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
Attendance can be considered as 5 CPD hours of structured learning.
The CPD hours are generally qualified to obtain accreditation from HKICPA, ACCA and HKICS. Final decision is subject to approval from individual organisation and institute.
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
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.
Diana Wu David is the author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration and is an adjunct professor of leadership at Columbia Business School's EMBA Global Asia. A former Financial Times executive, and founder of the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma in Asia, Diana now works with CEOs and board directors to enhance their leadership agility, influence, collaboration and resilience. Her clients have included the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the World Bank, Expedia, Asia Development Bank, Citi and Credit Suisse. She began her career and leadership education as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Diana has an MBA from Columbia Business School, is a past recipient of Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders award and a former Luce Foundation Scholar. She serves as Vice Chair of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce HK, and on advisory boards of Shared Value Project Hong Kong and Teach4HK and several private companies. She is also an active participant in Women Corporate Directors and The Women’s Foundation, empowering women at all levels to lead and contribute.
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.
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.
Bob has 30+ years management experience highly focused on Asia/China inorganic growth strategies with significant operational management leadership. Bob left EY (f/k/a Ernst & Young) in 2016 to take on independent advisor and board roles leveraging his significant M&A, corporate finance strategy and corporate governance experience. While at EY, he founded their Transaction Advisory Services businesses initially in California then across Greater China and the Far East, where he was also the Asia Pacific Private Equity Leader. Bob served on a variety of EY’s regional and global boards for 15+ years. Bob continues to advise Private Equity, Venture Capital and corporate investors across various Asian markets.
Bob has led or been involved in many Asia/China transactions including Carlyle’s investment in China Pacific Life, Nissan’s joint venture with Dong Feng and Mittal Steel’s investment in Hunan Valin Steel, as well as Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s PC division (considered the ultimate landmark transaction for Chinese companies investing overseas). He is also called upon as an Expert Witness in fraud cases and acquisition disputes, having previously founded EY’s Fraud Investigations department in Greater China.
Bob is a work-fanatic, but spends time with his 5 dogs, staying fit and often pursuing adrenaline-filled activities. He is a former United States Marine Corps Drill Instructor, and was the Global CFO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 2000. Bob holds an MBA with dual emphases in Operations Management & Marketing (Lewis University; Illinois, USA) and a BBA (National University; California, USA).
Ashurst Hong Kong
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