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Brian Henderson

LEADERSHIP, OPERATIONS, DEI, WELLNESS ADVISOR​

About

30 years international management experience in the legal sector, across Europe and Asia. Business founder. DEI and Mental Health advocate and change maker.

Principle roles focused as an international law firm COO, with detailed experience in leadership, strategy, mergers and integration, joint ventures, restructuring, change management, operations, HR, DEI and wellness.

Relevant Work Experience

FOUNDER, WHOLE BUSINESS WELLNESS

  • Established Whole Business Wellness to provide holistic corporate wellness services
  • Collaborative model working with a number of associate partners to deliver wellness services at individual, team and organisation level
  • Global thought leader on corporate wellness strategy
  • Focus on inclusive leadership as a pre-requisite to a mentally healthy culture

COO, BAKER MACKENZIE

  • Covering Asia region, based in Hong Kong
  • Member of the regional Management Committee for 8.5 years
  • Heavily involved in negotiating and integrating the merger of NE and SE Asia
  • Key role in developing regional and global China strategy, including the first JV between an international firm and a Chinese firm
  • Korea market entry strategy and office establishment
  • Lead role in global back office restructuring
  • Moved 600 people from offices in Central to Quarry Bay
  • Developed a strong leadership team across all offices and functions
  • Established partnership matters team and business management function

VARIOUS POSITIONS, LIKLATERS

  • Global roles based in London and Paris
  • Strategy; mergers; JVs; integration; office opening
  • Budgeting and business planning
  • Business unit performance reviews
  • Practice Management and restructuring
  • Legal Process Outsourcing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Coaching faculty and steering group
  • Leadership development program facilitator

BOARD MEMBERS, THE WOMEN'S FOUNDATION​

  • Board member since 2019
  • Co-Founder of the Male Allies Program
  • Member of the Male Allies Leadership Council
  • Regular speaker and panellist on DEI issues
Qualifications
  • MA Law
  • MBA
  • FT Non-Executive Director Diploma
  • MBTI Part 1 Practitioner
  • Smart Collaboration
    Accelerator Accredited
    Partner
  • Mental Health First Aid
Awards
  • AMCHAM Champion for
    the Advancement of
    Women 2017
  • InsideOut Leaderboard Role Model 2021