The ESF Ordinance (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Legislative Council in May 2008. It states that the objects of the Foundation are to “own, manage, administer and operate…schools offering, without regard to race or religion, a modern liberal education through the medium of the English language to boys and girls who are able to benefit from such an education.”
The amendment of the Ordinance led to extensive changes in ESF’s governance structure. The previous structure, consisting of an Executive Committee and a 130-member Foundation, was replaced by a 26-member Board of Governors. ESF now has a strong and balanced management structure that effectively enables a variety of stakeholders to participate in the decision-making process.