The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) is an independent professional body dedicated to the promotion of its members’ role in the formulation and effective implementation of good governance policies in Hong Kong and throughout China as well as the development of the Chartered Secretary profession.
HKICS was first established in 1949 as an association of Hong Kong members of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) of London. It became a branch of ICSA in 1990 before gaining local status in 1994. At present, HKICS has over 5,700 members and 3,300 students.
The Institute’s Council is comprised of twelve Council members and one ex-officio. The Council with its Committees is responsible for the management and control of the Institute’s affairs.
The Committees, each chaired by a Council member or past president, are responsible for implementing the Institute’s strategic direction in Hong Kong and the Mainland. The Committees also work closely with the Secretariat to develop and organize activities to improve the recognition of the Chartered Secretary profession in Hong Kong and the Mainland.
The vision and mission of the member Institute
Promoting good governance, management and efficient administration of companies and other public bodies in commerce, industry and public affairs
Promoting the study of, and research into, the law and the practice of secretaryship and administration
Supporting and protecting the character, status and interests of its members, graduates and students
Promoting the efficiency and usefulness of the service and the standard of professional conduct provided by its members, and considering all manners of questions affecting the interest of the Chartered Secretaries profession
The CEO and secretary and the council of the HKICS
Chief Executive: Ms Samantha Suen FCIS FCS (PE)
Company Secretary: Ms Louisa Lau FCIS (PE)
HKICS Council for 2014/15:
Honorary Officers: Dr Maurice Ngai, FCIS FCS(PE) – President (newly elected) Ivan Tam, FCIS FCS – Vice President Dr Gao Wei, FCIS FCS(PE) – Vice-President (re-elected to Council) Bernard Wu, FCIS FCS – Treasurer
Council Members: Dr Eva Chan, FCIS FCS(PE) (re-elected to Council) Susie Cheung, FCIS FCS(PE) Jack Chow, FCIS FCS (re-elected to Council) David Fu, FCIS FCS(PE) Paul Moyes, FCIS FCS (re-elected to Council) Douglas Oxley, FCIS FCS Paul Stafford, FCIS FCS Polly Wong, FCIS FCS(PE)
Ex-officio: Edith Shih, FCIS FCS(PE) – Immediate Past President
Committees' Chairmen: Audit Committee – Paul Moyes, FCIS FCS Education Committee – Polly Wong, FCIS FCS(PE) Human Resources Committee – Edith Shih, FCIS FCS(PE) Membership Committee – Susie Cheung, FCIS FCS(PE) Nomination Committee – Edith Shih, FCIS FCS(PE) Professional Development Committee – Jack Chow FCIS FCS
Hong Kong Secretariat
Address: The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, 3/F, Hong Kong Diamond Exchange Building, 8 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong