Christina Tham is the Head of Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial of the Manager, and has over 20 years of legal and regulatory work experience in Singapore.
Ms Tham has more than 25 years of professional experience in the legal and compliance field. Before joining the Manager, she was the Head of Compliance of the Singapore Exchange, where she provided strategic oversight on compliance matters and engaged the relevant regulators. Ms Tham also developed and strengthened frameworks to promote a robust compliance culture; advised on complex initiatives with significant regulatory implications; and provided assurance to the executive management team and audit committee.
Prior to that, she held key legal and compliance roles in banking and financial institutions. Some key appointments included Regional General Counsel Asia, Private Banking and Merchant Banking (Commercial Banking and Specialised Financial Services) for Fortis Bank; General Counsel, Director of Risk & Compliance, Asia & Middle East for RSA (Royal Sun Alliance) Insurance Group; and Head of Legal & Compliance, Private Client Group, DBS Bank. She practised as a lawyer and was a Partner at ShookLin & Bok (then joint ventured with Allen & Overy).
Ms Tham holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) and was admitted as a Middle Temple Barrister-at-Law in the United Kingdom in 1992, as well as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore in 1993.