Executive Director, Group Public & Regulatory Affairs, ESG

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Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
21 May 2023
01 Jun 2023
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary
The Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs sits within the Global Regulatory Affairs team and works under the supervision of the Global Head of Regulatory Affairs. The Executive Director will be expected to lead on high priority environmental, social and governance ("ESG") related issues and regulatory policy development as well as collaborate with other GPRA teams, namely Policy Analysis and Government Affairs, as well as business partners to design and operationalise government engagement with regulators, supervisory agencies, governments and institutions. This is a people leadership role and the role holder will be expected to manage a team as well as support local and regional regulatory engagement.
The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in delivering engagement programmes and possess a strong understanding of the political, regulatory and policymaking systems in the ESG space. The preferred candidate would be fluent on the key regulatory and policy issues facing a global bank and have a deep network across regulators, international organisations, global standard setters, governments and institutions.

  • Analytical leadership: lead for GPRA on regulatory affairs activity for a subset of high priority environmental, social and governance ("ESG") related issues and regulatory policy development. The issues will not be static, and will change and evolve with the ESG and financial landscape.
  • Partnership with business: to craft messages and develop content that helps deepen the understand within the regulatory community and within the Bank environment of the drivers behind key regulatory policies.
  • Engagement plan: collaborate with Business and the rest of GPRA to design and deploy against an engagement plan that helps connect the Bank with the regulatory community to position the Bank as a constructive participant in the development of regulation.
  • Senior leadership: implement the team's vision, strategy, direction and leadership to reflect exemplary regulatory relations on ESG underpinned by analysis and intelligence for senior management on forward looking risks and issues. Lead a team of ESG specialists within Group RA, acting as people leader to this team. Provide senior coverage from a RA perspective for South and South-East Asia . Help develop more junior members of the broader GPRA group.
  • Build out of GPRA: Help build out and continue to improve the existing operating model whilst working with the GPRA team to support establishing new systems, processes and governance procedures.
The Regulatory Affairs team focuses on emerging regulatory policy changes that will materially impact SCB, including for example, climate risk, transition finance, biodiversity, the blue economy and technology (where this intersects with ESG) related regulatory changes. The team will also identify, design and execute an engagement strategy with key stakeholders on regulatory policy changes, bringing together internal expertise to better position the Bank as a constructive participant. The role holder will:
  • Build and maintain an effective and constructive relationship with all key Compliance, business and functional stakeholders that is based on trust, capability and integrity, providing timely, responsive and quality support to enable the Bank to achieve its strategic objectives.
  • Support team brand and change execution including communication, education and change awareness through team products, including contribution towards the production and delivery of regulatory briefings, monthly updates on key regulatory development affairs forums.
  • Partner and collaborate with leaders to champion change, overcome barriers and maintain momentum for Regulatory Affairs priorities.
The role holder is one of the senior leaders of Group Public & Regulatory Affairs (GPRA). The Role holder will lead on ESG for the Regulatory Affairs team to efficiently and effectively deliver the following for the Bank:
  • Identify the emerging regulation related to ESG that would materially impact the Bank's business strategy;
  • Developing thematic research memo's and briefing notes for senior stakeholders, building a track record of trusted advice
  • Work with internal stakeholders to shape the Bank's policy analysis and internal and external positions;
  • Design and implement an external engagement strategy with the key regulatory policy makers, leveraging internal stakeholders and drawing on the wider 'bench' of SCB experts.
  • Prepare executive management for engagement on regulatory initiatives;
  • Assist with messaging on regulatory policy issues in collaboration with internal experts and business heads.
  • Live the commitments of our Here for good brand promise, acting as a role-model for others.
The role holder will:
  • Be an effective subject matter expert, who is able to think outside the box and collaborate across GPRA and the broader Bank and deliver on a common purpose.
  • Possess strong project management, communication and analytical capabilities.
  • Have a successful track record of operating in a partnership style and in a complex, global and matrix organisation.
