointed under the expanded political appointment system on non-civil service terms for the term ending 30 June 2012.

As a political assistant, she receives HK$163,960 per month, 55% of a bureau director's salary.[2]

Ng holds a Singaporean passport and not a Hong Kong SAR passport. She said she will not renounce it.[3]