Hong Kong’s current Commissioner for Insurance, Annie Suk-han Choi stood down on 19 August 2015. The new Commissioner for Insurance is John Leung Chi-yan, who moves into the role from his previous appointment as the Director of the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei, where he focussed on the promotion of economic, trade and cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Taiwan.

As we reported on 16 July 20151, the new independent Insurance Authority is scheduled to take over the responsibilities of the Office of the Commissioner for Insurance within six to 12 months of its establishment (although it will be called Provisional Insurance Authority during those first months). This transfer of responsibilities will likely occur by the end of 2016.