Chan Cho-Chak

Judges recognise star performers

Businesses in Hong Kong attach increasing importance to quality management. This is reflected by the growing recognition given to the HKMA Quality Award, organised by the Hong Kong Management Association.

Friday, 11 July, 2008, 12:00am

Thanks for nothing, retiring bus boss tells his friends in power

A 30-year government career may have given John Chan Cho-chak many friendships.

But he said it won him few breaks when he ran the Kowloon Motor Bus Company, which he said was deteriorating in the face of the government's bias towards railways.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Year of change

It says much about the structure of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the quality of its succession planning that the biggest season of change in its professional history went off without a glitch.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

NGO bronze reflects broad appeal

Quality management is not exclusive to private enterprises as public bodies and non-governmental organisations have demonstrated equal effort and commitment to best practices.

John Chan Cho-chak, chairman of the HKMA Quality Awards organising committee, said quality management worked for public and private sectors, a fact reflected in the scheme's results in recent years.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Bus fare cuts ruled out

The managing director of Kowloon Motor Bus, Chan Cho-chak, ruled out any fare cuts amid calls for reductions during the economic downturn. Mr Chan said the firm had not raised fares for the past four years and faced cost increases.

5 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

KMB expects World Cup to affect passenger numbers

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) expects patronage to slump during the World Cup because of people staying at home to watch the games on television, according to a company executive.

'Even the bus industry is not immune from the effects of the economic situation,' managing director John Chan Cho-chak said.

12 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Chan sets retirement priorities

ENJOYING life is the priority of Mr John Chan Cho-chak who will leave his job as the Secretary for Education and Manpower on Tuesday.

Mr Chan, who shocked his colleagues by announcing his retirement at the age of 50, said several offers of jobs had been put to him by friends in the private sector.

29 May 1993 - 12:00am

School deadline to go unchanged

THE deadline for schools to decide which language to teach in will not be extended even though introduction of the controversial Target and Target-related Assessment Scheme has been delayed.

13 May 1993 - 12:00am

Chan's untimely exit

THE retirement without clear explanation of a 49-year-old Government policy secretary would raise eyebrows under any circumstances. When the departing high-flier is Secretary for Education and Manpower Mr John Chan Cho-chak, widely tipped as a future Chief Secretary, speculation will inevitably fill the vacuum created by the unexpected departure.

3 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Major review on tertiary schooling

THE University and Polytechnic Grants Committee will conduct a major review on the development of tertiary education to determine if further expansion would be needed beyond next year.

2 Mar 1993 - 12:00am