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CE mourns Sir David Ford's death

September 11, 2017

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the death of former Chief Secretary Sir David Ford.


He joined the Hong Kong Government in 1972. Before his retirement in 1997 he held key positions including Commissioner in the Hong Kong Government Office in London, Director of Housing, Secretary for Housing, Secretary for the Civil Service and Chief Secretary.


Mrs Lam said: "Sir David served in the Hong Kong Government for a long period of time before the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


"In particular, as the Chief Secretary, he led the civil service to serve the community with the utmost dedication and made significant contributions.


"On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I extend my deepest condolences to Sir David's family."