Honorary Advisory Panel



Honorary Advisory Panel is established on 11 December 2012 to assist the FRC in discharging its functions and responsibilities arising from or in relation to the Financial Reporting Council Ordinance. The function of the Honorary Advisers is to advise the FRC, including its committees and staff, with respect to any matter referred to the Honorary Advisers by the FRC.

Ms Melissa Brown Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Ms Brown is a Partner at Daobridge Capital, a private investment advisory firm, where she focuses on opportunities linked to sustainable investments in Asian markets. She also works as a specialist consultant with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and the Asian Corporate Governance Association. She is a member of the SFC Takeovers Panel and the HKEX Listing Review Committee. She has previously served as a member of the HKEX Listing Committee, as a government-appointed lay council member of the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs, and on the UN PRI Advisory Council.
Mr Clement Chan, MH Member From 2015-12-11
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Chan is the Managing Director – Assurance of BDO Limited and is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has actively participated in standard setting and governance activities both in Hong Kong and at international level. He is also a former Chair of the Asian-Oceanian Standard Setters Group.
Mr Andrew Chen Member From 2019-04-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-03-31
Mr Chen is the Executive Partner of ZHONGHUI ANDA CPA Ltd and is the former President of The Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors in 2018 and continues to be the council member of the Society.
Dr Eva Chan Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Dr Chan is the Head of Investor Relations of C C Land Holdings Limited. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Capital Environment Holdings Limited and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Accounting and Finance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is the Founding Chairman of Hong Kong Investor Relations Association, a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She is also the Chairman of the Education Committee of HKICS. She is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Mr Cheng Man Yeung, Michael Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Cheng is Head of Government Affairs & Public Relations, APAC of Invesco Hong Kong Limited. He was previously MSCI Hong Kong Limited’s Executive Director of ESG Research and led their APAC corporate governance research. He has also held senior positions at Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited, Securities and Futures Commission, China International Capital Corporation and the Asian Corporate Governance Association. He is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong.
Mr Chew Fook Aun Member From 2015-12-11
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Chew has over 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing and finance in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. He is currently the Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of Lai Sun Garment (International) Limited and Lai Sun Development Company Limited, the Executive Director of eSun Holdings Limited, and the Chairman and Executive Director of Lai Fung Holdings Limited.
Mr Nicholas Debnam Member From 2019-05-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-04-30
Mr Debnam was an audit partner at KPMG until his retirement on 31 March 2017. He is an Independent Non-executive Director of Wing On Company International Limited and an Executive Committee Member and Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Mr Addison Everett Member From 2019-04-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-03-31
Mr Everett has over 30 years of professional experience with PwC in China – Beijing and Hong Kong SAR – and other countries/regions. He is currently PwC Risk, Quality and Compliance Leader and also serves as the Senior Partner for a large PwC audit client in the financial services sector. Previously, he provided a range of auditing, advisory and capital markets services to a number of PwC’s largest clients. He also has experience leading business and functional units within PwC.
Ms Ashley Khoo Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Ms Khoo, CFA, CPA, is an asset management and investment banking professional with comprehensive buy-side and sell-side experience, inclusive of portfolio management, fundamental/quantitative/pre-deal research covering Asian and China markets, multi-asset class investment, and Big 4 financial advisory with financial institutions in Hong Kong and New York. She is a Board Member of The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts and CFA Institute’s Presidents Council Governance Committee Member. Ms Khoo served as the President of The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts from 2016 to 2018.
Mr Clement Kwok Member From 2017-01-15
Current appointment expires on 2021-01-14
Mr Kwok is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited. He has served on the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee and the Harbourfront Commission, as well as the Interpretations Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board in London.
Mr Anthony Leung Member From 2018-03-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Leung is the Assurance Leader of Ernst & Young member firms for Hong Kong and Macau. He is a former member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 2009 and completed the six-year term in 2015. He had previously served on the Professional Conduct Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Mr Keith Lui Kei Kwong Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Lui was the Executive Director (August 2006 – August 2019) of the Supervision of Markets Division of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). During his service at the SFC, he was the Chairman of the Investor Compensation Fund Committee, and the Securities Compensation Fund Committee, and member of the Advisory Committee, Investment Committee, and SFC (HKEC Listing) Committee. He was also a member of the Statutory Risk Management Committee of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. He had worked for various financial institutions in the US and Hong Kong in the areas of deposit taking and lending, asset management and investment banking.
Ms Teresa Ma Member From 2015-01-15
Current appointment expires on 2021-01-14
Ms Ma is an experienced lawyer and a mediator. She is a board member of and advisor to several civil society organisations. She was a partner and a member of the International Board of Linklaters.
Mr Stephen Mercer Member From 2015-12-11
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Mercer is a partner with KPMG in Hong Kong and currently Deputy Head of Audit for KPMG China.
Mr Francis Mok Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Mok is currently the Group HR Advisor of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited. He worked with a wide range of corporations and companies, transforming HR practices and building leadership pipelines for business sustainability. He is a Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management (HKIHRM), and a Past President of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM).
Mr Keith Pogson Member From 2018-03-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Pogson is the Global Assurance Leader for Banking & Capital Markets at Ernst & Young (EY), and the Founder and former Regional Managing Partner of the Asia Pacific Financial Services Practice of EY. He is the EY representative on the Bank Working Group of the Global Public Policy Committee of the Big 4 + 2 firms. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) in 2012, and continues to be a member of the Regulatory Oversight Board, the Audit Committee and the Disciplinary Panel of the HKICPA and was previously the Chair of the Ethical Standard Setting Committee and the Assurance Standards Setting Committees of the HKICPA. He is a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform of the HKSAR Government. Mr Pogson is a Fellow and Practicing Member of the HKICPA, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a Member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute as well as Member of Hong Kong Academy of Finance.
Prof Zabihollah Rezaee Member From 2019-12-11
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Prof Rezaee is the Thompson-Hill Chair of Excellence and Professor of Accountancy at the University of Memphis and has served a two-year term on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He holds ten certifications including Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is currently the editor of the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research (JFAR). Professor Rezaee has published over 225 articles and made more than 250 presentations, written 14 books and served as expert witness.
Mr Sin Chung Kai, SBS, JP Member From 2018-12-11
Current appointment expires on 2020-12-10
Mr Sin is a former Council Member of the Financial Reporting Council (2012-2018). He 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) 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 Member From 2018-12-11
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
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 Paul Smith Member From 2020-02-05
Current appointment expires on 2022-02-04
Mr Smith is an independent corporate director. He served as President and CEO of CFA Institute from January 2015 to September 2019. Previously he owned and ran Asia Alternative Asset Partners, a Hong Kong Hedge Fund Group. He first came to Hong Kong in 1996 to run the Bank of Bermuda’s securities servicing business and on sale to HSBC acted as Global Head of HSBC’s alternative funds servicing business. From 1984 to 1995 he worked for Ermitage International a European fund manager spending the last seven years as CEO. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University.
Mr Richard Tsang Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Tsang is the founder and Chairman of Strategic Public Relations Group. He is also a member of the Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene; member of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health; Member, Telecommunications Users and Consumers Advisory Committee, Office of the Communications Authority; Deputy Chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and Council Member of Hong Kong Q Mark Council.
Mr Eric Tong Member From 2020-02-05
Current appointment expires on 2022-02-04
Mr Tong is an Audit & Assurance Partner of Deloitte China's Financial Services Industry Group and a Board Member of Deloitte China. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in auditing and advising international and local banks and securities companies. He is the Chairman for Deloitte INED Club and was the leader for Financial Services Industry for Southern China. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was the HKICPA President in 2018 and was the Chair for Audit and Assurance Standards Committee, Securities Regulatory Advisory Panel and Branding and Communication Advisory Panel. He also led a digitalisation project for the HKICPA. Mr Tong received the HKSAR Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service in July 2018 and is currently an independent member of Task Force for Review on Enhancement of Lump Sum Grant Subvention System, Labour and Welfare. He was a member of Policy Research Committee of Financial Services Development Council between 2017 and 2019.
Ms Nancy Sau Ling Tse, JP Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30

