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Speakers & Chairs

 

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David_Simmonds_v1Mr David Simmonds FCG HKFCG
President, HKCGI; and Chief Strategy, Sustainability and Governance Officer, CLP Holdings Limited

David Simmonds FCG HKFCG is the Chief Strategy, Sustainability and Governance Officer for CLP Holdings Limited. Mr Simmonds is responsible for CLP Group strategic planning and the strategy agenda as well as driving the Group’s sustainability agenda and ensuring that it is embedded into the business.

Mr Simmonds is also responsible for managing the Group’s Venture Capital and Research function, the Group’s investments in Taiwan Region and Thailand and the Group’s property development activities.

In addition, Mr Simmonds is the Company Secretary of CLP Holdings and leads the team responsible for legal, corporate governance and insurance services across the Group.

Mr Simmonds is the President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) and is a Fellow of both The Chartered Governance Institute and HKCGI. He is the Chair of the Task Force on Energy for the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network, a Board Director of The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau and a member of The Asia Society. Mr Simmonds is also a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, the Hong Kong Advisory Committee of The Fred Hollows Foundations and a Director of Business Environment Council.

Mr Simmonds holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.

Session by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)hkex_v2
Patrick_Yu_v1Mr Patrick Yu
Senior Vice President, Listed Issuer Regulation, Listing Division, HKEX
William_Wong_v1Mr William Wong
Head of Accounting Affairs, Listing Division, HKEX
Jon_Witts_v1Mr Jon Witts
Head of Enforcement, Listing Division, HKEX
Paul_Malam_v1Mr Paul Malam
Head of Policy and Secretariat Services, Listing Division, HKEX
Ms Shih_v4Ms Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE)
Past International President, The Chartered Governance Institute; Past President and Honorary Advisor, HKCGI; Executive Director and Company Secretary, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited

Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE), Solicitor, is Executive Director and Company Secretary of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, a Fortune 500 company with operations in over 50 countries. Ms Shih has been with the CK Hutchison Group for over 30 years, overseeing legal, regulatory, corporate finance and compliance matters.

Ms Shih is the recipient of a number of awards in the legal field, including the first Hong Kong In-House Lawyer of the Year Award in 2006, the first Asian Woman in Business Law Award of the Legal Media Group in 2011, General Counsel of the Year Award of International Law Offices in 2014 and the Hong Kong In-House Lawyer Award of the Year in 2016.

Ms Shih holds Master’s degrees from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She is qualified to practise law in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia. She is also a fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute and the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute. She was Past International President of The Chartered Governance Institute (2018 - 2020) and Past President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (2011 – 2014).

In addition to her work commitment, she is the Chairman of the Process Review Panel of The Hong Kong Accounting and Financial Reporting Council, and Member of the Executive Committee and Council of Hong Kong Management Association. Further, she is a Trustee of Teachers College, Columbia University, Council Member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Governor of the Board of the English Schools Foundation.

Session by Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)sfc_new_v2
Flora_Ma_v2Ms Flora Ma
Director, Corporate Finance Division, SFC
Kenneth_Luk_v1Mr Kenneth Luk
Senior Director, Enforcement Division, SFC
Charles_Chan_v1Mr Charles Chan
Director, Enforcement Division, SFC
Henry_Tsang_v1Mr Henry Tsang
Director, Intermediaries Supervision, Intermediaries Division, SFC
David_Simmonds_v1Mr David Simmonds FCG HKFCG
President, HKCGI; and Chief Strategy, Sustainability and Governance Officer, CLP Holdings Limited

David Simmonds FCG HKFCG is the Chief Strategy, Sustainability and Governance Officer for CLP Holdings Limited. Mr Simmonds is responsible for CLP Group strategic planning and the strategy agenda as well as driving the Group’s sustainability agenda and ensuring that it is embedded into the business.

Mr Simmonds is also responsible for managing the Group’s Venture Capital and Research function, the Group’s investments in Taiwan Region and Thailand and the Group’s property development activities.

In addition, Mr Simmonds is the Company Secretary of CLP Holdings and leads the team responsible for legal, corporate governance and insurance services across the Group.

Mr Simmonds is the President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) and is a Fellow of both The Chartered Governance Institute and HKCGI. He is the Chair of the Task Force on Energy for the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network, a Board Director of The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau and a member of The Asia Society. Mr Simmonds is also a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, the Hong Kong Advisory Committee of The Fred Hollows Foundations and a Director of Business Environment Council.

Mr Simmonds holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.

Session by Competition Commissionlogo_comp_comm_v4
CC_Lester_Lee_99_v1Mr Lester Lee
Executive Director (Legal Services), Competition Commission
Gill_v1Ms Gill Meller FCG HKFCG(PE)
Past President, HKCGI; Legal and Governance Director, MTR Corporation Limited

Gill Meller FCG HKFCG(PE) is MTR Corporation Limited’s Legal and Governance Director. Ms Meller is responsible for overseeing the Company’s legal, company secretarial, insurance and risk management functions and a central procurement and supply chain function. She is also responsible for leading the Company’s assurance function with the aim of providing a strengthened second line of defence across key risk areas of the Company and for leading MTR’s overall ESG strategy.

