Date
22 September 2017
Fanny Law will become chairwoman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. in June. Photo: HKEJ
Fanny Law will become chairwoman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. in June. Photo: HKEJ

CY Leung supporter to chair science & tech park corp

Executive Council member Fanny Law will take over from Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. chairman Nicholas Brooke when Brooke’s term finishes at the end of June, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Monday.

The corporation manages many infrastructure projects in the city, including the Hong Kong Science Park, InnoCentre, and the industrial estates in Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced in June last year that Brooke would be appointed corporation chairman for another year. At the same time, Leung appointed Law as a new board member of the park.

The park has 17 board members, including a non-executive chairman and 16 non-executive directors. There is no payment for the positions.

Law helped to promote the establishment of an innovation and technology bureau when she was the head of Leung’s campaign office during the 2012 chief executive race.

Leung failed to get enough Legislative Council support for a government restructure that included the creation of the bureau but the idea was revived in his January policy address.

Law has since helped to garner support for the bureau and has been tipped as a possible director of the unit when it is up and running, speculation she has rejected.

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