Mr. K.K. Ling is a professional town planner with extensive practical experience including strategic planning, cross-boundary planning, planning for the Hong Kong International Airport and the Tung Chung New Town, review of the Town Planning Ordinance, harbour-front planning and development, planning enforcement and prosecution as well as planning for new development areas.
Mr. Ling was the Director of Planning of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from December 2012 to November 2016. After leaving the service of the Government, he was appointed as Professor of Practice (Planning) first in the Department of Building and Real Estate and now the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management of The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. He is also serving as Non-Executive Director of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and Member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Society.
Mr. Ling is Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (FHKIP), Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and also possesses the People’s Republic of China Registered Urban Planner Qualification. He was the President of HKIP from 2007 to 2009. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2017 by the Chief Executive of the Government of the HKSAR.