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Speakers & Chairs

 

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Ernest_Lee_new Mr Ernest Lee FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE)
President, HKCGI; Technical Partner, Deloitte China

Ernest Lee FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE) is a Technical Partner of Deloitte China. Mr Lee is the Engagement Quality Control Review Partner or Technical Partner for some of the largest audit engagements of the Firm. With extensive experience in the accounting profession, he provides valuable technical advice on matters related to accounting, audit and governance for companies in various industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific area. He is a CPA (Practising) and a fellow member of the ICAEW and ACCA.

Mr Lee actively contributes to setting financial reporting standards locally and internationally. He is the Immediate Past Chairman (2019-2021) and completed the maximum term of chairmanship of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). The Committee is responsible for setting financial reporting standards in Hong Kong and during his tenure, he represented the HKICPA on many international and regional meetings on standard setting. He has been a member of various HKICPA’s Advisory Panels on financial reporting matters, including the Companies Ordinance (Financial Reporting) Advisory Panel, for a number of years. For more than 10 years, he served on the Review Panel for the HKICPA’s Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards and provided technical support to the HKICPA’s Professional Standards Monitoring Panel. He also provided technical support to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on its Risk-Based Financial Statements Review Programme. He is currently a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the FRC.

Mr Lee was admitted as an Associate of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI or Institute) and The Chartered Governance Institute in 1997 and elected a Fellow in 2013. He was first elected as a Council member of HKCGI in 2015. Before elected as President, he was a Vice-President of HKCGI and the Chairman of the Institute's Audit Committee. He has also served on various committees and sub-committees of HKCGI since 2008 including acting as the Institute's Treasurer, the Vice-Chairman of the Education Committee and the Vice-Chairman of the Membership Committee. He is currently a member of the Institute's Mainland China Affairs Committee, and represents the Institute on the Services Advisory Committee of the Official Receiver's Office.

As an advocate of education, Mr Lee is an advisor to the Master of Accounting programme of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) HKEX
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Mr Patrick Yu
Senior Vice President, Listed Issuer Regulation, Listing Division, HKEX

Max_Cheng Mr Max Cheng
Vice President, Listed Issuer Regulation,Listing Division, HKEX
William_Wong Mr William Wong
Head of Accounting Affairs, Listing Division,HKEX
Jon_Witts Mr Jon Witts
Head of Enforcement, Listing Division, HKEX
Kelly_Lee Ms Kelly Lee
Vice President, Policy and Secretariat Services,Listing Division, HKEX
Ms_Shih Ms Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE)
International Past President, The Chartered Governance Institute and Past President, HKCGI; Executive Director and Company Secretary, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd

Ms Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE) is Executive Director and Company Secretary of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd, a Fortune 500 company with operations in over 50 countries. Ms Shih has been with the CK Hutchison Group for over 30 years, overseeing legal, regulatory, corporate finance and compliance matters of the Group. In addition, she serves as Director and/or Company Secretary of subsidiaries and associated companies of the CK Hutchison Group, overseeing the management of such businesses, including companies listed on the Stock Exchanges of Hong Kong, Indonesia, London, New York, Singapore and Sydney.

Ms Shih is the International Past President and member of the Executive Committee of The Chartered Governance Institute (CGI), and a Past President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI), currently its Nomination Committee Chairman.

Ms Shih holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Arts (Education) from the University of the Philippines and a Master of Arts (TESOL) degree and a Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) degree from Columbia University, New York. She is qualified to practice law in England and Wales, Hong Kong, and Victoria, Australia. She is in addition a Fellow of CGI and HKCGI with both Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional designations. She also holds a Practitioner's Endorsement issued by HKCGI.

In addition to her professional commitments, Ms Shih is also involved in numerous panels and committees of public services, regulatory and professional bodies. She is the Chairman of the Process Review Panel of The Financial Reporting Council, a member of the Council of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Trustee of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York. Further, she is a member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme Vetting Committee and the Executive Committee and Council of Hong Kong Management Association and Helping Hand.

Ms Shih was a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, a member of the Listing Committee of Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd (SEHK) of HKEX and a Council member of HKICPA.

Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) sfc_abb
Roger_Cheng_v2 Mr Roger Cheng
Senior Director, Corporate Finance Division, SFC
Clarence_Chan_v3 Mr Clarence Chan
Director, Corporate Finance Division, SFC
Kenneth_Luk_v2 Mr Kenneth Luk
Senior Director, Enforcement Division, SFC
Anthony_Wong_V2 Mr Anthony Wong
Director, Intermediaries Supervision, Intermediaries Division, SFC
David_Simmond_v10 Mr David Simmonds FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)
Vice-President and Chairman, Membership Committee, HKCGI; Chief Strategy, Sustainability & Governance Officer and Company Secretary, CLP Holdings Ltd

David Simmonds FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP) is a Vice-President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries), the Chairman of Membership Committee, Company Secretaries Panel and Competition Law Interest Group. Mr Simmonds is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and HKCGI.

Mr Simmonds is the Chief Strategy, Sustainability & Governance Officer and is also the General Counsel & Company Secretary of CLP Holdings Ltd (Stock code: 2).

Mr Simmonds is responsible for the corporate secretarial affairs of CLP Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries along with the Group’s corporate governance practices. He leads an experienced and dedicated team of company secretarial professionals. He is also responsible for CLP Group strategic planning and the strategy agenda as well as driving the Group’s sustainability agenda and ensuring that it is embedded into the business; and for managing the investments and ventures that help support CLP’s growth strategy, the Group’s investments in South East Asia and Taiwan and the Group’s property development activities.

At HKCGI, Mr Simmonds has served as a Chairman of the Company Secretaries Panel since 2019 and a Chairman of the Technical Consultation Panel (Competition Law Interest Group) since 2016. He was a member of Technical Consultation Panel from 2016 to 2019. He has also been a speaker at a number of HKCGI seminars.

Mr Simmonds holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.

Companies Registry (CR) CR_logo
AgnesWong_c99 Ms Agnes Wong
Deputy Registry Manager (Registration), CR
Fanny Lam_c99_v2 Ms Fanny Lam
Deputy Registry Manager (Public Search), CR
Wendy_Ho Ms Wendy Ho FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE)
Council Member and Vice-Chairman, Professional Development Committee, HKCGI; Executive Director, Corporate Services, Tricor Services Ltd

Wendy Ho FCG HKFCG(CS,CSP)(PE), MBA, is an Executive Director of Corporate Services of Tricor Services Limited (“Tricor”), Asia’s leading business expansion specialist.

Ms Ho leads both the Listed Company Compliance & Advisory Services Team and the Employee Share Ownership Plan Trustee Administration Team of Tricor.

Ms Ho has over 25 years of experience in the trust administration, company secretarial and corporate governance field. Her practice focuses on business development, corporate governance as well as related regulatory compliance services for multinational, private, listed and offshore companies. She is currently the company secretary or joint company secretary of a number of listed companies on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. She is a speaker of directors’ training / seminars held by Tricor. She has also chaired the professional training held by professional bodies including The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (“HKCGI”).

Ms Ho is a Chartered Secretary, a Chartered Governance Professional and a Fellow of both the HKCGI and The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly ‘The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators’). She is the Council Member of HKCGI and the Vice-Chairman of the Professional Development Committee and Professional Services Panel of HKCGI. She is also a holder of the Practitioner’s Endorsement from HKCGI. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD) PCPD_logo
Dennis_Ng Mr Dennis Ng
Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Legal, Global Affairs and Research) (Acting), PCPD

Dennis Ng is the Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Legal, Global Affairs and Research) (Acting) of PCPD.

Mr Ng oversees the Legal Division as well as the Global Affairs and Research Division of the PCPD, which comprise of a team of legal counsels and privacy professionals, in providing support to all facets of the PCPD’s daily operations (such as conducting complaint investigations, taking enforcement actions); and furnishing comments to various stakeholders on privacy initiatives and technological developments with privacy implications.

