Emeritus Professor Philomena Leung
PhD(RMIT), Macc (Glasgow)
FCA, FCCA, FCPA
Professor Philomena Leung has been appointed the Director of Education at the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Prior to this, she was Associate Dean - International at Macquarie University Sydney and Head and Professor of Accounting and Corporate Governance at Macquarie University since January 2010. Philomena was educated both in Hong Kong and Australia and has held various senior academic leadership roles including as Head of Accounting, Economics and Finance and Chair of Academic Board at Deakin University.
Philomena has published extensively in academic journals, in the areas of auditing, ethics, governance, and accounting education. She has published 18 research monographs, 28 refereed articles, 4 consultancy reports, and has received 22 research grants both nationally and internationally. Philomena has led major international research projects in ethics and internal auditing and was the lead researcher commissioned to develop a model for ethics education in accounting for 160 countries under the auspices of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). She had been joint editor of Managerial Auditing Journal (Emerald). She is the lead author of the text Audit and Assurance (Wiley). Philomena had twice been awarded for excellence for her editorship for Managerial Auditing Journal and was the first Chinese awardee for the Institute of Internal Auditors' Bob McDonald award for her contribution to the internal audit profession. Philomena has a PhD (RMIT) and a Master of Accounting and Finance (Glasgow). She was an auditor with one of the international audit firms in Hong Kong before joining academia, and has held senior academic roles since 1976, in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney. Philomena was recently appointed Professor Emerita (in perpetuity) at Macquarie University.