Secretary for Development

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Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Development
發展局局長
Hong Kong SAR Regional Emblem.svg
Incumbent
Michael Wong

since 1 July 2017
Development Bureau
Style The Honourable
Appointer Central People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holder Gordon Siu
Secretary for Planning and Lands
Carrie Lam
Secretary for Development
Formation 21 January 1999
1 July 2007
Website DEVB
Secretary for Development
Traditional Chinese 發展局局長

The Secretary for Development (Chinese: 發展局局長) of the Hong Kong Government is responsible for planning, land development and public works related development policy in Hong Kong. The position was created in 2007 to replace portions of the previous portfolios of Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works and Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands.

List of office holders[edit]

Politiical party:   Nonpartisan

Directors of Public Works, 1891–1941[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Francis Alfred Cooper
谷柏
10 October 1891 1897 Sir William Robinson
(1891–1898)
2 No image.svg Robert Daly Ormsby
安庶庇
21 October 1897 1901
Sir Henry Arthur Blake
(1898–1903)
3 No image.svg William Chatham
漆咸
12 October 1901 1921
Sir Matthew Nathan
(1904–1907)
Sir Frederick Lugard
(1907–1912)
Sir Francis Henry May
(1912–1918)
Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs
(1919–1925)
4 No image.svg Thomas Luff Perkins
白健時
1 July 1921 1923
5 No image.svg Harold Thomas Creasy
祈禮士
30 August 1923 1932
Sir Cecil Clementi
(1925–1930)
Sir William Peel
(1930–1935)
6 No image.svg Richard McNeil Henderson
軒德蓀
12 December 1932 1939
Sir Andrew Caldecott
(1935–1937)
Sir Geoffry Northcote
(1937–1941)
7 No image.svg Alexander Bruce Purves
包華士
28 September 1939 25 December 1941
Mark Aitchison Young
(1941)

Directors of Public Works, 1946–1981[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
- No image.svg Harold Stuart Rouse 7 September 1945 1946 Military administration
8 No image.svg Victor Kenneth Kenniff 15 May 1946 1949 Sir Mark Aitchison Young
(1946–1947)
Sir Alexander Grantham
(1947–1957)
9 No image.svg Edward Audley Boyce 26 August 1949 1950
10 No image.svg Theodore Louis Bowring
包寧
5 December 1950 1957
11 No image.svg Allan Inglis
英格理
22 May 1957 1963
Sir Robert Brown Black
(1958–1964)
12 No image.svg Alec Michael John Wright
鄔勵德
7 March 1963 1969
Sir David Trench
(1964–1971)
13 No image.svg James Jeavons Robson
盧秉信
April 1969 August 1973
Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
14 No image.svg David Wylie McDonald
麥德霖
February 1974 1981

Secretaries for Lands and Works, 1981–1989[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg David Wylie McDonald
麥德霖
September 1981 July 1983 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
Sir Edward Youde
(1971–1982)
2 No image.svg Chan Nai-keong
陳乃強
July 1983 August 1986
3 No image.svg Graham Barnes
班禮士
August 1986 31 August 1989
Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)

Secretaries for the Public Works, 1989–1997[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Kenneth Kwok
郭偉階
1 September 1989 31 March 1992 Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)
2 No image.svg Ronald James Blake
詹伯樂
1 April 1992 May 1995
Chris Patten
(1992–1997)
3 No image.svg Kwong Hon-sang
鄺漢生
15 May 1995 30 June 1997

Secretaries for the Public Works, 1997–2002[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 No image.svg Kwong Hon-sang
鄺漢生
1 July 1997 August 1999 1 year, 31 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
1
2 No image.svg Lee Shing-see
李承仕
August 1999 30 June 2002 2 years, 333 days

Secretaries for the Environment, Transport and Works, 2002–2007[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 No image.svg Sarah Liao Sau-tung
廖秀冬
1 July 2002 30 June 2007 4 years, 364 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
2
Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
2

Secretaries for Development, 2007–present[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 Carrie Lam 2016.jpg Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor
林鄭月娥
1 July 2007 30 June 2012 5 years, 0 days Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
3
2 No image.svg Mak Chai-kwong
麥齊光
1 July 2012 12 July 2012 11 days Leung Chun-ying
(2012–2017)
4
3 財政司司長陳茂波17.jpg Paul Chan Mo-po
陳茂波
30 July 2012 16 January 2017 4 years, 170 days
4 Blanksvg.svg Eric Ma Siu-cheung
馬紹祥
13 February 2017 30 June 2017 137 days
5 Blanksvg.svg Michael Wong Wai-lun
黃偉綸
1 July 2017 Incumbent 42 days Carrie Lam
(2017–present)
5

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