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Assurance partner, Shirley specialises in IPO work and oversees the firm’s IPO desk. She acts as technical helpdesk, supporting clients preparing their company for initial public offering on the SGX and/or exchanges outside Singapore. Shirley works with a diverse range of clients, from listed companies, entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses through to not-for-profit organisations. Aside from her client work, she also provides comments on consultation papers issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore/Singapore Exchange (MAS/SGX). She also developed an IPO toolkit for the firm’s IPO desk and conducts internal IPO training at management and staff levels.


Shirley joined Foo Kon Tan in 2012 from KPMG and has more than 20 years of experience in the profession. The mainstay of her professional work involves audits of listed entities ranging from multi-national corporations (with overseas reporting), to owner-managed businesses and charities. She is passionate about all things IPO and enjoys meeting and providing guidance to clients with IPO ambitions. Before joining the firm, she was involved in the completion of the third largest IPO in Asia alongside a team of IPO advisers for the dual listing of Integrated Healthcare Holdings Berhad, in the Malaysia and Singapore bourses in 2012.

Industry/Sector Experience

  • Not-for-profit

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • Trading

  • Information technology

  • F&B

  • Education

  • Shipping

  • Distribution

  • Transport

  • Waste water treatment

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant (ISCA)

Languages Spoken

English and Mandarin