Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former Chairman of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong.
Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council; Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council; Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; non-official member of the Strategic Development Commission and Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to January 2017. He was appointed Financial Secretary on 16 January, 2017.
Mr Eddie Yue was appointed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 1 October 2019. He began his career as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government in 1986. He joined the HKMA upon its establishment in 1993 and was promoted to Division Head a year later. He was appointed Executive Director in 2001 and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive in 2007 before taking up his current position.
Mr Yue has participated in numerous areas of the HKMA’s work. During his tenure as Deputy Chief Executive, he steered major policies and initiatives relating to reserves management, research, external affairs and market development. Mr Yue was also actively involved in tackling major financial crises and played an instrumental role in enhancing the Linked Exchange Rate System.
Mr Hung is the Regional CEO for Greater China and North Asia, the CEO of Retail Banking and the CEO of Wealth Management business globally for Standard Chartered Bank. He sits on the Group’s Management Team and is the chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited respectively. Mr Hung joined Standard Chartered in 1992 and has held a number of senior management positions spanning corporate, commercial and retail banking. Outside of Hong Kong, Mr Hung has international banking experience in the United Kingdom and in Canada.
Mr Hung is a member of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited’s Board of Directors, the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and the Belt and Road Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He was previously the chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, a member of the Financial Services Development Council, a board member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, and a Council Member of the University of Hong Kong.
He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and is married with two children.
Peter Wong Tung Shun is Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He is a Group Managing Director and a member of the Group Management Board of HSBC Holdings plc. The HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations with assets of US$2,728bn at 30 September 2019 and a presence in 65 countries and territories. Mr Wong is Chairman and Non-executive Director of HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited and Non-executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Limited. He serves on a number of government/regulatory bodies and industry associations, including as a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance, Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, a Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area Committee and Special Counsellor for the Our Hong Kong Foundation. He is also a Member of the 13th National Committee and the Vice Chairman of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Affairs for the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a Member of the Guangdong Financial Expert Consultative Committee, a Member of the Consulting Committee of the Qianhai & Shekou Pilot Free Trade Zone, a Member of Chongqing Mayor's International Economic Advisory Council and a Board Member of the China Banking Association. Mr Wong is Director of the Friends of Hong Kong Association Ltd.
Community and Other Services
Mr. Lo started his career in Government service as an Administrative Officer in 1974. He served in various positions in both the New Territories Administration and the Government Secretariat. Prior to leaving Government service to join the private sector in 1987, he was the Deputy Secretary for Trade and Industry in the Trade and Industry Branch of the Government Secretariat.
Since 1987, Mr. Lo has served as Director of Italade Technology Holdings to set up and manage overseas manufacturing operations in precision electronic component parts. He has also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of both Synnex Technology International (HK) Ltd and Synnex Distributions (China) Ltd for 26 years before his retirement from that post in December 2013.
Mr Lo graduated from the Hong Kong University with a B. Sc (Hons) degree. He has also studied MBA at the Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong and attended various executive management courses at the Oxford University and the Henley Management College in the UK.
Mr Lo is active in community service and has been appointed by the HKSAR Government to serve on various advisory boards and committees in his personal capacity. He is currently a Non Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission and a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee.
His past appointments include Chairman of the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service, and Chairman of the Independent Commission on Renumeration for members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR.
Mr Silas Yang Siu-shun is a Chartered Accountant with more than 37 years of experiences in the field of Audit and Accounting. Mr Yang graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1978 and has served a number of positions for one of the “Big Four” auditing firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), including as Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC Hong Kong, the Executive Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC China and Hong Kong, one of the five members of the Global Network Leadership Team of PwC and the PwC Asia Pacific Chairman. He retired from PwC in 2015. Mr Yang is currently serving as an Independent Non-Executive Director for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and Tencent Holdings Limited.
Mr Yang has also been actively involved in the community. He is a Member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong, a Vice Patron of The Community Chest, a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority and a Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He has previously served as a Board Member and the Audit Committee Chairman of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (previously the Hang Seng Management College), and was the Deputy Council Chairman of The Open University of Hong Kong.
Mr Yang is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Mr. Chow is a solicitor admitted to practice in Hong Kong and England & Wales and is the Senior Partner of the law firm Guantao & Chow Solicitors and Notaries. His principal areas of practice include corporate and commercial, civil litigation; property and trust. He is also a China-Appointed Attesting Officer and a member of South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.
Mr. Chow served on the Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong between 1994 and 2004 and as its President between 1997 and 2000.
Mr. Chow was previously appointed as Chairman of Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission (2004-2012), Vice-Chairman of the Estate Agents Authority of Hong Kong (1997-2006), Member of the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (2001-2007), Member of the Legal Aid Services Council of Hong Kong (1996-2002), Member of the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee of Hong Kong (1998-2003), Member of Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee (2007-2013), Council Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2003-2009) and Member of Hong Kong Housing Authority (2005-2006).
