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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts appoints Mr Chapman Ngan as Deputy Director (Administration)

31 August 2021 Category : General



The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (the Academy) is pleased to announce that Mr Chapman Ngan has been appointed Deputy Director (Administration) of the Academy. The appointment will take effect from September 1, 2021. 


Since joining the Academy as Assistant Deputy Director (Campus Development and Operations) in September 2020, Mr Ngan has been overseeing areas regarding campus and facilities management, capital construction projects, venue management, fundraising and institutional advancement.  


Mr Ngan had worked for the Hong Kong SAR Government for 35 years prior to joining the Academy. In his new role as Deputy Director (Administration), Mr Ngan will provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of campus planning, teaching and learning facilities and related administrative and operational functions of the Academy to ensure the Academy is well positioned to fulfill its strategic objectives and academic growth. He will assist Professor Gillian Choa, Director of the Academy, to lead and oversee campus development, human resources, financial management, student services and venue management.   


Professor Stephen Chow, Council Chairman of the Academy, and Professor Gillian Choa, Academy Director, believe that Mr Ngan’s Strong leadership and extensive experiences are valuable assets to the Academy. They look forward to working even closer with him in leading the Academy to achieve the many exciting developments ahead, including a major development project on new teaching facilities and a student hostel.  



The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts ( 
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in the performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning. Since 2008, the Academy has attained the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) status awarded by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to self-monitor and accredit its own Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes in the five programme areas of Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Since 2016, the PAA status has been extended to cover Master’s Degree programmes and below. The programmes operated by the School of Chinese Opera are accredited by HKCAAVQ for recognition under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework. Besides the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2006. In the QS World University Rankings announced in 2021, the Academy is ranked 1st in Asia and 10th in the world in the Performing Arts category.