The Hong Kong Jockey Club has appointed Michael Lee as its new Chairman for 2022/23, with Eric Li Ka Cheung appointed Deputy Chairman.
The decision comes from the new Board of Stewards, who elected Lee in the Annual General Meeting of The Hong Kong Jockey Club on 8 September. Lee succeeds Philip Chen, who stepped down from the Board of Stewards after serving 16 years as a Club Steward, the past two as Chairman.
Voting Members at the AGM also elected three new Stewards, with Jackson Woo Ka Biu, Ann Kung Yeung Yun Chi and Anita Fung Yuen Mei filling the vacancies left by Chen, Richard Tang Yat-sun and Rosanna Wong Yick-ming.
Biu has been elected for a three-year term, with Chi and Mei elected for two-year and one-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. With our world-class racing attracting even more fans across the globe and the very bright prospects ahead for the equine industry in the Greater Bay Area, this is a very exciting time for the Club.
“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.”