New Deputy President for chartered accountants…
Based in Hong Kong, Leo has over 25 years’ experience in accounting, regulation and asset management. He is currently a director of Benington Capital Limited, an asset management company which manages a Greater China focused equity fund for professional investors. He is also an independent non- executive director of three Hong Kong listed companies, one of which also listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Speaking of his appointment, Leo said:
“Having served as vice president last year, it is an honour to now become deputy president, continuing to play my role in representing ACCA membership around the world. I aim to continue with my priorities to effectively engage and connect with our global members and stakeholders, and to work with my colleagues on ACCA’s Council and the Executive Team to achieve ACCA’s strategy to 2020.”
Leo has held various senior positions with the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Hong Kong since 1995. In his last position as Director of Finance & Administration, he was responsible for the accounting, treasury and administration functions of the SFC.
Before this, he had roles as Director of Corporate Planning and Director of Licensing, responsible for corporate policy, special projects, development of licensing policy and administration of licensing rules and regulations. Prior to joining the SFC, Leo was a senior civil servant with the Hong Kong Government.
Leo has served as a committee member of ACCA Hong Kong since 1997 and was its President in 2003/04. He was a Council Member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2005), and is a fellow member of both associations.
Having served as a member of the International Assembly, Leo was elected to ACCA Council in 2006. He has served on a number of standing committees and was the Chairman of the Market Oversight Committee and Vice Chairman of both Remuneration and Qualification Committees. He also served as a member of Audit Committee, the Governance Task Force, and as an elected member of Nomination Committee. Leo serves as Chairman of Remuneration Committee since 2015-16.
Leo received his accountancy training from Hong Kong Polytechnic and graduated with ACCA in 1976. He holds a LLB degree from University of London and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Hong Kong. Leo is married to Pauline Chan and has two grown up children.
Joining Leo to form ACCA’s Officer line-up for 2016 – 17 are ACCA’s new President, Brian McEnery, a partner in BDO Ireland and a specialist in corporate restructuring and healthcare consulting and Robert Stenhouse, Director – National Accounting and Audit at Deloitte in the UK, who is appointed vice president.
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