Leading People Through Change

Supported by Marketing & Communications Committee



Brian Henderson, Founder, Whole Business Wellness Limited

David Thomas, General Manager, Regional Head of Human Resources Asia-Pacific, HSBC



Imogen Short , Managing Director, Write the Talk (Hong Kong)


Leading People Through Change

As people leave or return to work and the global talent war rages, the employee experience is becoming critical to business success. In times of uncertainty, how do businesses and leaders engage, support and inspire their people over the long term? How can they create a narrative that adapts as the world changes? What does true health and wellness look like?
We know that the old ways of working aren’t enough and the ‘new normal’ path remains obscure. But from uncertainty, there is always opportunity to do things differently. We also know that business change driven by an emotionally engaging story is 4x more likely to succeed.

During this webinar, our panel of experts will provide advice, best practices and practical tips for creating an internal narrative that adapts, flexes and engages. We’ll look at case studies from companies who’ve overcome challenges to transform their employee experience.


About the speakers

Brian founded Whole Business Wellness in 2020 to provide multi-disciplinary wellness services to organisations using yoga, mindfulness, resilience building, culture change, design thinking and 30 years of business leadership experience to build wellness management capabilities at individual, team and organizational level. Previously, Brian was Chief Operating Officer at Baker McKenzie and at Linklaters in a variety of global leadership roles. Brian is a board member of The Women’s Foundation and was co-founding Chair of the Male Allies initiative. He was recognised for this as the 2017 American Chamber of Commerce Champion for the Advancement of Women.

Brian was born in Belfast and has previously lived and worked in London and Paris. He is a qualified lawyer, has an MBA from Cranfield University and is an accredited MBTI practitioner, Mental Health First Aider and Smart Collaboration Accelerator accredited partner. Brian and Mary have two adult children living and working in the UK and a West Highland terrier living with them in Hong Kong. Brian enjoys yoga, meditation and watersports.


David Thomas is a General Manager and the Head of Human Resources, Asia Pacific - The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He joined HSBC in May 2019.

Prior to joining to HSBC, David was the Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources, Asia at Manulife Financial (Hong Kong) since 2014.  He worked for Standard Chartered prior to joining Manulife and held a variety of positions there since 2002.  His previous roles include Global Head of Country Human Resources and Group Head, Employee Relations, Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Standard Chartered Bank (Korea), Regional Head of Human Resources (MESA and Africa), and Global Head of Organisational Effectiveness Group Functions. He has also worked at The Chase Manhattan Bank, and British Steel.

David is a Member of Joint Management Board of British Consulate in Hong Kong.

He has a Bachelor of Management Science Degree from Aston University, Birmingham, UK, and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resources Management from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. He has also attended executive development programmes at Harvard Business School, University of Oxford, Cranfield School of Management, and IMD Business School. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Personnel and Development.


About the moderator

Imogen Short is Managing Director for Write the Talk Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific hub of a UK-based story shaping agency. In this role, Imogen helps deliver transformation for bold organisations across Asia: wielding the power of narrative to propel employees along journeys that inspire, rationalise and drive business change.

Prior to this, Imogen spent over a decade in strategic communication roles across the world, working closely with leadership teams to shape strategy, increase engagement and drive growth. She is a keen trail runner and screenwriter. Her comedy short film, Sweetcorn, featured at the London International Short Film Festival and LA Comedy Film Festival last year and she’s just finished filming her new web series, Pivot, which will launch later this year. 



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5/10/2022 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
China Standard Time
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