Examination Board Members

SAA Global Education
Chairman, Examination Board

Dr Charmayne Highfield
BBus GradCertUnivTeach&Learn MCom PhD FCA (Sing) FCPA (Aust) CA (Aust)

Dr Charmayne Highfield has over 30 years’ experience as a business manager including over 15 years of hands-on experience in curriculum and assessment development in Australia and Singapore (at the tertiary level). In 2013, Charmayne was awarded her PhD from Charles Sturt University for investigating how Australian accountants perceive fairness in the workplace (organisational justice). In addition to promoting excellence in accounting education, her current research interests include ethics, human capital, organisation value creation, the social sciences and the future economy.


Professionally, Charmayne is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and CPA Australia, as well as an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers & Leaders, and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Management and Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand.

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Member, Examination Board

Ms Laksha Mehta
FCCA, CA (Singapore), MBA

Ms. Mehta has accumulated more than fifteen years of extensive experience in different spectrum of Accounting and Finance. She has held various management roles ranging from Senior Financial Analyst, Head of Strategic Innovation & Cost Audit and Assistant Director of Finance before embarking to education industry.

Ms. Mehta started her career as a qualified accountant in Singapore’s National Shipping line, wholly owned by the Singapore Government. It is one of the largest Shipping and transportation company listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) which provided opportunity to hone her accounting and management skills.

Ms. Mehta is currently the Head of Academic with SAA Global Education. Since 2010 with the school, she has experience managing diverse Professional Programmes that include ACCA, FIA, ISCA PE, CIMA, SCAQ, ISCA-AAT, ICAEW, Pearson LCCI and ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation. Also, she leads a team of senior lecturers under her programme. She has more than ten years of experience teaching professional programmes that include ACCA, CIMA, ISCA-AAT, SCAQ, ICAEW, FIA and LCCI. Her teaching style has enabled students to understand the difficult concepts easily. She has a pleasant disposition coupled with linguistic ability. She can communicate effectively both in English & Mandarin.

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Member, Examination Board

Mr Ng Kam Cheong

Alan is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK and a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He obtained his Master degree in Finance from the National University of Ireland in 2002 and Master of Art in Chinese Language & Literature from the Beijing Normal University in 2012.

Alan has over ten years of working experience in the accounting and finance industries before joining the educational profession in 1993.

He first started teaching part time LCCI courses in a private school. Alan joined SAA Global Education in 2008 as a Lecturer. He teaches the University of London international programme and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014. Apart from his teaching role, he managed the Associate Taxation Technicians Singapore (ATTS) – Specialist Certificate in Taxation programme, CIMA Strategic Business Leaders