Gordon Macwhinnie

Profession faces new challenges

The 2011 annual conference of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) may have just concluded but, as a sign of its success, organisers are already considering topics for next year's agenda.

Monday, 27 June, 2011, 12:00am

The 'father' of HK accountancy dies

Sir Gordon Macwhinnie, the 'father' and founding president of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, has died at his home in southern England. He was 84.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Sir Gordon's legacy stands firm, by any reckoning

He was a pivotal figure in the city's accounting industry, but Gordon Macwhinnie's interests went well beyond number-crunching - to higher education, golf and horse racing.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Nostalgia as veteran accountant leaves HK

After more than half a century, the 'father' and founding president of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, Sir Gordon Macwhinnie, has left Hong Kong for retirement in England with his wife.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Founding father sees shared values as the way forward

THE HONG KONG Institute of Certified Public Accountants has grown in size and strength over the past 30 years to become an influential organisation.

Membership has increased to 22,000, compared with 5,300 in 1990 and about 560 in the year of the organisation's inception on January 1, 1973.

8 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Lift drama has stewards looking up and down at rules

The stewards of the Jockey Club will look at existing rules following the malfunctioning lift saga on Wednesday night which almost brought worldwide embarrassment to Hong Kong's racing jurisdiction.

8 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

The sexy world of bean counting

A survey in the early 1990s showed one group of professionals in Hong Kong were considered to have a high sex appeal: accountants. It cannot be, I hear you say. Besuited, bespectacled and beyond consideration in the 'macho job' stakes, these toilers in the fields of ledger books have always been a byword for boring.

1 May 1999 - 12:00am

Jockey proves a surprise winner

JOCKEY John Marshall scored his most improbable win of the season yesterday in the Hong Kong Professional Golfers' Association Golden Harvest Invitational Pro-Am at Fanling.

The Australian, one of the leading riders in Hong Kong, was not even among the original ''runners'' in the starting lineup.

11 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Pro-Am adds fun to the main event

A KNIGHT, an England cricketer, a former Miss Hong Kong and some of the territory's most prominent figures in the fields of business and entertainment will help tee-off the biggest week on the domestic calendar at Fanling this morning.

10 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Lane on the right track for success

GEOFF Lane has his team in outstanding form, producing winner after winner over the last month.

Much of the limelight has gone to departing stable rider Declan Murphy as he has got them home in a series of consummate rides.

26 May 1993 - 12:00am