Gary C Biddle is Professor of Financial Accounting at University of Melbourne and lecturer at Columbia Business School, University of Hong Kong (HKU), and London Business School. Professor Biddle earned his MBA and PhD degrees at University of Chicago. He has served as professor at University of Chicago, University of Washington, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and as visiting professor at China Europe International Business School (China), Fudan University (China), University of Glasgow (UK), IMD (Switzerland), and Skolkovo Business School (Russia). In academic leadership, Professor Biddle has served as Dean and Chair Professor at HKU, and as Academic Dean, Department Head, Council member, Court member, Senate member, and Chair Professor at HKUST. He taught the first class and decade of the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA program and co-created the EMBA-Global Asia EMBA program, presently ranked #1 and #2 in the world (Financial Times). Professionally, he is a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong, AICPA, CPA Australia, and HKICPA. He is Accounting Area Editor for Journal of International Business Studies, Book Editor for The Accounting Review, and an editorial board member of other premier academic journals. Professor Biddle also has served on the American Accounting Association Executive Board, Accounting Hall of Fame Selection Committee, HKICPA Council, Accreditation and Financial Reporting Standards Committees of HKICPA, Hong Kong Institute of Directors Training Committee, and as President and co-founding Council Member of the Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association. Professor Biddle conducts research on financial and management accounting (teaching both), value creation, economic forecasting, corporate governance and performance metrics, including EVA®. His research appears in leading academic journals and in the financial press including CNN, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal. He ranks among the top 0.4% in career research citations and recent downloads among all social scientists (Social Science Research Network). Professor Biddle has won 30 teaching honours, including three “Professor of Year” awards from the world’s top-ranked EMBA programs. Professor Biddle proudly serves as Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of leading listed companies including Kingdee International Software and Shui On Land Limited, and has served as remuneration committee chair of closely held Chinachem Group. He also runs 10k races.