The Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) today announced the re-appointment of existing members and the appointment of ten co-opted members to its committees and subcommittees. The term of appointment will last until 31 December 2014.

 

The seven committees include the Executive Committee, the Development Committee, the Museum Committee, the Performing Arts Committee, the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Investment Committee, as well as three subcommittees, namely the Information and Communication Technologies Subcommittee, the Exhibition Centre Subcommittee and the Interim Acquisition Committee, which have been established to assist and advise the Management of WKCDA to implement the arts hub development.

 

Apart from the re-appointment of existing members, Mr Christopher LAW and Prof WONG Sze Chun have been newly appointed as members of the Development Committee while Mr LIU Sing Cheong has retired from the Committee. Mr Vincent CHOW and Mr Joseph TUNG have been appointed as members of the Performing Arts Committee.  In addition, Mr Johnson CHANG and Prof David CLARKE have been appointed as members of the Museum Committee, and Ms Sabrina FUNG, Dr KAN Tai Keung, Mr Vincent LO and Ms Ellen PAU have been appointed as members of the Interim Acquisition Committee.  Dr HUNG Keung has retired from the Information and Communication Technologies Subcommittee.

 

In welcoming the new appointments, Mrs Carrie LAM, Board Chairman of WKCDA, said, “I am delighted to have these ten respected co-opted members on board. Their expertise and experience in the respective sectors will add to the strength of the Committees and benefit the WKCDA in realising the vision of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD). I look forward to their active involvement and strong support for the year to come.

 

"I would also like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the commitment and contributions that the incumbent members and retired members have made to the WKCD development,” Mrs Lam added.

 

Existing Board members have joined different committees and subcommittees in accordance with their relevant knowledge, expertise and experience. The committees and subcommittees may co-opt non-Board members in order to tap expertise from different professional and community sectors.

 

A full list of committee and subcommittee membership under the WKCDA Board is at Annex 1 and profiles of new members at Annex 2.

 

Annex 1

 

Members of Committees and Subcommittees underThe Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

 

Executive Committee

1. The Honourable Ronald ARCULLI, GBM, GBS, JP - Chairman

2. Mr Leo KUNG Lin-cheng, BBS, JP

3. Mr Victor LO Chung Wing, GBS, JP

4. The Honourable SIN Chung-kai, SBS, JP

5. Dr the Honourable Allan ZEMAN, GBM, GBS, JP

6. The Honourable TSANG Tak-sing, GBS, JP

7. Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

 

Development Committee

1. The Honourable Ronald ARCULLI, GBM, GBS, JP - Chairman

2. Mr Raymond FUNG Wing Kee, JP

3. Mr Chris IP Ngo-tung

4. Mr Andrew LAM Siu-lo, JP

5. Professor LEE Chack-fan, GBS, JP

6. Mr Victor LO Chung Wing, GBS, JP

7. The Honourable SIN Chung-kai, SBS, JP

8. Mr Philip TSAI Wing-chung, JP

9. Ms YIP Wing-sie, BBS, JP

10. Mr Danny YUNG Ning-tsun

11. Dr the Honourable Allan ZEMAN, GBM, GBS, JP

12. Mr Christopher LAW, JP*

13. Mr LEE Shing-see, GBS, OBE, JP

14. Prof Edward NG Yan-yung

15. Prof WONG Sze-chun, JP*

16. Representative from Home Affairs Bureau

17. Representative from Development Bureau

* new members

 

Museum Committee

1. Mr Victor LO Chung Wing, GBS, JP - Chairman

2. Mr Raymond FUNG Wing Kee, JP

3. Mr Chris IP Ngo-tung

4. The Honourable MA Fung-kwok, SBS, JP

5. The Honourable SIN Chung-kai, SBS, JP

6. Professor Jenny SO Fong-suk

7. Mr Johnson CHANG Tsong-zung*

8. Professor David CLARKE*

9. Ms Claire HSU Man-kai

10. Mr LEUNG Chi Wo

11. Ms Kai-Yin LO, SBS

12. Mr David PONG Chun-yee

13. Ms Nansun SHI

14. Mr Alan WAN Siu-lun

15. Representative from Home Affairs Bureau

16. Representative from Leisure and Cultural Services Department

* new members

 

