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Chairman

Mr Carlson TONG, SBS, JP

Mr Carlson TONG, SBS, JP

Chairman, Securities and Futures Commission, HK

Mr. Tong is currently the Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission. He was formerly the Chairman of KPMG in China and Hong Kong and the Chairman of the Asia Pacific region from 2009 to 2011. Since his retirement from KPMG in 2011, Mr Tong has been active in public and community services. He is a current member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a former member of the University Grants Committee from 2011 to 2013, the former Chairman of the English Schools Foundation from 2011 to 2015 and the former Chairman of the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited from 2012 to 2017.



Members

Professor Chris BRINK

Professor Chris BRINK

Emeritus Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University, UK and
Former Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Professor Chris Brink served as Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University from 2007 till 2016. Before that he was Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and before that Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Wollongong in Australia, Head of Mathematics and Coordinator of Strategic Planning at the University of Cape Town, and Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University. In the UK he served on the Board of Universities UK (where he chaired the Student Policy Network), the Board of the Quality Assurance Agency, the Board of the Equality Challenge Unit, and as Chairman of the N8 (the eight major research-intensive universities in the North of England). He holds the Freedom of the City of Newcastle, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa.


Mr CHEUNG Chi-kong, GBS, JP

Mr CHEUNG Chi-kong, GBS, JP

Executive Director, One Country Two Systems Research Institute, HK

Mr Cheung is a Member of the ICAC Complaints Committee (2013-) and an Ex-officio Member of the Tung Wah Group of Hospital Advisory Board (2013-). He is also a Trustee of Hong Kong Development Forum (2004-). He served as the Vice-Chairman of Public Libraries Advisory Committee (2008-2014), Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Journalists (2006-2014) and a Member of Commission on Strategic Development (2005-2012).


Professor Adrian K. DIXON

Prof Adrian K. DIXON

Emeritus Professor of Radiology,
University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Dixon is an Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital and Professor Emeritus of Radiology at the University of Cambridge. He has published extensively on Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging and has edited several textbooks. He was Warden of the Royal College of Radiologists (Clinical Radiology, 2002-2006) and MR Clinical Guardian to the Department of Health (2004-2007). He has been awarded honorary Fellowship/Membership of Radiological Societies in Australia, New Zealand, France, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. He has been Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology since 2007.


Professor Sir David EASTWOOD

Prof David EASTWOOD

Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Eastwood is also Chair of the Russell Group, Director of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, Board member of Universities UK, member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council and Advisory Board of the Higher Education Policy Institute. Previous posts include Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and Fellow and Senior Tutor of Pembroke College, Oxford. He has served on numerous national bodies and more recently was a member of the Government's Independent Review Panel looking at HE Funding and Student Finance.


Professor Horace IP, MH

Professor Horace IP, MH

Vice-President (Student Affairs), City University of Hong Kong, HK

Professor Horace Ip is the Vice-President and Chair Professor of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) Steering Committee and the Chairman of CEATE Assessment Working Group. He has served on the Steering Committee of the HKSAR Quality Education Fund and chaired its Dissemination and Promotion Subcommittee. He has also chaired the IEEE Computer Chapter (Hong Kong Section) and the Discipline Advisory Panel on Information Engineering of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is also a member of Administrative Appeal Board, Advisory Committee on the Education Development Fund, and Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals (COTAP). He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, the British Computer Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the International Association for Pattern Recognition.


Dr KAM Pok-man, BBS

Dr KAM Pok-man, BBS

Certified Public Accountant, HK

Dr Kam is currently a Member of the Hospital Authority (2013-). He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Financial Reporting Council (2010-2013). He was the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1999-2000) and a Member of the Council of LU (1999-2004). He also served as a Member of the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of ICAC (1999-2004), Licensing Appeals Board (2000-2005), Travel Industry Compensation Fund Management Board (2001-2007), Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission (2004-2010), and Operations Review Committee of ICAC (2007-2010).


Mr KWOK Wing-keung, BBS, MH, JP

Mr KWOK Wing-keung, BBS, MH, JP

Former Principal, Carmel Holy Word Secondary School, HK

Mr Kwok is the founding Principal of Carmel Holy Word Secondary School (1998-2017) , the former Chairman(2004-2017) and currently an Advisor(2017-) of the Association of Secondary School Heads, Tai Po District. He is also a Member of the Fight Crime Committee (2012-), the Youth Education, Employment and Training Task Force of the Commission on Poverty (2012-), the Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions (2013-), the Standing Committee of Youth Offender (2016-) and the Advisory Committee on Information Engineering at CUHK (2010-).

