| Chief Adviser
China Securities Regulatory Commission
Mr Anthony Neoh is Chief Advisor to the China Securities Regulatory Commission ("CSRC") and in addition to being Visiting Professor at Peking University, he holds various adjunct academic appointments in universities in China, including Hong Kong. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") from 1995 to 1998 and chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions ("IOSCO") from 1996 to 1998. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission , he had been in various directorate positions in the Hong Kong civil service(1966-1979) and was at the private Bar from 1979 to 1995.
Anthony Neoh became Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on 1 February 1995. In September 1996, he was elected Chairman of the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Futures Commissions, a Committee which develops uniform regulatory standards for the most developed markets of the world. On 1 July 1997, he was appointed by the Standing Committee of the National People Congress as a Member of the Basic Law Committee. Upon completion of his term as Chairman of the SFC in September 1998, he was invited by Premier Zhu Rongji to be Chief Advisor of the CSRC.
Before commencing practice at the private bar in 1979, Mr Neoh had been an Administrative Officer of the Hong Kong Government for 13 years, having served in a number of directorate appointments, the last of which was as an Assistant Director in the Independent Commission Against Corruption. In the private Bar, Mr Neoh principally engaged in trial and appellate work before the Hong Kong Courts and the Privy Council in London and had been a deputy judge of the High Court in the Supreme Court of Hong Kong. He is also admitted to practise in California and had practised in San Francisco with the law firm of Pilsbury, Madison and Sutro, as a member of the California Bar.
Mr Neoh served as a member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Council and its Listing Committee, and chaired its Disciplinary Committee and Debt Securities Group. As a Member of the Exchange HK/China Listing Group, he was instrumental in developing the legal framework which facilitated the listing of PRC enterprises on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Among his wide-ranging public service activities since practising at the private Bar, Mr Neoh served as a leading member of the Board of the Hospital Authority. Prior to taking up his appointment in the SFC, he also served in a wide range of public-boards including civil aviation, tertiary education, social welfare, civil service manpower and remuneration, corruption prevention and investigation, legal professional development, and employee compensation.
Mr Neoh's other formal PRC Mainland appointments include : Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Hon. Legal Advisor to the Shenzhen , Xiamen and Fujian governments, and Economic Adviser to the City of Tianjin. His academic appointments include Visiting Professor to the Chung Shan, Peking, Tsinghua, Nankai, Xi'an Jiaotong and Zhejiang Universities in China, as well as Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, Adjunct Professor at the National School of Public Administration and Honorary Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. For the Academic Year 2001 - 2002, he will be visiting Professor from Practice at the Harvard Law School.
A member of the English Bar (1976 Gray's Inn), Hong Kong Bar (1976) and California Bar (1984), Mr Neoh was appointed Queen's Counsel (now retitled, Senior Counsel) in April 1990. He is a law graduate of London University and had been a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Law School.
Mr Neoh's research interests lie in public policy in the field of financial and legal reforms.