Jamie Allen

Job Title Founding Secretary General
Country Hong Kong
Current Employer ACGA

Mr. Allen is the founding Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA). He is a published author and has more than 28 years’ experience as a writer, editor and analyst covering Asian business, finance and economics from Hong Kong.

Prior to the establishment of ACGA in mid-1999, Mr. Allen acted as a consultant for multinational companies, carrying out customised research on mainly finance-related topics, including corporate governance. During 1992-95, he worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as editor of Business Asia, a regional management newsletter, and was a contributor to The Economist magazine during 1994-96. Mr. Allen began his career in the late 1980s as a reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

Mr. Allen is a graduate of the Australian National University, Canberra, where he received a BA (Honours) in political science and Chinese language. He furthered his Chinese studies during a two-year period as a student in Taiwan in the early 1980s.

From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Allen was appointed to the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. From 2001 to 2007, he served on a new advisory committee, the Public Shareholders’ Group, formed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

In July 2013, Mr. Allen was appointed to the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for three years. Later that year he was also appointed to the Operations Oversight Committee of the FRC.