Ms Meller graduated from Hertford College, University of Oxford and obtained her postgraduate qualifications in law from The College of Law in the United Kingdom. She is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.

Ms Meller is a Vice Chairman of the Legal Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and a Past President and Ex-officio Council Member of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute. She is also a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and an Independent Director of the Hong Kong, China Rugby.

Session by Companies Registry (CR)cr_v2
Carol_HAU_v1Ms Carol Hau
Solicitor (Company Law Reform), CR 
Mendy_LAM_v1Ms Mendy Lam
Assistant Registry Manager (Registration), CR 
Agnes_Wong_v1Ms Agnes Wong
Deputy Registry Manager (Registration), CR 
Wendy Ho_v1Ms Wendy Ho FCG HKFCG(PE)
Council Member and Chairman, Professional Development Committee, HKCGI; 
Executive Director, Corporate Services, Vistra

Wendy Ho FCG HKFCG(PE), MBA is an Executive Director of Corporate Services at Vistra.

Ms Ho has over 25 years of experience in the corporate secretarial and governance services field. Her practice focuses on corporate governance and regulatory compliance services for multinational, private, listed and offshore companies of diversified background. She is currently the company secretary or joint company secretary of a number of listed companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She conducts corporate governance training for directors and senior management of listed issuers. She has also acted as speakers as well as chaired the professional training / seminars held by professional bodies including The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (“HKCGI”).

Ms Ho is a Chartered Secretary, a Chartered Governance Professional and a Fellow of both the HKCGI and The Chartered Governance Institute.

Ms Ho is the Council Member of HKCGI, the Chairman of Professional Development Committee, a Member of Professional Services Panel and a Member of Mainland China Technical Consultation Panel of HKCGI. She is also a holder of the Practitioner’s Endorsement from HKCGI. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Session by Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD)pcpd_v2
Brad_Kwok_v2Mr Brad Kwok
Chief Personal Data Officer, Compliance & Enquiries Division, PCPD 
Clemence Wong_v2Ms Clemence Wong
Senior Legal Counsel (Acting), PCPD 
Stella_lo_v2Ms Stella Lo FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE)
Vice-President and Chairman, Membership Committee, HKCGI; 
Group Company Secretary, Guoco Group Limited

Stella Lo FCG(CS, CGP) HKFCG(CS, CGP)(PE) is currently the Vice-President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) and Chair of its Membership Committee.

Ms Lo also served various committees of HKCGI previously, including as Chair/Vice-Chair of the Qualifications Committee (formerly known as Education Committee), Membership Committee and Professional Development Committee and as a member of the Human Resources Committee of HKCGI.

Ms Lo holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of London and obtained a Master of Finance degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. She graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Professional Diploma in Company Secretaryship and Administration.

Ms Lo is currently the Group Company Secretary of Guoco Group Limited (Stock Code: 053) overseeing full spectrum of the group’s company secretarial, corporate governance, corporate communication and ESG reporting functions as well as being the advisor on secretarial, regulatory and corporate governance matters for other affiliated companies of the enlarged group. She was previously the company secretary and associate director of a local listed company and before that she worked with the secretarial division of Vistra (formerly known as Tricor Group). She possesses in-depth company secretarial knowledge and solid experience in corporate transactions, corporate governance matters and ESG reporting of listed companies.

Session by Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, ICACICAC_v2
MaryLau_v1Ms Mary Lau
Executive Director, Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, ICAC
ErnestLee_v1Mr Ernest Lee FCG HKFCG(PE)
Immediate Past President, HKCGI; Technical Partner, Deloitte China

Ernest Lee FCG HKFCG(PE) is a Technical Partner of Deloitte China. Mr Lee serves some of the largest audit engagements of the Firm. With extensive experience in the accounting profession, he provides valuable technical advice on matters related to accounting, auditing and governance for companies in various industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific area. He is a CPA (Practising) and a Fellow of the ICAEW and ACCA.

Mr Lee is the Immediate Past President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI). He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee and Mainland China Affairs Committee of HKCGI. He represents the Institute on the Services Advisory Committee of the Official Receiver's Office.

Mr Lee has actively contributed to setting financial reporting standards locally and internationally. He is the Immediate Past Chairman (2019-2021) of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). The Committee is responsible for setting financial reporting standards in Hong Kong. He is currently a member of various HKICPA’s Advisory Panels on financial and sustainability reporting matters, including the Companies Ordinance (Financial Reporting) Advisory Panel, and Sustainability Advisory Panel. In addition, Mr Lee is currently a Convenor of the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council.

Mr Lee is a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform of the HKSAR Government.

As an advocate of education, Mr Lee is a Professional Advisor to the Executive Master of Accounting programme of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.