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Special notice

2020-03-27

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our Board of Governors as well as the administration put the health and well-being of our audiences, players and staff at the forefront of our priorities. Like most cultural organisations, we have made major adjustments to our regular activities in order to accommodate these exceptional circumstances. 

We continue to liaise closely with our performance partners and venues to ensure appropriate arrangements for the remainder of our 2019/20 season. Please visit our website and Facebook page for relevant announcements. 

We very much look forward to seeing you in our concert hall in the near future, sharing our exceptional music-making and the energy that you, our audience, brings to each performance. In the meantime, stay home and stay well.
SWIRE

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The Honorable Jack So Chak Kwong, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP

Vice-Chairman


Mr Jack So Chak Kwong

Mr Jack So Chak Kwong assumed the Chairmanship of the Airport Authority Hong Kong on 1st June, 2015.

Mr So began his career with the Hong Kong Government and joined the private sector in 1978, having held various senior positions in stockbroking, banking and property development. He served as Executive Director of the HKTDC from 1985 to 1992 and its Chairman from 2007 to 2015. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of the MTR Corporation from 1995 to 2003 and Deputy Chairman and Group Managing Director of PCCW from 2003 to 2007. 

Mr So is an independent non-executive Director of AIA Group Ltd and China Resources Power Holdings Company Ltd. He is also a senior advisor to Credit Suisse, Greater China. He was an independent Director of HSBC from 2000 to 2007 and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited from 2002 to 2015. 

In October 2013, Mr So was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Economic Co-operation with the Mainland. In January of the same year, he was appointed a non-official member of the Economic Development Commission, and Convenor of its Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism. 

Mr So is the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society. He is also the Chairman of Harrow International School Hong Kong. He served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council from April 2007 to March 2013. 

Mr So has been a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since 2008 and was an International Business Advisor to the Mayor of Beijing. He has been appointed Honorary Consultant to the Mayor of San Francisco in May 2013. 

A Justice of the Peace, Mr So was awarded the Golden Bauhinia Star and the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2011 and 2017 respectively. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science from the University of Hong Kong in 2011. 

 

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