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Appointment to the Accounting Standards Council

30 Oct 2019
Mr Lawrence Wong, Second Minister for Finance, has re-appointed Mr Kevin Kwok as Chairman of the Accounting Standards Council (ASC) for a one-year term from 1 November 2019. Mr Kwok has served on the ASC since November 2013.

2              The Minister has also appointed Mr Quek See Tiat for a two-year term, as Chairman-Designate in the first year of his term and as Chairman in the second year of his term. Mr Quek was a former Deputy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is currently the Audit Committee Chairman on the board of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. 

3              In addition, Mr Cheung Pui Yuen (Deputy Chairman of the ASC) and nine other members have been re-appointed, and two new members have been appointed, for terms until 31 October 2021. The new composition of ASC is at Annex A (icon_pdf110 KB). A brief write-up of the Chairman-Designate and the two new members can be found in Annex B (icon_pdf224 KB).

4              The nine re-appointed members are:

Ms Cheng Ai Phing
Independent Director
Fortune REIT

Mr Choo Chek Siew
Former Group Chief Financial Officer
ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited

Mr Shekaran Krishnan
Partner, Assurance
Ernst & Young LLP

Mr Marcus Lam
Partner, Head of Assurance
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Dr Ang Hak Seng
Deputy Secretary
Commissioner of Charities
Executive Director, Registry of Co-operative Societies and Mutual Benefits Organisations
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Mr Lim Cheng Khai
Executive Director
Capital Markets Intermediaries Department II
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Mr Lim Zhi Yang
Registry of Societies
Ministry of Home Affairs

Mr Ong Khiaw Hong
Chief Executive
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Mr Ow Fook Chuen
Accountant-General’s Department

5              The two new members are:

Mr Goh Swee Hong
Partner, Audit
RSM Chio Lim LLP

Dr Keung Ching Tung
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting
NUS Business School
National University of Singapore

6              The Ministry of Finance welcomes the new Chairman-Designate and members, and would like to express our appreciation to the following retiring members for their invaluable contributions to the ASC:

Mr Chan Hon Chew
Chief Financial Officer
Keppel Corporation Limited

Dr Choo Teck Min
Associate Professor
Division of Accounting
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University

Mr Andrew Lim
Group Chief Financial Officer
CapitaLand Limited

Mr Yeo Ek Khuan
Assistant Honorary Treasurer
Association of Small and Medium Enterprises

Mr Yeo Wico
Allen & Gledhill LLP

Issued by:
Ministry of Finance
30 October 2019