BRG Builds Momentum in APAC with Senior Hire in Hong Kong
New hire bolsters BRG’s global Financial Investigations and Regulatory Compliance team
BRG today announces the appointment of Steven Parker as a Principal and Head of the firm’s Financial Investigations and Regulatory Compliance for Greater China and Asia–Pacific (APAC), based in Hong Kong. He will advise clients on matters relating to forensic accounting investigations, internal controls, risk frameworks, corporate governance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-bribery compliance programmes.
Parker joins BRG from a global advisory firm, where he had been a Hong Kong-based managing director, having previously spent a decade establishing the risk advisory consulting practice of a professional services firm in APAC. He has more than 25 years of experience in the region, specialising in forensic accounting investigations, litigation support, risk management and regulatory compliance. During his career, he has conducted many assignments focused on internal audits, risk reviews/assessments and forensic accounting investigations across a wide selection of industries.
Parker’s appointment is part of BRG’s continued expansion plans in the APAC region. It follows recent news that the firm has expanded its Singapore office through two strategic senior hires. The firm now has six offices within the region.
Commenting on the announcement, Stuart Witchell, Head of BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice in APAC, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steven to the firm. His long-track record of delivering world-class advice to multinational companies and law firms adds further depth and experience to our regional offering. His appointment advances our strategy to grow BRG’s global investigations business across APAC, enabling us to service this key market.”
“I am excited to join BRG during this remarkable period of growth across APAC,” commented Parker. “Having worked in Hong Kong and Shanghai for over two decades, joining BRG to help build out its Financial Investigations and Regulatory Compliance practice is a natural next step for me. I am very much looking forward to advising BRG’s clients to ensure they understand the challenges they face in this interesting region.”