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Head of Enterprise Risk Management

Date:  01-Mar-2023
Job Req ID:  2577
Company:  John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


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John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


A highly-diversified and global corporation, the Swire Group’s businesses encompass property, aviation, beverages and food chain, as well as marine and trading & industrial activities. Its core businesses are mainly focused in Asia, with its key operations in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. Within Asia, Swire's activities come under the Group's publicly quoted arm, Swire Pacific Limited, which is the largest shareholder in two Hong Kong listed companies: Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific Airways.


John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited is the holding company of the publicly-listed conglomerate, Swire Pacific Ltd. Our Group Risk Management Department is now inviting candidates to apply for the following position:



Head of Enterprise Risk Management


The role serves as a trusted advisor and business partner on risk related matters. He/She will ensure effective Group Risk Management programme is in place across the Group, and be accountable for Swire Pacific’s Business Continuity Management and the Health and Safety programmes. 



  • Steer effective design and implementation of Risk Management Framework for Swire Pacific, including identifying emerging risks, conducting regular risk assessments and following up on mitigating actions
  • Lead risk thematic reviews, develop and maintain business continuity and crisis management plans, and organise regular drills
  • Ensure key risks are completely identified and provide necessary challenge and oversight to ensure effective risk mitigations are in place
  • Design and ensure group-wide implementation of Swire Pacific Policy Governance
  • Provide risk assurance and recommendations to Board, Senior Executives, and Committees e.g. Group Risk Management Committee, and Swire Pacific Risk Management Committee
  • Give support, as trusted advisor and business partner, to Senior Executives in risk-based decision making and help businesses achieve strategic objectives
  • Demonstrate thought leadership amongst ERM Community, and provide counsel to operating companies’ risk management capabilities and practices
  • Oversee the Swire Pacific Health and Safety Programme and provide regular reporting and assurance to Board / Risk Committees
  • Act as Secretary to the Risk Sub-Committees, to propose agendas and ensure members are effectively acting in their second line capacity


  • Bachelor’s degree or above, in engineering, health & safety, business or risk management or related discipline
  • At least 15 years of risk management experience, working in multinational companies, financial services companies or conglomerates at group or regional level
  • Sound knowledge of Risk Management Frameworks, and Health and Safety programmes
  • Proven track record in project management and change management 
  • Strong consulting skills, and the ability to influence and engage senior stakeholders
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English. Proficiency in Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) is highly desirable



At Swire, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our people regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious or political beliefs. We believe in creating an environment where people feel comfortable at work and are able to realise their full potential.

We offer a competitive package to the right candidate. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position, you can send your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’. We will contact all shortlisted candidates.



The Swire group is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be used exclusively for selection purposes and handled confidentially by authorised personnel only. Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group (please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other positions within the group.) Following the data privacy ordinance, all unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.

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