Mr Ng has been substantially involved in the legislative amendment process of the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021. He is also one of the key members of the editorial team for the English reference book of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486), Personal Data (Privacy) Law in Hong Kong – A Practical Guide on Compliance, published by the City University Press in 2020.

Clemence_Wong Ms Clemence Wong
Legal Counsel (Acting), PCPD

Clemence Wong is the Legal Counsel (Acting) of PCPD.

Ms Wong was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in 2019. Prior to joining PCPD, she engaged in private practice as a litigation solicitor.

Ms Wong is responsible for rendering legal support in the work of PCPD. Among others, she handles enquiries from Government departments, various organisations, etc. in respect of legal issues concerning compliance with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. She also represents the Privacy Commissioner in administrative appeals proceedings and advises on legal matters in relation to the handling of complaints.

Natalia_Seng Mrs Natalia Seng FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE)
Past President and Council Member, HKCGI

Natalia Seng FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE) is a Chartered Governance Professional, a Council Member and Past President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI).

Mrs Seng is the holder of an Executive MBA degree from City University of Hong Kong (CityU). The Council of CityU has appointed her a member of the CityU Court for a three years period from 2022 to 2024. The CityU Court is a supreme advisory body of the University. For the same period, she has accepted her appointment as a School Advisory Committee Member of Scope, CityU.

Mrs Seng was Vice Chairman of Tricor Hong Kong & Offshore in 2019 and she was the CEO of Tricor Hong Kong & China from 2012 to 2018. She has been working in the corporate services and TCSP industry for 40 years.

Mrs Seng is also a Council Member of The HK Committee for UNICEF and a member of its Corporate Governance Committee. She has also offered her services on a pro bono basis to help the enhancement of corporate governance in non-profit organisations.

In recognition of her contributions to the development of company secretary services and enhancement of corporate governance, HKCGI has awarded Mrs Seng “The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Prize 2017”. She has also been awarded an Outstanding PolyU Alumni by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2019.

Mrs Seng was appointed by the Government a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, a lay Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as an appointed member of the Inland Revenue Department’s Users’ Committee. She is also a Fellow of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, ICAC BEDC_logo
Daniel Chui_c99 Mr Daniel Chui
Acting Executive Director, Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, ICAC
Ernest_Lee_new Mr Ernest Lee FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE)
President, HKCGI; Technical Partner, Deloitte China

Ernest Lee FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE) is a Technical Partner of Deloitte China. Mr Lee is the Engagement Quality Control Review Partner or Technical Partner for some of the largest audit engagements of the Firm. With extensive experience in the accounting profession, he provides valuable technical advice on matters related to accounting, audit and governance for companies in various industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific area. He is a CPA (Practising) and a fellow member of the ICAEW and ACCA.

Mr Lee actively contributes to setting financial reporting standards locally and internationally. He is the Immediate Past Chairman (2019-2021) and completed the maximum term of chairmanship of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). The Committee is responsible for setting financial reporting standards in Hong Kong and during his tenure, he represented the HKICPA on many international and regional meetings on standard setting. He has been a member of various HKICPA’s Advisory Panels on financial reporting matters, including the Companies Ordinance (Financial Reporting) Advisory Panel, for a number of years. For more than 10 years, he served on the Review Panel for the HKICPA’s Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards and provided technical support to the HKICPA’s Professional Standards Monitoring Panel. He also provided technical support to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on its Risk-Based Financial Statements Review Programme. He is currently a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the FRC.

Mr Lee was admitted as an Associate of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI or Institute) and The Chartered Governance Institute in 1997 and elected a Fellow in 2013. He was first elected as a Council member of HKCGI in 2015. Before elected as President, he was a Vice-President of HKCGI and the Chairman of the Institute's Audit Committee. He has also served on various committees and sub-committees of HKCGI since 2008 including acting as the Institute's Treasurer, the Vice-Chairman of the Education Committee and the Vice-Chairman of the Membership Committee. He is currently a member of the Institute's Mainland China Affairs Committee, and represents the Institute on the Services Advisory Committee of the Official Receiver's Office.

As an advocate of education, Mr Lee is an advisor to the Master of Accounting programme of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.