Leaders of Hong Kong
(Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China)
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The former British colony of Hong Kong was returned to Chinese sovereignty on 1 Jul 1997 as a Special Administrative Region within the People's Republic of China.
British Governors
Alexander Grantham         25 Jul 1947 -    Dec 1957 (+1978)
Edgeworth Beresford David     Dec 1957 - 23 Jan 1958 (+1965) (acting)
Robert Black               23 Jan 1958 -    Mar 1964 (+1999)
Edmund Brinsley Teesdale      Mar 1964 - 14 Apr 1964 (+1997) (acting)
David Trench               14 Apr 1964 -    Oct 1971 (+1988)
Hugh Selby Norman-Walker      Oct 1971 - 19 Nov 1971 (+1985) (acting)
Murray MacLehose           19 Nov 1971 -    Apr 1982 (+2000)
Philip Haddon-Cave            Apr 1982 - 20 May 1982 (+1999) (acting)
Edward Youde               20 May 1982 -  4 Dec 1986 (+1986)
David Akers-Jones           4 Dec 1986 -  9 Apr 1987         (acting)    
David Wilson                9 Apr 1987 -  9 Jul 1992 
Chris Patten                9 Jul 1992 - 30 Jun 1997         

Chief Executives
Tung Chee-hwa               1 Jul 1997 - 12 Mar 2005         
Donald Tsang Yam-kuen      12 Mar 2005 -  1 Jun 2005         (acting)
Henry Tang                  1 Jun 2005 - 21 Jun 2005         (acting)
Donald Tsang Yam-kuen      21 Jun 2005 -  1 Jul 2012  
Leung Chun-ying             1 Jul 2012 -        

Chief Secretaries for Administration
Anson Chang                 1 Jul 1997 - 12 Jan 2001              
Donald Tsang Yam-kuen       1 May 2001 - 26 May 2005           
Michael Suen Ming-yeung    26 May 2005 - 30 Jun 2005         (acting)
Rafael Hui Si-yan          30 Jun 2005 - 30 Jun 2007   
Henry Tang Ying-yen         1 Jul 2007 – 28 Sep 2011 
Stephen Lam Sui-lung       30 Sep 2011 - 30 Jun 2012
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor  1 Jul 2012 -          

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