Duncan Pescod GBS, JP

Chief Executive Officer ∙ WKCDA ∙ HK

Duncan Pescod GBS, JP

Chief Executive Officer ∙ WKCDA ∙ HK

Duncan Pescod is Chief Executive Officer of WKCDA, a role he has held since August 2015. He has overall responsibility for the Authority’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations, working with a strong team to deliver the visionary WKCD project. He first joined the Authority as Chief Operating Officer in October 2014.

Pescod served for over 32 years with the Hong Kong Government, during which he worked in various branches, bureaux and departments. He was Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Communities from 2006 to 2008, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) from 2008 to 2010, and Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing) and Director of Housing from 2010 to 2014. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2014 and appointed a Justice of the Peace in the same year. Pescod is married with three children and four grandchildren.

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Xiqu Centre – a world-class arts venue dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of xiqu

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Freespace – Hong Kong’s new centre for contemporary performance in the heart of the West Kowloon Art Park

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M+ is Hong Kong’s new museum of visual culture, focusing on 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture and moving image (scheduled to open in 2020)

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Lyric Theatre Complex – a centre of excellence showcasing the best of Hong Kong and international dance and theatre (scheduled to open in 2023)

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Hong Kong Palace Museum – featuring a rich selection of treasures from the Palace Museum as well as to present art exhibitions from around the world (scheduled to open in 2022)

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Xiqu Centre Atrium – a large public atrium where visitors can relax, see exhibitions, listen to music or watch xiqu demonstrations

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West Kowloon Art Park – a green heart of the cultural district with trees and open lawn spaces for leisure and events

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West Kowloon Art Park and waterfront promenade where visitors can picnic, walk pets, or ride a SmartBike while enjoying stunning views of the Victoria Harbour

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West Kowloon Art Park and waterfront promenade where visitors can picnic, walk pets, run, or ride a SmartBike while enjoying stunning views of the Victoria Harbour

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West Kowloon Art Park – a vibrant venue for open-air performances as well as art exhibitions and other cultural events

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Freespace Livehouse – a live music bar that can also host workshops, film screenings and cultural events, and free outdoor music in the Art Park

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M+ Pavilion – a space for small-scale exhibitions in the Art Park, is currently the primary site for M+ exhibitions in the run-up to the completion of M+

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