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 Laksha Mehta has about fifteen years of extensive experience working in areas of Financial and Management Accounting. 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 SAA-GE as Programme Director, Professional Programme.

She has worked in one of the largest Shipping and transportation company listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) which provided vast experience to hone her financial and management skills. She had opportunities to work with Mckinsey and Morgan Stanley teams in improving and enhancing business processes. Through her hard work, she was promoted to Head of Strategic Innovation and Cost Audit, reporting to the President of Shipping unit, advising on financial, statutory and regulatory matters. Later she embarked her career in a Statutory Board where she took on the role of Assistant Director (Finance).

Ms Laksha is a passionate educator and has taught professional programme since 2007. Her teaching style has enabled her students to understand the difficult concepts easily. Many of her ACCA students have passed their papers at their first attempt

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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