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Session Speakers and Moderators

Mr Matt Bartoldus | Aon Cyber Solutions, Aon (HONG KONG, SAR)

Matt Bartoldus is an information governance, risk management and compliance professional with over 18 years of experience managing and delivering information security projects.

Based out of Hong Kong, Matt is one of the co-founding directors of Gotham Digital Science (GDS), a Stroz Friedberg company and part of the Aon group.

Matt has several years of experience advising multi-national organisations across Europe and The Americas around information security within business methods and processes. Over the years, service delivery experience spans the scope of IT and Cyber Security audits; security penetration and vulnerability assessments; regulatory compliance and information security governance consulting; policy and standard development; and security business transformation. In addition, Matt has spoken at several industry conferences, was an early contributor to the OWASP OpenSAMM project, and an active member within the information security industry.

Since its inception in the UK, Matt has worked closely with the CREST organisation, a not for profit organisation that serves the needs of a technical information security marketplace. As an early member company, Matt has overseen Gotham Digital Science’s membership and participation within CREST; including speaking at CREST’s annual conference, CRESTCon. Within Gotham Digital Science, Matt maintains the relationship with the Bank of England as an approved CBEST provider in the UK.

Mr C M Chan | The Law Society of Hong Kong (HONG KONG, SAR)

Mr C.M. Chan first joined the Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong in February 2016 and has since been involved in the work of Standing Committee on Compliance, Standing Committee on Practitioners Affairs, Standing Committee on Standards and Development, Public Policy Committee and various other committees. Mr Chan was the founding chairman of In-House Lawyers Committee. He was nominated to represent the Law Society in the International Bar Association Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (2007 – 2012) and LAWASIA as Country Councillor (2016 – 2018). He currently serves on a number of statutory bodies, including the Board of Review (Inland Revenue) and the Committee on Provision of Space in the Legal Hub.

Mr Chan is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong (1997) and England and Wales (2002). He is also a Civil Celebrant, Registered Financial Planner, and Chartered Tax Advisor. Mr Chan holds an LLM degree from London School of Economics, an MBA degree from the University of Oxford and an MPA degree from Harvard University.

Mr Chan had practised in a notable law firm, where he advised high net-worth clients and corporations in relation to their asset management, trust, succession and tax planning matters. Thereafter, he became a legal adviser of different Family Offices for prominent families. Mr Chan is now a General Counsel of an investment company.

Mr Nick Chan MH | The Law Society of Hong Kong (HONG KONG, SAR)

Nick Chan, recipient of a Medal of Honour from the Hong Kong Government, is a Technology Lawyer with a deep technical background, having a computer science degree and studied Artificial Intelligence. He served in-house at two Fortune 100 technology companies AT&T and Cisco Systems where he had regional responsibilities. Nick is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, a top ten most global law firm with 47 offices in 20 countries.

Nick is the Chairman of eBRAM Centre, a joint community LawTech effort to provide better and more cost-efficient access to justice by adopting and deploying the latest technology and solid legal knowledge.

Nick is devoted to advance the Rule of Law, innovation, technology, education and the broader community, serving as Legal Aid Services Council member, Law Society Council Member and Vice Chairman of InnoTech Committee and Belt and Road Committee, as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Council Member, Vice Chairman of Knowledge Transfer Committee and IPO Industrial Fellowship Enrichment Program Fellow, and as Chairman and committee member for several Hong Kong Government appeal boards, as committee member serving on academic boards at CityU and HKU, and serves on the Entrepreneurship Programme Management Committee for PolyU. Nick also serves as advisory committee member of the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Venture Fund.

Ms Ming Chung | Aon (HONG KONG, SAR)

Ming Chung is the Account Director and Legal Officer of Essar Insurance Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aon. Essar is the appointed Manager of the Professional Indemnity Scheme of Hong Kong solicitors. Ming was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2003 and joined Essar in 2012. Before joining Essar, she worked in private practice specialising in commercial litigation and worked on a wide range of Professional Indemnity Scheme related matters. Ming supervises the claims handling and administration function of the Scheme as well as the broking services provided to the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Mr Andy Cohen | Finity Consulting (AUSTRALIA)

Andy is a Principal at Finity Consulting, the largest general insurance actuarial consultancy in Australia. He has over 30 years’ experience in the General Insurance industry.

Andy has worked extensively in a wide variety of areas including Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Personal Lines, Travel and Reinsurance. He has provided advice to insurers, reinsurers, self-insurers and government entities in a range of areas including risk appetite, risk pooling, claims estimation, pricing, capital management and reinsurance/insurance strategy.

Prior to moving from the UK to Australia, Andy worked for a London Market reinsurer (now part of Swiss Re) and he was also a Lloyd’s broker with Aon.

Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and has a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Statistics.

