Our Lecturers

Alan Lewin

ICAEW Qualified

  • Qualified as a Chartered accountant in 1982 with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in Leicester
  • Specialises in writing and teaching the subjects of auditing, corporate governance, management theories and preparation for ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW examinations
  • Has examination experience with CIMA where he was chief examiner for 10 years and more recently ACCA where he was Audit and Assurance examiner for 5 years, and part of the P7 marking team since 2010

Keith Farmer

ICAEW Qualified 

  • Holds an honours degree in Economics and became Fellow of the Institute Chartered of Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW) since 1983
  • Specialist in Financial accounting, conducting courses in many parts of the world, including the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kenya and Mauritius
  • His students have consistently won numerous prizes in the ACCA examinations

Jodie Lucas

ICAEW Qualified 

  • Qualified as ACA at the age of 22
  • After leaving audit practice in 2000, Jodie worked for Kaplan Financial for 16 years as an integral part of their Birmingham tutoring team – teaching ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA studies. She left Kaplan in search of some up-to-date practical experience to reinforce and complement her classroom delivery
  • Jodie established her own company soon after and has built a portfolio of varied clients, dividing her time and energy between her continued passion for freelance lecturing for a number of providers in the UK and Dubai; and contract audit and advisory work for Deloitte
  • She is enthusiastic and driven to help students to understand, apply and retain their technical knowledge gained from her subjects, not only to enable students to pass exams but to become better prepared in the work place
  • She also remains involved with the ACCA as a writer of CBE material and has been involved in marking for the ACCAs’ equivalent Audit and Assurance paper

Sima Lad

ICAEW Qualified, BA (1st Class Hons) 

  • Contributed towards the delivery and planning of small and large group teaching sessions across the ACA, ACCA and AAT qualifications – delivery in the UK and Cyprus.She motivates students to perform in their exams to the very best of their abilities by incorporating a range of learning techniques into lessons. Pro-active with both students and employers by making proposals for improved performance in examinations, focusing on exam technique and identifying weak areas

Key achievements

  • Secured the 2014 Global Kaplan Leadership Awards for “Outstanding Faculty”
  • Regionally shortlisted for the “2014 Young Person in Business” DNLCC award
  • Nationally shortlisted as PQ magazine “2013 Lecturer of the year”

Dave Bull

MBA, CTA, ATT(Fellow)

  • Worked with HM Revenue & Customs UK
  • Has his own tax practice
  • Taught since 2001 with companies such as BPP, LexisNexis, Tolley
  • Students describe his teaching style as interactive and engaging, breaking complex concepts down to fundamental principles and adapting to the emerging needs of each Individual class

Chris Lee

ICAEW Qualified 

  • Graduated with a degree in Accounting with Law in the UK, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (London). He has since held various senior positions in industry
  • Mr Lee founded City Academy with a mission to solely focus on providing ICAEW training, to help students attain the most prestigious financial qualification

Samantha Griffiths

BSc (Hons), EMBA, FCCA

  • Specialises in Board training and the narrative reporting landscape, with emphasis on integrated reporting and developing and communicating board effectiveness. She started her career in a large international bank, transitioned to a role in Treasury for a large multinational engineering business, before several years working at the London Stock Exchange. This has been followed by an extensive consulting and training career, working alongside boards and senior management teams at many high-profile organisations
  • Over the years, Samantha has worked with boards and their corporate advisors to review hundreds of annual reports and corporate communications. The focus of her work has been on developing and articulating the value proposition of organisations to their various stakeholders. Consulting assignments have included investor outreach programmes, perception studies, board evaluations, annual report development, key message development, best practice benchmarking and board effectiveness training. She has led the development of internationally award winning annual reports and governance practices. Her work has also involved her working alongside organisations involved in the FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab’s Business Model initiative
  • Samantha’s practical experience is complemented by her academic links to a variety of UK institutions. She frequently delivers lectures, seminars and master classes on topics including Strategy, Governance, Risk and Ethics
  • Samantha is a Fellow of the ACCA and has an Executive MBA from Manchester Business School. She is currently executive director of Sagenius Limited, a niche advisory firm and is a member of the Institute of Directors

Alan Ng 

FCA Singapore, FCCA, M.Sc. in Finance

  • Holds two Master degrees in two different fields – M.Sc. in Finance from National University of Ireland and M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University
  • Alan has ten years of accounting and finance work experience spanning across different industries from trading, banking, to computers and diesel engines firms. After a few years into management, Alan discovered his passionate for teaching.  Teaching reaches out to more people, helping them prepare for their future.  At the same time, the trainer gets to upkeep the technical knowledge.  Alan decided to be full time trainer in 1999
  • Alan has been teaching Accounting and Finance subjects at the certificate, diploma, higher education and professional levels for more than eighteen years.  With his dedicated teaching and commitment, Alan Ng received good comments from students
  • Alan believes that Learning is an opportunity and Teaching is a rewarding career. Every learner can flourish if appropriately challenged and supported

Michelle Chow

ICAEW Qualified

  • Graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Economics.  She qualified as ACA within the audit practice of KPMG in the UK.  She has over 15 years of work experience within external audit, transaction services, financial analysis, financial reporting, management accounting, budgeting and forecasting.  Her experience is mainly in large multinational corporations, and more recently within private equity, in a variety of industries
  • The breadth of her finance experience in corporate advisory as well as internal finance functions helps with applying the technical knowledge in the ACA training to real life examples in the work place.  She is enthusiastic and driven to help students understand and apply the technical training to pass their exams and also to be prepared for real life application in the work place

Fung Chee Kong

CA Singapore

  • Graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree 
  • Started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co, an international public accounting firm. Undertook numerous audit and assurance engagements for companies in the insurance, services, hospitality, retail and manufacturing sectors
  • Graduated from The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) with a Master of Science degree and started his lecturing career with a Polytechnic teaching auditing and assurance modules
  • Left the Polytechnic and joined a private educational institution in January 2000. Started his full-time lecturing circuit conducting preparatory and revision courses for professional accountancy exams in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong and major cities in China. From 2002 to 2017, he was also the trainer for the Assurance module of the Hong Kong QP exams for PwC and Deloitte Hong Kong offices

Tan Peng Kwee

LLB

  • Graduated from the National University of Singapore and has practised as a lawyer in Singapore for almost 20 years (in civil and criminal law)
  • Currently a consultant with a law firm and a managing director of a consultancy
  • A regular trainer for professionals in their continuing professional education programmes, as well as in commercial institutions and multi-national corporations

Ian Lim

FCCA

  • Holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management from University of Gloucestershire
  • Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Accountants in Malaysia
  • Specialise in financial reporting, financial management and performance management related subjects
  • Lectured internationally in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Brunei and Africa
  • Consistently producing prize winners worldwide in the professional examinations

Nicholas Woo

CA Singapore, FCCA

  • Master of Business Administration from Hull University
  • Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
  • Taught Bachelors, Masters and Professional level at various institutions
  • Worked in a Big 4 International Audit Firm and as Group Accountant in a listed company with cross-border experience in Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong

Wee Zui Kuan

CA Singapore, CPA Australia

  • Graduated with a Master of Business in Accounting from Victoria University, Australia
  • A Certified Management Accountant with the Institute of Certified Management Accountants in Australia
  • Has more than 25 years of professional experience in group accounting and financial management with the property, pharmaceutical, retail trading and manufacturing industries

Andy Tan

MBA

  • Master of Business Administration from University of Melbourne
  • Lecturing experience in Management related subjects since 1998
  • Lectured internationally in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei and Singapore
  • Taught more than 60 prize winners worldwide including country Gold Medallist in the professional examinations