Government appoints Antiquities Advisory Board Chairman and members

The Government today (December 24) announced that the Chief Executive had re-appointed Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan as Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board (AAB).

The Chief Executive also re-appointed 14 incumbent AAB members and appointed the following eight new members to the Board: Professor Chung Po-yin, Mr Henry Ho Kin-chung, Professor Ho Pui-yin, Mr Tim Ko Tim-keung, Mr Tony Lam Chung-wai, Ms Janet Pau Heng-ting, Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao and Mr Conrad Wong Tin-cheung.

The appointments and re-appointments, which were gazetted today, were made under section 17(1) of the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (Cap. 53) for a term of two years with effect from January 1, 2011. 

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

"Over the years, the AAB has made notable contributions to the promotion of heritage conservation in Hong Kong. The Board has offered valuable advice and suggestions on a broad range of issues related to the conservation of our treasured heritage sites and buildings, such as the review of the grading system for historic buildings, assessment of the heritage value of 1,444-plus historic buildings in Hong Kong, proposed declaration of heritage sites as monuments and the granting of licences for archaeological excavations. We look forward to the wise counsel of the AAB in its new term," said Mrs Lam.

Mrs Lam also expressed appreciation to the eight retiring AAB members for their dedicated service on the AAB. 

The AAB is a statutory body established under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (Cap. 53) to advise the Antiquities Authority on any matters relating to antiquities and monuments. It comprises 23 members (including the Chairman), who are all appointed in their personal capacity.

The membership of the AAB with effect from January 1, 2011, is set out below:

Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan

Dr Anissa Chan Wong Lai-kuen
Mrs Mariana Cheng Cho Chi-on
Ms Susanna Chiu Lai-kuen
Professor Chung Po-yin
Mr Henry Ho Kin-chung
Professor Ho Pui-yin
Mr Philip Kan Siu-lun
Mr Tim Ko Tim-keung
Mr Tony Lam Chung-wai
Mr Andrew Lam Siu-lo
Dr Lau Chi-pang
Ms Lilian Law Suk-kwan
Dr Lee Ho-yin
Mr Laurence Li Lu-jen
Professor Tracey Lu Lie-dan
Dr Ng Cho-nam
Ms Janet Pau Heng-ting
Professor Simon Shen Xu-hui
Professor Billy So Kee-long
Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao
Mr Conrad Wong Tin-cheung
Mr Yeung Yiu-chung

Ends/Friday, December 24, 2010
Issued at HKT 11:47