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Led by the Secretary General, the Secretariat of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has about 350 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


Prof Wei Xiang-dong
Director – Corporate Services


Dr Josiah Chan Tin-yan
Director – Examinations, Assessment and Research


Dr Madeline Xi Xiaoming
Director – Public Examinations


Prof Ricardo Mak
Assessment Development Division

The Assessment Development Division is responsible for the development of question papers for the HKDSE and Language Proficiency Assessment (LPA), the coordination of marking of scripts and the grading of candidates' performance. The Head of Assessment Development is Ms Choy Siu-kwan.


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 Siu Wai-lok, the Head of Assessment Technology and Research.

Education Assessment Services Division

The Education Assessment Services Division develops and implements the Basic Competency Assessments (BCA) - Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) in Chinese, English and Mathematics at the primary and secondary levels. The Head of Education Assessment Services is Dr Tenny Lam.

Examination Systems Unit

The Examination Systems Unit is responsible for the examination system operations of the HKDSE and Language Proficiency Assessment (LPA). 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 Head of Examination Systems is Mr Raymond Suen.

Finance Division

The Finance Division handles finance, procurement and sale of publication of the Authority. The Head of Finance is Ms Stephanie Ling.

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 Head of Human Resources and Administration is Ms Michelle Choi.


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 Head of Internal Audit is Ms Christy Lee.

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 Head of International and Professional Examinations is Dr Raymond Ng.


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 Head of Information Technology is Mr Albert Chui.

Public Affairs and 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 Head of Public Affairs and Communications is Mr Jonathan Lai.

School Examinations and Assessment Division

The School Examinations and Assessment Division administers the HKDSE and Language Proficiency Assessment (LPA). 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 Head of School Examinations and Assessment is Mr Kenneth Chu.