Hong Kong Directors' Briefing: Effective International Boards

Tue 4 Sep 2018
6.00pm to 8.00pm

5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Herbert Smith Freehills Hong Kong
23rd Floor, Gloucester Tower
15 Queen's Road
Central, Hong Kong


Single Members: A$40.00 Non-members: A$60.00

Dr John Harte FAICD

John is a professional, trusted advisor to boards, CEO’s and owners of businesses. He specialises in not-for-profit, professional services, primary production, water industry and Government owned businesses. John has over twenty years’ experience in business management. He has held head of business, chief executive, Chairmanship and directorship roles in a range of companies from multinationals to SME in Europe, Australia and the US.

John specialises in working with boards, CEO’s and shareholders in businesses at a point of inflection due to growth, disruption or business performance. He brings specialisation in governance , communications, business management, investment and stakeholder engagement gained in senior executive roles at Mars Incorporated, Goldman Sachs JBWere, Schroder’s and Capital International.

John has a strong affinity with the healthcare, not-for-profit, community, primary production and water industry sectors. He holds an honours degree in Veterinary Medicine. He is a:

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Institute of Directors (UK)
  • Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)
  • Board leadership Fellow of the NAICD in the USA
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

John has the Company Directors Course Diploma and has completed the Mastering the Boardroom Course. John is a core, national, and international facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has facilitated ‘not for profit’, membership based, government businesses and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, governance and board review processes. He is experienced with the issues of directors and senior managers through his work in education, governance reviews, mentoring and strategic planning.

John has worked regularly with directors and Chairmen in the healthcare, government owned business, not-for-profit and private sectors to support their board reviews and subsequent reporting to Territory, State and Federal Governments, and funding agencies. He brings understanding of the specific legal, governance, compliance and commercial issues.

Join us in Hong Kong for a Directors’ Briefing with Dr John Harte FAICD, experienced director and AICD international facilitator, who will speak on best practice for effective international boards.

An effective board involves informed, committed and diligent directors who work together for the benefit of their organisation. Board composition, effective board meetings, relationships between the board, management and stakeholders, and corporate governance are key elements of effective board performance for directors. These elements are critical in driving the ultimate success or failure of all organisations.

At this special briefing, John will discuss best practice around the globe for effective international boards. He will address:

  • Drivers of board and individual director effectiveness in an international environment;
  • Practical insights on what enables boards to grow from basic compliance to high performance;
  • Practical ways to deal with the challenges of international directorship; and
  • Emerging issues and practices of effective international boards.

Take this opportunity to learn from John Harte and to network with your peers in the Hong Kong director community.

Light refreshments and tea and coffee will be served.

Contact details

Fiona Currey
International Programs Executive
E. international@aicd.com.au
T. +61 2 8248 6000