Currently, Mr. Chow is the Chairman of Process Review Panel for the Financial Reporting Council and Deputy Chairman of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is also the Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club and a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and serves as Non-Executive Director / Independent Non-Executive Director of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong.
He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1998 and awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2003 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He was admitted to Honorary Fellowship of The Hong Kong Institute of Education in March 2010 and Honorary Fellowship of King’s College London in July 2013. He was awarded Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa by the Open University of Hong Kong in December 2018.
Dr. Cheng qualified to practise as a solicitor in 1975. He is a consultant of Messrs. P. C. Woo & Co., one of the longest established firms of solicitors in Hong Kong; after serving as its Senior Partner from 1994 to 2015. Dr. Cheng’s areas of practice encompass capital markets, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance, and public policies especially taxation and education. Besides Hong Kong, Dr. Cheng is also admitted to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales; State of Victoria, Australia and Singapore. He is also a Notary Public, China-Appointed Attesting Officer and an independent non-executive director of a number of companies whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Amidst his remarkable achievements as a professional, Dr. Cheng has not lost sight of his devotion to serve the community. His public service appointments span the areas of politics, law, business and finance, education, the arts, as well as livelihood concerns of the ordinary citizen. Dr. Cheng served as an appointed member of the Legislative Council between 1991-1995, the Chairman of the Council and Court of Hong Kong Baptist University (1997-2006), the Chairman of the Education Commission (2009-2015), the Chairman of the Board of Education (1996-2002), the Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (2005-2006) and also an independent non-executive director of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (2006-2012). He was the founder chairman of Opera Hong Kong and also the founder chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors of which he is now the Honorary President and Chairman Emeritus.
Currently, Dr. Cheng is Chairman of the Insurance Authority and the Ma Wan Park Advisory Committee. He is also a Member of the Financial Leaders Forum, Director of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance, The Council of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum, Member of Board of Governors and Council Chairman of the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and Member of the Board of Governors of HKBU Foundation. Dr. Cheng is also the Chancellor of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (the Anglican Church of Hong Kong), a director of the HKSKH Welfare Council Limited, the Chairman of the Council of the St. Paul’s Co-educational College, a council member of the Diocesan Boys’ School and the St. Stephen’s College, and a permanent member of the Vestry of the HKSKH St. Paul’s Church. Dr. Cheng had also served as the District Governor of Rotary International District 3450 (HK and Macau) and honorary legal advisors to a number of NGOs and charitable organizations.
In recognition of his many services and contributions to Hong Kong, Dr. Cheng was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom in 1997, the Gold Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR government in 2003, and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2016. He was made an honorary fellow by the University of Hong Kong in 2003. In 2007, Dr. Cheng was honoured by the Hong Kong Baptist University with the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa and an honorary fellow by CPA Australia. In 2008, Dr. Cheng was also honoured by the Lingnan University of Hong Kong with the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. In 2013, Dr. Cheng was made an honorary Doctorate of Academy, Honoris Causa by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and also an honorary fellow by the BNU ∙ HKBU United International College. In 2015, Dr Cheng was awarded as the Honorary Fellow by the Hong Kong Institute of Volunteers and as Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance in 2019.
Bernard Charnwut Chan is a deputy to the National People’s Congress of China, a non-official member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council (2004-09 and from 2012) and (from 2017) the Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council. He is also a former member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (1998-2008).
A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the President of Asia Financial Holdings and Asia Insurance. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong – Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd. He sits on the boards of several local and overseas companies in the financial services and manufacturing sectors. He also joined the governing board of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund in Hong Kong.
Among his public service activities, he is Chairman of the Hong Kong Palace Museum Ltd., Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Chairman of The Jockey Club CPS Ltd. Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food and Chairman of the Steering Committee on Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme. Past positions include Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Condition of Service as well as Council Chair of Lingnan University.
He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2002, and a Commander (3rd Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand in 2004. In 2006, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government. He has been conferred honorary degrees from Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong, the Open University of Hong Kong and Savannah College of Art and Design.
Ming Wai Lau is the Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, an independent policy think tank.
Mr Lau holds LLB, LLM, and PhD degrees from King’s College London and the London School of Economics, University of London. His PhD dissertation was published as a book by Oxford University Press in 2011. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law School since 2014. He is also a registered attorney in the State of New York and a CFA Charterholder.
Mr Lau is active in public affairs in Hong Kong. He is the Vice-Chairman of Youth Development Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Park Corporation, and a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee.
