Mr. Cho has been a career civil servant of the Hong Kong SAR Government for 36 years. He joined the Government as an Administrative Officer in 1979 after graduation from the University of Hong Kong and retired at the Directorate rank. Mr. Cho possesses extensive experience in policy formulation, public administration and district administration from his postings to different policy bureaux and departments in the Government, as well as the Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, USA. He has also attended studies courses for senior civil servants at the Oxford University in UK, the Tsinghua University and National Studies Academy in Beijing at different times during his career. His last two postings in the Government was District Officer (Eastern), Home Affairs Department and Civil Secretary of the Correctional Services Department respectively.