Mr Kwok was the Chairman of the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers Main Committee (2003-2006) and the Tai Po District Fight Crime Committee (2010-2016). He also served as a Member of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority Council (1996-2006), the School Examinations Board (1990-1996), the Basic Competency Assessment Main Committee (2001-2006), the Advisory Committee of the Department of Computing at PolyU (2012-2016) and the Action Committee Against Narcotics (2011-2016).


Professor Gabriel LEUNG, GBS, JP

Professor Gabriel LEUNG, GBS, JP

Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong, HK

Professor Leung is Dean of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was previously Head of Community Medicine in HKU (2012-2013) and served as Director of the Chief Executive's Office (2011-2012) and Under Secretary for Food and Health (2008-2011) in Government.

Professor Leung is one of Asia's leading epidemiologists. His research defined the epidemiology of two novel viral epidemics, namely SARS-CoV in 2003 and influenza A(H7N9) in 2013. While in government, he led Hong Kong's policy response against the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. He is inaugural Chair of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, former Vice President of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, and currently serves on the Council of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Hospital Authority Board.


Dr MAK Hoi Hung Michael, SBS, JP

Dr MAK Hoi Hung Michael, SBS, JP

Medical Practitioner, HK

Dr Mak is the Vice-Chairman of the Council of St Paul's Co-educational College (2012-) and an Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, HKU (2001-). He was the former Vice-Chairman of the Council of HKUST (2008-2013), and served as a Member of the Hospital Governing Committee for Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (1991-2001). He was the Supervisor of St Paul's Co-educational College during 1999-2010.


Dr Kim MAK Kin-wah, BBS, JP

Dr Kim MAK Kin-wah, BBS, JP

President, Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, HK

Dr Mak has been Member of the Court of the Baptist University, Council Member of Open University, and Board Member and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the English Schools Foundation. In addition, he is involved with ongoing executive education through his service as Council Member and Chairman of the Membership Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association. He has also been Member of the Manpower Development Committee of Hong Kong Government, and served in a wide variety of different roles in community service.


Professor Joshua MOK Ka-ho

Professor Joshua MOK Ka-ho

Vice-President and Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, Lingnan University, HK

Professor Mok is an Assessment Panel Member of Research Grants Council Competitive Research Funding Schemes for GRF / ECS and also for Local Self-financing Degree Sector, a Steering Group Member and Assessment Panel Member of the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme of the Central Policy Unit, a member of the Curriculum Development Council, and a Council Member of Chung Chi College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of the then Hong Kong Institute of Education, the Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong, and the Founding Director and Chair Professor in East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, the United Kingdom.


Professor Sir Howard NEWBY

Professor Sir Howard NEWBY

Immediate Past Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, UK

Sir Howard Newby, KB, CBE, BA, PhD, AcSS, DL, was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool from 2008 to January 2015. Prior to this he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol, the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), President of Universities UK, and President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

He was made a CBE in 1995 for services to social science and a knighthood in 2000 for services to higher education.

He was a member of the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Council from 2009 - 2015.


Professor Richard SALLER

Professor Richard SALLER

Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Kleinheinz Family Professor of European Studies,
Stanford University, USA

Richard Saller is currently the Dean of Stanford University's School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Classics and History (2007-present). Before moving to Stanford he was Dean of Social Sciences (1994-2001) and then Provost at the University of Chicago (2002-2006). His research specialty is the social and economic history of ancient imperial Rome. He is the author of Personal Patronage under the Early Empire (1982) and Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family (1994); co-author of The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture (2nd ed. 2014); and co-editor of the Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World (2007). In 2005 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Professor Wei SHYY

Professor Wei SHYY

Executive Vice-President & Provost,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

Prior to joining HKUST in 2010, Professor Wei Shyy was Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson Collegiate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Michigan. Professor Shyy is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He received the AIAA 2003 Pendray Aerospace Literature Award, the ASME 2005 Heat Transfer Memorial Award, and The Engineers' Council (Sherman Oaks, CA) 2009 Distinguished Educator Award, etc. He is also a member of Coursera Advisory Board and Board of Directors of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.


