Duncan Pescod appointed CEO West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

M+ Museum, Hong Kong, design by Herzog & de Meuron and TFP Farrells

The Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) have announced that Duncan Pescod will be its new CEO.                       

Pescod, who has been WKCDA Chief Operating Officer (COO) since October 2014 will be responsible for the infrastructure development and commercial and operational planning of the WKDA project which has three facilities under construction, M+, Xiqu Centre and Arts Pavilion with another three, the Park, Freespace and Lyric Theatre Complex still in pre-production. 

Prior to that Pescod spent 32 years in service to the Government in Hong Kong including the former Home Affairs Branch, the former Security Branch, the Lands Department, the former Urban Services Department, the former City and New Territories Administration, the former Civil Service Branch, the Tourism Commission, and the Efficiency Unit. He was also Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Communities from March 2006 to August 2008, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) from August 2008 to April 2010, and Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing) and Director of Housing from May 2010 to April 2014.

Pescod, whose position becomes effective from 3 August 2015 succeeds Michael Lynch, who resigned in February after four years in the role.

21 July 2015