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24 Sep 2020

Is It Time for Gender Quotas on Boards in Hong Kong?

Panel Discussion

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Description

Hong Kong has made slow progress in board diversity over the past years. As other advanced economies continue to make great strides in appointing more women on boards, Hong Kong will need to catch up to stay relevant or risk being left behind. Given the current context, is it time for gender quotas on boards in Hong Kong? Join us for this panel discussion where we will invite prominent business leaders to reflect on this question and explore how the local business sector might advance diversity on boards. 

 

Who Should Attend:  

  • Business leaders
  • HR 
  • D&I professionals 

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understand why companies need to put board gender diversity on their corporate agenda 

  • Understand how the current context in Hong Kong relates to board gender diversity 

  • Identify effective ways to advance board gender diversity 

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Event Speakers

  • Elaine J Cheung

    Elaine J Cheung

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    Board Trustee of WWF International | INED of Pacific Legend Group Ltd, holding company of Indigo Living | Audit Committee of UN World Food Programme
  • Janet Ledger

    Janet Ledger

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    Chief Operating Officer | Community Business
  • May Tan

    May Tan

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    INED of CLP Holdings, LINK Asset Management, HSBC Insurance, MSIG Insurance HK, Anticimex Topholding AB and Home Credit NV

Board Trustee of WWF International | INED of Pacific Legend Group Ltd, holding company of Indigo Living | Audit Committee of UN World Food Programme

Elaine J Cheung

Elaine J Cheung is a purpose-driven CFO and Board Director, helping companies fulfil their commitments to environmental and social sustainability through profitable strategies. Her experiences in healthcare, consumer goods, supply chain, aquaculture along with board roles at the UN and WWF give her deep insights into moving beyond shareholder to stakeholder capitalism. Elaine strongly believes in harnessing individual actions as a catalyst for global change. Elaine's corporate superpower is her ability to demystify numbers for key decision-makers. She is a curator and connector of people and ideas. Her pragmatic optimism and infectious enthusiasm make her a natural mentor and leader of high-performing teams.

Elaine’s corporate experience includes Group CFO for Regal Springs, a global aquaculture company; CFO Asia Supply for VF Corp, owner of brands such as The North Face, Timberland, Vans; CFO for Zuellig Pharma a US$8bn healthcare solutions provider; Regional CFO Walgreens Boots Alliance and Regional Senior Director for Bertelsmann Music Group. She started her career with EY as a CPA.

Elaine’s board experience includes WWF International, UN World Food Programme Audit Committee; HK listed company PLG; AMCHAM Hong Kong; Guangzhou Pharmaceutical and ADB Nominated Director at Mountain Hazelnut in Bhutan.

Chief Operating Officer | Community Business

Janet Ledger

The Chief Operating Officer as a member of the Executive Leadership team, contributes to the overall strategic direction and sustainability of Community Business as a not-for-profit organisation. Responsibilities include executive leadership of all operational functions including Change Management and HR, Finance, Legal and Compliance, Technology and Infrastructure.

Prior to joining Community Business Janet has built a successful career as a senior leader most recently with Telstra International in Hong Kong, covering a broad range of disciplines and functions including strategic business planning and performance, programme management and delivery, corporate governance, change management, organisational effectiveness and talent development. She also has experience in the Travel, Tourism, Training and Hospitality sectors. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Janet and her husband now call Hong Kong home.

Janet believes organisation is only as strong as its people. She has helped teams get where they want to be by working with people, opening channels of communication, developing and retaining the right talent and ensuring an inclusive environment where creativity and collaboration can thrive.

With over 35 years work experience Janet is continuing her learning by undergoing study towards a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences through Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a mentor with The Women's Foundation Mentoring Program.

INED of CLP Holdings, LINK Asset Management, HSBC Insurance, MSIG Insurance HK, Anticimex Topholding AB and Home Credit NV

May Tan

May Tan was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“SCBHK”) for three years before her retirement on 1 March 2017.

May joined the SCBHK Board in 2009 when the bank acquired Cazenove Asia. Apart from being the CEO of SCBHK, May was Global Head of Equity Corporate Finance and Vice Chair, Corporate Banking at Standard Chartered Bank.

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 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). 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 and is the Chair of the Audit Committee. She is also an INED of Anticimex Topholding AB and Home Credit NV.

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