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The Information Services Department (ISD) is the Hong Kong Government's public relations office, publisher, advertiser, and news agency, serving as the link between the government and the media.

Information Services Department
政府新聞處
Information Services Department logo.PNG
Agency overview
Formed1 April 1959
Headquarters2/F, 6/F-8/F, 25/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Employees422 (March 2008) [1]
Annual budget370.0m HKD (2008–09) [2]
Agency executive
  • Ms Cathy Chu, Director of Information Services
Websiteisd.gov.hk
Information Services Department
Traditional Chinese政府新聞處

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HistoryEdit

Prior to the current location at the Harbour Building in Sheung Wan, the ISD was once headquartered at the Former French Mission Building,[1], Beaconsfield House, and at the Murray Building.

OrganisationEdit

The department is organised into four divisions:

  • Local Public Relations
  • Publicity and Promotions
  • Public Relations Outside Hong Kong
  • Administration

DirectorsEdit

  • Mr John Lawrence Murray (1959–1963)[2]
  • Mr Nigel John Vale Watt (1963–1972)[2]
  • Mr David Robert Ford (1972–1976)[2]
  • Mr Richard Lai Ming (1976–1978)[2]
  • Mr John Desmond Slimming (1978–1979)[2]
  • Mr Bernard Renouf Johnston (acting, 1979)[2]
  • Mr Robert Strong Sun Yuan-chuang (1980–1983)[2]
  • Mr Peter Tsao Kwang-yung (1983–1984)[2]
  • Miss Cheung Man-yee (1985–1986)[2]
  • Mr John Chan Cho-chak (1986–1987)[2]
  • Mrs Irene Yau Lee Che-yun (1987–1997)[2]
  • Mr Thomas Chan Chun-yuen (1997–2002)[2][3]
  • Miss Yvonne Choi Ying-pik (2002–2006)[4]
  • Mr Edward Yau (2006–2007)[5]
  • Mrs Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee (2007–2009)[6]
  • Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun (2009–2014)[7]
  • Mr Patrick T K Nip (2014–2016)[8]
  • Mr Joe Wong Chi-cho (2016–present)[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Finance Committee – Public Works Subcommittee (Papers) 8 Nov 95: "Conversion of the French Mission Building into the Court of Final Appeal"
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Moss 1999, Chapter 25.
  3. ^ "Senior appointments announced". Civil Service Bureau. Hong Kong Government. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Senior appointments". Civil Service Bureau. Hong Kong Government. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Hong Kong e-News – 7 February 2006". Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels. Hong Kong Government. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Senior appointments (with photos)". Press releases. Hong Kong Government. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Senior appointment (with photo)". Press releases. Hong Kong Government. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  8. ^ Nip, Patrick T K. "Welcome Message from the Director". Information Services Department. Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Senior appointments (with photos)". Hong Kong Government. 28 June 2016.
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