Patricia Lau / HONG KONG SAR GOVERNMENT


Patricia is the Deputy Head of Efficiency Unit which reports directly to the Chief Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR Government.  She joined the Government in 2007 and is responsible for leading initiatives regarding social innovation, citizen-centric services and shared services.

Since 2013, Patricia has been leading the Secretariat in support of the newly established Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) Task Force under the Commission on Poverty.  Patricia has reached out to many non-government organisations, foundations and business executives who share similar aspirations in addressing poverty related issues in Hong Kong.  She advocates multi-disciplinary and cross sector collaborations in solving social issues.  In particular, she has been campaigning for the concept of shared value as a new model to create competitive advantage for companies.

Prior to joining the Government, Patricia was the Managing Consultant and Head of Public Sector in PA Consulting Group and before that, a Director in PwC Consulting.

Patricia migrated to Australia in the early 1980s and went to the University of New South Wales for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.  She moved back to Hong Kong in the late 1990s and travel frequently between Hong Kong and Australia.