Mrs. Irene Lee Che-Yun YAU
Mrs. Irene Yau was the Director of Information Services of the Hong Kong Government between 1987 and 1997. She was responsible for all Government information dealing with news, public relation, publishing, publicity and overseas promotions. Upon her retirement from the Government, Mrs. Yau was appointed General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation until 2004. Meanwhile, she was seconded to the Election Office of Mr. Tung Chee Hwa in 1997 and again in 2002 as the Director of Communications. Since then, she became the Executive Director of the Sun Hung Kai Properties – Kwoks’Foundation sponsoring less privileged children in China to study in universities; and a lecturer on Journalism and Communications at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2012, Mrs. Yau was appointed Advisor to the Election Office of Mr. Leung Chun Ying.
Mrs. Yau is currently the Third Vice President of the Hong Kong Community Chest and Chairman of its Public Relations Committee; Hong Kong Red Cross Advisor; Council Member of Hong Kong St. John Ambulance; member of the Executive Committee of ‘Food for Good’which deals with issues on food waste; and Director of the Kowloon Tong School (Primary and Secondary Sections).
Mrs. Yau graduated from the University of Hong Kong with BA (Honours) in 1964. She was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1986 and awarded the Imperial Service Order in 1989.