Ms Tse is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Wheelock and Company Limited, Link Asset Management Limited (Manager of the Link REIT); DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited as well as HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited.

She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Prince Philip Dental Hospital and is an Adjunct Professor of The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the Deputy Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms Tse holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration in Finance/Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles, the United States. She is a chartered accountant qualified in Canada, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Mr Andy Wong Chuen Fai Member From 2019-04-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-03-31
Mr Wong is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.  He has over 26 years of professional experience in assurance and business advisory services.  Currently, he is the IPO leader of ShineWing (HK) CPA Limited and a member partner of the firm’s Risk Management Committee.
Mr Huen Wong, BBS, JP Member From 2015-12-11
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Wong is the Principal of Fried Frank, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. He is the former Chairman of the Communications Authority. He is also the former President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the Law Society of Hong Kong.
Mr Stephen Wong Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Wong is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He joined RSM Hong Kong in 1988 and was made partner in 1991. He is currently the Managing Partner and Head of Audit and Assurance Services of RSM Hong Kong. Mr Wong is also a member of the Transnational Audit Services Executive Committee of RSM Global which oversees the audit quality of all RSM member firms over the world.
Mr Jackson Woo Member From 2019-10-01
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Mr Woo is the CEO of Challenge Capital Management Limited, a consultant of Guantao & Chow Solicitors and Notaries and a director of Kailey and Fong Fun Group of Companies. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. He is a member of the Public Shareholders Group, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Review Committees of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He is a Qualified Solicitor in Australia, Hong Kong and England and Wales and is a Practising Solicitor Member of the Solicitors' Disciplinary Tribunal Panel in Hong Kong.
Mr Elton Yeung Member From 2018-03-01
Current appointment expires on 2022-02-28
Mr Yeung is the Strategy and One Firm Services Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive audit and business advisory experiences, and has led numerous complex restructuring and listing engagements, including initial public offerings of PRC state-owned and private-owned enterprises seeking listing in the US, HK and Mainland China markets. He has an in-depth understanding of relevant regulatory environment and financial reporting requirements for listed companies.
Prof Wayne Yu Member From 2019-12-11
Current appointment expires on 2021-09-30
Prof Yu is a professor at the City University of Hong Kong. His teaching and research areas include corporate governance, corporate finance, and capital markets. In addition, he has been serving as a non-executive, independent director for a number of listed companies. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.