Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip set for Executive Council convenor post: sources

If confirmed, Ip, 71 will be first woman to lead body of advisers that helps chief executive in policymaking.

New People’s Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is set to become convenor of incoming Hong Kong leader John Lee Ka-chiu’s de facto cabinet, the Post has learned.

If confirmed, the 71-year-old veteran lawmaker would be the first woman to lead the Executive Council. She would also be the first convenor with political affiliation since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Multiple sources on Thursday said Lee, who will be sworn in on July 1, had finalised the list of non-official members for Exco, a core body he must consult before making important policy decisions and introducing bills to the Legislative Council.