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The Secretary for Development (Chinese: 發展局局長) of the Hong Kong Government is responsible for planning, land development and public works related development policy in Hong Kong. The position was created in 2007 to replace portions of the previous portfolios of Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works and Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands.

Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Development
發展局局長
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Incumbent
Michael Wong

since 1 July 2017
Development Bureau
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCentral People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holderGordon Siu
Secretary for Planning and Lands
Carrie Lam
Secretary for Development
Formation21 January 1999
1 July 2007
WebsiteDEVB
Secretary for Development
Traditional Chinese發展局局長

List of office holdersEdit

Political party:   Nonpartisan

Directors of Public Works, 1891–1941Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   Francis Alfred Cooper
谷柏
10 October 1891 1897 Sir William Robinson
(1891–1898)
2   Robert Daly Ormsby
安庶庇
21 October 1897 1901
Sir Henry Arthur Blake
(1898–1903)
3   William Chatham
漆咸
12 October 1901 1921
Sir Matthew Nathan
(1904–1907)
Sir Frederick Lugard
(1907–1912)
Sir Francis Henry May
(1912–1918)
Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs
(1919–1925)
4   Thomas Luff Perkins
白健時
1 July 1921 1923
5   Harold Thomas Creasy
祈禮士
30 August 1923 1932
Sir Cecil Clementi
(1925–1930)
Sir William Peel
(1930–1935)
6   Richard McNeil Henderson
軒德蓀
12 December 1932 1939
Sir Andrew Caldecott
(1935–1937)
Sir Geoffry Northcote
(1937–1941)
7   Alexander Bruce Purves
包華士
28 September 1939 25 December 1941
Mark Aitchison Young
(1941)

Directors of Public Works, 1946–1981Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
-   Harold Stuart Rouse 7 September 1945 1946 Military administration
8   Victor Kenneth Kenniff 15 May 1946 1949 Sir Mark Aitchison Young
(1946–1947)
Sir Alexander Grantham
(1947–1957)
9   Edward Audley Boyce 26 August 1949 1950
10   Theodore Louis Bowring
包寧
5 December 1950 1957
11   Allan Inglis
英格理
22 May 1957 28 February 1963 [1]
Sir Robert Brown Black
(1958–1964)
12   Alec Michael John Wright
鄔勵德
7 March 1963 27 March 1969 [2][3]
Sir David Trench
(1964–1971)
13   James Jeavons Robson
盧秉信
28 March 1969 August 1973 [3]
Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
14   David Wylie McDonald
麥德霖
February 1974 1981

Secretaries for Lands and Works, 1981–1989Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   David Wylie McDonald
麥德霖
September 1981 July 1983 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)
2   Chan Nai-keong
陳乃強
July 1983 15 August 1986 [4]
3   Graham Barnes
班禮士
16 August 1986 31 August 1989 [4]
Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)

Secretaries for the Public Works, 1989–1997Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   Kenneth Kwok
郭偉階
1 September 1989 31 March 1992 Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)
2   Ronald James Blake
詹伯樂
1 April 1992 May 1995
Chris Patten
(1992–1997)
3   Kwong Hon-sang
鄺漢生
15 May 1995 30 June 1997

Secretaries for the Public Works, 1997–2002Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1   Kwong Hon-sang
鄺漢生
1 July 1997 6 August 1999 1 year, 37 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
1
2   Lee Shing-see
李承仕
7 August 1999 30 June 2002 2 years, 328 days

Secretaries for the Environment, Transport and Works, 2002–2007Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1   Sarah Liao Sau-tung
廖秀冬
1 July 2002 30 June 2007 4 years, 364 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
2
Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
2

Secretaries for Development, 2007–presentEdit

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1   Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor
林鄭月娥
1 July 2007 30 June 2012 5 years, 0 days Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
3
2   Mak Chai-kwong
麥齊光
1 July 2012 12 July 2012 11 days Leung Chun-ying
(2012–2017)
4
3   Paul Chan Mo-po
陳茂波
30 July 2012 16 January 2017 4 years, 170 days
4   Eric Ma Siu-cheung
馬紹祥
13 February 2017 30 June 2017 137 days
5   Michael Wong Wai-lun
黃偉綸
1 July 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 76 days Carrie Lam
(2017–present)
5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "G.N. 384 of 1963". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 105: 506. 1 March 1963.
  2. ^ "G.N. 429 of 1963". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 105: 574. 8 March 1963.
  3. ^ a b "G.N. 608 of 1969". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 111: 676. 3 April 1969.
  4. ^ a b "G.N. 2930 of 1986". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 128: 3966, 4048. 29 August 1986.

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