Hong Kong’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Christine Chow and Stephen Weatherseed as honorary advisers for a term of two years from 15 April 2021 to 14 April 2023.

Chow is an executive director and global head of strategic governance advisory and ESG integration for IHS Markit. She is also a Member of Court of Governors and Investment Committee of the London School of Economics and a Board Member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), an investor-led organisation with US$ 53 trillion assets under management.

Weatherseed is Practising Director of Mazars and was the Managing Partner from 2012 to 2020. He is a Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and an Independent Board Member of the English Schools Foundation.

FRC CEO Marek Grabowski said: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Chow and Mr Weatherseed to join the FRC’s panel of Honorary Advisers, which now comprises 28 members. Their wealth of experience respectively in investment management, with expertise in strategic governance, sustainability and impact investment, and in accounting and auditing, with expertise in providing forensic support in litigation and other disputes, will bring diverse perspectives and valuable advice to the FRC in dealing with regulatory and other matters for the benefit of public interest.”

FRC Chair Kelvin Wong said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr Chow and Mr Weatherseed for accepting the appointment as Honorary Advisers of the FRC. The collective wisdom and advice from our Honorary Advisers will be indispensable for the FRC as we continue to develop our strategy and implement our regulatory functions to deliver effective outcomes through efficient processes.”

At the end of February, the FRC extended its collaboration with the Securities and Futures Commission