Rita Lau

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Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan
劉吳惠蘭
Rita Lau.jpg
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
In office
12 July 2008 – 13 April 2011
Chief ExecutiveDonald Tsang
Preceded byFrederick Ma
Succeeded byGregory So
Personal details
Born (1953-05-08) May 8, 1953 (age 66)
British Hong Kong
Political partyNone
Alma materUniversity of Hong Kong
Rita Lau
Traditional Chinese劉吳惠蘭
Simplified Chinese刘吴惠兰

Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan (born 8 May 1953) GBS JP is a Hong Kong former civil servant. She was appointed Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development in July 2008 after her predecessor Frederick Ma resigned due to health reasons.[1] Coincidentally, ill-health also forced her resignation from this position on 8 April 2011, following an operation to remove a colon tumour.[2]

Civil Service[edit]

Mrs Lau joined as Hong Kong Civil Service in 1976. She has served in various bureaux and departments in the government. She was Deputy Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting (1998), Director of Urban Services (1999), Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene (2000), Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works (Environment and Transport) (July 2002–January 2004)[3] and Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) (May 2004–July 2007), and Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) (July 2007–July 2008).[1][4] She trained at Tsinghua University in Beijing between January and April, 2004.

She is now Chairman of the Public Service Commission.[5]

References[edit]

  • Precedence information sourced from the Government's May 2017 HKSAR Precedence List.
  1. ^ a b "Rita Lau appointed commerce bureau chief". Admin & Civic Affairs. Hong Kong's Information Services Department. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201104/08/P201104080230.htm CE's Statement, 8 April 2011. Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Rita Lau takes up new post". Admin & Civic Affairs. Hong Kong's Information Services Department. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Appointments of Permanent Secretaries (with photos)". Admin & Civic Affairs. Hong Kong's Information Services Department. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  5. ^ "HKSAR Precedence List" (PDF). Protocol Division Government Secretariat. May 2017. p. 18. Retrieved 10 May 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frederick Ma
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Gregory So
Government offices
Preceded by
Francis Ho Suen-wai
Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Communications & Technology
2007–2008
Succeeded by
zh:Duncan Pescod
Preceded by
Carrie Lam
Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning & Lands Planning & Lands
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Raymond Young Lap-moon
New title Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Transport & Works Environment & Transport
2002–2004
Succeeded by
zh:Keith Kwok Ka-keung
Environment
Succeeded by
Joshua Law Chi-kong
Transport
Order of precedence
Preceded by
The Hon. Madam Justice Wong
Judges of the Court of First Instance of the High Court
Hong Kong order of precedence
Chairman of the Public Service Commission
Succeeded by
Ms Connie Lau Yin-hing
Ombudsman