Andrew Weir FCA, MBE, BBS, JP

Senior Partner, Global Head of Asset Management, Global Head of Real Estate, Chairman, Board Advisory Centre

KPMG in Hong Kong

Andrew Weir FCA MBE BBS JP is the Global Head of Asset Management and is also the Global Head of Real Estate at KPMG and sits on the Global Clients and Markets Steering Group, the Global Financial Services Leadership Team and the Client Advisory Board. He has over 35 years of auditing and professional experience servicing boards and audit committees of listed companies, financial services, public bodies, investment funds, and family offices in Hong Kong, UK, China, Asia, and the Middle East across a broad range of sectors.

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow and an elected Council Member of the ICAEW and of the Institute of Directors and is a Fellow of the HKICPA. He has extensive experience of audit committees and risk in corporate governance, board leadership, and the role of business in the community. He chairs the KPMG Board Leadership Centre and leads the quarterly KPMG Independent Non-Executive Directors Forum sharing insight on boards and audit committees since its inception in 2010. He is a regular speaker at forums, universities and business schools on boards and audit committees as well as emerging business topics, strategy, risk controls and governance.

Andrew was Regional Senior Partner of KPMG in Hong Kong (SAR) and Vice-Chairman of KPMG China and on the Executive Committee from 2011 to 2023 and was the Chair of the Audit Management Board. He has served in a number of senior national, regional and global roles with KPMG. Andrew chairs KPMG's UK-China corridor, leading efforts to establish greater linkages between Chinese, UK and International business and investment partners and initiated the KPMG Middle East-China corridor. Andrew was previously Head of Capital Markets, KPMG China, and ASPAC Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare and ASPAC Head of Asset Management and Real Estate.

Andrew has significant experience in Financial Services and Capital Markets. He was appointed by the HKSAR Government and served for 6 years on the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) He is now the appointed Deputy Chairman, Chairman of its Governance Committee and has sat on its Market Development Committee. He helped introduce the new Family Office regime and is appointed to the Advisory Board to the Hong Kong Academy of Wealth Legacy. He is Chairman of the Listing Review Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and previously chaired the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and during his 6 years tenure introduced major capital market reforms and launched the HKEX innovative companies, ESG and Diversity initiatives.

Andrew has a particular focus on trade and international business. Andrew is appointed by the HKSAR Government as Chairman of the Global Belt and Road Forum comprising over 160 international organisations and is Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council, a leading pan regional trade think-tank. Andrew was previously appointed by the HKSAR Government for 6 years as a Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and of the Finance Committee. He is appointed to the Government's Greater Bay Area Belt and Road Committee.

In the community, Andrew is a Steward and Board Member of The Hong Kong Jockey Club and chairs its Audit Committee and sits on its Governance Committee, Finance Committee and Investment Committee. He is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of, and was previously Chairman of, the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Plan International. He has served as a Director of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles and of Community Business Leadership Council as well as a member of the International Business Council.

Andrew was made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017 for his contribution to trade and investment links between Hong Kong, China and the UK and was awarded Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors for his services to the NGO sector. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2020 and awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star for services to Hong Kong. He has a Master degree in Economic Development and an Honours degree in Economics.

  • MA in Economic Development

  • BA (Hons) in Economics

  • Fellow of ICAEW

  • Fellow of HKICPA

  • Fellow of IoD