Brian Henderson

Chief Operating Officer, Baker McKenzie

Brian Henderson is Chief Operating Officer for Baker McKenzie, based in Hong Kong. Brian was born in Belfast and has previously lived and worked in London and Paris. Brian is a qualified lawyer who has spent most of his career in a variety of management roles in the legal sector.

Baker McKenzie is one of the largest law firms in the World with a strong commitment and culture of diversity and inclusion. The firm has published gender diversity targets and has achieved many of them already in Asia. Brian leads local diversity initiatives across 9 offices in Asia as a member of the Management Committee. He champions the “BakerWomen” committee and established a “BakerMen” team to work with and support them in developing the firm’s gender diversity action plan.

Brian is also Co-Chair of The Women’s Foundation Male Allies Initiative. The Male Allies are around 30 influential leaders committed to making progress on gender diversity within their organisations and to taking personal actions to promote gender diversity. We believe by opening our doors to everyone, we can benefit from the best talent. By driving concrete actions that create a more inclusive environment, we can become even more effective in everything we do.

Brian is passionate about encouraging men to see gender equity as a priority, an opportunity and a responsibility.