Built to Last: Deep Dive

Diversity and Inclusion at Senior Management Level

Built to Last: Deep Dive

Diversity and Inclusion at Senior Management Level

AustCham is thrilled to announce the second live event for organisations and individuals connected with and operating in the Built Environment sector in Hong Kong to engage in an informative forum on the practical side of implementing gender equality and diversity initiatives.

Capitalising on the momentum generated by the successful launch of ‘Built to Last – Championing Gender Equality and Diversity in the Built Environment’ in 2021, this ‘Deep Dive’ event focuses on highlighting successful diversity and inclusion practices at senior management level. 

On Thursday 17 November, the Chamber will host an 80-100 person face to face event featuring industry insiders and D&I champions to share their views and strategies for the implementation of successful policies and best practices in diversity and inclusion. The event will feature a landscape overview of D&I in the built environment sector, the opportunity for audience engagement with speakers through a question-and-answer forum, as well as in-person networking featuring canapes and drinks.

The event will:
•    Facilitate the sharing of viewpoints and best practices of leading organisations across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in Hong Kong.
•    Promote collaboration of stakeholders across industries towards the continued development of effective D&I practices.
•    Provide networking opportunities with peer-to-peer colleagues, industry experts, and sector leaders.

Who should attend?
Business, government, and academic leaders from:
•    The built environment sectors (Contractor/Consultant/ Client / Project sponsor/ Operator / developers) and Civil Society.
•    Government bodies and academics in the built environment.
•    Other sectors and civil society seeking insight and best practices to implement within their organisations.

Featuring a panel of Industry Insiders and Diversity and Inclusion Leaders, including:

•    Gigi Chao, Vice Chairman, Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd.
•    Fiona Nott, CEO, The Womens Foundation
•    Andrew Weir, Regional Senior Partner, Hong Kong / Vice Chairman, China / Global Chair, Asset Management and Real Estate, KPMG International

•    Shelley Boland, Head of Property, Asia & Consumer Private Business Banking, Standard Chartered
•    Kirsten Mundy, (Moderator), Director - Government and Infrastructure, KPMG China

The event is delivered with the generous support of our confirmed sponsors:

Gold: Leighton Asia

Silver: Arcadis, Link REIT

Bronze: Vega Global

Networking: Turner & Townsend

Venue: The Executive Centre

Knowledge Partner: KPMG International 

You can join us to showcase your company's commitment to diversity and inclusion. View the sponsorship prosectus here and contact Chloe Taylor to secure your company's involvement.

Attendance to this event is by-invitation. Interested attendees can contact AustCham to register your interest to attend at bookings@austcham.com.hk

Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Leighton Asia
Leighton Asia


Turner & Townsend
Turner & Townsend

The Executive Centre
The Executive Centre

Knowledge Partner

Bronze Sponsor

Supported By


Thu, November 17, 2022


06:00 PM - 08:30 PM



The Executive Centre



Gigi Chao
Vice Chairman | Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd.

As one of the most prominent and outspoken advocates for LGBTI rights in Asia, Gigi is cofounder of Hong Kong Marriage Equality and an advisor/board member of six LGBTIQ+ organisations including OutRight Action International (formerly the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission IGLHRC), a global organisation that has EcoSoc consultative status at the UN and reports to the UN General Assembly annually and Out Leadership a business focused equality network. As a passionate member of civic society, Gigi is the founder of Hong Kong registered charity Faith in Love Foundation, which encourages volunteerism and alleviation of poverty through scholarships, resource distribution, and emotional support for marginalised youth. She is also specialist private sector adviser for the United Nations Development Programme Being LGBTI in Asia. Gigi manages family assets and advises global organisations on diversity, inclusion, and ESG business responsibility in building social capital.

Gigi graduated from the University of Manchester, Manchester School of Architecture, England, in Architecture with Honours. Subsequently, she worked with prominent British Architect and Urban Designer Sir Terry Farrell in London and Hong Kong where she participated in projects such as Kowloon Station, Tsuen Wan West Station, and various design competition submissions for prominent iconic buildings in mainland China. In 2017 she obtained her LLB from the University of London, and studied PCLL in FinTech: Law and Regulation; payments, alternative financing and cryptoassets. In 2022 she completed her MERN full stack coding professional certificate at MIT x Pro.

Besides a background in architecture and construction, her multi-faceted experience in management and service was acquired from an early career in marketing and retail services in Hong Kong and China, during which she handled key accounts such as Rolex, Audemars Piquet, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mont Blanc, L'Oreal.

Shelley Boland
Head of Property, Asia & Consumer Private and Business Banking | Standard Chartered

Shelley is Head of Property, Asia Pacific and Head of Property Consumer, Private and Business Banking (CPBB).

She is experienced in delivering results in global financial services environment through drawing on international director experience in both banking and real estate management roles. Prior to the current role, Shelley was Head of Property, Greater China and North Asia.

Shelley joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2015 as Global Head of Workplace where her role was to develop and execute workplace strategy that links to organisational strategic objectives, while maximising commercial value. Her role was involved in strategic planning to align the real estate and facility management function with the core business. Having worked for Macquarie Group between 1994-2015, Shelley held a variety of roles integrating business groups and functions to deliver results, through developing creative solutions to market and real estate challenges.

Other experiences

• Standard Chartered Women’s Internal Network Committee Member

• “Women to Watch” The Women’s Foundation Hong Kong (Jan 2020 – Present)

• Co-Chair Global Property D&I Council (Apr 2021 – Present)

• Co-Chair Hong Kong SCB D&I Council (Feb 2021- Present)

• Director of Standard Chartered (Guangzhou) Business Management Co. Ltd (SCBM) (Sep 2020 – Present)


• Member of Urban Land Institute (May 2021 – Present)

• Member of AustCham Hong Kong (Dec 2021 – Present)

• Management Consultant - Asian Charity Services (Sep 2021 – Present)

• Committee Member of CoreNet Global (Jun 2021 – Present)


• Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Business

• Bachelor of Commerce – Management and Technology

• Leading Across Boundaries – Organizational Leadership (University of Oxford – Said Business School)

• Master Corporate Real Estate (CoreNet)

• Diploma – Board Directorship (Australian Institute of Company Directors)

Andrew Weir
Regional Senior Partner, Hong Kong / Vice Chairman, China / Global Chair, Asset Management and Real Estate | KPMG International

Andrew Weir MA, FCA, FHKSA, FIOD

Andrew is Regional Senior Partner of KPMG in Hong Kong and Vice Chairman of KPMG China. He has over 30 years' experience servicing listed companies, public bodies, investment funds and MNCs in Hong Kong, China, Asia and internationally. He has a keen interest in corporate governance, board leadership and business in the community and leads the quarterly KPMG Independent Non-Executive Directors Forum.

Andrew is a Fellow of ICAEW and HKICPA and is a Fellow and Council Member of the Institute of Directors. He is a regular speaker at forums, universities and business schools on governance and business issues.

Andrew has had a number of senior national, global and regional roles with KPMG. He is currently the Global Chairman of Asset Management and Real Estate, and ASPAC Chairman of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, which also includes the real estate, hospitality and transport sectors. Andrew also sits on the Global Client Advisory Board and is the chair of the Audit Management Board. Andrew is in the global leadership team of KPMG’s Belt & Road Centre of Excellence and chairs the UK -China corridor leading efforts in establishing greater linkages between Chinese, UK and International business and investment partners. Andrew previously was Head of Capital Markets at KPMG China and Asset Management in Asia Pacific.

Andrew was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and to sit on the Greater Bay Belt and Road Committee and chair the Global Belt and Road Forum. Andrew was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a director of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) and chairs its Governance Committee and sits on the FSDC Policy Research Committee. He previously chaired the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and sits on the advisory panels of the Securities Institute, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Andrew is Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council and Plan International and Deputy Chairman of UNESCAP on Financial Services. He is a director of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, ANREV and Community Business. He was previously Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and of Community Business Leadership Council as well as a member of the International Business Council. 

Andrew was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 for his contribution to trade and investment links between Hong Kong, China and the UK and was awarded Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors for his services to the NGO sector. He is a Justice of the Peace. 

He has an honours degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Economic Development.

Fiona Nott
CEO | The Womens Foundation

Fiona joined The Women’s Foundation as CEO in September 2017, combining her senior leadership experience with a passion for TWF’s mission to serve marginalised women and girls in Hong Kong. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, donor relations, overseeing grants and programmes, as well as government relations and community outreach. A former lawyer and Hang Seng Index company secretary, Fiona has lived in Hong Kong for over two decades having cultivated a career as a senior legal professional and adviser to a number of leading corporations in Hong Kong and around Asia including PCCW, AIA, AIG, Aviva, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery as well as SMEs, start ups and non-profit organisations.

She is the Co-Founder of Room to Read's Hong Kong Chapter and helped establish the Regional Programme office in New Delhi, India. She is Deputy Chair and a Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong (AustCham), and was Founder and Chair of its Women in Business Network. In 2015, Fiona won the People’s Choice Award for the Advancement of Women in Business at the AustCham-Westpac Australia China Business Awards. 

In 2020, Fiona was selected as the winner of the "Outstanding Achievement" award for the Women in Business Law Awards Asia 2020 for her professional accomplishments as well as advocacy and influence. In 2021, she was recognised at the AmCham Women of Influence Awards 2021 as Non-Profit Leader of the Year for her work to advance gender equality.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow (FGIA FCG) of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Chartered Governance Institute, a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Australia and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and sits on its Hong Kong Committee.


Kirsten Mundy
Director - Government, Infrastructure and ESG, KPMG | KPMG

Kirsten is a senior Management Consultant with 20 years public, private and not-for-profit sector experience. She has been resident in Hong Kong for eight years.

Kirsten is an Associate Director at a global consultancy and accounting firm in its infrastructure and government advisory practice where she leads client delivery of major transformation, efficiency and procurement programmes.

Before moving to Hong Kong, Kirsten worked in local and central government in the UK developing public policy and delivering major education, regeneration and infrastructure programmes. She has experience of working across a range of services, including education, social care, property, communications and corporate services.

Kirsten was formerly a member of the Executive Team of the UK education charity, The Talent Foundry Trust, whose mission is to increase social mobility for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.