Virtual Directors Briefing - Finding Global Board Positions

Tue 24 Nov 2020
4.00pm to 5.00pm

(Arrival time: 3.55pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Livestream Event
Virtual Event
Sydney NSW


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

Jane Diplock AO

Jane Diplock AO

Board Director at Singapore Exchange Limited, Chairman Governance and Nominating Committee International Integrated Reporting Council

Jane Diplock AO is an experienced international company director and considered an expert and thought leader on governance, strategy, regulation and reporting. For over 30 years she has chaired and served on boards of public and private companies and not for profit organisations. Her executive career included senior positions in government, heading up several government departments, in investment banking with Westpac's merchant and institutional banking arms and in regulation. She Chaired the governing board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) for seven years and the New Zealand Securities Commission for nine. She has had wide experience in global and local standard setting and the implementation and enforcement of global standards.

Since her retirement from executive life in 2011 she has chosen to chair and serve on the boards and committees of a number of global bodies and companies, including Singapore Exchange Limited, Abu Dhabi Global Market Regulatory Committee, the Public Interest Oversight Board, International Integrated Reporting Council Board and Australian Financial Services Group as well as on international advisory Boards to the Chinese and Indian regulators.

Her current focus is on sustainability, the UN SDGs, digitalisation and non-financial reporting standards.

In 2003 she was awarded the Honour of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “service to business and commerce, to public administration, particularly in the areas of education and training, and to the community through a range of social justice, health, educational and cultural organisations”.

Walid Shukri

Walid Shukri


Walid Shukri, a CPA, has had a distinguished career in company Governance.

His previous experience is highlighted by his position as Country Senior Partner at PwC and was part of the PWC Leadership team based out of Dubai. He has worked with Deloitte U.S and was an Advisor to EY Oil and Gas center of excellence based out of Bahrain.

Walid has served Global Boards and boards in the Middle East. He has also served listed companies and Family Conglomerates. Currently he serves as Board Member of Saudi Mechanical Industries, Kanoo Group, Al Hokair Group, Mepco and Salic Group.

David Hui

David Hui

Regional Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Hong Kong

David Hui is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office. He is the regional managing partner of the Industrial Practice for Asia Pacific and the Middle East and leads the CEO & Board of Directors Practice in Hong Kong.

David has more than 20 years of experience in executive search and consulting globally and across the APAC region, specializing in senior-level search, consulting and assessment in the industrial and financial services sectors. He has advised major financial services companies and leading corporates and family businesses in the region on many areas related to recruitment, talent, succession, and organizational development.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, David founded and ran a regional boutique leadership advisory firm. Before that, he served as the Asia Pacific head of the financial services practice for another top international search firm, leading a team of more than 40 consultants. Early in his career, David worked as a banking and finance lawyer at Allen & Overy and Baker McKenzie.

David is an INED on the board of Hong Kong-listed Kerry Properties Limited (Stock Code 683). Born in Hong Kong, he is proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Join us for the third event in this series, where we conduct an interview-style conversation with experienced directors and an international executive recruiter.

Join this virtual discussion and hear experienced international company directors Jane Diplock AO and Walid Shukri discuss their international director careers and advice for directors starting out. International CEO, board recruiter and global board member, David Hui will also address the director recruitment process.

This session, the third in a series of three sessions designed to support global directors, will explore the interview and due diligence processes, how to ensure your cover letter and CV are effective, and ways to maximise your opportunities to secure a global board role.

The panel will discuss their experiences with:

  • Finding their first and subsequent directorships
  • Developing a director career path including mapping out a plan, setting objectives, targeting organisations and implementation
  • The director recruitment process including what qualities and experience recruiters look for
  • The due diligence directors should do when applying for board positions including the questions they should ask during an interview and the red flags to watch for
  • How to ensure your director CV stands out and whether directors need a digital footprint
  • Preparing for the interview process, what questions you will likely be asked, and how to avoid common mistakes made as applicants
  • How to maximise your recruitment opportunities


  • Jane Diplock AO, Board Director at Singapore Exchange Limited
  • Walid Shukri, CPA
  • David Hui, Regional Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Hong Kong

Following the panel discussion Jane, Walid and David will take questions from the audience.

This event will take place over the Zoom webinar platform. Login information will be sent one day prior to the event.


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