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ISS-HK Chairman Mr C P Ho Retires after chairing the Annual General Meeting 2019

The Annual General Meeting 2019 of International Social Service Hong Kong Branch was held on 26 November 2019 at the Auditorium of Duke of Windsor Social Service Building. Our Guest of Honour, Mr Mathew Cheung, the Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong SAR Government, extended his gratitude to ISSHK’s sterling support to the HKSAR Government to create a caring and inclusive community. “Since its inception in 1958, ISSHK has been devoting efforts to providing welfare support for the underprivileged and disadvantaged in the society, and has all along been a treasured and reliable partner of the Government,” said Mr Cheung. Mr. Yap Wei Sin Wil, Conul General of Malaysia, Mr Le Hai Trieu, Deputy Consul General of Vietnam and Ms Ho Jia Qian, Vice-Consul (Admin & Consular) of Singapore were among friends of ISS-HK present at the occasion.

Mr C P Ho, Chairman of ISS-HK announced during the meeting that he would retire from his position. At the end of his Chairman’s Statement, he extended his gratitude for the support he got over the last 17 years of tenure. “I thank all colleagues, and all supporters from various sectors of society, here and elsewhere, for your friendship and guidance over the years. I bid you all farewell, but in the fond hope that we will meet again soon,” said Mr C P Ho. Before presenting a plague of appreciation as a token of appreciation for Mr Ho, Mr Cheung commented that Mr Ho was “a true leader and enterprising pioneer, far-sighted pilot, visionary navigator and vibrant propeller. He impresses us all by his selfless dedication, indefatigable energy, unwavering commitment and total devotion.” Mr Cheung also presented a plague of appreciation to Mrs Peter Choy, who also retired from the Advisory Committee Board after serving ISS-HK for over half a century. Mr Cheung commented in his speech that “Mrs Choy has made a huge contribution to the organisation and nurtured ISSHK to what is today over the years.”

Mr Stephen Yau, Chief Executive of ISS-HK, presented farewell gifts prepared by staff of ISSHK to both Mr C P Ho and Mrs Peter Choy. All shared moments to remember and had a big Group Photo with all those present.

Outgoing Chairman Mr C P Ho joined the ISSHK's Advisory Committee in 1999 and was elected Chairman in 2002. He was elected as the chair of the ISS Governing Board in Geneva from 2015 to 2018, being the first Asian to take up this role in the 90 years history of ISS. For the past 2 decades, under his able and visionary leadership, the development of ISSHK was brought to significant new heights.