Ashley Alder has chaired the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) since May 2016. He is the CEO of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong.
Ashley was Chair of the IOSCO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) from 2013 until May 2016 and Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board from December 2015 to May 2016. He also chaired the IOSCO Task Force on Cross-Border Regulation, and was chair of the Task Force on Market Conduct.
Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, and practised corporate and business law. He was SFC’s Executive Director of Corporate Finance from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, where he became head of the firm’s Asia Region. He rejoined the SFC in 2011.