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Patrick Nip Tak-kuen (Chinese: 聶德權; born 1964) is a Hong Kong government official. He has served as the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs since 2017.


Patrick Nip Tak-kuen

聶德權
香港政制及內地事務局局長聶德權 (cropped).jpg
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
Assumed office
1 July 2017
Chief ExecutiveCarrie Lam
Preceded byRaymond Tam
Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health)
In office
2016 – 30 June 2016
Secretary for Food and HealthKo Wing-man
Preceded byRichard Yuen
Succeeded byElizabeth Tse
Director of Information Services
In office
2014–2016
Preceded byMichael Wong
Succeeded byJoe Wong
Director of Social Welfare
In office
2009–2013
Preceded byStephen Fredrick Fisher
Succeeded byCarol Yip
Personal details
Born1964 (age 54–55)
Alma materUniversity of Hong Kong
Harvard Kennedy School

He graduated from the Kwun Tong Maryknoll College and the University of Hong Kong in 1986. He also obtained a master's degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in the United States. He has also studied at the Oxford University and attended national studies courses at the Chinese Academy of Governance.[1]

He joined the Administrative Service in August 1986. He served in the various bureaux and departments, including the City and New Territories Administration, the Deputy Chief Secretary's Office, the Trade and Industry Branch, the Finance Branch, the Civil Service Branch, the Trade Department, the Chief Executive's Office, the former Health and Welfare Bureau, the Beijing Office and the former Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.[2]

In 2009 he was appointed Director of Social Welfare in 2009 and Director (Special Duties), Chief Secretary for Administration's Private Office in 2013 before he became the Director of Information Services since February 2014. He became the Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health) in July 2016.[2]

In 2017, he was appointed Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs in Chief Executive Carrie Lam's administration.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, JP, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs". Hong Kong government.
  2. ^ a b "Senior appointments (with photos)".
Government offices
Preceded by
Stephen Frederick Fisher
Director of Social Welfare
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Carol Yip
Preceded by
Michael Wong
Director of Information Services
2014–2016
Succeeded by
Joe Wong
Preceded by
Richard Yuen
Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health)
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Tse
Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Tam
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
2017–present
Incumbent