Appointment of Prof Alfred Chan Cheung-ming of Lingnan University as Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission
18 Mar 2016
The Hong Kong SAR Government today (18 March) announced the appointment of Prof Alfred Chan Cheung-ming of Lingnan University as Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission for a term of three years commencing April 11, 2016.
Prof Alfred Chan Cheung-ming is currently the Chair Professor of Social Gerontology, as well as the Director of Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies and Office of Service-Learning at Lingnan University. Prof Chan possesses rich professional knowledge in social services, social welfare, elderly and minority issues, and also has an impressive public service record. He has been Chairman of the Elderly Commission since 2011, and is also an incumbent member of the Minimum Wage Commission, the Independent Police Complaints Council and the Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee.
Prof Chan feels honoured to be appointed, and hopes to lead the Equal Opportunities Commission to continue the promotion of equal opportunities in society and reduce discrimination.
Prof Leonard Cheng, President of Lingnan University, welcomes the appointment. He said, “Among his many contributions, Prof Alfred Chan Cheung-ming has over the years earned local, regional and international respect for his work in promoting the welfare and equality of minority groups. With his experience, dedication and tenacity, Alfred is well-poised to lead the Equal Opportunities Commission in accomplishing its mission and attaining new heights in the years to come. Lingnan University looks forward to further collaboration with and guidance from the Equal Opportunities Commission in the area of higher education.”