Record of service
Rachel Cartland graduated from Oxford University in 1972. She joined the administrative grade of the Hong Kong civil service that year and worked in the government until retirement in early 2006. She oversaw the legislative and regulatory framework for the introduction of cable and satellite TV, and set up the Arts Development Council while deputy secretary for recreation and culture. Her last posting was as assistant director of social welfare (social security). Her caseload at the Social Welfare Department was nearly 300,000 low-income families.
Lam Chiu-ying attended King's College from 1961 to 1968. He studied at Hong Kong University under a government scholarship, then studied at Imperial College London in 1972 and 1973 under a Commonwealth scholarship. He joined the Royal Observatory (later the Hong Kong Observatory) as a scientific officer in 1974, and served as director from 2003 to April 2009. He was chairman of the Bird Watching Society from 1997 to 2004 and has been honorary chairman since 2004. He was appointed president of the King's College Old Boys Association in December 2009.