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Appointment of Urban Renewal Authority Board Non-Executive Directors

The Government today (October 27) announced the appointment of four new non-executive directors to the Board of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).

The newly appointed non-executive directors are Mr Walter Chan Kar-lok, Dr Ng Ka-chui, Mr Aaron Wan Chi-keung and Mr Stephen Yip Moon-wah. Their term of appointment is from November 1, 2006, to November 30, 2008.

"The appointment of the four new non-executive directors will further strengthen the URA Board in steering the URA to meet the challenges ahead," a government spokesman said.

The URA Board now has 18 non-official non-executive directors (including the chairman), coming from a wide cross-section of the community including the banking, business, academic, tourism, property development, legal, surveying and social work sectors. They are appointed on an ad personam basis. The membership of the URA Board is set out below.

Chairman (expiry date of term of appointment: April 30, 2007)
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Mr Edward Cheng Wai-sun

Vice-chairman/Managing Director (expiry date of term of appointment: December 31, 2007)
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Mr Billy Lam Chung-lun

Executive Director (expiry date of term of appointment: October 31, 2008)
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Mr Quinn Law Yee-kwan

Executive Director (expiry date of term of appointment: August 31, 2009)
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Ms Iris Tam Siu-ying

Non-executive Directors (non-official members) (expiry date of term of appointment: April 30, 2007)
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The Hon Chan Kam-lam
Professor Cecilia Chan Lai-wan
Mr Francis Chau Yin-ming
Mr Barry Cheung Chun-yuen
Mrs Peggy Lam Pei Yu-dja
Mr Maurice Lee Wai-man
The Hon Alan Leong Kah-kit
The Hon Fred Li Wah-ming
Mr Lo Chung-hing
Professor David Lung Ping-yee
Miss Maria Tam Wai-chu
The Hon Howard Young
Dr Allan Zeman

Non-executive Directors (non-official members) (expiry date of term of appointment: November 30, 2008)
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Mr Walter Chan Kar-lok
Dr Ng Ka-chui
Mr Aaron Wan Chi-keung
Mr Stephen Yip Moon-wah

Non-executive Directors (official members) (expiry date of term of appointment: April 30, 2007)
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Director of Buildings
Director of Home Affairs
Director of Lands
Director of Planning

Ends/Friday, October 27, 2006
Issued at HKT 16:00

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