Tuesday, December 15, 2020 (12:30 PM - 1:45 PM) (GMT+8)

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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Dr P Y Leung (Former Chief Executive of Hospital Authority)

Dr P Y Leung

Former Chief Executive of Hospital Authority

MBBS (NSW), M Sc (Occupational Medicine)(Singapore),
FFPH, FRACMA, FHKCCM, FHKAM (Community Medicine)

Dr Leung began his career in public health and administrative medicine in 1985. He was appointed Deputy Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene in 2000 and Deputy Director of Health in 2002 in the Department of Health of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He set up and became the first Controller of Centre for Health Protection in 2004. As Controller, he was responsible for disease prevention and control as well as public health emergency (including major infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics) planning and response in Hong Kong.

Dr Leung joined the Hong Kong Hospital Authority as Director of Quality and Safety in 2007 to lead, plan and launch initiatives to enhance quality, patient safety and risk management. He retired in 2019 as Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, a post that he has been appointed since 2010 where he was responsible for the overall management of 43 public hospitals and other healthcare institutions, about 80,000 staff and an annual operating expenditure of around HK$70 billion.

Dr Leung is currently the Honorary Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Facilitator: Ms Lavender Cheung (Director of Communications and Public Relations at The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Facilitator: Ms Lavender Cheung

Director of Communications and Public Relations at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ms Lavender Cheung is a veteran journalist and TV news anchor who has a well-established status in Hong Kong’s media sector. An alumna of the Department of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ms Cheung obtained her Master Degree in Law from Keio University, Japan. She served at iCable News, a Hong Kong-based 24-hour news channel, for over 16 years during which she filled various roles including News Anchor, Japan Correspondent and Chief Anchor.

She joined CUHK as the Director of Communications and Public Relations in 2017 and helped establish the University’s new social media platforms in addition to existing media and public engagement channels. Under her leadership, an effective multi-media and cross-platform communication strategy has been adopted, which successfully enhanced the University’s online exposure and interactive communication with local, mainland and overseas stakeholders.