Secretary for the Civil Service
Mr LAW Chi-kong, Joshua, GBS, JP
Mr Law joined the Administrative Service in 1980. He served in a number of bureaux and departments during his civil service career, including the former Urban Services Department, the former Office of the Unofficial Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, the former City and New Territories Administration, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, the former Lands and Works Branch and the former Constitutional Affairs Branch. He became Principal Assistant Secretary for the Civil Service in 1994 and Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower in 1996.
After reunification, Mr Law became Private Secretary to the Chief Executive. He was appointed Director-General of Trade (later renamed Director-General of Trade and Industry) in 1999, Permanent Representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva in 2002, Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works (Transport) in 2004, Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs in 2007, and Permanent Secretary for Security in 2012. On 1 July 2017, Mr Law was appointed Secretary for the Civil Service.
Schedule of Responsibilities
Head of Civil Service Bureau, responsible for the overall management and development of the civil service to ensure that the civil service serves the best interests of the community and delivers various services in a trustworthy, efficient and cost-effective manner
Setting civil service policies and securing the necessary approval and funding for implementing these policies
Explaining civil service policies and issues, and answering related enquiries from the Legislative Council, staff associations, government departments and the general public
Declaration of Interest