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Dr Stephen Chow Chun-kay Appointed as New Academy Council Chairman

04 January 2016 Category : General

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (the Academy) welcomes the appointment of Dr Stephen Chow Chun-kay as the new Council Chairman of the Academy by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR government with effect from 1 January 2016. The Academy extends its heartfelt thanks to Mr William Leung Wing-cheung who had dedicated his time and effort to lead the Academy as Council Chairman over the past six years.   


Dr Stephen Chow Chun-kay obtained his PhD degree in Business and Economics from the University of Hong Kong. Dr Chow has been Chairman of the Executive Committee of the government’s Cantonese Opera Development Fund and founding Chairman of the government’s Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee. He has devoted himself to the preservation and sustainable growth of Cantonese opera. In addition, Dr Chow’s expertise has been sought by a number of education institutions in Hong Kong, the Mainland and the United States, and has held leadership and advisory roles in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Lingnan University, Fudan University in Shanghai and Golden Gate University in California, among others. In recognition of his significant contributions to the Academy and to the community, Dr Chow was conferred Honorary Doctorate by the Academy in 2012, and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2008, the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2002, in addition to being appointed Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong government in 2004. 


Members of the Academy Council include: Dr Stephen Chow Chun-kay (Chairman), Frankie Yeung Wai-shing (Deputy Chairman), Yvonne Shing Mo-han (Treasurer), Ronnie Cheng Kay-yen, Eva Cheng Li Kam-fun, Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Winnie Cheung Chi-woon, Leon Ko Sai-tseung, Ronald Kwok Wing-chung, Anna Kwong Sum-yee, Frank Lee King-ting, Emily Mok Fung-yee, Dr Royce Yuen Man-chun, Secretary for Home Affairs or his representative, Secretary for Education or his representative, Professor Adrian Walter, Gillian Ann Choa and Jaime Redfern.


Chairman Chow Chun-kay

 Academy Council Chairman Dr Stephen Chow Chun-kay



About The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (


The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in performing arts in Asia. It provides professional and practice-based diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with an emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning.