Diversity in Risk Management across the APAC region

Date: Thursday 29th April
Time: 4pm (HKT)


We are delighted to be hosting a live panel discussion on Thursday 29th April at 4pm (HKT) focused on diversity in risk management across the APAC region.

Our fantastic panel, featuring some of the region’s leading females in risk management from HSBC, JP Morgan, Standard Chartered and Bank of America will discuss the following themes:

  • The role and importance of allyship in the workplace
  • How diversity challenges manifest across different risk types
  • Elevating the discussion beyond gender diversity
  • Diversity hiring/retention challenges within risk management

We hope you will be able to join us for this fascinating discussion to discover how risk functions are tackling the diversity challenges in the region and what initiatives are being employed to drive greater diversity of gender, ethnicity and beyond.  To join the conversation, click here or on the button below.


About our panellists

Neha Rastogi

Head of APAC Credit Risk South and D&I Champion for Risk & Compliance, J.P. Morgan

Neha is the Head of APAC Credit Risk South covering ANZ, India & ASEAN, having held leadership roles within Risk over the years. She is additionally driving the Credit Risk Transformation agenda for APAC. With 18 years of experience within Risk, Neha’s experience spans across credit risk products, structures, and geographies in Asia Pacific. Prior to her current role, Neha was the Chief Risk Officer for Hong Kong and the Head of Financial Sponsor and Strategic Financing for Asia Pacific Credit Risk having partnered across businesses.

Passionate about the people agenda, Neha is the Diversity & Inclusion Champion for APAC Risk & Compliance and leads the D&I Action Group. The group is focused on promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, developing our talent and driving manager accountability to encourage diversity and inclusion through the Risk and Compliance organization. Neha holds an honors degree in Economics  from Delhi University and an MBA in finance from the Indian Institute of Management Indore.


Benedicte Gardner

Head of Group Operational Risk, Standard Chartered

Ms. Benedicte Gardner is a Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank in the Risk division, based in Singapore. She joined SCB in 2018 and heads the Group, Operational Risk team. Benedicte joined SCB Singapore from Credit Suisse where she was previously Regional Head of Operational Risk Management APAC. Prior to that she held various positions at Societe Generale in Finance, Global Operations and Change Management based in Paris, Hong-Kong and Singapore. Benedicte holds a degree in Finance from ESCEM Business School in France.


Tonia Wong Kee

Regional HR Manager for Risk, legal & Compliance and Country HR manager for Hong Kong, Bank of America

Tonia is the APAC regional HR manager for Risk, legal & Compliance (inc OPS RISK) and Country HR manager for HONG KONG for Bank of America. In her role she is responsible for supporting her client groups in: attracting, retaining & developing their teams and driving the regional HR people priorities. In her capacity as country HRM, she represents HR in governance routines and sits on the HONG KONG country leadership team. Tonia is also active in the Bank’s D*I agenda and is part of the Women’s network in HK sits on the chapter’s leadership team (LEAD). In her network role she leads the internal speaker series and designs & delivers events to connect the network’s members with senior leaders of the Bank. Tonia has lived in Hong Kong for 9 years and has previously worked in Australia and the UK.


Katie Butterworth

Chief Operating Officer and Regional Head of Risk Strategy, Asia Risk, HSBC

Katie Butterworth has been with HSBC since 2003 and has worked for the HSBC Group in four different locations prior and has extensive experience in leadership, project development/execution, risk management, corporate banking, personal financial services and governance. In her current capacity as COO, Katie has management oversight and responsibility for creating an effective operating model that meets the standard of the Global Risk function, as well as local requirements, in an efficient and cost effective manner. As Regional Head of Risk Strategy Katie manages the implementation of the Risk Management Framework including risk governance, risk appetite, climate risk and supporting the regional CRO.


Moderated by:

Jonny Warner

Asia Pacific Corporate Officers

Jonny joined Sheffield Haworth in 2015 focussing primarily on Risk Management and Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, in addition to providing coverage across the wider Corporate Officers practice. He relocated to Hong Kong in 2017 to assume regional responsibility for the Corporate Officers function, leading executive searches across Asia Pacific and has delivered key governance talent to a wide range of institutions including Corporate & Investment Banks, Asset Managers, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Exchanges. Geographically, he has executed searches across Hong Kong, Singapore, Mainland China, India and Australia.

Prior to Sheffield Haworth, Jonny was responsible for leading financial services recruitment at a boutique, start-up recruitment consultancy, where he successfully built and developed the team and product offering. Jonny graduated from Exeter University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.


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