Mrs. Rita FAN
Mrs. Fan graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Science, and later on, received a Master degree in Social Science. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the China University of Political Science and Law of the People’s Republic of China, and Honorary Doctorate degrees in Social Science from the University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mrs. Fan is currently a Member of the Standing Committee of the Twelfth session of the National People’s Congress, and is also serving as the Chairman of the Management Committee of the Endeavour Education Centre Limited.
Mrs. Fan served as a member of the Legislative Council from 1983 to 1992 and was also a Member of the Executive Council from 1989 to 1992. During 1993 to 1997, she was a Member of the Preliminary Working Committee for the Preparatory Committee for the HKSAR, and then served on the Preparatory Committee for the HKSAR.
Mrs. Fan was elected as the President of the Provisional Legislative Council in 1997, and has since been re-elected as the President of the First, Second and Third Legislative Council. Mrs. Fan served as President of the legislature of the HKSAR for 11 years. She was elected a Deputy to the Ninth and Tenth sessions of the NPC during 1998 and 2008, and served as a Member of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh session of the NPC from 2008 to 2013.