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Office of the Chief Executive

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Formed  1 July 1997
Office of the Chief Executive
Jurisdiction  Government of Hong Kong
Headquarters  Government House, Hong Kong
Agency executives  Edward Yau, Director of the Chief Executive's Office Alice Lau, Permanent Secretary for the Chief Executive's Office

Office of the Chief Executive (Chinese: 行政長官辦公室) or CEO is one of the government agencies for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It consists of the immediate staff to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong and multiple levels of support staff reporting to the Chief Executive. The current director is Edward Yau.



Prior to the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, the Government House has always been the office location for the Governor of Hong Kong. After the transfer in 1997, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Tung Chee Hwa choose not to reside in the Government House, which relocated the office to the Government Secretariat.

When Donald Tsang assumed office on June 2005, he decided to reside in the Government House again and initiated a multiple months length remodeling for the house. On January 2006, the office relocated back to the Government House.


  • Fanny Law (January 1997 – July 1997, Director of the Office of the Chief Executive-designate)
  • David Lan (July 1997 – 2000)
  • Lam Woon-kwong, GBS, JP (July 2002 – January 2005)
  • John Tsang, JP (January 2006 – June 2007)
  • Norman Chan, SBS, JP (July 2007 – July 2009)
  • Raymond Tam (August 2009 – September 2011)
  • Gabriel Leung, Prof (September 2011 – June 2012)
  • Edward Yau, GBS, JP (July 2012 – )
  • Deputy Director

  • Richard Yuen, JP (March 2003 – October 2003)
  • Permanent Secretary

  • Andrew Wong (2005–2006)
  • Chang King-yi (2006–2007)
  • Elizabeth Tse, JP (2007 – 2010)
  • Kenneth Mak, JP (2010 – 2012)
  • Alice Lau, JP (2012 –)
  • Information Coordinator

  • Stephen Lam, GBS, JP (January 1999 – June 2002)
  • Andy Ho (13 February 2006 – 30 June 2012)
  • June Tang (1 July 2012 – 31 July 2013)
  • Andrew Fung (1 August 2013 –)
  • Information Coordinator was created by Tung Chee Hwa after the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, prior to the transfer, press release was handle by Information Services Department.

    Special Assistant (defunct)

  • Gary Chan (2006–2008)
  • Ronald Chan (2010–2012)
  • References

    Office of the Chief Executive Wikipedia

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