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The review is monitored by a Taskforce set up by the Council, and input will be sought from an Advisory Panel comprising members from a broad cross-section of the education and training sector. There is also an internal Working Group to support the Review. The terms of reference and composition of these groups are provided below.

Advisory Panel
Working Group


The Taskforce is set up by the Council to monitor the direction, progress and outputs of the Review. It comprises overseas and local Council Members, and the Executive Director, to oversee the conduct of the Review.

Terms of Reference

  • To oversee the conduct of the review of the criteria and standards of the Four-stage Quality Assurance Process;
  • To provide guidance to the Project Manager for the review on the implementation of the detailed project plan;
  • To receive and provide commentary on the outputs of the review;
  • To ensure that the review meets agreed timelines and conforms to reporting requirements;
  • To consider the outcomes of the review and make recommendations to the Council;
  • To appoint members of Advisory Panel; and
  • Any other matters as referred to the Taskforce by the Council.


       Ms Ann DOOLETTE
       Ms Jane von DADELSZEN
       Mr Albert CHOW Hing-pong
       Professor Chetwyn CHAN Che-hin

Advisory Panel

The Advisory Panel is appointed by the Taskforce to give expert advice on local and international practices on quality assurance. It comprises experts from a wide spectrum, including experts from higher education, vocational and professional education and training, local tertiary education and industry sectors, professional bodies, experts on quality assurance in local and international institutions, and representatives from the Education Bureau and Qualifications Framework Secretariat. 

Terms of Reference

  • To give expert advice on local and international practices, reflecting the higher education, vocational and professional training perspectives and views.


-- Deputy Executive Director (Academic),
Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
Prof LUI Yu-Hon President, Tung Wah College (Higher education operator)
Dr Stella KWAN Director, 360 Holidays Limited (VPET operator)
Ms Elaine MAK Principal Assistant Secretary (Further Education),
Education Bureau
(Representative from Education Bureau)
Mr. Steve LAI General Manager,
Qualifications Framework Secretariat
(Representative from Qualifications Framework Secretariat)
Ir. Dennis PANG Chi Tat Convenor,
Education and Training Sub-committee, Information and Communications Technology, Industry Training Advisory Committee
Ms. Esther WONG Lai-sheung Convenor,
Recognition of Prior Learning Subcommittee, Watch and Clock,
Industry Training Advisory Committee
Dr. Alice CHUI Member,
Qualification and Examinations Board, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
(Professional bodies)
Prof Peter YUEN Chairman,
Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education
(Self-financing tertiary education)
Mr Eric NG Vice-President (Administration),
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(Local quality assurance expert) 
Dr Mark FREDERIKS Coordinator,
International Policy Department,
The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)
(International quality assurance expert)

Working Group

The Working Group comprises senior staff of the Secretariat to give comments and advice in the whole process of development of the Review.

Terms of Reference

  • To provide input on the draft project proposal, consultation documents and outputs at different stages.


-- Deputy Executive Director (Academic)
-- Deputy Executive Director (VPET)
Dr Joe HONG Senior Registrar and Head of Academic Accreditation and Assessment
Dr Christina NG Senior Registrar and Head of Vocational and Professional Accreditation
Dr Alan WU Senior Registrar and Head of Research and Training