Mr David Lam was appointed the Under Secretary for Development on 1 September 2022.
Mr Lam is a town planner by profession with over 30 years of experience in the town planning industry. He joined the Government as an Assistant Town Planner in the Planning Department in September 1990; and was promoted to Government Town Planner in September 2019. Mr Lam was the Principal Assistant Secretary (Planning and Lands) in the Development Bureau from June 2018 to August 2022. He had also served in the former Planning and Lands Bureau and the former Home Affairs Bureau.
Mr Lam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science (Urban Planning) Degree from the University of Hong Kong; and is also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners.