Appointments to Urban Forestry Advisory Panel

The Development Bureau (DEVB) announced today (December 30) that 19 non-official members have been appointed to the Urban Forestry Advisory Panel (UFAP) for a term of two years from January 1, 2021.

The new non-official members are Professor Chu Lee-man, Mr John Ho Kin-chuen, Professor Anthony Leung Kwan, Mr Chiky Wong Cheuk-yuet, Dr Charles Wong Man-sing and Mr Yiu Vor. The re-appointed non-official members are Dr Paul Barber, Mr Chan Yun-cheung, Professor Chau Kwai-cheong, Professor Leslie Chen Hung-chi, Mr Kingsley Choi Lim-cho, Mr Mark Duntemann, Mr Kevin Eckert, Dr Billy Hau Chi-hang, Mr Evans Iu Po-lung, Mr Patrick Lau Hing-tat, Dr David Lau Tai-wai, Mr Ian Shears and Dr Wong Fook-yee.

A spokesman for the DEVB said, "The UFAP comprises both local and overseas experts from different fields including urban forestry, plant science, engineering and landscape architecture related academics, professionals and experts, and will provide advice on urban forestry polices and initiatives from multiple perspectives."

The spokesman also expressed his gratitude to Ms Cecilia Cheung So-mui, Mr Frank Rinn and Dr Wang Xiaoming, the three outgoing non-official members of the UFAP.

Appointed by the Secretary for Development, members of the UFAP advise the DEVB on urban forestry management strategies and an applied research and development regime, as well as positive capacity building initiatives for the arboriculture and horticulture industry.

The membership of the new term of the UFAP is set out below:

Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, DEVB
Non-official members                             
Dr Paul Barber                                 
Mr Chan Yun-cheung          
Professor Chau Kwai-cheong
Professor Leslie Chen Hung-chi     
Mr Kingsley Choi Lim-cho
* Professor Chu Lee-man
Mr Mark Duntemann
Mr Kevin Eckert                 
Dr Billy Hau Chi-hang              
* Mr John Ho Kin-chuen
Mr Evans Iu Po-lung                
Mr Patrick Lau Hing-tat            
Dr David Lau Tai-wai    
* Professor Anthony Leung Kwan     
Mr Ian Shears
* Mr Chiky Wong Cheuk-yuet   
Dr Wong Fook-yee
* Dr Charles Wong Man-sing
* Mr Yiu Vor
Official members
Head of Tree Management Office, DEVB
Representative of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Representative of Highways Department
Representative of Housing Department
Representative of Leisure and Cultural Services Department
* New non-official members
Ends/Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00