The Reverend Canon Peter Douglas Koon
The Reverend Canon Peter Douglas Koon is the Provincial Secretary General of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, as well as a chaplain of HKSKH St John’s Cathedral.
Having been HKSKH’s Provincial Secretary General since 2007, Canon Koon is heavily involved in the church affairs, the social services, and the education ministry of HKSKH. In addition to overseeing the administration within the church, he chairs and sits on various committees of different natures within the hierarchy of HKSKH. Devising HKSKH’s social service strategies and directions, Canon Koon is the chairman of the council of SKH St Christopher’s Home and the honorary secretary of the executive committee of HKSKH Welfare Council. In the area of education, Canon Koon’s positions allow him to take part in both policymaking and school management; besides heading the Anglican (Hong Kong) Early Childhood Education Council, he is also the supervisor and the manager of a number of Anglican schools in Hong Kong.
Outside the church walls, Canon Koon is an enthusiast for public affairs. He is particularly perceptive about education and medical service in the local context; in 2017 he was appointed by the HKSAR Government to the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education and the Curriculum Development Council, and invited by the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation to be one of its governors and a member of the hospital governing committee of Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. Striving to promote communication and mutual understanding between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, Canon Koon has been a member of the 4th Council Session of the China Overseas Friendship Association since 2013 and was elected a member of the 13th Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in 2018.
In recognition of his contributions to society, Canon Koon is honoured to have been made an officer in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem and awarded with the Bronze Bauhinia Star.