Police watchdog chief appointed

May 28, 2021

The Government today announced the appointment of Priscilla Wong as Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) for two years from June 1.


The appointment is made by the Chief Executive according to the IPCC Ordinance.


Ms Wong will succeed Anthony Neoh, whose term of appointment will end on May 31.


The Government said Ms Wong is a practising barrister with extensive experience in public services. She is currently the Chairperson of the Minimum Wage Commission and a member of various committees.


Ms Wong was a member of the IPCC from 2005 to 2010, and assisted in its smooth transition to an independent statutory body in June 2009, it added.


Secretary for Security John Lee said that under Mr Neoh's leadership, the IPCC has overcome various challenges and fully performed its statutory functions when the society experienced the most difficult time from 2019 to 2020.


He added that the IPCC will continue to discharge its independent statutory monitoring functions under the leadership of Ms Wong, further strengthening the effectiveness of and public confidence in the police complaints system.


Mr Lee said that the Government will continue its full support to the council in discharging its statutory monitoring functions to ensure complaints from the public will be handled fairly and impartially.

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