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EOC Welcomes SAR Government’s Appointment of Ms Linda Lam Mei-sau as New Chairperson


The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) welcomes the SAR Government’s announcement today (19 March 2024) that the Chief Executive has appointed Ms Linda LAM Mei-sau as its new Chairperson for a term of three years, effective from 11 April 2024. Ms Lam will take over from Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin, whose term will expire on 10 April 2024.

Mr Ricky Chu, the incumbent Chairperson of the EOC, said, “On behalf of the EOC, I extend my warm welcome to Ms Lam. With in-depth legal knowledge and solid experience, I am certain that Ms Lam will lead the EOC to continue moving forward, and keep striving for excellence, conducting investigation and conciliation of complaints in accordance with the anti-discrimination ordinances, and further motivating different sectors of the society to embrace the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion.” 

“I am honoured to have served the EOC over the past five years, as we stood united with the community in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic. Throughout this period, the EOC remained steadfast in fulfilling our statutory duty to address the discrimination encountered by the public. We continued to enforce the four anti-discrimination ordinances, including enhancing the protection against discrimination and harassment for breastfeeding women and persons working in the common workplaces. In addition, the EOC established the ‘Anti-Sexual Harassment Unit’ to handle the public’s enquiries about sexual harassment and strengthen education on anti-sexual harassment. Simultaneously, our effort to promote racial harmony was reinforced through publicity, policy advocacy, training, and community liaison. Since the launch of the ‘Racial Diversity and Inclusion Charter for Employers’ in 2018, over 400 public and private organisations have already signed the Charter, pledging to create a racially inclusive workplace. As much as we are committed to promoting racial diversity and inclusion, we have been advocating for an accessible, barrier-free environment for those with disabilities and diverse needs. Last year, we established a dedicated team to promote the concept of universal design. By issuing guidelines, hosting seminars, and organising the first-ever ‘Universal Design Recognition Scheme’, we aim to mainstream this concept in society. Indeed, through different media and channels, we strive to spread the messages of diversity, equality, and inclusion near and far, and particularly to the younger generation,” said Mr Chu.  

“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the EOC Board Members and staff for walking this journey with me over the past five years, as well as to the stakeholders, partners, and all those who have supported our work and contributed their valuable insights. Their unfailing support has enabled the EOC to achieve smooth progress and satisfactory results for its work. I firmly believe that the EOC will continue to serve the general public with the utmost dedication, and contribute to the development of Hong Kong and the nation.” 


Equal Opportunities Commission
19 March 2024