Ms Peggy Yau is a qualified accountant and a fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Ms Yau also holds an MBA degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. When pursuing her MBA degree, she spent four months as an exchange student at the IESE Business School in Barcelona of Spain.
Ms Yau worked as a professional accountant in the commercial field for several years. Then she switched her career to education. She had been teaching at several tertiary education institutions on both a full-time and a part-time basis before joining HKCC in 2004.