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Rowse

Don't delay dealing with the mess over illegal structures

There are some lessons that seem to pass down smoothly from one generation to the next so descendants can benefit from their ancestors' experience gleaned the hard way.

Monday, 13 June, 2011, 12:00am

Lai See

No revenge for Rowse

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Rowse joins headhunting firm

Retired civil servant Mike Rowse is taking up a job as a search director with headhunting firm Stanton Chase International, after the government gave him the all-clear.

6 May 2010 - 12:00am

Mike Rowse joins headhunting firm

Retired civil servant Mike Rowse is taking up a job as a search director with headhunting firm Stanton Chase International, after the government gave him the all-clear.

6 May 2010 - 12:00am

Rowse faces sanctions for publishing his book

Former InvestHK chief Mike Rowse is facing possible sanctions for failing to obtain government approval for his book due to be launched today.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Mike Rowse calls attacks on Tsang 'ultra-critical'

Retired InvestHK director general Mike Rowse has stepped forward to defend his former boss, branding recent attacks on Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as 'ultra-critical' and lacking in common sense.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Rowse's side of festival saga worth having

The Sars crisis is engraved in Hong Kong's psyche. Documentary and anecdotal records belong to our city's history. It is important that they be saved for future generations. Many, however, would sooner forget the controversial HarbourFest concerts, a HK$100 million post-Sars idea to help restore the city's confidence and show the world it was back in business.

31 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

I spent HK$6m to clear my name: Rowse

Retired InvestHK director general Mike Rowse has spent about HK$6 million of his own money to clear his name over the controversial handling of the 2003 HarbourFest concerts and hopes to finish a book on the saga by June.

21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

I was 'sacrificed' for HarbourFest: Rowse

Mike Rowse, the former chief of InvestHK, said yesterday he had been used as the sacrificial lamb for the HarbourFest fiasco, and what rankled the most were the disciplinary measures taken against him.

He was speaking on ATV's Newsline in his first television interview since retiring from the civil service.

9 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Rowse set to tell 'full story' of the HarbourFest saga in book

Retiring InvestHK director general Mike Rowse will release his version of the HarbourFest saga in a tell-all tome by the middle of next year.

'I'm really looking forward to that. Most of the work has already been done,' he said yesterday.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Rowse to tell all in book

Retiring InvestHK director general Mike Rowse will release his version of the HarbourFest saga in a tell-all tome by the middle of next year.

'I'm really looking forward to that. Most of the work has already been done,' he said yesterday.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

InvestHK favourite named

A former Trade Development Council veteran has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed retiring InvestHK director general Mike Rowse, say sources familiar with the situation.

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

Since becoming financial secretary in 1995, I had no ambitions for my own political career. The rise and fall of popularity is only like passing clouds to me. What I care about day and night is my spiritual advancement

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, telling people he does not care about his popularity rating, which has fallen to 46 per cent

19 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

InvestHK sees tiny rise in set-ups, fewer jobs

There was a slight rise in companies setting up or expanding operations in Hong Kong recorded in the first six months of this year although fewer jobs were created in a sign of corporate belt-tightening, InvestHK director general Mike Rowse said.

15 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Business as usual, on and off the pitch

InvestHK's associate director-general Mark Michelson can't match his boss Mike Rowse for Sevens attendances, but he's chalking up some impressive numbers - in the name of networking.

'I missed one year, but have attended a total of 27 Sevens,' says Michelson (pictured). Rowse had a 100 per cent record of 33.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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