Irelan has over 25 years working experiences in finance & operations, FP&A, budgeting, business integration, business performance management, policy development & implementation, system improvement & project management, internal control & risk management. She began her career with Jardines Marketing Services, and moved to various accounting functions in different companies. She had worked in Johnson & Johnson for twenty years and was the Regional Finance Director for Johnson & Johnson Medical Asia Pacific responsible for establishing the Centre of Excellence in driving business performance management, business analytics and reporting.
She is a fellow member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Chartered Global Management Accountant, a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Management Accountant and a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
She was awarded Master of Philosophy in Applied Psychology in 2016; Doctorate degree in Business Administration in 2005; Master degree of Science in Management (Health Care) in 2002 and Master degree of Science in Information Systems in 1995 all by Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also a member of Certified Manager of Quality /Organizational Excellence, Certified Food Safety Auditor, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Information System Auditor and Project Management Professional. Irelan joined CIMA Hong Kong as the committee member since 2014 to support branch activities and members’ continuous education. Irelan was the chair of HK Branch of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (2020-2021) and had conducted several workshops with HKICPA and HKU SPACE on Management Accounting practices, Risk Management and Strategic Management.