The Professional Commons

Our Origin

During the election for the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in March 2007, over 100 Election Committee members from various professional sectors joined hands to advocate a faster pace for democracy. Many of these EC members, together with like-minded professionals, decided afterwards to build on this foundation. This decision reflects the vision of many professionals to build an agent for change and an agent for good governance.

Our Organization

We are an independent, membership-based, non-profit organisation open to all professionals who share the same values. We adopt a network-based governance model and operate under the principles of openness and equality. Members can freely initiate and participate in task groups in pursuit of our mission. Organisational matters are handled by three committees elected from among the members: the Strategy Committee, Management Committee and Communications Committee.

Our Mission

We are committed to improving the quality of public governance and empowering the community in the policy-making process. We shall accomplish this by harnessing the soft power of responsible professionalism. This is our mission statement:

    To achieve equal & universal suffrage;
    To monitor Government through professional analysis;
    To engage with the community in developing public policies;
    To express professional views in the pursuit of public interest; and
    To uphold core values of professional independence, freedom and integrity.