Corporate Governance


Recognising that the Authority's stakeholders expect the highest standards of performance, accountability and ethical behaviour, the Board acknowledges its responsibility for and commitment to corporate governance principles.

The following outlines the Authority's approach to corporate governance and how it was practised.

Hospital Authority Board

Under the Hospital Authority Ordinance, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR appoints members to the Authority Board. The present Board consists of 28 members (including the Chairman). Membership of the Authority comprises 24 non-public officers, three public officers and one principal officer (the Hospital Authority Chief Executive). Apart from the principal officer, other members are not remunerated in the capacity as Board members.

The Authority Board meets formally about 12 times a year and any other times as required.

Hospital Authority Board Meeting Minutes Papers
Administrative and Operational Meeting Minutes Papers


Board Committees

For the optimal performance of its roles and exercise of its powers, the HA Board has established 11 committees : Audit and Risk Committee, Emergency Executive Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee, Information Technology Services Committee, Main Tender Board, Medical Services Development Committee, Public Complaints Committee, Staff Appeals Committee and Supporting Services Development Committee.


Hospital Governing Committees

To enhance community participation and governance of the public hospitals in accordance with the Hospital Authority Ordinance, 33 Hospital Governing Committees have been established in 41 hospitals/institutions. During the year, these committees received regular management reports from Hospital Chief Executives, monitored operational and financial performance of the hospitals, participated in human resources and procurement functions, as well as hospital and community partnership activities.


Regional Advisory Committees

In accordance with the Hospital Authority Ordinance and to provide the Authority with advice on the healthcare needs for specific regions of Hong Kong, the Authority has established three Regional Advisory Committees.

With a focus on their respective regions, each of the Regional Advisory Committees is responsible for advising the Authority on public healthcare service planning; reviewing the performance of public hospitals; monitoring public opinion and suggesting improvements about hospital services; advising the Authority and public hospitals on allocation of resources; and advising the Authority on specific matters at the request of the Authority.

Each Regional Advisory Committee meets four times a year.


Executive Management

The executives are charged by the Hospital Authority Board with the responsibility for managing and administering the Authority's day to day business and operations. To ensure that the management can discharge its duties in an effective and efficient manner, the Board has set out certain clear delegated authorities, policies and codes of conduct. The Board also approves an annual plan that is prepared by the executives in accordance with the Board's direction.

Under the powers stipulated in the Hospital Authority Ordinance, the Authority determines the remuneration and terms and conditions of employment for all of its employees. Remuneration packages of executive directors and other senior managers are aimed at attracting, motivating and retaining high-calibre individuals in a competitive international market. With regard to senior executives, each case is considered and endorsed by the Authority Board through its Executive Committee.


Hospital Authority Board
Regional Advisory
Hong Kong Regional Advisory Committee
Kowloon Regional Advisory Committee
New Territories Regional Advisory Committee
Hospital Governing
33 Hospital
Governing Committees
Audit and Risk Committee Finance Committee
Human Resources Committee Information Technology Services Committee
Medical Services Development Committee Supporting Services Development Committee
Public Complaints Committee Staff Appeals Committee
Executive Committee Emergency Executive Committee
Hospital Authority Main Tender Board