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About Thomas Chan

Thomas Chan has been the Director of Lands of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China since 1 July 2017.  The Lands Department is responsible for land administration, land management, and land survey and mapping in Hong Kong. The Survey and Mapping Office of the Department is in charge of maintaining the geodetic survey control network and the satellite positioning reference station network, carrying out land boundary surveys and aerial surveys, and producing maps in both paper and digital forms for Hong Kong. The Department is a key partner in taking forward the Government’s initiative to develop a Common Spatial Data Infrastructure by 2023 as part of the supporting framework to build Hong Kong into a world-class Smart City.

Thomas Chan joined the Government in 1991 as a generalist administrative officer and has served in various bureaux and departments covering a wide range of public policy areas including planning and land, health, civil service management and district administration. He also served as the Deputy Representative of the Hong Kong SAR to the World Trade Organization from 2001 to 2006.