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
Su-Yen WongSee bio×
Su-Yen serves on the Boards of several public, private, and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, and the United States, and she chairs or is a member of various Nominating, Remuneration, and Audit Committees. She has an extensive network and on-the-ground experience in Asia across a broad range of industries and is the only Asia-based individual named to the Financial Times’ Agenda Directory of Top 100 Board Candidates With Pay-Setting Skills.
She is Chairperson of Nera Telecommunications, a global telecom and IT solutions provider that operates in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa, listed on the Singapore Exchange Mainboard. She serves as an Independent Director at MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company which is wholly owned by Temasek Holdings; Yoma Strategic Holdings which is a conglomerate with diversified business interests in Myanmar across Real Estate, Consumer, Agriculture/Heavy Equipment, and Financial Services, listed on the Singapore Exchange Mainboard; First Resources, a leading palm oil producer in Asia with plantations across Indonesia, listed on the Singapore Exchange Mainboard; NTUC First Campus which is the largest provider of childcare services in Singapore; and CPA Australia, one of the world's largest accounting bodies with over 150,000 members around the world.
Su-Yen is a professional speaker who engages audiences globally on the future of work and what it means for organisations, individuals, and society. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator who has addressed audiences from the United States to Ukraine, and is also a highly-rated guest lecturer and visiting expert at universities such as IESE Business School (Spain), INSEAD (France), IPADE Business School (Mexico), National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, and Yale (USA).
Recognised as a Board and C-Suite advisor on strategy, human capital, and leadership development, her perspectives are shaped by a unique blend of experience in technology, business, and organisation development gleaned over 25 years across Asia and North America. An accomplished leader who has lived and worked globally, Su-Yen brings an established track record with multinational and local organisations; established and start-up operations; private and publicly-held companies. She has advised and worked with some of the world’s largest, most innovative, and complex organisations including Alibaba, AT&T, Becton Dickinson, Citibank, China Mobile, DBS, ExxonMobil, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, SK Telecom, and the Government of Singapore.
Previously Su-Yen was CEO of the Human Capital Leadership Institute, and prior to that, Chairman (Singapore) for Marsh & McLennan Companies, and Senior Partner and Managing Director, Southeast Asia at Mercer. Earlier, she was Asia Managing Partner for the Communications, Information & Entertainment practice at Oliver Wyman.
She is a Fellow and Vice Chairman of the Governing Council, Singapore Institute of Directors, and an active member of Women Corporate Directors, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. She holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in music and computer science from Linfield College. She graduated with an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed the Leading from the Chair programme at INSEAD.
Su-Yen is often featured in print, broadcast and online media such as CNBC, Channel News Asia, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. She is a published author of an Amazon Bestseller - Unleash Your Voice: Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman, an award-winning photographer and earlier in life, a musician. Su-Yen is an avid adventure traveller and has ventured to some of the most remote parts of the world, including Antarctica and Timbuktu. She is currently training for Everest Base Camp in support of mental health.
Michelle has been advising on mergers and acquisitions for close to 20 years. She has worked in London and Singapore, and has advised clients in both jurisdictions on their mergers and acquisitions and investments across borders, along with the legal and compliance aspects of their day-to-day operations.
Her clients include state-owned enterprises, private equity funds, family offices and bulge bracket banks.
She has been consistently ranked as a leading corporate/M&A lawyer in various legal publications since 2009. Clients have described her as "commercial minded, pragmatic, fun and easy to work with, a steady pair of hands who has your back at all times". She has also been commended by clients as being "easy to work with, extremely prompt and responsive to clients needs".
Simon is the lead partner of our corporate practice in Brisbane and Singapore. He primarily practises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, largely in the energy and resources, infrastructure and industrial sectors.
Simon advises some of the world's leading resources and infrastructure companies and trading houses on their investments and operations, and is responsible for leading Ashurst's relationship with clients including Vale, GVK, JFE Steel, GRAM and Idemitsu.
Simon is qualified in Australia (Queensland) and England & Wales.
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