The Effective Non-Executive Director Programme is an intensive two-day course designed for existing non-executive directors who wish to further develop their skills or for people who have just taken on their first non-executive position and are keen to prepare themselves for a non-executive career.
This is a practical, detailed and highly interactive course with recognised speakers and thought-leaders who will help you with improving board effectiveness and increasing your contribution to the board.
Attendance can be considered as 14 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.
- Get a deep understanding of the role of a board director
- Understand the legal, regulatory and governance issues facing board members today
- Develop your skills to make you a more effective board member
- Understand the importance of board behaviour in strengthening company performance
- Expand your knowledge of sub-committees and how they can work effectively
- Become more aware of the importance of strategic thinking on boards and how you can add value to the organisation
- Learn and discuss subjects with leading experts and experienced non-executive directors
- Gain greater confidence to prepare for the challenges ahead in your portfolio career
- Hear from experts on how to successfully develop your personal NED career
- Network with like-minded professionals
Delegates of the Effective Non-Executive Director Programme will also be offered exclusive access to our regular networking evenings including speaking sessions with recognised thought-leaders.
- The legal responsibilities of a non-executive director
- Corporate governance
- The role of the remuneration committee
- The role of the audit committee
- Characteristics of effective boards
- Boardroom dynamics
- Personal behaviour in the boardroom
- Characteristics of effective non-executive directors
- Strategic thinking for non-executive directors
INED & ChairmanSee bio
Link Asset Management Limited×
INED & Chairman
Link Asset Management Limited
Nicholas Allen is the Independent Non-Executive Director of CLP Holdings Limited and also the Chairman and an Independent Non-executive Director of Link Asset Management Limited, as well as an Independent Non-executive Director of Lenovo Group Limited. He was an Independent Non-executive Director of Hysan Development Company Limited (November 2009 to May 2016) and an Independent Non-executive Director of VinaLand Limited (June 2010 to October 2016). With effect from May 1 2018. Mr. Allen was appointed as a non-executive independent director of Stevin Rock LLC and RAK Rock LLC, two private quarry companies located in the UAE.
Mr. Allen has extensive experience in accounting and auditing as well as securities and regulatory matters. He retired as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2007. Mr. Allen served on the Securities and Futures Appeals Panel, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Takeovers Appeal Committee, the Share Registrars’ Disciplinary Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission and as member of various committees of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Currently, he is the Honorary Advisor to the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong, and the Chairman of Vision 2047 Foundation.
Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Social Studies from The University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is awarded “Directors Of The Year 2017” by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
Director, Rewards BusinessSee bio
Willis Towers Watson×
Director, Rewards Business
Willis Towers Watson
Grace is Director of Rewards Line of Business at Willis Towers Watson, covering Global Data Service Practice, Rewards Practice as well as Executive Compensation Practice.She leads Rewards Program design and implementation for both listed and non-listed clients, focusing on total compensation philosophy review, board and executive compensation benchmarking, rewards and business strategy alignment, short- and long-term incentive plan design/review and implementation, job evaluation and grading structure for general employees, global mobility policy design, equity plan valuation and corporate governance disclosures.Some of the sectors Grace has significant involvement include Real Estate, Telecoms, Financial Services, Oil and Natural Resources.Grace has consulted for Remuneration Committees at a few leading companies including Singtel, Sembcorp Industries, Mapletree Investment, CapitaLand, Ascendas Singbrdge, City Development, SGX, Certis CISCO, Olam International, Singapore Power, NTUC Income. And she also worked for a few MNCs on LTI design and Executive Compensation analysis.Before doing consulting, Grace worked as the Principal Researcher of the Global Research Center at another Top Human Capital consulting firm. Her responsibilities included contributing professional views on Rewards and Talent management, developing best practice tools to assist with board governance assessment, people risk management, and executive remuneration risk analysis.Grace has a Bachelor of Economic Information Management from the Central University of Finance and Economics (in China), a Master of Business Management, and a Doctoral of Strategic Management from the National University of Singapore. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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