Mr K. K. Ling is a professional town planner with extensive experience including planning for the new airport and the Tung Chung New Town, review of the Town Planning Ordinance, harbor-front planning and development, planning enforcement and prosecution, cross-boundary planning, and planning for new development areas.
Mr Ling is the Director of Planning, heading the Planning Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. He is also the chairman of the Metro Planning Committee and Rural & New Town Planning Committee of the Town Planning Board.
Mr Ling obtained his degree in BSSc (1st Class Honour) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1980 and MSc (Urban Planning) from the University of Hong Kong in 1983. He is Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (FHKIP), Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and with PRC Registered Urban Planner Qualification. Mr. Ling was the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners from 2007 to 2009.