GraceChan-01Ms. Grace Chan
Chief Officer, Hong Kong Council of Social Services

Ms. Grace Chan is the Chief Officer of Elderly Service of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service,  an umbrella organization of over 440 non-governmental organizations which together provide 90% of Hong Kong’s social welfare services. Ms. Chan sits on a number of networks, committees, and appeal boards in the statutory bodies of the Hong Kong SAR and Hospital Authority, including the Administration Wing, Home Affairs Bureau, Environment Protection Department, and Hospital Authority Kowloon West Cluster-Clinical Research Ethic Committee.

In February of 2013, she was appointed a member of the Consumer Council. In July of 2013, Ms. Chan joined the Elderly Commission as a member. In November of 2013, she was formally invited to be a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.

Ms. Chan has been closely involved in setting up different services and demonstration projects, accumulating strong experience in elderly service. She is innovative and committed to engaging stakeholders by envisioning their positive influence on population aging and quality of life for senior citizens. In 2008, she engaged different sectors and led the writing of the Hong Kong Plan of Action on Aging. It is now considered a localized plan to support the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and the local agenda for social work and development between 2010 and 2020.