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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) comprises the following members in accordance with the requirements of the Financial Reporting Council Ordinance, a majority of whom, including the Chairman, are lay members.


Chairman

Dr John Poon, BBS, JP

Dr Poon is a solicitor. He was formerly the deputy chairman of Esprit Holdings Limited until July 2008. Dr Poon served as a lay member of the council of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants from December 2005 to December 2011 during which he was also the chairman of Professional Qualifications Accountability Board (2009-2011) and the chairman of Governance Review Task Force in 2011. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform (2003-2009) and the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) (2004-2010). He was also formerly a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (2011-2017).


Members

Mr Chan Tze Ching, BBS, JP
(appointed on the nomination of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited)

Mr Chan is a senior advisor of The Bank of East Asia and CVC Capital Partners. Mr Chan is a veteran banker, with over 30 years of banking experience covering Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Mainland China. He currently serves on the boards of various listed companies, NGOs and government statutory bodies.

Mr Wilson Fung
(appointed on the nomination of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

Mr Fung has over 17 years of experience in auditing followed by 21 years as a financial controller in Jardine Matheson. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was elected as president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2010. He was formerly a convenor to the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council (2007-2013). Mr Fung is the founding president of Hong Kong Business Accountants Association and currently serves on the Boards of several NGOs and statutory bodies.

Mr Nicholas Sallnow-Smith

Mr Sallnow-Smith has over 40 years of experience in the finance and treasury field in the United Kingdom and Asia, and has extensive knowledge of the property investment/management industry in Hong Kong. He has been chairman of The Lion Rock Institute of Hong Kong since April 2016. He was previously chairman of the Board of the REIT Manager Link Asset Management Limited (2007-2016) and prior to that he was chief executive of Hongkong Land Limited (2000-2007). He has also been actively involved in public service.

Mr Sin Chung Kai, SBS, JP

Mr Sin was a Legislative Councillor representing the geographical constituency of Hong Kong Island (2012-2016). He has served on several boards and NGOs including the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (2008-2014) and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (2008-2014). He also served as a member of the Council for Sustainable Development (2009-2013), the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council (2009-2013) and the Operations Review Committee and Witness Protection Review Board Panel of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (2006-2012). He served as a member of the Housing Authority (2001-2009) and was a board director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (1999-2009).

Mr David Stannard

Mr Stannard is a corporate lawyer based in Hong Kong. He was executive director in charge of the Corporate Finance Division of the Securities and Futures Commission (1999-2001), a member of the Listing Committees of the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (2003-2008) and a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform (2003-2010).

Mr Wong Kai Man, BBS, JP
(appointed on the nomination of the Securities and Futures Commission)

Mr Wong was a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission (2009-2015) and a member of the Listing Committee of the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (1999-2003). He was an audit partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong before his retirement in June 2005. He has served/is serving as an independent non-executive director of several companies listed in Hong Kong. Mr Wong has also served on advisory committees and statutory bodies established by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, boards of charities and councils of universities.

Dr Kelvin Wong, JP

Dr Wong is an executive director and a deputy managing director of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director of seven listed companies in Hong Kong. He is the immediate past chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission, the chairman of the Investor Education Centre and a member of the Operations Review Committee of Independent Commission Against Corruption. A former member of Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform and the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Ms Eirene Yeung

Ms Yeung is Executive Committee member and the Company Secretary of CK Asset Holdings Limited.

Ms Yeung is also a member of the SFC (HKEC Listing) Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, the Listing Committee of the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Vice Chairman of the General Committee of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies. Ms Yeung is a solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and a non-practising solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

Ms Ada Chung, JP (ex-officio)

Ms Chung is the Registrar of Companies. As a representative of the Financial Secretary, Ms Chung is an ex-officio council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Before her appointment as the Registrar, she was a Deputy Law Officer of the Department of Justice. Ms Chung is qualified as a certified public accountant and a barrister-at-law.

Mr Paul F. Winkelmann (ex-officio)

Mr Winkelmann is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council. He has rich experience in the accounting profession. He was the partner-in-charge of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Risk and Quality team in Greater China (2002-2014) and was the president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2009. He also served as the Chairman of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2004-2009) which oversaw the full convergence of Hong Kong’s accounting standards with the international standards. He is a former member of the Operations Oversight Committee of the Financial Reporting Council from August 2013 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer.

Page last updated: 12 March 2018