Escalating Your Career

The aim of this programme is to further develop skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis in the areas of cost and management accounting for associate members and, in the process, create an awareness of some current developments in the profession. 

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Mr. Vladimir Budko
Senior Finance Officer, Economic and Financial Affairs, Embassy of The Russian Federation in PRC

Mr. Vladimir Budko is the Senior Finance Officer, Economic and Financial Affairs of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in People’s Republic of China, Beijing.

Prior to Mr. Budko’s appointment in Beijing, he was the attaché, vice-consul of Economic Section of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in HKSAR from 2010 to 2013.

Mr. Budko joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Department of Economic Cooperation) in 2010 after several years experience as economist and analyst in the private sector. He received his BA in Economics and Management degree with Honors from Moscow State University.

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Vice Chairman
Mr. Rennie Da Silva
Honorable Treasurer, Hong Kong Children Loving Care Association

Mr Da Silva Rennie is the Honorable Treasurer of Hong Kong Children Loving Care Association and Founding Member since 2012. Mr. Da Silva served as the Honorable Treasurer of University College Dublin Alumni (Hong Kong) Association and he is the Founding Member of this organization.

Mr. Da Silva is the manager of a capital management firm since early 2014, he is the licensee and advising on securities.  Prior to his financial career, Mr. Da Silva started his early career as legal executive at local solicitors’ firms and specialized in litigation. After six years in the legal field, Mr. Da Silva emigrated to Canada and started his new career at the public accountants’ office.  Subsequently, Mr. Da Silva served as the management consultant for SME business and non-profit organizations in Canada.  Mr. Da Silva returned to Hong Kong in 2006 and worked as the Financial Controller of a local printer for few years.  After that he worked as the assistant vice president in a local financial institution for investment brokerage over the past couple of years.

Mr. Da Silva received his Bachelor of Business Studies from National University of Ireland and Master of Buddhist Studies from University of Hong Kong. He is the ordinary member of Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute and Member of Institute of Public Accountant (Australia).

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Vice Chairman
Ms. Nixie Lam
District Councillor, Tsuen Wan District Council

Ms. Nixie Lam is among the youngest elected members at the 2011 HKSAR District Council Election. As a member of the largest political party, Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), she was elected at the age of 29 in the Lai Hing (K10) district - an area developed under the Hong Kong Government's new town concept in the 1950s and one of the last areas in Hong Kong to be developed without the "Colony Outline Plan".

Graduated in Australia with a Bachelor of Art and Master of Business degree majoring in Marketing at The University of Queensland, Lam is also an honorary president of The University Alumni Association in Hong Kong. She has been serving in Hong Kong to promote Australian education and been working with her University, Brisbane Marketing and Australian Government at such.

Lam is also HK's only representing panelist at the 1st "Young Observers Roundtable discussion at the BOAO FORUM FOR ASIA 2014 ( ) and is now a committee member of the Youth Federation of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region; Lam also holds the Vice Treasurer position at The Y.Elite Association.

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Vice Chairman
Mr. Derrick Lee
Head of Passport Section, Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong

With over 18 years of experience as a management executive in public and private sector entities from Canada, the US and Hong Kong, Mr. Lee is an expert in spearheading strategic planning, performance management, business development, public relations and governance initiatives.

Mr. Lee joined the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong in 2009, and currently acts as the Head of Passport Section, providing services to Canadians residing in Hong Kong and Macao. He is the recipient of Passport Canada's "Award of Excellence" for successful implementation of the simplified passport renewal initiative in the Asia Pacific region in 2012.

Prior to his current employment, Mr. Lee has worked for various government entities such as the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada, Transport Canada, Invest Hong Kong and State of California Office of Trade & Investment.

Mr. Lee is a doctoral candidate for the Doctor of Professional Studies program at Middlesex University. He is also a recent graduate of the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership program. He has obtained his Master of International and Public Affairs degree at the University of Hong Kong and his Bachelor degree from Athabasca University in Canada.

Mr. Lee is a Certified Management Accountant of CMA Australia, a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and also a Certified Management Consultant of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, UK.

Besides work, Mr. Lee is actively engaged in the community, and currently serves as Chairman of the Public Service Committee with CMA Australia, Director of the Institute of Management Consultants Hong Kong, Chairman of the Membership Committee with Invotech and the Founding President of the Stanford SELP Alumni Association.

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Vice Chairman
Ms. Susanna Lee

Ms. Susanna Lee has over 20 years management and teaching experience in tertiary and arts education. Over the past 9 years, she was engaged by a statutory quality assurance authority to head the Research, Consultancy and Training functional area. Major projects under her leadership included Comparative Study of Veterinary Qualifications, development and review of quality assurance model that underpins the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF), moderation of industry competency standards, knowledge management, credential recognition, technical feasibility of aligning trade tests under the HKQF, etc. The study targets cover the higher education sector and the vocational education and training sector in HK; and the education systems, accreditation and recognition systems and higher education institutions of various areas including the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

She is leading another major consultancy project for the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region to underpin its new quality assurance system for higher education. The project covers the development of Generic Outcomes Standards, Qualifications Descriptors, and manuals for accreditation and quality audit at institutional and programme levels.

Ms. Lee contributed to the development of a unit of the Quality Assurance Graduate Programme for the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). The graduate programme is now converted into an online Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance of The University of Melbourne. She also contributed to the publication of the Handbook on Good Practices in Quality Assurance for the Sub-degree Sector in 2009 as a member of the relevant Expert Group. The INQAAHE accepted the collaboration among the policy bureau and QA bodies to promote QA culture in HK as a good practice in June 2012 for entry into its good practice database for access by members.

Being the developer of the model of non-local programme accreditation, which was the first of its kind launched in Hong Kong in 2009 to underpin the HKQF, she shared the celebration of the recognition of the model through the APQN Quality Award (2013) in International Focus. As the founding head of the functional unit of Research, Consultancy and Training, she is also honoured to receive the APQN Quality Award (2014) in Training and Support of Reviewers on behalf of the organisation that she served.

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