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 currently comprised of eleven Council members and two ex-officios. 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 Mainland China. The Committees also work closely with the Secretariat to develop and organise activities to improve the recognition of the Chartered Secretary profession in Hong Kong and Greater China.
The vision and mission of HKICS
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 Secretary profession
The CEO, Company Secretary and the Council of HKICS
Chief Executive: Ms Samantha Suen FCIS FCS(PE)
Company Secretary: Ms Carman Wong FCIS FCS(PE)
HKICS Council for 2016/17:
Honorary Officers: Ivan Tam, FCIS FCS – President
Dr Gao Wei, FCIS FCS(PE) – Vice-President
Paul Stafford, FCIS FCS(PE) – Vice-President
Dr Eva Chan, FCIS FCS(PE) – Treasurer
Council Members: Professor Alan Au FCIS FCS
David Fu FCIS FCS(PE)
Ernest Lee FCIS FCS(PE)
Stella Lo FCIS FCS
Gillian Meller FCIS FCS
Bernard Wu FCIS FCS
Wendy Yung FCIS FCS
Ex-officio: Dr Maurice Ngai, FCIS FCS(PE) – Past President Edith Shih, FCIS FCS(PE) – Past President
Committees' Chairmen: Audit Committee – Ernest Lee FCIS FCS(PE)
Education Committee – David Fu FCIS FCS(PE) Human Resources Committee – Dr Maurice Ngai, FCIS FCS(PE)
Membership Committee – Dr Eva Chan, FCIS FCS(PE)
Nomination Committee – Edith Shih, FCIS FCS(PE)
Professional Development Committee – Paul Stafford, FCIS FCS(PE)
Hong Kong Secretariat
Address: The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, 3/F, Hong Kong Diamond Exchange Building, 8 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong