Mrs Lam, 55, became a Principal Official on July 1, 2007 when she was appointed as Secretary for Development. Before assuming the post, Mrs Lam had served the Government as an Administrative Officer for about 27 years. She joined the Administrative Service in August 1980, and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006.
Mrs Lam has served in various bureaux and departments. She was Director of Social Welfare from August 2000 to October 2003, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) from November 2003 to May 2004, and Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, from September 2004 to March 2006. She was Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs before her appointment as the Secretary for Development.
Mrs Lam was appointed as the Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.
Last review date: July 2012