Information Services Department
|Formed||1 April 1959|
|Headquarters||2/F, 6/F-8/F, 25/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong|
|Employees||422 (March 2008)|
|Annual budget||370.0m HKD (2008-09)|
The Information Services Department (ISD) (traditional Chinese: 政府新聞處; simplified Chinese: 政府新闻处) is the Hong Kong Government's public relations office, publisher, advertiser and news agency, serving as the link between the government and the media.
The department is organised into four divisions:
- Local Public Relations
- Publicity and Promotions
- Public Relations Outside Hong Kong
- Mr John Lawrence Murray (1959-1963)
- Mr Nigel John Vale Watt (1963-1972)
- Mr David Robert Ford (1972-1976)
- Mr Richard Lai Ming (1976-1978)
- Mr John Desmond Slimming (1978-1979)
- Mr Bernard Renouf Johnston (acting, 1979)
- Mr Robert Strong Sun Yuan-chuang (1980-1983)
- Mr Peter Tsao Kwang-yung (1983-1984)
- Miss Cheung Man-yee (1985-1986)
- Mr John Chan Cho-chak (1986-1987)
- Mrs Irene Yau Lee Che-yun (1987-1997)
- Mr Thomas Chan Chun-yuen (1997-2002)
- Miss Yvonne Choi Ying-pik (2002-2006)
- Mr Edward Yau (2006-2007)
- Mrs Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee (2007-2009)
- Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun (2009-2014)
- Mr Patrick T K Nip (2014–present)
- Finance Committee - Public Works Subcommittee (Papers) 8 Nov 95: "Conversion of the French Mission Building into the Court of Final Appeal"
- Moss 1999, Chapter 25.
- "Senior appointments announced". Civil Service Bureau. Hong Kong Government. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Senior appointments". Civil Service Bureau. Hong Kong Government. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Hong Kong e-News - 7 February 2006". Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels. Hong Kong Government. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Senior appointments (with photos)". Press releases. Hong Kong Government. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Senior appointment (with photo)". Press releases. Hong Kong Government. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- Nip, Patrick T K. "Welcome Message from the Director". Information Services Department. Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- Moss, Peter (1999). GIS Through The Years. Victoria, Hong Kong: Government Information Services.