Asia Pacific Board Leadership Centre Webinar

2022 Board and Audit Committee Priorities

2022 Board and Audit Committee Priorities

KPMG’s Asia-Pacific Board Leadership Centre Webinar - 2022 Board and Audit Committee Priorities

Event Information

We are pleased to invite you to participate in KPMG’s Asia Pacific Board Leadership Centre Webinar entitled “2022 Board and Audit Committee Priorities”. This is an annual event which regularly brings leaders together.

There have been challenges and priorities shaping the board and audit committee agendas (e.g. various stages of post COVID-19 economic recoveries, consequences of the ongoing armed conflict) that bring uncertainties. In this webinar, we will discuss these and the key steps boards can take to create resilience in their organizations. We will focus on:

  • What are the top priorities for boards in 2022 and beyond? How are boards keeping pace and helping the business position itself for the future?
  • How will geopolitical risk trends and hotspots play out in the year ahead?
  • How is the ESG lens applied to the organization’s strategic thinking?


31 May 2022


10:00am – 12:00pm (Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur)

09:00am – 11:00am (Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta)


On-line panel discussion (Cisco WebEx)
Log-in details will be provided to registrants in a confirmation email.

Please note that the session will be recorded.


Board members, Audit Committee Members  and “C-level” executives.

By invitation only.

Registration will be closed on Friday, 27 May 2022.



Untitled Document

(SGT time)


Panelists / Moderators

10:00 AM

Opening address

Ma. Gracia (Monette) Diaz

10:10 AM

Board priorities in 2022

Irving Low

10:25 AM

Panel 1: Macroeconomic and geopolitical impacts on supply chains: getting governance right

Moderator: Kasturi Nathan


  • Dr. Brendan Rynne
  • Kevin Smout

11:10 AM

Panel 2: Managing board agenda, ESG issues and other risks: Board oversight

Moderator: Irving Low


  • Albert De Larrazabal
  • Kusumaningsih Angkawidjaja
  • Veerasith Sinchareonkul
  • Vera Eve Lim

11:55 AM

Concluding remarks

Neil MacNair

Presenters' Biography

BLC Leaders

Neil MacNair

Audit & Assurance
Chief Operating Officer
KPMG Asia Pacific

Ma. Gracia (Monette) Diaz

Partner, Risk Management
KPMG in the Philippines

Panel 1 | Macroeconomic and geopolitical impacts on supply chains: getting governance right

Kasturi Nathan

Head of Board Advisory Services
KPMG in Malaysia 

Dr. Brendan Rynne

Partner, Chief Economist
KPMG Australia

Kevin Smout

Global Leader, Governance, Risk & Compliance Services
KPMG Australia 

Panel 2 | Managing board agenda, ESG issues and other risks: Board oversight

Irving Low

Head of Advisory (Consulting)
KPMG in Singapore 

Albert M. de Larrazabal

Chief Finance Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Sustainability Officer
Ayala Corp

Kusumaningsih Angkawidjaja

Partner, Audit & Assurance Services
KPMG Indonesia

Veerasith Sinchareonkul

Managing Director
Sri Trang Agro-Industry Public Company Limited

Vera Eve Lim

Director & CFO
PT Bank Central Asia Tbk

BLC Country Representative

Irving Low, Head of Advisory, KPMG in Singapore

Irving Low

Partner, Head of Advisory (Consulting)
KPMG in Singapore

Irving is a Partner at KPMG in Singapore. He has been with the company for more than 28 years, having worked in both the London and Singapore offices.

As our Head of Advisory (Consulting), he is responsible for our advisory businesses and practices in management consulting and risk consulting.

Irving is part of our senior executive committee, which oversees the firm’s strategic and operational excellence, and KPMG’s Asia Pacific Leader for Board Advisory Services. His extensive experience and expertise in corporate governance span numerous corporate governance reviews for public and private organisations, amid renewed interest in the area. He is frequently invited to sit in and speak at board meetings, presentations and public forums on corporate governance.

In October 2018, Irving was appointed to the Board of the Singapore Tyler Institute (STPI) and the Advisory Board of the Singapore Management University’s School of Accountancy. The Advisory Board is tasked with providing industry relevance to the school’s curriculum and facilitating collaborative research between the faculty and industry.

He is also a member of the Governance Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and chairperson of CPA Australia’s Sub-committee for the Public Sector. 

Contact us

Join us for this lively and informative webinar. For questions regarding the event, please contact the KPMG SG BLC team.

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