[Sponsored Article] President’s Message – Hong Kong 60th Anniversary 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 President & Chairman of the Board A message from the Chief Executive -- Hong Kong 60th Anniversary In the six decades that CPA Australia has had a presence in Hong Kong, the local Division has gone from strength to strength. With a local membership of nearly 12,000, Hong Kong has always been a significant contributor to our global membership footprint, which includes more than 155,000 finance, accounting and business professionals in 118 countries. I acknowledge the outstanding work of the Hong Kong Divisional Presidents, Councillors and Advisers in helping to establish CPA Australia as a leader in accounting, business and finance and thank them for representing the accounting profession with such distinction. I also thank our members, partners and friends in Hong Kong for their continued support of our initiatives which strengthen the reach and influence of the CPA designation. My sincere thanks also to CPA Australia staff for their dedication to our goal of being the world’s best member services organisation. Alongside service excellence and a commitment to our members, our Corporate Plan focuses on building the capability of our organisation, broadening our audience, providing a CPA Program of the highest quality, and protecting and advancing the public interest. We have achieved significant outcomes for our members and the wider business community in Hong Kong. We will also continue to work with regulatory and national bodies to advance the profession in Hong Kong and around the world. On behalf of CPA Australia, I congratulate all those who have contributed to the success of CPA Australia in Hong Kong over the past 60 years. It’s an achievement of which we can all be very proud. Alex Malley FCPA Chief Executive Officer CPA Australia acknowledges the invaluable contribution of platinum sponsors for the 130th Anniversary & 60 years in Hong Kong.