Performing Arts Committee

1. Dr the Honourable Allan ZEMAN, GBM, GBS, JP - Chairman

2. Mr Chris IP Ngo-tung

3. Professor LEE Chack-fan, GBS, JP

4. The Honourable MA Fung-kwok, SBS, JP

5. Professor Jenny SO Fong-suk

6. Ms YIP Wing-sie, BBS, JP

7. Mr Danny YUNG Ning-tsun

8. Mr Benny CHIA Chun-heng, BBS

9. Mr Vincent CHOW Wing-shing, BBS, MBE, JP*

10. Mr Michael MACLEOD

11. Mr Fredric Chun Fai MAO, BBS

12. Mr TSAO Sing Yuen, Willy, BBS

13. Mr Joseph TUNG Yao-chung, JP*

14. Dr Liza WANG, SBS

15. Dr Elvin WONG Chi-chung

16. Representative from Home Affairs Bureau

17. Representative from Leisure and Cultural Services Department

* new members

 

Remuneration Committee

1. The Honourable SIN Chung-kai, SBS, JP - Chairman

2. The Honourable Ronald ARCULLI, GBM, GBS, JP

3. The Honourable Jeffrey LAM Kin-fung, GBS, JP

4. Mr Philip TSAI Wing-chung, JP

5. Mr Danny YUNG Ning-tsun

6. Mr LAI Kam-tong

7. Representative from Home Affairs Bureau

 

Audit Committee

1. Mr Philip TSAI Wing-chung, JP - Chairman

2. Mr Andrew LAM Siu-lo, JP

3. Mr Clement CHAN Kam-wing

4. Mr Wilson FUNG Ying-wai

5. Mr William LO Chi-chung

 

Investment Committee

1. Mr Leo KUNG Lin-cheng, BBS, JP - Chairman

2. The Honourable Ronald ARCULLI, GBM, GBS, JP

3. The Honourable SIN Chung-kai, SBS, JP

4. Dr the Honourable Allan ZEMAN, GBM, GBS, JP

5. Mr Clifford CHIU

6. Mr Sue-wan CHUA

7. Mr Kevin Anthony WESTLEY, BBS

8. Representative from Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau

9. Director of Accounting Services or his representative

10. Representative from Home Affairs Bureau

 

Information and Communication Technologies Subcommittee

1. The Honourable SIN Chung-kai, SBS, JP - Chairman

2. The Honourable Ronald ARCULLI, GBM, GBS, JP

3. Mr Benny CHIA Chun-heng, BBS

4. Mr CHIEN Kwok-keung, Kenny

5. Ms Barbara CHIU Cheuk-mun

6. The Honourable Charles Peter MOK

7. Mr Ricky WONG Wai-kay

8. Mr Derek Emory YEUNG Ting-lap

9. Dr Samson YOUNG

10. Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

11. Representative from the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer

12. Representative from Home Affairs Bureau

 

Exhibition Centre Subcommittee

1. Mr Victor LO Chung Wing, GBS, JP - Chairman

2. The Honourable Ronald ARCULLI, GBM, GBS, JP

3. Mr Raymond FUNG Wing Kee, JP

4. Mr Daniel CHEUNG Wai-hung

5. Mr Kevin CHING Sau-hong

6. Mr Stanley CHU Yu-lun

7. Mr Andy HEI

8. Mr Magnus RENFREW

9. Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

10. Representative from Home Affairs Bureau

 

Interim Acquisition Committee

1. Mr Victor LO Chung Wing, GBS, JP - Chairman

2. Ms Sabrina FUNG*

3. Ms Claire HSU Man-kai

4. Dr KAN Tai-keung, SBS*

5. Mr LEUNG Chi Wo

6. Mr Vincent LO Wing-sang, BBS, JP*

7. Ms Ellen PAU*

8. Mr David PONG Chun-yee

9. Ms Nansun SHI

* new members

 

Annex 2

Profiles of New Members  

 

