New chiefs have been appointed for two overseas offices as the government continues its reshuffle of senior posts. Duncan Pescod, 46, will take up the post of special representative for economic and trade affairs to European communities, while Jennie Chok Pang Yuen-yee will succeed Alex Fong Chi-wai as principal Hong Kong economic and trade representative in Tokyo. Mr Pescod joined the government in 1981, He was deputy secretary for the civil service from 1996 to 2001, deputy tourism commissioner from 2001 to 2004 and has headed the Efficiency Unit since then. Mrs Chok, 54, joined the government as an executive officer in 1972 and shifted to the administrative service in 1985. She has been deputy secretary for security since 2000 and has also worked in the Trade and Industry Department. She is the wife of former deputy secretary for education and manpower Philip Chok Kin-fun. Edward Yau Tang-wah, deputy secretary for education and manpower, will fill the post of director of information services. It was left vacant by the appointment of Yvonne Choi Ying-pik as permanent secretary for commerce and industry and technology last month. Elizabeth Tse Man-yee, deputy secretary for financial services and the treasury since 1999, will become director of administration. Mr Yau, 45, who joined the government in 1981, was deputy director-general of trade and industry between 1999 and 2001, then director-general of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington, from 2001 to 2004. Ms Tse, 43, started in 1984 and has worked in various bureaus and departments, including the former finance branch, new airport projects co-ordination office, and the trade and industry branch. She is the wife of Deputy Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Thomas Chow Tat-ming. Secretary for Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee said the appointees were all experienced officers with proven abilities.