News Land-Based 9 Sep 2022
Michael Lee named Chairman of Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hong Kong Jockey Club elected Michael Lee to be its chairman for 2022/23. Eric Li Ka Cheung was appointed as the Deputy chairman.
This decision was made by the newly elected Board of Stewards that elected Lee at the 8 September Annual General Meeting of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Philip Chen has resigned from the Board of Stewards. He had served 16 years as Club Steward and the last two as Chairman.
Three new Stewards were also elected at the AGM by voting members. Jackson Woo Ka Biu Ann Kung Yeung Yun Chi, Anita Fung Yuen Mei and Richard Tang Yatsun filled the gaps left by Chen and Rosanna Woo Yicking.
Biu was elected to a 3-year term. Chi and Mei were elected for one-year and two-year terms, respectively.
“Mr Philip Chen provided guidance to the Club at a challenging time,” said Lee. “The Club has maintained both its racing and its strong contribution to the community throughout the pandemic. During his tenure Philip was supportive, especially through the launch of the Club’s updated racing and charities strategies, which continue to provide a blueprint for the future development of the Club.
“I am truly honoured to take up the leadership of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. It’s an exciting time at the Club with world-class racing and great prospects for the Greater Bay Area equine sector, as well as the growing popularity of our sport.
“Equally, the Club remains strongly committed to its purpose – the Betterment of our Society. With the pandemic still posing a major challenge, we will work even harder to help those in need.”
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