Patricia Lau

Deputy Commissioner, Efficiency Office, Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR Government





Patricia joined the Government in 2007 and is responsible for leading initiatives regarding social innovation, design thinking, 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. She 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, Patricia has been campaigning the concept of Shared Value as a new model to create competitive advantage for companies through addressing social issues.
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 has a Bachelor Degree in Surveying (Honours) and a Master Degree in Surveying Science from the University of New South Wales in Australia as well as a EMBA Degree from the Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020