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Ayesha Macpherson Lau J.P.

Ayesha Macpherson Lau

Managing Partner, Hong Kong

KPMG in China

Background

Ayesha is a partner with KPMG China and the Managing Partner in Hong Kong. She started her career with KPMG in London before joining KPMG in Hong Kong.
 

Professional and industry experience

Ayesha is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ayesha is a regular speaker and writer on tax matters and is the co-author of “Hong Kong Taxation: Law and Practice” (Chinese University Press), a leading textbook on Hong Kong taxation.

Ayesha is currently the Chairman of International Fiscal Association Hong Kong Branch and a member of the Joint Liaison Committee on Taxation.  She was the Chairperson of the HKICPA’s Taxation Faculty Executive Committee and its former Taxation Committee.

Ayesha is active in community service and has been appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government as a member of various advisory bodies. She is currently the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, and the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of its wholly owned subsidiary, eMPF Platform Company Limited.  She is also a Director of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance Limited, the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Student Finance and a member of the Council of the University of Hong Kong, the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, the Governance Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, the Public Service Commission, the Legal Aid Services Council and the Advisory Panel on BEPS 2.0.

She has served on the Women’s Commission, the Lump Sum Grant Independent Review Committee, the Task Force on Economic Challenges, the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council, the Market Development Committee of the Financial Services Development Council, the Policy Research Committee of the Financial Services Development Council, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Independent Commission Against Corruption Advisory Committee on Corruption, the Harbourfront Commission, the Aviation Development Advisory Committee and the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service.

Ayesha was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in July 2013, an Accounting Advisor of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China in May 2016 and a member of CPPCC of Jiangsu Province in Jan 2018.

Accreditation
  • Chairman of International Fiscal Association Hong Kong Branch

  • Member of Joint Liaison Committee on Taxation

  • Past chair of HKICPA’s Taxation Faculty Executive Committee and its former Taxation Committee

Education, licenses and certifications
  • Member of ICAEW

  • Member of HKICPA

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