Mr Johnson CHANG Tsong-zung

Mr Johnson Chang is a curator, the Director of Hanart TZ Gallery, guest professor of China Art Academy, board director of Asia Art Archive. Mr Chang has been active in curating Chinese exhibitions since the 1980s: major exhibitions include China’s New Art Post-1989 (international tour 1993-1998), Special Exhibitions for the Sao Paulo International Biennial (1994 and 1996), Hong Kong official participations at Sao Paulo Biennial (1996) and Venice Biennial (2001), Power of the Word (Taiwan and US tour 1999-2002), the Yellow Box series of research projects about contemporary art practice and Chinese aesthetic spaces (since 2004). Recent curatorial works include: co-curator of Guangzhou Triennial 2008: Farewell to Post-Colonialism, Spiritual Space: A Dimension in Lacquer (Hubei Museum of Art 2009), and the West Heavens series of Indian-Chinese art and intellectual exchanges (presented at the Shanghai Biennial 2010, Guangzhou Triennial 2011 and Shanghai Biennial 2012). Mr Chang is also co-curator of the 2012 Shanghai Biennial.

 

Mr Vincent CHOW Wing-shing, BBS, MBE, JP

Mr Vincent Chow is the Chairman and Group General Manager of Chow Sang Sang Holdings International Limited. He has a long association with the arts and culture community, having served at different times as chairman of Chung Ying Theatre Company and Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, chairman of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and committee member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for his service as a member of the Council of the Academy, where he is still a member of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Board of The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited, and the chairman of Musica Viva Limited, a company set up by Lo King-Man to promote music. He chaired the Art Form Panel (Drama) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and he is now a member of the Music Panel. In 2012 he was appointed by the Home Affairs Bureau as a member of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development, and in 2013 he took up the chairmanship of its Sub-Committee on Funding for the Performing Arts. He has become the Deputy Chairman of the City University of Hong Kong in 2014 after having served as the Treasurer.  He is also the Chairman of the Community College of the City University of Hong Kong.

 

Prof David CLARKE

Prof David Clarke is Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, University of Hong Kong. Born in England, he obtained his PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, in 1983. He has lived in Hong Kong since 1986. He has written extensively on both Chinese and Western art and culture, with a primary focus on the twentieth century. His most recent books are Water and Art:  A Cross-cultural Study of Water as Subject and Medium in Modern and Contemporary Artistic Practice (2010), and Chinese Art and its Encounter with the World (2011).                                               

Prof Clarke is the founder and academic director of the Hong Kong Art Archive. He is also active as a photographer and visual artist. His most recent one-person exhibition was held at the University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, from November to December 2013.

Prof Clarke was a member of the Museums Advisory Group of the Consultative Committee on the Core Arts and Cultural Facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District.

 

Ms Sabrina FUNG

Ms Sabrina Fung has actively participated in cross-cultural, multi-media activities since 1980.  She and her company, Sabrina Fung Fine Arts Ltd., consult and place artworks for major public and commercial environments in Asia, Europe and North America.  Ms Fung has also curated and organized a wide variety of cultural events to promote public art, including the Hong Kong Pavilion for the 51st Venice Biennale in Italy in 2005.  She has also organized and curated several not-for-profit art projects and various public programs in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia to promote public art awareness and contemporary art appreciation locally.

Ms Fung has been an art advisor to the Hong Kong City University Gallery since 1999 and was a member of the Museums Advisory Group of the Consultative Committee on the Core Arts and Cultural Facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District.  Ms Fung has also been appointed by the Deutsche Bank to advise on an extensive contemporary Asian art collection for its offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.

 

Dr KAN Tai-keung, SBS

Dr Kan Tai-keung studied art and design and started his design career in 1967. His works have won him numerous prestigious awards around the world. He played an important role in the New Ink Movement in 1970s.

In 1979, Dr Kan was one of the "Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons". Other important awards included Award of Urban Council Fine Art (1981), Gold Awards, International Art Competition, Los Angeles (1984), 1st Prize in the 1st International Computer Art Biennale in Rzeszów, Poland (1995) and the outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century in Britain (2000). In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Design in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His works have received critical acclaim, being frequently exhibited around the world and collected by many prominent museums. He was the dean of Shantou University Cheung Kong Art and Design School (2003-2011), and now a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, an advisor of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, and the honorary advisor of Hong Kong Museum of Art.

