The Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association Limited (HKPA) would like to announce that an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened on the requisition in writing by Prof. Marco PANG, HKPA President so as to seek your support to adopt the new HKPA Articles of Association.
With the fact that the constitutional documents of HKPA have not been reviewed for a long period of time, HKPA has engaged an external consultant, Ms. Margaret GRANT (Appendix I), to undertake a collaborative process with the HKPA Executive Committee, Chairpersons of the HKPA Specialty / Working Groups and HKPA members to review and update the current HKPA Memorandum and Articles (M&A) of Association.
The overall aim of the review and update is to reduce the risk on HKPA by ensuring its governing document reflects good governance principles and complies with any legislative requirements for a company limited by guarantee.
The following consultations were conducted to collect feedback from HKPA Executive Committee, Chairpersons of the HKPA Specialty / Working Groups, legal adviser and HKPA members:
|7 May 2022||Zoom||HKPA Executive Committee members|
|11 May 2022||Zoom||HKPA Specialty Groups / Working Groups Chairpersons|
|18 May 2022||Zoom||HKPA members|
|29 Jun 2022||Zoom||HKPA Executive Committee members|
|6 Jul 2022||Zoom||HKPA members|
|13 Jul 2022||Zoom||HKPA Specialty Groups / Working Groups Chairpersons|
|3 Aug 2022||Zoom||HKPA members|
|11 Aug 2022||Zoom||HKPA Executive Committee members|
|6 Oct 2022||Zoom||HKPA members|
|18 Oct 2022||HKPA legal adviser|
|18 Dec 2022||HKPA legal adviser|
|13 Feb 2023||Hybrid||HKPA members|
Since no further feedback was received in the final member consultation session on 13 Feb 2023, the final draft of the new HKPA Articles would be put forward for endorsement in the HKPA EGM on 25 Mar 2023.The final draft of the new HKPA Articles as well as the comparative table illustrating the difference between the proposed new HKPA Articles and the current HKPA M&A can be downloaded here.
If you are not able to access the aforesaid documents in the HKPA website, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Sam WAN at email@example.com.
Finally, thank you for your continuous support to HKPA.
Prof. Marco PANG
Appendix I: Profile of the External Consultant
Ms. Margaret GRANT is an Australian lawyer, consultant and physiotherapist with significant experience in reviewing governance and redrafting governing documents for professional membership organizations. World Physiotherapy engaged Margaret as a consultant to support their governance review in 2017-2018 and to draft the updated constitution adopted in Geneva in May 2019. Margaret was previously engaged by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to provide the APA with a constitution and regulations. Margaret’s approach to this type of work is flexible and collaborative and her focus is on preparing governance documents that reflect best practice for professional associations.
Agenda and Form of Proxy
Proposed New HKPA Articles
Updated Comparative Table for the Proposed New HKPA Articles