Former Ocean Park CEO Joe Wong appointed as Permanent Secretary for Home AffairsLocal | 24 Sep 2021 5:01 pm
Joe Wong Chi-cho, who was the former CEO of Ocean Park will take up the post of Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs on October 12.
Wong joined the Administrative Service in July 1987 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A in April 2018.
He has served in various bureaux and departments, including the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, the Housing Department and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau.
He was Director of Information Services from July 2016 to February 2018 and the Commissioner for Tourism from February 2018 to April 2021. He was then on secondment to Ocean Park Corporation as Chief Executive from May to August 2021.
Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, said Wong is a seasoned Administrative Officer with proven leadership and management skills.
“I have every confidence that he will serve the community with professionalism in his new capacity," he said.
Wong's predecessor Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching will commence her pre-retirement leave in January 2022. Nip thanked her for rendering 37 years of loyal and dedicated service to the community of Hong Kong.