Dr Chan got his Bachelor of Business Administration (majoring in Accounting and minoring in Computer Science) and MBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD from RMIT University. He is also a qualified accountant (FCPA, FCCA, FCPA (Australia)) who specialises in Hong Kong taxation (FTIHK).
Before joining HKCC, Dr Chan was a long-serving staff member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) which he joined as an academic in November 1984. Being a teaching staff member at PolyU, Dr Chan always aimed to provide his students with an effective learning experience. His tireless efforts and remarkable performance won him three teaching awards from PolyU, including the President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance/Achievement (Teaching).
Dr Chan has also actively participated in scholarly activities, professional services and activities. Over the years, he has published 60 papers in the areas of management accounting, education, ethics and taxation in both local and international referred journals. He has also provided various professional services for the HKSAR government (e.g. he was a member of the Board of Review, Inland Revenue Ordinance Cap. 112 from 2001 – 2006), different professional bodies (e.g. he was a council member of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong from 1996 – 2003; members of various committees; an examiner of professional tax examination papers), and numerous tertiary institutions in Hong Kong (e.g. serving as their external academic advisors and external examiners).
Dr Chan’s teaching interests lie in taxation, cost and management accounting. His research interests centre around taxation, accounting education and ethics.