Patricia Chu, B.B.S., M.S.W., R.S.W., Chairperson of AAFT

Mrs. Patricia Chu is Associate Director of the HKU Family Institute. Previously the Deputy Director of the Social Welfare Department, she also served as the Chairperson of the Social Workers Registration Board from 1997 to 2002 and the Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) from 2003 to 2004.


With a strong vision in promoting family work in the region, Mrs. Chu brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in the policy development of family services into her capacity as Chairman of AFT. She has been instrumental in setting up the Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA), of which she is also Chairperson.

Important Appointments

Member, Sub-committee on Privacy, Law Reform Commission (1989 – 2000)

Deputy Director of Social Welfare (Sept 1996 – Dec 2002)

Chairman, Social Workers Registration Board (Nov 1997 – Dec 2002)

Associate Director, HKU Family Institute (HKUFI) (Sept 2003 – Dec 2003 & Dec 2004 - present)

Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) (Dec 2003 – Dec 2004)

Member, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel (Sept 2005 – Aug 2011)

Chairman, Council, Consortium of Institutes on Family in Asian Region (CIFA) (Nov 2007 – present)

Co-opted member, Welfare Sub-committee, Community Care Fund (Jan 2011 – present)