Carrie Lam has given the job of Exco convenor to her CE election campaign manager Bernard Chan. Photo: Courtesy of the ISD
Several new faces for Exco, Bernard Chan convenor
Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam has given several new faces seats on her Executive Council and has named her election campaign manager, Bernard Chan, as the body’s convenor.
Almost all of the 16 non-official members announced came out in support of Lam during the CE election race earlier this year.
They include former Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam, and Ronny Tong, founder of the Path of Democracy think tank.
Former security minister and New People’s Party chairwoman Regina Ip is making a comeback, after she stepped down from the body in December to run in the CE election.
Rural leader Kenneth Lau will also join the top-decision making body. His Heung Yee Kuk gave all its votes to Lam during the election.
Lau’s father, Lau Wong-fat, served as an Exco member for former Chief Executive Donald Tsang.
The Pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions’ Cheng Yiu-tong and the DAB’s Cheung Hok-ming will be replaced by fellow party members, Wong Kwok-kin and Horace Cheung.
The chairman of the Elderly Commission, Lam Ching-choi, is also being appointed.
Current Exco members Laura Cha, Arthur Li, CK Chow, Fanny Law, Jeffrey Lam, Ip Kwok-him, Tommy Cheung and Martin Liao will all stay on.
Together with the 16 principal government officials, the council will advise Lam on her policy initiatives over the coming five years.