Agnes is the Managing Partner of Hong Kong and Macau at Ernst & Young (EY), overseeing all aspects of business operations in these locations. She has more than 30 years of experience in providing tax and business advisory services to a broad range of local and multinational organizations. Her clientele is spread across various industries. Agnes advises clients on tax restructuring for initial public offerings (IPOs); regional and cross-border tax planning; corporate restructuring; and tax-efficient supply chain management planning.
Agnes has been active in public service for many years. She is an appointed member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority; and an appointed Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission. She is also an appointed member of the Users’ Committee of the Inland Revenue Department. Currently, Agnes is a member of the General Committee and the Chairperson of the Financial and Treasury Services Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. She is also the Chairman of the Legal and Financial Affairs Committee of the Zonta Club of Hong Kong. Her other community services include membership in the Corporate Advisory Council of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute; the Accounting Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong; and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Her past public appointments include member of the Competition Commission of Hong Kong (2013-2018); member of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board (2011-2017); member of the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee of Hong Kong (2012-2016); member of the Telecommunications Users and Consumers Advisory Committee of the Office of the Communications Authority (2012-2016). Agnes also served as the Chairman of the Taxation Committee (2008-2011) of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; the President of the Zonta Club of Hong Kong (2004-2006); a council member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (2011-2012); and a council member of the Association of Women’s Accountants Hong Kong (2011-2013).
Agnes has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney. She is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.
Mr. GAO Yingxin, is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr GAO joined Bank of China in 1986. He has held a number of positions in various domestic and overseas institutions of BOC Group, of which he was Executive Vice President of BOC from May 2015 to January 2018.
Mr GAO holds other roles with BOCHK Group currently, including Chairman of BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited and Chairman of BOCHK Charitable Foundation.
Mr GAO holds a number of public offices. He serves as Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and the Chinese Banking Association of Hong Kong, and sits on the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, the Banking Advisory Committee, Human Resources Planning Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is also Chief Supervisor of Asian Financial Cooperation Association, Director of Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited, as well as Vice President of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, etc.
Mr GAO graduated from the East China University of Science and Technology with a Master’s Degree in Engineering in 1986.
Ms Irene Yun-Lien Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College, United States of America, and is a Barrister-at-Law in England and Wales and a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, United Kingdom.
Ms Lee is currently the Executive Chairman of Hysan Development Company Limited, an Independent Non-executive Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Hang Seng Bank Limited, HSBC Holdings plc and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. Previously she was an independent director of Noble Group Limited and CLP Holdings Limited.
Ms Lee has held senior positions in investment banking and funds management in a number of renowned international financial institutions in New York, London and Sydney. She was an executive director of Citibank’s investment bank in New York, London and Sydney; then head of corporate finance at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and chief executive officer of Sealcorp Holdings Limited, both based in Sydney. She was a non-executive director of a number of listed and unlisted companies in Australia including QBE Insurance Group Limited, Keybridge Capital Limited, ING Bank (Australia) Limited and the Myer Family Company Limited. Ms Lee was also formerly on the Advisory Council of JP Morgan Australia, the Executive Council of the Faculty of Business at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a director of Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel.
Key appointments and public office
Mr Yiu is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, China Mobile Limited and Anta Sports Products Limited, companies listed in Hong Kong. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Insurance Authority, a member of Independent Commission Against Corruption Complaints Committee and a Council member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Honorary Treasurer of St Paul Co-Educational College.
Stephen joined the global accounting firm KPMG ("KPMG") in Hong Kong in 1983 and was seconded to KPMG in London, the United Kingdom from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Yiu became a partner of KPMG in 1994, served as the Partner in Charge of Audit of KPMG from 2007 to 2010, and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG China and Hong Kong as well as a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of KPMG International and KPMG Asia Pacific from April 2011 to March 2015.
Mr. Yiu formerly also served as a member of the Audit Profession Reform Advisory Committee and the Mainland Affairs Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Yiu is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Mr. Yiu received a professional diploma in accountancy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1983, and holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
Mr Lui is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and a Deputy to the National People’s Congress of China. He was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in Hong Kong, a member of the Global Board of PwC International Limited and a Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Other current appointments:
Ayesha is a practising accountant. She is a partner with KPMG China and the Managing Partner in Hong Kong.
Ayesha is currently the Chairman of International Fiscal Association Hong Kong Branch and a member of the Joint Liaison Committee on Taxation.
Ayesha is active in community service and has been appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government as a member of various advisory bodies. She is currently the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Student Finance and a Non-Executive Director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority. She is also a member of the Council of the University of Hong Kong, the Public Service Commission, the Legal Aid Services Council.
She has served on the Women’s Commission, the Lump Sum Grant Independent Review Committee, the Taskforce on Economic Challenges, the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Independent Commission Against Corruption Advisory Committee on Corruption, the Market Development Committee of the Financial Services Development Council, the Harbourfront Commission, the Aviation Development Advisory Committee, the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service and the Policy Research Committee of the Financial Services Development Council.