Virtual Directors Briefing - Global Boards in the New World

Tue 20 Oct 2020
2.30pm to 3.30pm

(Arrival time: 2.25pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Livestream Event
Zoom Webinar
Sydney NSW


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

Carolyn Chin-Parry MAICD

Carolyn Chin-Parry MAICD

Board Director, Chief Digital Officer & Woman of the Year 2019 - Women in IT Asia Awards

Carolyn Chin-Parry is the current Women of the Year from the Women in IT Asia Awards. She is a Managing Director and Digital Innovation Leader at PwC Singapore and also leads PwC's Asia Pacific Digital Upskilling Initiative for 84,000 employees.

A Singaporean who has lived in Australia for 18 years, Carolyn provides pro bono digital upskilling for charities, NGOs and social enterprises as part of PwC's CSR efforts. She is a Board Director for a Singaporean charity, the Digital Industry Vice Chair for the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, and sits on the Advisory Boards for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Shes Loves Data (non-profit) and EGN. Carolyn has led some of the largest transformation projects in Asia Pacific for multiple industries.

She has been previously featured by The Economist, CIO Magazine, Australian Government, Microsoft, IBM, Nomura, Standard Chartered Bank and many more. Carolyn is a Finalist for the Women of the Future Awards 2020 (Mentor category) and Women in IT Asia Awards 2020 (Business Role Model of the Year) (results to be announced in late 2020). In her free time, Carolyn enjoys time with her young family and actively researches on technology to help under-represented communities.

Dr Megan Clark AC FAICD

Dr Megan Clark AC FAICD

Head, Australian Space Agency

Dr Clark is currently Head of the Australian Space Agency and a director of Rio Tinto, CSL Limited and CARE Australia. She is a member of the Australian advisory board of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Dr Clark recently chaired the Expert Working Group into the Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability. She was Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 2009 to 2014. Prior to CSIRO, she was a Director at NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) and was Vice President Technology and subsequently Vice President Health, Safety and Environment at BHP Billiton from 2003 to 2008.

Dr Clark holds a BSc from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from Queen’s University, Canada and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of the AusIMM and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2014, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Peter England

Peter England

Chief Executive Officer, RAKBANK

Peter England was appointed as RAKBANK’s CEO on 1st November 2013.

In the past few years, Peter has implemented a strategy to diversify the Bank’s balance sheet and income base. The strategy included rebuilding Wholesale Banking, strengthening the Business Banking Unit, and enhancing the Personal Banking product suite. These changes and others has broadened the Bank’s fee income base by growing capability in areas such as Treasury, Foreign Exchange, Insurance, and proprietary Asset Management. Additionally, Peter played a pivotal role in the Bank’s acquisition of a major stake in RAK Insurance.

Peter has almost 40 years of experience in Banking and has worked extensively in the UAE, Australia, and in Asia in Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia. He has a wealth of experience in both Conventional Banking and Islamic Finance, and has a particular interest in the areas of payments and Wealth Management. Peter holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland and is a Board member of RAK Insurance.

Join international directors for this virtual panel discussion to explore what leadership for the future might look like in the new world, and the skills and expertise needed on global boards, especially in the context of innovation, science and technology.

‘Governance arguably suffers most … when boards spend too much time looking in the rear-view mirror and not enough scanning the road ahead’ - McKinsey Quarterly

The start of the new decade has seen profound global changes with seismic events such as Brexit, the Trump presidency and COVID-19 as well as huge innovations and technological advancements.

This session, the second in a series of three sessions designed to support global directors, will consider the leadership required of global boards in a world that is changing at an increasingly rapid pace, the skills and expertise boards need, board composition considerations and the evolving role of the global board.

The panel will discuss future considerations, including:

  • What skills will be needed on global boards in 2021 and beyond, and how can boards upskill and recalibrate?
  • What role does education play? Can directors simply upskill or are a wave of new directors needed?
  • How can boards balance preparing for the future (and giving time to visionary thinking) with their compliance and other governance responsibilities?
  • What are the considerations for directors serving on boards across different countries, each with their own jurisdictions?
  • How will board responsibilities change and how can boards anticipate truly black swan events like Covid-19?


  • Carolyn Chin-Parry MAICD, Board Director, Chief Digital Officer & Woman of the Year 2019 - Women in IT Asia Awards
  • Dr Megan Clark AO FAICD, Head, Australian Space Agency
  • Peter England, Chief Executive Officer, RAKBANK

Following the panel discussion Carolyn, Megan and Peter 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.

The next session in this series will be Finding Global Board Positions on 24 November 2020. More information is here.


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