Date
21 October 2018
Outgoing HKSTP chair Fanny Law urged the public not to speculate about why her four-year term was not extended. Photo: HKEJ
Outgoing HKSTP chair Fanny Law urged the public not to speculate about why her four-year term was not extended. Photo: HKEJ

Fanny Law: No regrets about departure as HKSTP chair

 

After serving as chair of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) for four years, Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun says she has no regrets about leaving the government corporation by the end of this month.

During a tea-time chat with media representatives after her last board of directors’ meeting on Thursday, Law said she has led HKSTP out of the hard times and it is the time for her to leave.

She refused to rate her work but said she has set a solid ground and direction during her term.

Rumors have it that her contract was not extended because she was not getting along with Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology.

Law refused to talk about the details of their working relationship.

She did admit that they have different opinions and approach to work, but she said that is not a problem, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

“I do not think I have ever stood in his way,” she said.

Policy will still be implemented even though there is disagreement, she added.

Sunny Chai Ngai-chu, a director at HKSTP, will take over her post.

It is good to have a chairman with a technology background to implement the innovation policy, she said, praising Chai’s over 10 years’ experience in the industry.

She also revealed some of the new members of the new board of directors she recommended, including SenseTime founder Sean Tang Xiao Ou and biologist Mak Tak-wah.

Law praised Chief Executive Carrie Lam for her efforts at technology development and urged the public not to speculate that her departure is a sign that the current administration is trying to get rid of officials affiliated with former CE Leung Chun-ying.

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