Committee (2020 – 2022)
Georgette Tan (Chair)
Georgette Tan is President, United Women Singapore, an NGO advocating gender equality, women’s empowerment and focused on building the pipeline of future female leaders. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President Communications heading up Communications and CSR at MasterCard Asia Pacific. Her career includes heading communications roles in both private and public sectors in Singapore and Hong Kong including CNBC Asia, Dow Jones Asia, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa Development Corporation.
She currently sits on the board of BoardAgender, an initiative of the Singapore Council of Women Organisations, focused on increasing the number of women on boards, and is on the Taskforce on Family Violence jointly led by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Georgette also advises female entrepreneurs of start-up ventures and social enterprises in the region.
Joy Tan is the Joint Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Financial Services Regulatory Practices at WongPartnership LLP. Her main practice areas are banking, corporate and commercial dispute resolution, international arbitration, and contentious investigations.
Joy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, sits on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and is also a Panel Member of The Law Society Disciplinary Tribunals appointed by The Honourable Chief Justice under the Legal Profession Act. She was a Member of the 1999 Rules of Court Working Party (sub-committee of the Law Reform Committee) and is a member of the Singapore Association of Women Lawyers. Joy also sits on the first Audit and Risk Management Committee of Tripartite Alliance Limited (TAL), the tripartite body established by the Government, unions and employers to promote the adoption of fair, responsible and progressive employment practices in Singapore. She sits on the board of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Singapore, and chairs the Singapore Repertory Theatre.
Giao Pik Ho
Giao Pik HO is Managing Director at United Overseas Bank and has overall business responsibilities for Banks Clients Coverage for the Group, leading teams to deliver on total client relationship value across all products of Global Markets, Syndications, Debt Capital Markets and Global Transaction Banking.
Preceding that, Giao Pik spent 20 years in senior management, client coverage, risk management and operations in ANZ and Standard Chartered Bank. In ANZ Singapore, she leads the Financial Institutions business in a number of South East Asia and Mekong countries with focus on Banks, Insurance, Funds and Diversified Financials clients. A member of ANZ Singapore’s Management Group and leadership committees, Giao Pik is appointed to ANZ Laos Board. She is also a founding EXCO member of Money-Minded Singapore, ANZ’s flagship financial literacy program.
Giao Pik is passionate about diverse leadership, perspectives and inclusion and serves on BoardAgender Management Committee, a Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) initiative. She is also a champion and mentor with Financial Women’s Association, and a member of CEW Leaders Program Alumna.
Giao Pik holds a MBA from University of Hull, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics degree from University of Toronto, Canada. Giao Pik has 3 children and loves the roller-coaster ride of motherhood.
Shai Ganu is the Managing Director and global leader of Willis Towers Watson’s Executive Compensation practice. He also leads its Talent & Rewards business across ASEAN & South Asia. He is a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and is a faculty member at NED associations covering courses related on Remuneration, Nomination, and Sustainability (ESG) matters. He serves on the Boards and HR Committees of leading companies and not-for-profit organizations in the region.
Junie Foo is Group Executive Director at MWS ( Methodist Welfare Services), a multi service charitable organisation serving the disadvantaged in Community elder care, Residential care, Family services and poverty alleviation. A champion of women advancing into senior leadership roles, she views a focus on gender diversity within organisations to be both a recipe for business success and a socially responsible measure. She is the current President of SCWO.
A Co-Founder and Immediate past Chair of BoardAgender, Ms Foo is a former President of Financial Women’s Association and has held senior management positions in international banks. She is a Fellow and council member of SID (Singapore institute of Directors) where she chairs Board Diversity and Appointment Services. She sits on the board of the Singapore Art Museum and SIM Group as well as the advisory council of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Karen Loon is a Non-Executive Director and former partner at PwC Singapore with over 30 years of deep, cross-cultural experience working with local, regional and MNC organisations across Asia Pacific, particularly in Australia and Singapore. She specialises in banking, capital markets and wealth management; governance, risk management and controls; accounting, audit and financial due diligence; and organisational change, diversity and inclusion, and talent management.
Karen has worked with corporate boards throughout her professional career, and has been an independent director or committee member of corporates, professional organisations and not-for-profits for the past 17 years. She is currently an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of Bank Pictet & Cie (Asia) Ltd, Vice Chair of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Singapore Council, and a Board Member and Treasurer of INSEAD Director Network.
A passionate people and team leader, Karen is a recognised keynote speaker and panellist, and has been externally acknowledged for her work at PwC as its Asia Pacific and Singapore Diversity Leader in driving change programmes in talent diversity and inclusion.
She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, an INSEAD Certified Director, a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Directors, and has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Sweeney has 15 years of investment management experience across Asia and the US. She is currently Head of Research at Longlead Capital Partners, focusing on Asia Equities selection. Prior to this, she was the Director of Research for Fidelity International, leading analyst teams across the region. She developed strategies around investment capacity, risk management, China onshore build-out, and ESG investment integration.
Sweeney is passionate about promoting financial literacy with the underprivileged, building confidence in youths and championing diversity. She started her investment career as a Research Analyst at Fidelity. She led the recruiting, mentoring, and internship program across major Asia Universities. Sweeney is also involved in several non-profit groups such as the Asia Chapter Impact Committee of 100 Women in Finance, and is a mentor for SG Advisory for Youth. Sweeney is also a regular panel speaker with the local universities.
Sweeney holds an MBA from Boston College and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University. She previously held senior engineering positions with Hewlett Packard.
Troy is a Senior Consultant in Deloitte Risk Advisory, where he specialises in Corporate Governance and Strategic Risk services. His work includes developing compliance and ethics programmes, as well as designing and implementing governance frameworks for clients across diversified industries. He also supports the Deloitte Singapore Center for Corporate Governance in developing senior leadership programmes and facilitating dialogues on forward-thinking issues.
Being acquainted with inclusive leaders throughout the early part of his career has taught Troy the value of being authentic to himself and others. Fuelled by the passion to emulate their success, he aspires to drive initiatives that positively influence workforce dynamics across both the commercial and non-profit sectors. His focus is on empowering individuals to have access to equal opportunities for advancement, and according the recognition where due – in hope of inspiring the next generation of talent, as they face their giants with grit and deal with the unknown.