Last updated at 3.27pm: Rosanna Wong Yick-ming, whose political career seemed in shreds last June when she resigned from her position as head of the Housing Authority in the wake of a series of public housing scandals, was appointed as the new Chairman of the Education Commission on Thursday. Ms Wong, who fills the position soon to be vacated by Financial Secretary designate Antony Leung Kam-chung as head of the influential think tank, told a press conference that any possible negative public perceptions as a result of the piling scandals, were irrelevant to her suitability for the job. She said: ''You cannot expect everyone to support you all the time because there are always going to be different views in society. ''You need to listen but you also need to be determined and confident in yourself,'' she added. Ms Wong added that her housing experience would serve as a guide of how to handle things in the future. Having previously announced that she needed a long rest after last year's public housing scandals, Ms Wong defended her acceptance of the position. ''I did consider the post for a while before I decided to accept,'' she explained. ''There are many expectations and a heavy workload associated with this post ... I had to consider many aspects,'' she said. Asked as to what her plans for Education Commission's were, Ms Wong said that she was not ready to set out a detailed list of goals and targets until she familiarised herself with her new duties, adding that she shared the same basic vision for education as her friend and predecessor Mr Leung. Ms Wong's widely-anticipated return from the political wilderness comes amid an ongoing Legco investigation into the piling scandals which took place while she headed the the Housing Authority.