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 counts as 5 CPD hours of structured learning.
10th Floor, Alexandra House
18 Chater Road, Central
Alex is a partner in the corporate team at Linklaters, and has been based in Hong Kong since 2004. She has extensive experience in advising corporates, financial sponsors and financial institutions on a range of public and private M&A transactions, primary and secondary equity issues (including IPOs, rights issues and placings) and general corporate and regulatory work. Major transactions on which she has advised include the US$100bn merger of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa and the concurrent spin-off listing of Cheung Kong Property Holdings, the successful defence by China Gas Holdings of the US$2.2bn hostile takeover bid made for it by Sinopec and ENN Energy Holdings, the acquisition by Thai-listed Siam City Cement of Lafarge Holcim’s cement business in Vietnam, and rights issues by Chong Hing Bank, HSBC, New World Development, Noble Group, Pacific Basin, Standard Chartered and Yuexiu Property. Alex led the Linklaters team that published a report, in collaboration with the 30% Club Hong Kong, looking at nomination and diversity on Hong Kong boards. She is also a regular speaker on diversity, regulatory risk and corporate governance issues, including at the annual panel events run by the British Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business Committee, the IFLR Asia Women in Business Law Forum and the 30% Club Boardroom Lunch. Outside work, she is a keen rower. She is in the Cambridge University lightweight women's eight in 1999 and 2000 (captain in 2000) and, since arriving in Hong Kong, has competed regularly for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club both in Hong Kong and overseas. She also enjoys taking part in crazy trail running events around Asia.
David Chun-Yue Hui
Heidrick & Struggles×
David Chun-Yue Hui
Heidrick & Struggles
David Hui is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office and a member of the Financial Services Practice.
David has more than 20 years of experience in executive search globally and across the Asia Pacific region. He specializes in senior-level executive search in the financial services sector, with a focus on banking and asset management, as well as in selected public and private companies and family-owned businesses.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, David was the founder and managing director of a boutique search firm where he was responsible for managing large regional accounts and senior-level assignments.
From 2005 to 2008, David served as the head of the financial services practice for Asia Pacific at an international search firm, leading a team of more than 40 consultants. Prior to this, he served for six years as head of Asia for a London-based executive search firm specializing in senior-level work. In his early career, David worked as a banking and finance lawyer at Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie. David is proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
He currently serves as chairman of the junior and international sub-committee of the Hong Kong Golf Association.
David holds an LLB (joint honors) degree 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 an attorney in England and Wales, as well as in Hong Kong.
Ian is an independent advisor on technology, Media and telecoms, after retiring from PCCW in 2011.
During his 27 years in Hong Kong he has been primarily leading or advising on mobile telecom businesses, and new wireless and internet technology, in which time he held CEO and/or Director positions in CSL Mobile, Smartone, First Pacific, and PCCW Mobile. Since 2004 he has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at Tencent, a Chinese investment holding company whose subsidiaries provide games, messaging, mass media, entertainment, internet and mobile phone value-added services, and operate online advertising services in China.
He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a Board Member at Criticaleye, the peer to peer board community.
Brian advises organizations on how to enhance business performance by effectively managing conflict, creating inclusive organisations, and communicating and collaborating across cultures. He has been enabling organizations, teams and individuals to be more effective for more than twenty years in Asia and other regions. Before starting Nexus Consulting Group, he built and headed Microsoft’s group that developed people’s intercultural competence and collaboration capabilities in serving Microsoft’s global customers and partners.
Roles in his career have included in-house or consulting engagements with organisations such as Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Wal-Mart and World Learning. He has served companies in financial services, FMCG, manufacturing, technology, science, and hotels and tourism.
At a board level, Brian has worked with boards and those reporting into them to facilitate board effectiveness, including coaching leaders and managers in more effectively communicating about risk management, compliance and investment decisions. He has served as a board adviser to an Indian NGO involved in community development and capacity building, and has chaired a not-for-profit board in the education sector as an elected board member.
He contributes as a thought leader in various capacities, such as having contributed to India’s industry body NASSCOM on their steering committee for diversity and inclusion so the IT services industry could more effectively create equitable, effective culturally diverse workplaces. Within the NGO sector, he also volunteers in various capacities, and currently advises an NGO on child protection and safeguarding best practices.
He holds a BA in English and an MA in Teaching as well as coaching qualifications, and his graduate degree research focused on how to most effectively develop global business leaders for working cross-culturally.
Willis Towers Watson×
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.