  • Partner closely with GPRA and the business teams to support regulatory engagement and enable effective identification of emerging regulatory policy trends that would highly impact the Bank's business strategy.
  • Collaborate with business heads to prepare the Bank's internal and external positions vis-à-vis emerging innovation and technology regulatory policy issues.
  • Align and partner with GPRA teams to prepare speeches, briefings and other written materials including timely and succinct regulatory policy analysis and insights.
  • Work across GPRA teams to develop simple, effective new processes where needed, example working with the Policy Analysis team to refine outputs and products which will go to key constituencies.
  • Facilitate adequate management MI / trackers across all aspects of Regulatory Affairs coverage and responsibility to ensure activity is tracked, followed, regularly assessed and reported on.
People & Talent
  • Work in collaboration with CFCC as one function and with its partners.
  • Depending on the development of the broader GPRA group, role holder may be a people leader. If so, the role holder will employ, engage and retain high quality people.
  • Discuss and agree achievement objectives for direct reports and provide continuous feedback and rewards in line with their performance against those responsibilities and objectives.
  • Regularly and on a continuous basis appraise performance.
  • Proactively manage underperformance as and when needed.
  • Ensure regular and documented management meetings with direct reports.
  • Assess competency and skill of the team on an ongoing basis to ensure alignment of skill set to the risk management demands of the business and documented in Growth Plans and Learning records.
  • Ensure that team operating model meets Organisation design principles of the Group and are adequately resourced within capacity model.
  • Promote the culture and practice of compliance with compliance standards (including conducting business within regulatory requirements, and to high ethical standards) within the Bank and embed a ' Here for good' culture and the Group Code of Conduct.
Risk Management
  • Ensure proactive and timely identification, dissemination and advice of evolving regulatory changes/practices and associated risks, with proactive engagement across GPRA including Government Affairs team.
  • Collaborate with the other GPRA teams and the CFCC Management Team to anticipate horizon risks that may have a significant impact on the Bank.
  • Provide robust challenge to all relevant stakeholders where and escalate as necessary, until appropriate oversight and ownership is achieved including identifying action owners to initiate plans or a strategy which address any action needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining an appropriate risk and conduct environment.
  • Facilitate adequate management MI / trackers across all aspects of Regulatory Affairs coverage and responsibility to ensure activity is tracked, followed, regularly assessed and reported on
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key stakeholders
  • Internal stakeholders: CCIB, CPBB, Risk and Legal
  • External stakeholders: Regulators, International Organisations and Trade Associations
Other Responsibilities
  • Here for Good
  • Do the right thing: Be brave, be the change; Think client; Live with integrity
  • Never Settle:Continuously improve and innovate; Simplify; Learn from your successes and failures
  • Better together:See more in others; How can I help? Build for the long term
Our Ideal Candidate
  • 10+ years of experience and a strong track record in designing and operationalising innovative, strategic and systematic engagement activities which are measurable and aligned with the vision of GPRA.
  • University degree, preferably in Finance, Business, Legal, Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science or International Relations.
  • A successful track record of designing and implementing effective communications and regulatory affairs plans, which align with business strategy using a range of tools and channels.
  • Demonstrate ability to influence and collaborate with internal stakeholders across multiple disciplines, cultures and geographies, across an organizational footprint and levels within the Bank and with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure, successfully planning and delivering multiple projects concurrently in a dynamic environment.
  • Proven strategic planning and stakeholder engagement experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present information in a clear and compelling manner to a variety of audiences and cultures.
  • Ability to recognize and leverage opportunities to increase corporate reputation.
  • Strong judgement, excellent problem solving, organization and diplomacy skills.
  • A trusted team player with a "can-do" attitude, able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.
  • They should be able to create and execute effective employee communications and engagement to motivate employees and strengthen their understanding of the bank's strategy, goals and values.
Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • Regulatory Environment - Financial Services
  • Cross-functional Collaboration
  • Effective Communications
  • Managing Change
  • Process Improvement
  • Industry Knowledge Planning: Tactical, Strategic
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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