The Department of Asian and Policy Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of The Hon Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, former Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as Honorary Professor.
Mr. Cheung joined the government as an Information Officer in 1972 after graduating from The University of Hong Kong. He transferred to the Administrative Service in 1979, and rose to Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in 2004. Among his earlier postings were Assistant District Officer (Eastern); Assistant Private Secretary to the Governor; Secretary, Industry Development Board; District Officer (North); Assistant Director-General of Trade; and Administrative Assistant to the Financial Secretary.
As a senior directorate officer, he served as Deputy Judiciary Administrator; Deputy Head of Central Policy Unit; Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower; Commissioner for Labour; Director of Education; and Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour.
Mr. Cheung took up the political appointment of Secretary for Labour and Welfare in 2007 and served for almost 10 years until January 2017 when he was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration (CS). He served as CS until June 2021, making him the longest serving senior government official in Hong Kong’s history.
Mr. Cheung joins the Department of Asian and Policy Studies in September 2022 and will deliver lectures in the Master of Public Policy and Management programme and meet with students and faculty.
Dr. Siu-yau Lee, Acting Head of the Department, said “We are honoured to have Mr. Cheung as an honorary professor here in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies. Our students and staff will benefit immensely from his extensive experience. We look forward to working with and learning from him in the years to come.”