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Board Briefings 2024

The board’s roles amidst the fast-changing ESG and macro scene!
“Annual regulatory update” remains our most popular briefing!
Keep your board updated on latest regulatory developments!

Wendy Yung, our founder, will personally deliver these briefings, and work with you to focus on aspects that meet your company’s needs. Other topics are also available on request. We can also advise you on developing a structured annual directors’ training programme.

  • Board-focused — no legal technicalities! Actionable follow-up steps!
  • Board/management alignment — establish common expectations and actions
  • Tailor-made
  • Option: partner with investors/technical subject experts


“The regulatory presentation to our board was of a high professional standard, yet without excessive legal technicalities. We find this approach useful.”

John Yip, Executive Director, Henderson Land Development Group


“Our board found the regulatory update briefing helpful. It was practical and interactive.”

Hamilton Cheng, Executive Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group


I. [UPDATED] Essential ANNUAL regulatory update for directors

  • (Code:20DT1) Directors’ duties: HKEX/SFC/AFRC enforcement priorities and cases 
  • (Code:20DT2) Disclosure of inside information — update and lessons from common pitfalls
  • (Code:20DT3) Practical HKEX/SFC annual regulatory update for directors (Optional special focus: directors’ duties; ESG; enforcement trends; “new” regulator AFRC on financial reporting/board and audit committeeinternal controls etc.)


II. [UPDATED] Strategic roles of the board


  • (Code:20DT4) ESG and the board’s roles (Options: practical overview of HKEX/ISSB requirements; special focus and questions directors should ask: practical experience sharing (implementing ISSB, data collection/controls), investor perspectives)
  • (Code DT2013) One-on-one induction for new INEDs  (E.g.s: directors’ duties; annual review of internal controls effectiveness, annual review of continuing connected transactions; ESG oversight; board dynamics/interaction with management)


  • (Code:20DT5) Getting ready for Annual General Meeting re-election of long-serving independent directors, other trends and your actions
  • (Code:20DT6) Shareholder activism and short-seller attacks in HK — lessons and how to get ready
  • (Code:20DT7) Board evaluation: the best way for you (Various approaches; pros and cons; handling potentially sensitive areas like “peer review”)
  • (Code: 20DT 8) The board’s roles in corporate culture
  • (Code: 20DT9) Latest trends in shareholder engagement/Investor relations — and the board’s roles
  • (Code: 20DT10) The board’s roles in internal controls and risk management


III. Corporate governance (“CG”): new requirements, trends, best practices


  • (Code: DT2011) Updated CG Code, best practices, way forward (Possible focus areas: long-serving independent director re-election, setting board diversity target, linking corporate culture/values/strategy; examples; selected global trends)
  • (Code: DT2012) 2024 global CG trends and what investors want  (E.g. New CG Code, UK- internal controls and risk management; IT governance; option to combine with face-to-face meeting with a leading institutional investor)


  • (Code: 20DT13) Corporate governance awards in HK (possible focus: entering the right award; OR lessons from best practices)


Briefings can be delivered in English, Cantonese, Putonghua. Prices typically around $15k for a one hour briefing, depending on the level of customization and extended duration as requested.

Enquiries and further discussion:
Wendy Yung ( /
Events Team (Eva Ng) (
T: 25093928

Our programme in PDF






Board Evaluation Services

A Practical and effective Hong Kong Model

Considering a formal board evaluation process? Want to go beyond your current self-administered questionnaires — bring in external review, for independence, rigorous benchmarking, and facilitation of board discussions on the findings?

Yet, a “full interview” approach by external advisors seems to be extremely expensive, or not appropriate for this stage?

We have developed a unique “facilitated questionnaire” approach, a cost-effective solution—with a tailored questionnaire, facilitation of board discussions on the findings


We are different in these important ways

  • Practical

— reflect real-life board experience; special features in questionnaires to stimulate your thinking process

  • Tailored

— in light of your company’s circumstances

  • Relevant

— beyond box-ticking: we facilitate board discussions on the findings

  • Independence

— rigorous analysis and benchmarking


Our expertise: real-life Hong Kong board experience!

Prior to setting up “Practising Governance” at the end of 2015, Wendy W. Y. Yung was Executive Director and Company Secretary of Hysan Development Company Limited.

Wendy also has the valuable guidance of Peter W. Greenwood, our Advisory Panel member. Peter was Executive Director-Strategy of CLP Group prior to his retirement.


Enquiries and further discussions:
Wendy Yung ( /
Events Team (Eva Ng) (
T: 25093928