Message from the President and Chairman of the Board

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60 years in Hong Kong

At CPA Australia we are deeply proud of our 60 years in Hong Kong – a wonderful milestone to celebrate as we enter our organisation’s 130th year.

Our success in Hong Kong is in no small part due to the tireless work of those members who have volunteered their time, energy and expertise to the Divisional Council, committees, task forces and the many initiatives and activities driven by the Hong Kong office. I thank our local management and staff, past and present, for their vital role in helping CPA Australia fulfil its objectives and for upholding the principles and high standards of the CPA Australia designation.

I pay tribute to the pioneering generation of CPA Australia members and staff who laid the foundation for our presence in Hong Kong.

Our Hong Kong members are an important part of the CPA Australia family, which now spreads across the globe. The value of the CPA designation is reflected in our demographics. Collectively, around 17 per cent of our members hold senior leadership positions, including more than 25,000 members at CEO or CFO level, or in business ownership or partner roles.

I thank each of you for your contribution over the past 60 years and for making the Hong Kong Division as successful and dynamic as it is today.

On behalf of my Board colleagues, I congratulate all who have helped CPA Australia reach this important anniversary and congratulate you on 60 wonderful years in Hong Kong.

Graeme Wade FCPA (Aust.) President & Chairman of the Board

“[CPA Australia’s] commitment to professional integrity and best practice has helped raise the bar for corporate stewardship in Hong Kong.”

The Honourable John C Tsang, GBM, JP Financial Secretary The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

“CPA Australia’s commitment to integrity, excellence and innovative thinking is the cornerstone of it being a leading international accounting body. CPA Australia has earned our utmost respect for its continuous contribution towards the training and education of accountants and business professionals worldwide.”

Mr Tim LUI Tim-leung, BBS, JP Deputy, National People’s Congress Senior Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Honorary Member, CPA Australia