Director Training – A Focus on INEDs (Session Two: Tackling Current Governance and Regulatory Issues) (Hybrid-Physical Attendance)

  • Friday 17 Feb 2023

  • 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

  • English

  • HKEX Connect Hall, 1/F, One and Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong (This page is made for physical session. If you wish to enrol in the online session, please scroll to the bottom of this page.)

  • HKCGI Member, Graduate, Student, Affiliated Person & Non-Member


  • (In alphabetical order)
  • Ms Christine Kan, Managing Director, Head of Listed Issuer Regulation, Listing Division, HKEX
  • Mr David Gordon Eldon GBS CBE JP, Deputy Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd
  • Mr David Simmonds FCG HKFCG, Vice President and Chairman, Membership Committee, HKCGI; Chief Strategy, Sustainability & Governance Officer, CLP Holdings Ltd
  • Mr Frank Yuen FCG HKFCG, Group General Counsel and Head of Compliance, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd
  • Mr Joe Fan, Vice President, Listed Issuer Regulation, Listing Division, HKEX
  • Mr John MM Williamson, Independent Non-Executive Director, London Metal Exchange and Pacific Basin Shipping Limited; Chairman, UK Tote Group
  • Ms Melissa Fung, Risk Advisory Southern Region Lead Partner, Deloitte China


Director Training Series – A Focus on INEDs (3 Sessions (Flyer) in Hybrid Mode)

Directors of listed companies are increasingly exposed to risks of regulatory sanctions, investor actions, and risks relating to ESG, including climate change. Promoting good governance is at the heart of what The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute does. A series of three director training sessions in HKEX Connect Hall, with limited physical attendance and live streaming for online participation, is organised and designed for directors, especially INEDs, as well as for governance professionals who have the duty to advise the boards on governance matters.

Hearing from HKEX speakers, prominent directors including INEDs, as well as market practitioners, governance professionals and other attendees are able to understand: 

  • Director/INED's duties, functions and authority
  • How to respond to current governance issues, e.g. risk management, investor communications, conflicts of interest, ESG
  • Complex transactions that INEDs need to seek more information from management and/or professional advice
  • Enforcement 

In this Session Two - Tackling Current Governance and Regulatory Issues, attendees will learn:

  • INED's oversight role in:
    • Internal control system
    • Connected transactions and major transactions
  • Conflicts of interest
  • When to seek information from management
  • When to seek professional advice

Remarks on this physical session:

  • Physical seats are limited and shall be taken on first-come first served basis. Registration will be closed on 15 February 2022 at 2.00pm.
  • Once enrolment in the physical session is confirmed by the Institute, requests to change to online session will not be entertained.
  • Physical attendance is subject to the social distancing rules in place at the time of the Session. The Institute reserves the right to convert enrolment in the physical session into online session.
  • Physical attendees are required to comply with the social distancing rules of HKEX Connect Hall and to fill in a paper form of health declaration. Names of physical attendees will be supplied by the Institute to HKEX in this connection.

Interested parties are invited to join any or all of the 3 sessions. For details and registration of two other sessions, please click the below links.

Session One [Physical] / [Online] Understanding Director/INED's Duties 22 November 2022 (2.00pm to 4.00pm)
Session Two [Physical] / [Online] Tackling Current Governance and Regulatory Issues 17 February 2023 (4.00pm to 6.00pm)
Session Three [Physical] / [Online] Enforcement - Current Issues and Disciplinary Processes 17 March 2023 (4.00pm to 6.00pm)

Level: Intermediate

Speakers' bio (In alphabetical order):
Ms Christine Kan
Mr David Gordon Eldon
Mr David Simmonds
Mr Frank Yuen
Mr Joe Fan
Mr John MM Williamson
Ms Melissa Fung

Seat guarantee will only be given to HKCGI Fellows and/or Practitioner’s Endorsement (PE) holders if registered 10 clear working days with payment prior to the date of the seminar.

Supporting Organisation & Venue Sponsor: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited



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