Inspiring Leaders: Angela Mackay, Managing Director Asia Pacific Financial Times

Inspiring Leaders: Angela Mackay, Managing Director Asia Pacific Financial Times

The AustCham Young Professional Committee is delighted to welcome Angela Mackay, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Global Publisher FT Live, and Board Director FT Group, as a speaker for our second event in the Inspiring Leaders series.

Angela is a member of the FT’s global board and holds several board positions across The FT Group portfolio. In her personal capacity, Mackay is a non-executive board member for the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) and the Sovereign Art Foundation. She holds a BA in English Literature and an LLB from the University of New South Wales and was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. Angela is also a Board Director of AustCham Hong Kong.

Join us for an in-depth conversation with Angela while enjoying coffee and the company of AustCham Young Professional members. Angela will be sharing her experiences on:
•    Her career development path, from technical expertise to leadership
•    Advice for those seeking to build an international career
•    Lessons learned from working in an industry under disruption
•    The impact of higher education choices on her career (and the relevance of study more generally for career development)

The event ticket includes morning tea of coffee or tea, and pastry.

The Inspiring Leaders series provides a platform for professionals who have unexpected, nonlinear and interesting careers journeys. The events will showcase their career paths and include pitfalls, moments of realizations and tips and tricks for success. The series is designed and hosted by the AustCham Young Professionals Committee.

Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Tue, July 19, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM



Veda, 2 Arbuthnot Rd, Central


Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $200.00


Angela Mackay
Managing Director Asia Pacific | Financial Times and Publisher

Angela Mackay is the Managing Director of the Financial Times and Publisher, Professional Education in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong and a member of the FT’s global board, Mackay focuses on developing the significant potential for FT’s operations in the region. This includes the furthering of FT Chinese as a channel for English language and professional education, as well as expanding the combination of FT content and English learning for corporates.


Mackay recently led the FT’s corporate partnership with Nikkei, where content from both news organisations is used as a language learning tool for the Japanese business community through Pearson’s GlobalEnglish products.


Prior to this newly combined role, Mackay spent seven years as the FT’s managing director in Asia Pacific, where she led the FT’s business operations in the region, and before that she led the region’s advertising operations as commercial director. She joined the FT in 2003 on its editorial team, serving as the Asia investment editor for two years. 


Before joining the FT, Mackay was Asia editor for Sunday Business from 1998 to 2001. Other positions she has held include contributor to the Sunday Telegraph, editor at The Economist Group, supervising producer at CNBC, deputy news editor at The Times newspaper in London, UK correspondent for the Australian Financial Review and speechwriter for ministers in the Hong Kong government. She began her career in journalism as a graduate cadet on the Australian Financial Review in Sydney.

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