City University of Hong Kong will confer the title of Honorary Fellow on six distinguished persons in recognition of their distinctive contributions to the development of, and service to, the University. They are:
Among the six, Ms Dilys Chau and Dr Haywood Cheung are alumni of the College of Business.
Ms Dilys Chau, Partner of Ernst & Young, has solid experience in assurance and advisory business services and has a number of professional qualifications. She obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Accountancy from CityU, and has been a supportive alumna ever since. Ms Chau was a former Court and Council member of the University, serving on a number of committees under the Council, and is now a Vice-Chairman of CityU Eminence Society. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of the College’s Department of Accountancy. She received the CityU Chapter Honoree Award of the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter in 2011/12 and Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. Ms Chau is a practising member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is currently the Chairman of the Association of Christian Accountants and a former President of ACCA Hong Kong. She also actively serves as an independent member in different roles for the HKSAR government, including the Education Commission and Quality Education Fund Steering Committee. She is also a member of the current Election Committee of the HKSAR Government, representing the Accountancy Subsector.
Dr Haywood Cheung, Chairman and Executive Director of Target Insurance (Holdings) Limited, is an expert in the financial sector with over 30 years’ experiences in metals trading, securities and futures brokerage and forex dealing. He is the Permanent Honorary President of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society. After graduating from the College of Business with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), he has been participating in alumni activities enthusiastically over the past few years to boost alumni support for the University. He is a member of the Alumni Advancement Committee under the CityU Foundation, and he has made generous donations to propel campus development. Being the Honorary Chairman of the EMBA Association Charity Trust, Dr Cheung takes the lead to solicit donations for promoting the EMBA programme and funding students through scholarships. In appreciation of his longstanding support, Lecture Theatre 13 was named after the Cheungs as “Jennifer and Haywood Cheung Lecture Theatre”.
The six distinguished individuals will receive their fellowships at the Honorary Fellow Presentation Ceremony to be held in September 2016. Congratulations to their success and achievements!
To learn more about the University’s press announcement on the Honorary Fellows, please read CityU News.