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 the Audit Committee
- Legal Liabilities and Corporate Governance
- Getting Your First Role
- Life as a Non-Executive: A Personal View
Agenda - 21 March
- 10:00amCoffee and registration
- 10:40amEffective behaviour in the boardroom
- 12:00pmLegal liabilities and corporate governance
- 13:00pmGovernance case study
- 14:15pmAn introduction to the audit and remuneration committees
- 16:15pmGetting your first role
- 17:30pmLife as a non-executive: a personal view
- 18:00pmNetworking drinks reception
Cazenove Capital Management Singapore
Cazenove Capital Management
(Wealth Management from Schroders)
138 Market Street,
Chris is the Partner of our Hong Kong office and leads our Private Equity, Board, and Industry practices for Asia Pacific and Greater China. He focuses on the appointment of board directors, advisors, CEOs, general management, and functional leaders for private equity owned assets, small and midcap companies, family controlled businesses and late stage start-ups. He also works selectively with largecap listed multi-national corporations for special situations and he covers sectors such as consumer, retail, industrial manufacturing, healthcare, technology and professional services.
Originally from the city of Boston in the USA, Chris has seven years of search experience in the Asia Pacific previously living in Singapore and China. Earlier in his career, Chris worked in the FMCG industry with Kraft Foods and, after university, he served as an officer in the US Army leaving active duty as a Captain in the 7th US Cavalry Regiment.
Chris recently relocated from Shanghai to our Hong Kong office with his young family and continues to lead the Asia Pacific region. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, USA.
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Twitter Asia Pacific
Aliza Knox, Vice President of Twitter Asia Pacific, and INED of Scentre Group and Singapore Post
Aliza oversees the region (except Japan and Korea) as Vice President of Asia Pacific. She is responsible for growing Twitter’s advertising business in the region, as well as new channels of growth, for example, around Twitter’s self-service advertising platform for small and medium size businesses in APAC. Prior to Twitter, she held leadership positions at Google where, amongst responsibilities for Commerce, Online Sales and Operations across Asia-Pacific, she was responsible for Google's Women in Leadership programs for the region. She also has over two decades of financial services and international experience.
Aliza has been a non-executive director for Singapore Post since 2013 and a non-executive director for Scentre Group since 2015. She is also an advisor to the technology subcommittee board for ANZ in Australia and a member of the supervisory board for GfK in Germany.
Aliza holds a BA in Applied Math and Economics (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Brown University and an MBA degree with distinction from New York University. She is @alizaknox on Twitter.
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Head of programme
Diana has an entrepreneurial DNA with broad experience across start-ups, venture capital and strategy consulting. She spent a decade as part of FT’s Senior Management team reporting to the board, doubled revenue and profits for the content business, then moved in to the role of strategist and intrapreneur. She currently leads the Financial Times Executive Education initiatives in Asia-Pacific, including the flagship Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma, and focuses on angel investing at Sarana Capital. Prior to the FT, she launched and sold her own Chinese luxury brand. At the Pacific Group, she managed venture investments in new media, telecom and retail across Asia. Early in her career, she worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers on strategy for companies including Time Warner, Bertelsmann, Dun & Bradstreet, Korean Telecom & British Telecom.
She began her career as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger at Kissinger Associates in New York.
Diana has an MBA from Columbia University and a Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma. She came to Asia on a prestigious Luce Scholarship and is a recipient of the Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders award.
Boards value her deep understanding of Asia and media, combined with a passion for good governance. She is an INED at DaVinci Labs, on the advisory board of NEST.vc and on the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. She is a past elected Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Society of Publishers Asia.
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Capital City Training & Consulting Pte. Ltd.
Carolyn attended both the University of Strathclyde and University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she obtained her Scottish law degree and Diploma in Legal Practice.
Carolyn then worked primarily in private practice, in Edinburgh and London, becoming a partner and then setting up a business law firm in Scotland in 2003, on the back of a management buy-out. Carolyn had various management roles in this firm including Anti-money Laundering, Cash Room and Business Development Partner.
In 2008 Carolyn moved to Singapore and it was there, as well as Hong Kong and Malaysia, where she started lecturing corporate governance to University of Strathclyde MBA students.
Having developed a real interest in the subject Carolyn went on to obtain the FT Non-executive Director Diploma in 2013. She is currently on the Global Board Ready Women database and the Fast Track Stream of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators’ Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme.
Carolyn was a Legal Director of Hill Dickinson LLP, Singapore at the same time as she was lecturing. Carolyn’s role at that firm was to build the Commercial team’s brand in South East Asia and provide that team’s legal services. To assist her in the job Carolyn obtained her English law qualification in 2012.
Carolyn now focuses on corporate governance and leadership training, as well as developing Capital City Training & Consulting’s Asia business.