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Every leader has been faced with moments of crisis. However, Covid-19 has now gone well past the point of an acute corporate incident. We are entering a state of prolonged disruption and change that requires intense focus, discipline, teamwork and leadership. Resilient leaders must respond and adjust rapidly to a fluid external and internal environment; they must marshal the resources to build an effective recovery; and predict a future to prepare their organisation for a sustained and significant shift in operational and financial priorities.   


Join John Macpherson, Partner at Control Risks, as he discusses what business leaders should focus on in this crisis of unprecedented scale, how they should respond to manage the impact on their business, employees and themselves, and when they should start planning for recovery. John will share lessons from around the region, what corporates are getting right and where they are stumbling, and how to focus on building a resilient enterprise. John is a crisis response practitioner with over 15 years’ experience assisting clients in Asia manage crisis in complex operational and political environments. He has also worked with national governments on pandemic planning, information sharing and continuity of critical infrastructure in a worst case pandemic scenario.



1:00 pm – Introduction
1:10 pm – Presentation by John Macpherson
1:25 pm – Round Table
2:00 pm – End
The Speaker

John Macpherson
Partner and Head of  Crisis and Resilience, APAC
Control Risks

After a career in the Australian Government, John joined Control Risks in 2005 and is now the Partner leading Control Risks’ Asia Pacific practices for crisis readiness, response and recovery, business continuity, cyber security, business protection, security consulting and operations. He is leading Control Risks’ support to clients responding to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

John has particular experience in advising companies how to successfully manage challenging and complex risk environments, compliance and security issues. He is retained by clients as an advisor in security and risk governance and threat management, to develop and execute strategic responses to crises and disputes, operational risk and the use of technology in risk management. John is one of the region’s leading experts in responding to regulatory investigations and in commercial and labour disputes.

John was previously Head of Control Risks’ Greater China and North Asia business and was based in Shanghai from 2011-2018. Following SARS and concerns regarding H5N1, he spent 5 years as a specialist advisor to the Australian government and industry on pandemic preparedness.


The Moderator

Paul Galante
Regional Leadership Solutions Director

Paul is currently serving as Regional Leadership Solutions Director for CCL APAC. He  leads the team of internal and associate faculty and coaches in the design, development and execution of products and services across all of CCL’s business lines in the APAC region .

He is also a Lead Faculty for a number of key CCL client MNC’s both regionally and globally, principally in the industrial and FMCG sectors.  He also supports clients as a coach for executives and senior leadership teams.  He works principally with organisations building capability in strategic leadership, innovation, change, and digital transformation.

Paul joined CCL in 2006 as faculty and previously served in leadership roles in the CCL’s EMEA region first as Organizational Practice Leader, then as Director of Leadership Portfolio.

Paul has 30 years’ experience of shaping and leading consulting assignments at senior levels, with a special focus on business strategy, transformation and organizational change for large MNC’s. 

Prior to joining CCL, Paul founded his own boutique consulting group, after being a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers based in London, designing and implementing strategic change projects across Europe. Previously, he held management positions in a number of multinationals in the professional services sector in Europe and the US.

Paul is of French and Italian extraction, educated in the U.K. and U.S., and is based in Singapore.  His academic background includes a BSc in Chemistry from Queen Mary University of London, an MBA from University of California at Los Angeles, and a post-graduate certificate in Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University.  He is a Board Certified Coach and is also certified to use a number of psychometric instruments and assessment tools.  He is also a master trainer in a number of simulations and other immersive learning approaches.


Joint Learning

To ensure an engaging and beneficial discussion we encourage you to consider the topic beforehand and to prepare a few questions or experiences. You can choose to share your questions during the round table or send them to michelle@eurocham.org.sg in advance.


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