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Secretariat

Led by the Secretary General, the Secretariat of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has about 400 full-time employees, including specialists in the development and administration of examinations and assessments, as well as technology and other areas of research. During examination period thousands of examination personnel are temporary employed to assist with large-scale examinations. Most of them are teachers in secondary schools and universities. Some assist in the design and development of question papers and marking schemes, while others perform the roles of markers, oral examiners and invigilators.

The HKEAA Secretariat consists of the following Units and Divisions.

Organisation Chart
The HKEAA Secretariat consists of Secretary General,  Director- Corporate Services, Director- Public Examinations, Director- Assessment Technology and Research and a number of units and divisions, including Finance Division, Human Resources and Administration Division, Information Technology Division, Internal Audit Unit, Assessment Development Division, Examination Systems Unit,  School Examinations and Assessment Division, Public Affairs and Communications Unit, International and Professional Examinations Division, Education Assessment Services Division, and Assessment Technology and Research Division.

Secretary General

Secretary General: Dr Tong Chong-sze

 

Dr Tong Chong-sze
MA, MMath, PhD (Cantab), CMath FIMA CSci

Director – Corporate Services

Director – Corporate Services: Ms Catherine Yuk-sim Leung

 

Ms Catherine Yuk-sim Leung

Director – Assessment Technology and Research

Director – Assessment Technology and Research: Dr Luo Guan-zhong

 

Dr Luo Guan-zhong
Ph.D (Murdoch)

Director – Public Examinations

Director – Public Examinations: Mrs Christina Lee

 

Mrs Christina Lee

Assessment Development Division

The Assessment Development Division is responsible for the development of question papers for the HKDSE Examination and Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT), the coordination of marking of scripts and the grading of candidates' performance. The General Manager - Assessment Development is Mr Wan Tak-wing.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8070
Email: add@hkeaa.edu.hk
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Assessment Technology & Research Division

The Assessment Technology and Research Division oversees the consistent application of assessment technology, maintaining the standards of the qualifications the Authority confers, conducting quality audit of examination / assessment papers, and carrying out all related research. The Division is led by Dr Luo Guan-zhong, Director - Assessment Technology and Research.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8500
Email: gluo@hkeaa.edu.hk
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Education Assessment Services Division

The Education Assessment Services Division administers the Basic Competency Assessments (BCA) in Chinese, English and Mathematics at the primary and secondary levels. The BCA programme consists of two assessments: Student Assessment and Territory-wide System Assessment. The General Manager - Education Assessment Services is Dr Tenny Lam.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8177
Email: tsa@hkeaa.edu.hk
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Examination Systems Unit

The Examination Systems Unit is responsible for the examination system operations of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination and the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT). Its work mainly includes examination script scanning services, processing of examination data, dissemination of examination results, compilation of examination statistics and production of statistical reports. The General Manager – Examination Systems is Mr William Lai.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8688
Email: examsys@hkeaa.edu.hk
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Finance Division

The Finance Division handles finance, procurement and sale of publication of the Authority. The General Manager - Finance is Ms Mabel Wong.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8833
Email: finance@hkeaa.edu.hk
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Human Resources and Administration Division

The Human Resources and Administration Division deals with recruitment, compensation & benefits, staff training & development, performance management system, facilities management and general administration of the Authority. The General Manager - Human Resources and Administration is Ms Michelle Choi.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8338
Email: hr@hkeaa.edu.hk
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Internal Audit Unit

The Internal Audit Unit is in charge of the internal audit function of the Authority. The objective is to assist the organisation to deliver high quality examinations and assessment services by means of risk and control based approach. Reporting to the Audit Committee and the senior management, the Unit works closely with different stakeholders and divisions/ units to enhance the systems and processes within the Authority. The Chief Internal Auditor is Ms Peggie Tang.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8882
Email: ia@hkeaa.edu.hk
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International and Professional Examinations Division

The International and Professional Examinations Division implements more than 200 examinations on behalf of around 120 professional bodies, educational institutions, awarding bodies, employers and government departments. The total number of candidate entries is about 300,000 every year. These examinations can broadly be classified under six categories:

  1. Professional and Vocational Examinations
  2. Admission and Matriculation Examinations
  3. Degree Examinations
  4. Language Proficiency Examinations
  5. Recruitment Examinations
  6. Music, Dancing and Arts Examinations

The Division is also responsible for providing administrative support to the Territory-wide System Assessment.            

The General Manager - International and Professional Examinations is Dr Margaret Lo.

 

Tel     : (852) 3628 8787
Email: ie@hkeaa.edu.hk
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Information Technology Division

The Information Technology Division develops and operates the computer systems for the local and overseas examinations as well as taking care of in-house administration and financial applications. The General Manager - Information Technology is Mr Tsang Kwong-nap.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8699
Email: kntsang@hkeaa.edu.hk
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Public Affairs & Communications Unit

The Public Affairs and Communications Unit takes a leading role in strengthening the image of the Authority by sharing concise and accurate information with the public and various stakeholder groups. The Unit reaches out to the media, produces corporate materials, manages the corporate website and supports the Authority in responding to major issues of public interest and concerns. It formulates marketing and corporate communication strategies to raise public’s understanding of the Authority’s policies and services.The General Manager – Public Affairs and Communications is Ms Magdalene Li.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8804
Email: pa@hkeaa.edu.hk
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School Examinations and Assessment Division

The School Examinations and Assessment Division administers the HKDSE Examination and LPAT. The major areas of responsibilities include registration of candidates, arrangement for examination centres, appointment of centre supervisors, invigilators, examination personnel and subject committee members, distribution of question papers and collection of scripts, release of examination results, processing of examination irregularities, appeals and certification of results. The General Manager - School Examinations and Assessment is Ms Margaret Hui.


Tel     : (852) 3628 8860
Email: dse@hkeaa.edu.hk
lpat@hkeaa.edu.hk
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