Dr James Ding | Inclusive Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Office (IDAR Office), Department of Justice (HONG KONG, SAR)

Dr James Ding is a Principal Government Counsel and the Commissioner of Inclusive Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Office, Department of Justice, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. He advises the government on various public and private international law issues, and participates in international negotiations. He has published on different subjects of international law and international cooperation and has given various presentations at international and regional law conferences, including more recently, the UNCITRAL 50th Anniversary Congress and the 2nd UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit in 2017, various APEC workshops in 2018 and the UNCITRAL Public-Private Partnerships Conference in January 2019.

Dr Ding has also held positions in different international bodies. He was seconded to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) in the Netherlands from 2001-2002. He was a member of the Drafting Committee for the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance in 2007 and an independent expert of the UNESCO-UNIDROIT Expert Committee on States’ Ownership on Cultural Heritage from 2010-2011. He was the Chair of the HCCH Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Apostille Convention in 2016 and the Chair of the HCCH Working Group on the Authentication of Documents Generated by Supranational and Intergovernmental Organisations in 2017. He is currently the Convenor for the APEC Economic Committee Friends of the Chair on Strengthening Economic and Legal Infrastructure (SELI). He has also been appointed as the next Chair of the APEC Economic Committee from 2020-2021.

He obtained LL.B. (Hons) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Distinction) from the University of Hong Kong, LL.M. from Kyushu University, Japan (under the Japanese Government Monbusho scholarship) and Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia. He became a barrister in Hong Kong in 1997 and joined the Department of Justice in 1999. He also taught on a part-time basis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong and the Open University of Hong Kong between 1998 and 1999.

Mr Glenn Ferguson AM | Chairman, Lexon Insurance (AUSTRALIA)

Glenn Ferguson is Managing Director of Ferguson Cannon Lawyers. He is a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland.

He is a Past President of LAWASIA, the Law Council of Australia ad the Queensland Law Society. He an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of the Sunshine Coast and an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law.

He is a Founding Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the College of Law and a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Notaries.

He is Chair of Lexon Insurance and a former Chair of WorkCover Queensland. Glenn has also held or continues to hold a number of board positions in both the public and private sector in the insurance, superannuation, education, sport, security, charity and information technology areas.

The Queensland Premier selected him in 2004 to Chair Smart Exports Queensland. He has been appointed by both Federal and State Governments to various advisory boards and task forces in the legal, migration and business sectors.

In 2010 he was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Expert Panel to consider the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Constitution.

In the 2015 Australia Day Honours, Glenn was made a Member of the Order of Australia “For significant service to the law and to the legal profession, both nationally and in the Asia-Pacific region, and to the community”.

Mr Malcolm Heath | Lawcover (AUSTRALIA)

Mr Malcolm Heath was appointed Legal Risk Manager in August 2012. In this role, he conducts practice management risk reviews of law practices involving onsite visits and interviews with practice principals, employed solicitors and senior staff.

Mr Heath promotes risk management strategies through the Lawcover Risk Management Education Program workshops for principals, on-site at law practices’ seminars and retreats, at the compulsory professional development courses of The Law Society of New South Wales, regional law societies’ continuing legal education programmes and other means. Mr Heath also presents Lawcover’s ‘Short Minutes’ videos.

Prior to joining Lawcover, Mr Heath ran his own company for 20 years which researched and produced training programs and he consulted to the general insurance industry and the legal profession.

Mr John Kunzler | Marsh (UNITED KINGDOM)

John specialises in risk and claim reduction in the FINPRO PI area at Marsh London and delivers risk management advice and consultancy for UK and global law firm clients.

By working with law firms and analysing claim data and legal processes, John develops risk management content and workshops for practice groups focused on particular areas of work, or more generally across firms.

John joined Marsh in 2012 from Travelers, where he was the UK and Europe Senior Product Manager for PI. Prior to that role, John managed the in-house claims teams at Travelers, and at the England & Wales Solicitors Indemnity Fund, and worked in private practice for 7 years.

John has experience with Professional Indemnity for Solicitors, Surveyors, Architects, Technology companies, Local Government, and Financial Advisers.

John is a Solicitor and has a postgraduate degree in Management from Guildhall University.

Mr Stephen Morgan | Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company (HONG KONG, SAR)

Stephen Morgan is a Director of reactive cyber security services operating out of the Aon Hong Kong office, where he provides digital forensic, incident response and IT security guidance for civil and criminal litigations, regulatory matters and internal investigations.

Mr Morgan’s recent notable casework includes acting as the primary technical contact for a large-scale investigation by the Metropolitan Police, covering the handling and imaging of thousands of devices for keyword search and review. The investigation required he develop novel methods of data capture to search and categorise multiple petabytes of network data.

Mr Morgan also recently provided forensic analysis and testimony in United States court, contributing to the conclusion of a lawsuit in a significant out of court settlement; and acted as a lead technical advisor to a management team in quantifying, securing and forensically imaging the IT infrastructure within a business being forcibly acquired by majority shareholders.

In addition to preparing numerous expert witness reports and statements, Mr Morgan has assisted operations run by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and has executed Delivery Up orders.

Experienced in covert imaging operations, Mr Morgan has consulted on high-profile cases both domestically as well as internationally, which have taken him to the United States, Monaco, Nigeria, and Ghana. He has been the lead consultant on a number of technically varied cases.

