Herman Hui

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Herman Hui
Born 1951
Hong Kong
Occupation Chairman of the World Scout Committee

Hui Chung-shing (Chinese: 許宗盛), BBS, MH, JP (born 1951), anglicized as Herman Hui, is a former chairman of the World Scout Committee, the executive board for the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 2005 to 2008.

He is a Hong Kong Chinese lawyer of British nationality, working as legal advisor for governmental boards and committees, and Director of the Glorious Sun investment company. He received the Medal of Honour, an honorary Justice of the Peace appointment and the Bronze Wolf awards for his contributions to social welfare in Hong Kong and his contributions to Scouting worldwide.

Personal history

Hui was born and lives in Hong Kong. He was educated at Ying Wa College, and later earned a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Hong Kong. Following his studies, he was admitted to the Supreme Courts in Hong Kong (1976), the UK (1983) and Victoria, Australia (1985), and afterwards has been in private practice.[1] In his legal function, he participates in governmental advisory boards and committees of the Government of Hong Kong, including

  • Advisory Committee for the Support of the Employment of People with Disability (創業軒, SEPD), an activity organized by the Social Welfare Department,
  • Guardianship Board of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau,
  • Social Welfare Advisory Committee of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.[2]

In 2000, Hui was awarded the Medal of Honour by the Government of Hong Kong, and on 2004-07-01 he was appointed to the honorary title of Justice of the Peace.[3]

After being the external legal advisor of the Glorious Sun Enterprises, a 3.8 billion Hong Kong dollar (USD 500 million) investment holding company focusing on casual apparel, he joined the group in 1995 as an Executive Directors.[4] He is also Managing Director of Everight Consultants Ltd.[1]

Hui is married and has one child.[1]


Hui Chung-shing has been participating in Scouting since he was a first form student in the secondary school, Ying Wa College. He started as Boy Scout with the school's 13th Hong Kong Group, which is now the 75th Kowloon Group of The Scout Association of Hong Kong.[5] He now still holds the title of Group Scout Leader in the Scout Group.[6] He later became Scout Commissioner, actively involved in social action projects of the Scout Association of Hong Kong, initiating exchange Scouts in Hong Kong and in China.[7]

Hui was chairman of the Asia-Pacific Scout Committee from 1998 to 2001, and he was member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) Strategy Task Force. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the World Scout Committee, the executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, for a period of six years.[8] During the 37th World Scout Conference in Tunisia in 2005, Hui was elected to be chairman of the Committee.[9] His term was expected to end in 2008 with the World Scout Conference scheduled in Korea, but he resigned on 2008-02-29.[10]

In 2000, Hui was awarded the Bronze Wolf award for his strong support to Scouting.[1] He continues to be active in The Scout Association of Hong Kong as Deputy Chief Commissioner (Support),[11] and holds other international Scout offices.

In 2008 Hui resigned his position on the World Scout Committee, and was succeeded by Philippe Da Costa.[12]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "World Scout Committee elections, List of Candidates" (PDF). Thessaloniki: World Organization of the Scout Movement. 2002-07-15. Archived from the original on 2006-08-28. http://web.archive.org/web/20060828073253/http://www.scout.org/wse/conf02docs/confdoc5_e.pdf. Retrieved 2006-08-27. 
  2. "Advisory committees list". Government of Hong Kong, Health, Welfare and Food Bureau. http://www.hwfb.gov.hk/en/committees. Retrieved 2006-08-26. 
  3. "Miscellaneous lists in connexion with the Civil Establishment, Justices of the Peace". Government of Hong Kong. http://www.info.gov.hk/cml/eng/miscell/index3f.htm. Retrieved 2006-08-27. 
  4. "Annual Report" (PDF). Glorious Sun Group. 2005. pp. 146 pages. http://www.glorisun.com/pdf/Annual%20Report%20(E).pdf. Retrieved 2006-08-27. 
  5. "和而不同 (in Chinese)" (PDF). The Scout Association of Hong Kong. http://www.scout.org.hk/article_attach/4835/P06-07.PDF. Retrieved 2006-09-01. 
  6. "Introduction to 75th Kowloon Group (in Chinese)". http://www.75scout.org/introduction06_content.php. Retrieved 2006-09-01. 
  7. "Information about the chairman". World Organization of the Scout Movement. Archived from the original on 2006-10-11. http://web.archive.org/web/20061011054813/http://www.scout.org/front/wscchair_e.shtml. Retrieved 2006-08-27. 
  8. "Result of elections" (pdf). World Organization of the Scout Movement. http://www.scout.org/en/content/download/3617/32998/file/elections.pdf. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  9. "Conference Summary" (pdf). World Organization of the Scout Movement. http://www.scout.org/en/information_events/events/world_events/world_conference/37_wsc/conference_summary. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  10. "Announcement to National Scout Organizations". World Scout Bureau. March 2008. http://www.scout.org/en/information_events/news/2008/announcement_to_national_scout_organizations. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  11. "HK Scouting Event in 2000s". http://www.scout.org.hk/en/history/hohks/00002513.html. Retrieved 2006-09-03. 
  12. "Herman Hui resigns as Chairman of the WSC". World Organization of the Scout Movement. 2007. http://scout.org/en/information_events/news/2008/announcement_to_national_scout_organizations. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 

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World Organization of the Scout Movement
Preceded by
Chairman, World Scout Committee
Succeeded by
Philippe Da Costa