Ines Chan is the Government Spokesperson and Head of the Information Bureau.
ABOUT GCS The Government Information Bureau co-ordinates, researches and provides technical support to the Macao government in matters relating to the media. It works directly under Macao’s Chief Executive
EDUCATION Bachelor of Land Surveying and Planning, South China Normal University; Bachelor of Computer Science, Jinan University; Master’s degree in Public Administration with a major in International Relations, offered jointly by the University of Macau and Portugal’s National Institute of Public Administration
LANGUAGES Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese and English
PREVIOUS ROLES Chan joined the civil service in 1990 working for the Cartography and Cadastre Bureau. She joined the Macao Government Tourism Office in 1994, serving in such positions as Assistant Head of the Research and Planning Department, Head of the Administration and Finance Division and most recently Head of the Licensing and Inspection Department, a position she held from 2001 to earlier this year. She has also been a member of the Preparatory Committee for the Office of the Macao SAR in Beijing, the Working Group on Food Safety Cooperation between Guangdong and Macao, the Joint Working Committee on the Development of Macao into a World Tourism and Leisure Centre, and the Tourism Crisis Management Office, among other roles.
QUOTE Chan said during a TDM interview: “We need to know what citizens are thinking and let them know the government’s ideas, as well as what the government wants to tell citizens. During this process, news organisations play an important link between the government and members of the public. Facilitating sound interaction between the government and the public is of primary importance. I will do my best to keep the dignity and professionalism of journalists. GCS is an organisation that supports everyone’s work, not one that controls everyone.”
DID YOU KNOW During Chan’s free time, she likes to read and spend quality time with her family.