 

Mr Christopher LAW, JP

Mr Christopher Law is a Founding Director of the Oval Partnership. Over the years Mr Law has received numerous accolades. Mr Law’s design projects have received awards from institutions around the world including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, and the American Institute of Architects. Mr Law is the chair of a number of community organizations and member of many committees in Hong Kong including the Energy Advisory Committee. He is currently the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Urban Conservation and Community Participation Blue House Project. He is the Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Task Force of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Mr Law was the chief curator and exhibitor of the Hong Kong Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012, and the chief curator and founder of the community led cultural organization - Very Hong Kong Foundation. His Wuli Garden Project has been selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London in 2012. Mr Law was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects in 2013 for his contribution to Architecture. He was elected as a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects in 2013.

 

Mr Vincent LO Wing-sang, BBS, JP

Mr Vincent Lo is a Solicitor of Supreme Court of Hong Kong, Notary Public, China-Appointed Attesting Officer and PRC Arbitrator Member.

Mr Lo is a Consultant of the law firm Gallant Y. T. Ho & Co. in which he has served as Senior Partner for over 17 years. He is the Chairman of the Art Museum Advisory Panel, the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and the Hong Kong Red Cross. He is also a National Council Member of the Red Cross Society of China.  He also serves as a Member of the Public Service Commission, the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants and the Advisory Committee on Arts Development.

Mr Lo collects Chinese art ranging from Classical Chinese paintings, calligraphy to contemporary Ink Art. He is a director of the governing board of the Ink Society.

 

Ms Ellen PAU

Ms Ellen Pau is a self-taught video artist.  Her early works first appeared in local screening clubs and then resurfaced on the international arena starting in 1987. From there, Ms Pau dedicated her life in video art to the development of media art in Hong Kong.

In 1986, Ms Pau co-founded Videotage, a media art collective in Hong Kong aiming at creating an umbrella organization for media artists, facilitating artistic and cultural exchange and promoting video and media art in Hong Kong. She is also the founding director cum curator of the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival.

Ms Pau works as an independent cinematographer, curator, art critic and researcher focusing on Asian new media arts. She also works as an art consultant for her newly founded company Inter-Act Arts. Her single channel videos and video installation works have been extensively exhibited worldwide in film festivals and art biennials. In 2001, ‘Recycling Cinema’ was selected and exhibited at the Hong Kong Pavilion in the 49th Venice Biennial.

 

Mr Joseph TUNG Yao-chung, JP

Mr Joseph Tung was recruited to join the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong as Executive Director in 1997 after working for Korean Air as Deputy General Manager in charge of passenger sales, reservation and ticketing since 1985. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the travel industry.

He was Chairman of the OAA/TIC Compliance Committee from 1992 to 1997. He has also served on a number of trade committees such as the Advisory Committee of Travel Agents (1997-now), the Management Board of the Travel Industry Compensation Fund (1997-now), the Immigration Department’s Users Committee (1999-2005), the Vocational Training Council’s Hotel, Catering & Tourism Training Board (1998-2002), Convenor of Skills Upgrading Scheme - Tourism Industry (2001-2011), the Aviation Advisory Board (2003-2005), Aviation Development Advisory Committee (2005-8/2011), and member of Copyright Tribunal (2005-2009).

 

Professor WONG Sze-chun, JP

Ir Professor S.C. Wong is Chair Professor and Head of Department of Civil Engineering, and Director of Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He is Vice-President of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS), and was President of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) and Chairman of Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Hong Kong Branch (HKB). He is Chairman of the Education and Examinations Committee and member of two discipline advisory panels of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). He is currently a member of the Town Planning Board and Vice-Chairman of its Metro Planning Committee, and was a member of Transport Advisory Committee, Harbour-front Enhancement Committee, and Tuen Mun Road Traffic Incident Independent Expert Panel of the HKSAR Government. He is also a member of the Construction Industry Council.