Urban Renewal Authority Board non-executive directors appointed

The Government today (April 30) announced that, under section 4 of the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance, the Chief Executive has re-appointed Mr Barry Cheung Chun-yuen as Chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) Board, and appointed/re-appointed 11 non-executive directors to the Board, including four official non-executive directors. The appointments and re-appointments are for a term of three years with effect from May 1, 2010.

The two newly appointed non-official non-executive directors are Mr Philip Liao Yi-kang and Mr Douglas Young Chi-chiu.

The five re-appointed non-official non-executive directors are Mr Victor Chan Hin-fu, Professor Ho Pui-yin, Mr Ip Kwok-him, Mr Ng Shui-lai and Mr Peter To.

The Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, welcomed the appointments and re-appointments.

"Urban renewal is an important mission and a challenging task, in particular when we are about to draw up a new strategy for urban renewal after nearly two years of extensive discussion with the community in the context of the Urban Renewal Strategy Review. The URA will be well prepared to face up to new challenges under the leadership of its Board for the new term," she said.  

"The re-appointment of Mr Barry Cheung Chun-yuen as Chairman of the Board will provide the URA with continued strong leadership as the Authority strives to achieve its vision to regenerate old urban areas in Hong Kong and improve people's living environment."

Mrs Lam also expressed appreciation and gratitude to the retiring Board members for their valuable contribution to the work of the URA.

The URA Board comprises 18 non-official non-executive directors (including the chairman), four official non-executive directors and three executive directors. All its non-official non-executive directors are appointed in their personal capacity.

The full membership list of the URA Board for the new term is as follows -

*(Appointed from May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2013)
Mr Barry Cheung Chun-yuen

Non-Executive Directors (Non-official)
*(Appointed from May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2013)
Mr Victor Chan Hin-fu
Professor Ho Pui-yin
Mr Ip Kwok-him
Mr Philip Liao Yi-kang
Mr Ng Shui-lai
Mr Peter To
Mr Douglas Young Chi-chiu

*(Appointed from December 1, 2008, to November 30, 2011)
Mr Walter Chan Kar-lok
Miss Tanya Chan
Professor Desmond Hui Cheuk-kuen
Mr Philip Kan Siu-lun
Mr Daniel Lam Chun
Dr Isaac Ng Ka-chui
Mr Almon Poon Chin-hung
Mr James To Kun-sun
Mr Wong Kwok-kin
Dr John Wong Yee-him

Non-Executive Directors (Official)
Director of Buildings
Director of Home Affairs
Director of Lands
Director of Planning

Managing Director/Deputy Chairman
Mr Quinn Law Yee-kwan

Executive Directors
Mr Calvin Lam Che-leung
Ms Iris Tam Siu-ying

Ends/Friday, April 30, 2010
Issued at HKT 11:08