Ageing Workforce Longevity Forum Speakers


Mr James Elsom, Director, Corporate Finance Advisory, Deloitte, Southeast Asia


James is a trusted corporate finance advisor to business owners and investors within the healthcare sector. James has over 11 years’ experience in both buy and sell-side M&A, due diligence, valuation, financial modelling and strategic advisory work, with a focus on private treaty transactions. James is passionate about the healthcare sector and specifically about how efficient ownership of healthcare assets can help solve some of the most complex problems within our healthcare systems.

Dr Lam Ching-Choi, BBS, JP, Member of the Executive Council, Hong Kong Special Adminstrative Region The People's Republic of China, Chairman, Elderly Commission, CEO, Haven of Hope Christian Service, Hong Kong SAR


Dr Lam is the Chief Executive Officer of Haven of Hope Christian Service and the non-official member of the Executive Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is the Chairman of the Elderly Commission, as well as the Chairman of the Community Investment & Inclusion Fund Committee and the Advisory Committee of “The Opportunities for the Elderly Project” of Social Welfare Department. Dr Lam has been honored by the HKSAR Government with the Justice of Peace in 2003 and Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2008.

Ms Ju Jiaming, Associate Director, Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing (CREA), Singapore Management University, Singapore


Jiaming is the Associate Director for CREA as of March 2017. She is responsible for designing strategy, external engagement and policy programmes for CREA while managing SLP operations. Jiaming has seven years of international work experience in economic policy analysis, economic development and higher education. Prior to joining CREA, she ran Nobel Prize economist Joseph Stiglitz’s think tank, the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, in New York, while serving as a freelance analyst on East Asia for The Economist Intelligence Unit. Jiaming obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from Durham University and her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University.

Ms Leslie Wolfe, President of Global Health, MAXIMUS, USA

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Ms. Wolfe is responsible for the Company’s United Kingdom and Canada operations, which include health insurance program administration, independent assessments, occupational health and digital wellbeing, drug information systems, workforce and disability services, and family maintenance. Under her leadership, 600+ health care professionals deliver health and wellness services to a million people, while an additional 1,200+ conduct a million face-to-face disability assessments in the U.K. MAXIMUS also serves 4.5 million residents through the Health Insurance British Columbia (Canada) program. Ms. Wolfe has a keen interest in the role of telecare and tele-monitoring to support people living with health barriers. Ms. Wolfe holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the University Of Guelph, Ontario and is a professional accountant with a Canadian accounting body. 

Ms Lisa Short, Global Economic, Business and Education Transformational Strategist, Changer Inc., Australia

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Lisa is a trusted and highly respected senior advisor and transformational strategist to Government, peak bodies and business. Through positive engagement, she has established steadfast working relationships at a global level to drive key decisions makers to enable initiatives that reshape industry, improve business growth, productivity and sustainability, and support workforce. Lisa delivers expertise in disruptive strategy, business improvement and workforce capability enablement across a wide range of industries including Ageing, Health & Care, Resources, Vocational Education, Management & Leadership, Aviation and Public Value. 

Mr Perkin Shek, Head of Savings & Retirement  Life Product & Proposition Management, Life Business Unit, AXA China  Region Insurance Company Limited, AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong SAR and China

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Perkin is the Head of Savings & Retirement of AXA Hong Kong, leading the development and design of solutions and proposition on traditional savings, investment-linked products and retirement for customers in the region. He has pioneered a long term care insurance in AXA Hong Kong that provides services and financial support for customers. He has over 20 years of experience over product development, actuarial, risk and finance. He has worked with a number of key insurers like including AIA and HSBC with experiences over regions like Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. Perkin is a qualified actuary at the Society of Actuaries, USA.

Dr Tim Henwood, PhD, Group Manager, Connected Living - Community Wellness & Lifestyle, Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) Inc, Australia


Dr Henwood is a special population exercise physiologist with 20 years research and practice experience. His work emphasises that you are never too old or unwell to benefit from exercise, and that progressive resistance and balance training are a superior health and wellness model of care for adults with disabilities in the community or nursing home setting. He is the lead research on the Australian Government supported Active@Home program and the Muscling Up Against Disability program, which have brought home and clinic based exercise solution, respectively, to adults with aged care needs. In his current role with Southern Cross Care SA & NT, he is challenging current practice through evidence translation to inform an enhanced wellness model of care.


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