First Female President of the HK Institute of Certified Public Accountants

— 06.07.21

by Jody Dalton

Alumnua Susanna Chiu is the first woman in almost 40 years to secure the senior position of president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

Set up in 1973, the HKICPA issues accounting standards and regulates the city’s 35,000 accountants: a regulatory body as well as a membership body.

After graduating with a BA in Economics in 1982 (when Economics and Management were one of the same department) Susanna went on to work at Grant Thornton accountancy firm in Sheffield before moving back to Hong Kong where she has now worked for over 20 years.

Susanna joined Li & Fung Development (China) as a director in 2006. Most recently, Susanna was awarded a ‘Medal of Honour’ by the HKSAR Government for her contribution to the community as well as achievement in the accountancy profession.

Looking forward to the challenges ahead, Susanna’s role will continue to play an important part in the regulatory field and she will also work with the government and other parties on the reform proposal.

This article was published in the Management School's Spring/Summer 2014 Issue 06 of Catalyst Magazine.


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