Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption
The Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption is responsible for monitoring corruption and moral standards for both the public and private realm in Hong Kong. The Independent Commission Against Corruption was created in 1974 to deal with the corruption endemic in Hong Kong's government departments and disciplined services.
List of office holders
All Commissioners have been appointed from the ranks of Hong Kong's civil service or prior to 1997 from colonial officials.
- Sir Jack Cater 15 February 1974 – 3 July 1978
- Sir Donald Luddington 4 July 1978 – 10 November 1980
- Peter Barry Williams 11 November 1980 – 31 December 1984
- Geoffrey Thomas Barnes 1 January 1985 – 28 February 1988
- David Gregory Jefferson 29 February 1988 – 30 November 1991
- Peter James Allan 12 January 1991 – 28 November 1992
- Bertrand Edouard Doger de Speville 22 February 1993 – 21 January 1996
- Michael Leung Man-kin 22 January 1996 – 31 March 1997
|#||Name||Took office||Left office|
|1||Lily Yam||1 April 1997||11 July 1999|
|2||Alan Lai||15 July 1999||30 June 2002|
|3||Ambrose Lee||1 July 2002||4 August 2003|
|4||Raymond Wong||25 August 2003||30 October 2006|
|5||Fanny Law||30 October 2006||30 June 2007|
|6||Timothy Tong||1 July 2007||30 June 2012|
|7||Simon Peh||1 July 2012||Incumbent|
In late 2006, Law's appointment as Commissioner of the ICAC, announced by the Government on 31 October 2006, was not well received. The unpopular Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower was seen as being weak on security-related issues. In addition, as Law's and Raymond Wong's positions were involved direct swap, the government was derided by the Civic and Liberal parties for belittling an important position by playing "musical chairs". Law was not perceived to be at the end of her civil service career, while the post of Commissioner was traditionally a 'final' posting, allowing the official to work without fear or favour.