Aimed at people who are thinking about becoming a non-executive director, this workshop looks at the duties and liabilities of being a non-executive director, effective boardroom behaviour and how to go about getting that all important first role with advice on how to present your CV and tips on interview techniques.
The workshop is designed to be interactive and finishes with an opportunity to hear from a very experienced non-executive director about their personal experiences followed by the opportunity to network with speakers and fellow delegates informally at a drinks reception.
- Effective Behaviour in the Boardroom
- An Introduction to Committees - Audit, Nomination, Remuneration
- Legal Liabilities and Corporate Governance
- Getting Your First Role
- Life as a Non-Executive: A Personal View
Link REIT & CLP Holdings×
Link REIT & CLP Holdings
May Tan was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“SCBHK”) for three years before her retirement on March 1st, 2017.
Before joining Standard Chartered, May was the Chief Executive Officer of Cazenove Asia (since 1993), and was a partner of Cazenove and Co (1995). Since 1984, May expanded Cazenove Asia ‘s geographical, product and client reach.
Since her retirement in March 2017, May has focussed on Board positions, both corporate and charities. Since 2013, she has been an Independent Non Executive Director (INED) of Link Asset Management (Link), the largest Asian listed REIT. She is a member of Link’s Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. In August 2018, May was appointed to the CLP Holdings Board and joined the Audit and Risk Committee, Finance and General Committee and Sustainability Committee.
In June 2017, she joined the Board of MSIG HK, the HK subsidiary of the largest non life insurer in Japan and is the Chair of the Audit Committee. In January 2018, May joined the Board of HSBC Insurance Hong Kong as an INED and chairs the Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and With Profits Committee.
May supports several charitable organisations. She was on the Council of Oxfam Hong Kong from 2008-2017 and Vice Chairman from 2012-2017. She remains on Oxfam’s Fundraising Committee.
She is also on the Board of Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, a charity committed to promote creativity amongst the youth in Hong Kong.
May is a member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service, following her appointment by the Chief Executive, HK SAR Government in 2015.
In 2016, she was the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, and Director of the Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited. In the same year, she was a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee Sub-committee on Currency Board Operations of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. In 2015, she was a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. From 2014 – 2017, May was Vice President of Hong Kong Institute of Banks, and a member of the Banking Advisory Committee.
May is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ashurst Hong Kong×
Ashurst Hong Kong
Melody has significant experience advising investment banks and corporations on capital markets and corporate matters in Asia and the United States. She focuses on securities offerings, advising international conglomerates and state owned enterprises as well as high growth companies on global offerings and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, SEC registered offerings, secondary offerings, rights issues and share placings. She also has extensive experience in bond offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, financings and listing rules compliance matters. Her expertise spans across a wide range of industries, including TMT, real estate, financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, energy, natural resources, consumer products, manufacturing, retail and food & beverage.
Melody is a native Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese speaker qualified in both the United States and Hong Kong.
David Chun-Yue Hui
Heidrick & Struggles×
David Chun-Yue Hui
Heidrick & Struggles
David Hui is a Partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office. He is also Regional Managing Partner of the Industrial Practice for Asia Pacific and the Middle East, and leads the CEO & Board Practice in Hong Kong.
David has over 20 years of experience in executive search and consulting globally and across the APAC region, specializing in senior-level search, consulting and assessment in the industrial and financial services sectors. He has advised major financial services companies and leading corporates and family businesses in the region on many areas related to recruitment, talent, succession and organizational development.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, David founded and ran a regional boutique leadership advisory firm. Before that, he served as the Asia Pacific head of the financial services practice for another top international search firm, leading a team of more than 40 consultants.
Early in his career, David worked as a banking and finance lawyer at Allen & Overy and Baker McKenzie.
David holds an LLB degree with joint honors in Law and Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds, and an LLM from the University of London. He also holds an MBA from the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program in Hong Kong.
David is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England, Wales and Hong Kong.
Born in Hong Kong, David is proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
David currently sits as an INED on the Board of Hong Kong-listed Kerry Properties Limited (Stock Code 683).
OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited×
OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited
Keith is a Chief Risk and Compliance Officer in Covario AG and has a 12 years experience as the Regional Director, Asia Pacific for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). He is also an Independent Non Executive Director (INED) of OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited.
He holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA (’91) and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College (’86). As a Reynolds International Scholar, he also studied Chinese economic reform at Beijing University (1986-87). He was a pioneer in the Asian equity derivatives markets, moving to Hong Kong in 1992 to set up Merrill Lynch’s equity derivatives desk and has resided in Hong Kong ever since. He continued to work in equity derivatives until 1999 when he became the executive director of Taiwan Securities (HK), managing a brokerage and corporate finance company of 30 people.
In 2001 he left finance to run his own sports event management company, Seyon Asia Limited, for six years until joining ISDA in October 2007. While at ISDA he managed offices in Hong Kong and Singapore and regularly visited regulators and financial institutions across APAC. He was in charge of all aspects of regulatory reform of the derivatives industry in APAC and served by invitation on numerous advisory committees and was a regular lecturer and public speaker on the topic of financial market regulatory reform. Keith and his family are keen skiers and sports people in general.
During his free time, Keith is the Race Director for the King of the Hills (KOTH) Mountain Marathon Series and The North Face 100 - Hong Kong. The latter is a vehicle through which Keith makes charitable donations to Food Angel and Polar Museum.
Office Managing PartnerSee bio
Ashurst Hong Kong×
Office Managing Partner
Ashurst Hong Kong
Joshua is a partner in Ashurst's corporate department and is the managing partner of our Hong Kong office. He specialises in cross-border mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures in the Asia region.
Joshua has advised on a number of high-profile and ultra-complex international acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures throughout the region and across a range of heavily regulated industry sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy and resources and retail.
Joshua has been ranked as a leading lawyer in the area of M&A and also in the telecommunications sector by mainstream legal directories for years.
Ashurst Hong Kong×
Ashurst Hong Kong
Frank is a partner in Ashurst's corporate department. He advises on international capital markets, M&A transactions and compliance matters. Frank has more than 10 years of experience of acting for corporates and investment banks on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, private placements, follow-on offerings and debt programmes, as well as on public and private M&A, privatisation, joint ventures, spin-offs and other corporate restructurings. He has worked on matters throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and US, including for companies listed on the stock exchanges in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Japan and the United Kingdom.
His recent experience includes transactions for companies in the consumer & retail, health care, education, technology, financial services, as well as for investment funds.
Former Asia Lex EditorSee bio
Former Asia Lex Editor
Lucy Colback is the Financial Times’ former Asia Lex Editor, a role in which she used her 20 year experience as an Asia investment specialist to write commentary on financial market issues.
She is currently the Editorial Director of the Financial Times Women in Business Forum, a corporate membership programme aimed at developing the female talent pipeline in Hong Kong. She edits and writes corporate governance and investment-related periodicals and is also researching and writing a book on the experiences of World War Two survivors.
Lucy’s former roles include investment manager at Schroders and Asia equity research sales with Merrill Lynch. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Director, Executive CompensationSee bio
Willis Towers Watson×
Director, Executive Compensation
Willis Towers Watson
Trey Davis is a Director in Willis Towers Watson’s Executive Compensation practice and has 20 years of consulting experience with some of the world’s best known firms, including nearly a decade of experience working in Asia. Trey is now based in Hong Kong for the second time, where he serves as the leader for the firm’s Executive Compensation practice in Asia and Australasia.
Trey has experience in all areas of executive and board member compensation, including providing cross-border transactional advice during mergers, acquisitions and IPOs, and the design of short-term and long-term incentive plans (including cash, performance unit, phantom share, and share option plans) for global and local companies.
Trey’s clients include companies from around the world, including US, European and Asian companies. His work with Hong Kong and Mainland China companies includes locally listed firms, H-share and N-share companies and SOE’s.
Before joining Willis Towers Watson, Trey was an analyst in a venture capital unit of a global telecommunications firm and a broker for an investment and securities firm.
Trey has authored articles on the design and use of cash-based long-term incentives for The Society for Human Resource Management. He is a frequent public speaker and has been quoted in the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post and other newspapers. He serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Divinity School of Wake Forest University.
Trey earned a B.A. in psychology from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the College of William & Mary.
Ashurst Hong Kong
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