Authority names 20-year arts veteran Executive Director for Performing Arts

CEOThe Authority has appointed Mr Louis Yu Kwok-lit as the Performing Arts Policy and Management Services Executive Director, with effect from late June.  Mr Yu will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the WKCDA, Mr Graham Sheffield.

Speaking about the appointment, Mr Henry Tang, Chairman of the Board of the WKCDA, commented, “The Authority’s top leadership is rounding into great shape. Performing arts is one of the key areas that will determine the success of the WKCD, and we have no doubt that Mr Yu has the passion, talent and experience we need to drive the planning of the performing arts facilities as well as their programmes.”

Mr Sheffield added, “I am delighted to have Louis to join the Authority. He immediately strengthens the expertise of our team as we move towards public consultation on the conceptual plans and detailed planning of the district. His local knowledge and experience will also be invaluable — for example, in complementing my international connections as we build an artistic strategy that also prominently involves local companies and artists”.

Mr Yu is presently the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. From 2000-2007, he worked as the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.  He has over 20 years of experience in arts administration and management and was previously a member of the Performing Arts and Tourism Advisory Group of the Consultative Committee on the Core Arts & Cultural Facilities of the WKCD.