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Meet Stephen, voted one of the most influential in-house communications professional and learn the intricacies of media relations and more!
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Mr Stephen Forshaw joined Temasek in April 2011 as Managing Director, Corporate Affairs (his title was changed in 2018 to Head, Public Affairs). He leads a team responsible for overseeing the brand identity and corporate communications for Temasek, including media relations, institutional and transaction communications, brand identity, Temasek’s social and digital communications assets and production of its annual report.
In 2013, he was concurrently appointed as Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, responsible for market coverage of investment activities and representing the company to stakeholders in those markets.
Prior to joining Temasek, Stephen was Senior Director, Corporate Communications for Microsoft Corporation based in Singapore, where he was responsible for internal and external communications throughout Asia and the Pacific.
From 2000 to 2009, Stephen was with Singapore Airlines where he was responsible for Public Affairs; initially in Australia, relocating to Singapore in 2004 to head the airline’s global public affairs function.
Stephen also served as Chief of Staff in the Office of Gary Humphries MLA (Deputy Minister, Attorney-General and Treasurer of the Australian Capital Territory – Canberra, Australia). He was a political and campaign adviser during several local and Federal elections in Australia.
Stephen holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Council of Singapore University of Technology and Design’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has previously served as President of the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore.
Stephen is a board member of Mandai Park Holdings Pte Ltd, (the parent company of the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park); and a board member, and chair of two board committees, of Australia’s Real Pet Food Company.
In 2018, Stephen was recognised by The Holmes Report, an industry journal covering the communications profession, with an Individual Achievement Award for his contribution to the profession. He had been recognised by The Holmes Report for several years as one of the 100 most influential in-house communications professionals in the world, and by PR Week as one of the Top 500 Public Relations Professionals. In 2018 and 2019, he was named on The Holmes Report “Crossover” List, recognising inhouse communications professionals who have crossed over into senior commercial leadership roles in their organisations.
Stephen is a dual national of Australia and Ireland, and a Permanent Resident of Singapore.
He has lived in Singapore since 2004.
All volunteer hours must be completed between 1st Oct 2019 to 1 Apr 2020.
Cost per person is $15 (Full-time students aged 25 or below)/ $25 (General Participants) to support the running costs of our charity and our mission to make volunteerism mainstream.
Dinner will be held on 8 Apr 2020, 7pm to 9.30pm at Raffles Family Office Singapore.
Special thanks to our Asia Partner - WorkTech
WorkTech is a platform that combines workspace, business network, corporate services and resources, aiming at helping SMEs soft-landing into Southeast Asian markets. It connects clients to a cross-border business community, helping them enter global markets for greater business opportunities. WorkTech focuses on building ecosystems for different industries, especially emerging industries such as blockchain, community banks and technologies etc. Headquartered in Hong Kong, WorkTech also has presences globally. Each WorkTech location has a different positioning and is customized according to local industry trends and communities. For example, our location in Singapore serves as a wealth management hub; where Taipei specializes in start-ups and FinTech.
Dinner with Stephen Forshaw (8 Apr 2020)
Dinner will be held on 8 Apr 2020 at 6:15pm to 9:00pm in Raffles Family Office.