Mr Morgan’s certifications include GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), Carbon Black Defense Associate Analyst, EnCase Certified Examiner and GIAC Security Essentials Certificate GSEC.

Mr Amirali Nasir | The Law Society of Hong Kong (HONG KONG, SAR)

Mr Amirali B. Nasir first joined the Law Society Council in 2005 and has since been involved in the work of Standing Committee on Practitioners Affairs, Standing Committee on Policy and Resources, Standing Committee on Compliance, Standing Committee on External Affairs, Belt and Road Committee, Guidance Committee, Consents Committee, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee, International Legal Affairs Committee, Innotech Committee, Working Party on Islamic Finance and various other committees. Mr Nasir was elected as Vice-President of the Law Society in 2016 and re-elected in 2017.

Mr Nasir is the founder of Nasirs Solicitors. His main areas of practice are litigation, company, commercial, Islamic finance, property, trusts and notarial services.

Mr Nasir was educated in, and first qualified as a solicitor, in London, UK. He moved to Hong Kong and first practised as a solicitor at a prominent local firm of solicitors after which he established the firm of AB Nasir & Co later renamed NASIRS. In addition to his practise as a Solicitor in Hong Kong, he is enrolled as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a Notary Public by faculty granted in Hong Kong and in England and Wales. Mr Nasir is also a trustee of a local charitable trust serving the local community in all aspects of life. Mr Nasir was appointed a Justice of the Peace in July 2005.

Mr Rob Russell | Lockton Asia (THAILAND)

Rob is Regional Director of Lockton’s Financial Services practice in Asia responsible for providing guidance and support to Lockton’s Asia offices as well as driving growth in various classes of insurance including Executive and Financial Risks, Cyber & Technology, Professional Indemnity and Medical Malpractice. He is based in Bangkok, Thailand. He has also lived and worked in Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore since 2002.

Prior to joining Lockton, Rob was with Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) for 9 years. His most recent role was Head of Financial Lines and Account Director for the Malaysia Bar Council’s PII Scheme.

Prior to moving to Kuala Lumpur in 2014, Rob was the first Country Manager for JLT Vietnam where he led the operation since its establishment in 2009. Rob started with JLT in Singapore as Regional Manager for their Risk Consulting practice in 2007.
Prior to coming to Asia, Rob worked for several years in London in the investment banking industry in operational and credit risk management.
Rob holds an MBA from the University of Surrey, England and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Insurance.

Mr Michael Tidball | The Law Society of New South Wales (AUSTRALIA)

Michael Tidball was appointed Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of LAWASIA in 2013.

Mr Tidball has an impressive background in policy, executive leadership, project management and consultancy across both the public and private sectors. Prior to his work in the legal industry, Mr Tidball served as a Senior Ministerial Advisor to the New South Wales Government, worked as a departmental leader in financial services, and held a Senior Executive role in the Chief Minister’s Department of the Australian Capital Territory Government.

In 2006, Mr Tidball was appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Law Society of New South Wales, the largest legal professional association in Australia. He currently remains in this position, contributing to the strong organisational relations between the Law Society and LAWASIA. Mr Tidball also maintains his roles as a Director of Lawcover Insurance and member of QL’s Board of Management.

LAWASIA continues to benefit from Mr Tidball’s proactive approach to corporate governance, as well as his genuine commitment to advancing the rule of law, international collaboration and the status of the legal profession in the Asia Pacific.

Mr Ben Wootliff | Control Risks (HONG KONG, SAR)

Ben Wootliff is head of Control Risks Cyber Security practice in Asia. In addition to managing cyber security projects for clients, and developing methodologies and product offerings, Ben leads the cyber security strategy for Control Risks in Asia.

Prior to this Ben was the General Manager of Control Risks Hong Kong where he had oversight of a range of investigative, crisis and security management, and political risk projects. He has also managed corporate investigations teams in Europe and Asia, including managing the corporate investigations business in Greater China and North Asia.

Ben’s recent projects include:
• Cyber due diligence, focusing on the information security integrity of an acquisition target, for a major US private equity firm.
• Advising a global resources company on their response to wide ranging cyber breaches and security failings, analysing threat actors, and advising on subsequent remediation.
• Threat and maturity assessment for an Asian financial services company, including devising a roadmap for remediation and improvement.
• Managing industry wide crisis management exercises for the financial services sector
• Advising on a number of multimillion-dollar cyber enabled frauds, including strategies for recovery of assets.

Prior to moving to Asia, Ben managed Control Risks’ corporate investigations financial services practice in London, which was responsible for the company’s relations with investment banks, private equity firms and asset managers. Ben’s opinions on cyber security, as well investment risks, corruption and compliance are regularly cited in the financial media.

Before joining Control Risks he was a journalist specialising in business and finance. He has worked for numerous publications including Bloomberg News, Institutional Investor, Financial News, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Business. He has also been published in numerous other publications including the Sunday Times and Observer. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree in modern history and political science.

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