Ms Anna K. C. Koo is Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.
Ms Koo is a disputes specialist, with experience in professional practice, legal scholarship, lecturing and corporate training, and regulatory enforcement for more than 18 years. She was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2005. She was later accredited as General and Family Mediator, and awarded Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. From 2018 to 2022, she was appointed the Director of the Judicial Institute at the Hong Kong Judiciary. Ms Koo has published widely and spoken regularly on civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, and legal technology. She also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in Law at the University of Hong Kong, and Assessor of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Assessment Limited.
Ms Koo previously held a number of public roles, including Chair of the Buildings Appeal Tribunal, Chair of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Disciplinary Panel, Member of the Higher Rights Assessment Board, Member of the Department of Justice Special Committee on Evaluative Mediation, and Member of the University of Hong Kong Discontinuation Committee.
Ms Koo holds a Bachelor of Laws from King’s College London, and a Master of Laws in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde. She attended mediation and negotiation programmes at Harvard Law School. At present, she is reading for a Doctor of Philosophy in Law at the University of Oxford.