Dr Michael SPENCE

Dr Michael SPENCE

Vice-Chancellor and Principal,
The University of Sydney, Australia

Dr Michael Spence was appointed the 25th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney in 2008. Under his leadership, the university has forged its distinctive strategy. An alumnus of the University of Sydney, Dr Spence graduated with first-class honours in English, Italian and law. His other languages include Chinese and Korean. Dr Spence lectured in law at the University and worked for the Australian Copyright Council prior to undertaking doctoral studies at the University of Oxford. There, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology. He became a Fellow of St Catherine’s College at Oxford, and during his 20 years at the college he headed Oxford’s law faculty and its Social Sciences division. Dr Spence is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of intellectual property theory.


Professor Angelina YUEN, BBS, JP

Professor Angelina YUEN, BBS, JP

Vice President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
(Institutional Advancement and Partnership), HK

Professor Angelina Yuen became Vice President (Institutional Advancement and Partnership) of PolyU in 2010. Prior to her appointment as Vice President, Professor Yuen was Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences in 2004 and Associate Vice President in 2007, overseeing institutional advancement and partnerships with the Mainland. Before joining PolyU in 1986, Professor Yuen had taught at the National University of Singapore and the Hong Kong Shue Yan College. She was President of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association (2000-2004) and the International Association of Schools of Social Work (2008-2012), and a Member of the Committee on Economic Development and Economic Cooperation with the Mainland, the Commission on Strategic Development (2005-2007). She currently serves as a board member of the Hong Kong Press Council (2001-) and Keswick Foundation (1999-).


Professor ZHANG Jie

Professor ZHANG Jie

Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Professor Zhang is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, international fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is also an alternate member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. He took office as the 39th president of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006. Before that, Professor Zhang worked at the University of Oxford and other internationally renowned teaching and research institutes (1989-1998).

Ex-officio Member: Chairman of the RGC

Professor Benjamin W WAH

Prof Benjamin W WAH

Provost, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Professor Benjamin Wah is currently the Provost and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the Franklin W. Woeltge Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a prominent computer scientist. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has served as President of IEEE Computer Society. He taught at Purdue University (1979-1985) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1985-2011). He also served as Director of the Advanced Digital Sciences Centre established by the University of Illinois in Singapore in 2009, with funding from the Singapore government's Agency for Science, Technology and Research.

Ex-officio Member: Chairman of the QAC

Mr Lincoln LEONG Kwok-kuen, JP

Mr Lincoln Leong Kwok-kuen, JP

Chief Executive Officer
MTR Corporation Limited

Mr Leong has been the Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation Limited since March 2015. Prior to joining the Company in 2002, he worked in both the accountancy and investment banking industries in London, Vancouver, Canada and Hong Kong. Mr Leong is currently the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society (2012-) and a Member of the Board of Governor of the Chinese International School (2003-). He is also a Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (2003-) and Mandarin Oriental International Limited (2012-).

Ex-officio Member: Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education

Professor Anthony CHEUNG Bing-leung, GBS, JP

Professor Anthony CHEUNG Bing-leung, GBS, JP

Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education

Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung was formerly Secretary for Transport and Housing of the Hong Kong SAR Government (July 2012 to June 2017), as well as Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and Hong Kong Logistics Development Council. As Secretary he also sat on the board of the Airport Authority and Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited. Before he joined government, Professor Cheung was the President and Chair Professor of Public Administration at The Hong Kong Institute of Education (now The Education University of Hong Kong) from January 2008 to June 2012.

Professor Cheung has been active in community and public service. Major previous roles include: Member of the Legislative Council (1995-97), Non-Official Member of the Executive Council (2005-12), Chairman of the Consumer Council (2007-12), Chairman of the Pay Trend Survey Committee (2007) and Board member of Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation (2007-17). From November 2017 he has been appointed Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education. He also chairs a government task force to review self-financing post-secondary education.

Secretary-General

Dr Richard T ARMOUR, JP

Dr. Richard T ARMOUR, JP

Appointed as the Secretary-General of the UGC in January 2012, Dr Armour has extensive experience in higher education administration and management, having served in senior positions in various local universities as well as in UK and Australia. Much of his academic work has been in the field of higher education. In 1992, Dr Armour first came to Hong Kong and took up the post of Director of Academic Planning at the CityU. He became the Registrar of the Open University of Hong Kong in 1996. In 2006, Dr Armour moved to Australia as the Academic Registrar at Griffith University. He returned to Hong Kong in 2009 to take up the post of Senior Advisor to the President at the HKUST.