Global guardians — the employer’s duty of care in overseas assignments

Expatriate employees often face unique challenges when working abroad that can impact their health, safety, and overall well-being. As such, it is critical for companies to have a strong duty of care program in place, to ensure your assignees and their loved ones are protected and supported whilst on assignment in the event of an emergency.

To bring attention to this important issue, Santa Fe Relocation will partner Dentons Rodyk to host an in-person event focused on various activities and discussions to share with you the importance of duty of care, scenario planning and how companies can create more effective programs to support their assignees.


Expert insight: companies’ legal and ethical obligations and best practices for creating effective duty of care programs.
Panel discussion: various stakeholders, including Senior HR mobility leaders, a lawyer, and emergency experts, to share real-life situations, risk management and emergency response planning.
Round table workshop: a chance to gain practical tips in applying the duty of care concepts in real-world scenarios and share your learnings.
Networking: provide opportunities to network and share best practices.


Elizabeth Keller, Head of International Mobility & Immigration, Standard Chartered Bank 

Elizabeth joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2016 and has over 20 years’ experience in the relocation business, 8 of which have been spent in Asia, with extensive knowledge and experience in Assignment Management from both an in-house and vendor perspective. Prior to joining SCB, Elizabeth was with Barclays Bank Plc, Goldman Sachs and Paragon Relocation Services, dedicated to their Caterpillar Inc account. Currently based in Singapore, Elizabeth has also lived and worked in Japan and Australia and has had a number of Short Term Assignments in the USA.

Nidia Knight, Group General Manager, International SOS

Nidia is a senior Global Mobility and International HR professional and seasoned expatriate, with over 18 years’ experience in Human Capital and International HR. Delivered in culturally diverse locations, having lived and worked in Portugal, UAE, China, Australia, Germany and is currently based in Singapore. Highly enthusiastic and known for operational excellence, building extremely effective teams, transforming ideas into workable solutions and delivering high quality ideas, focused on organizational and business needs.”

Huai Yuan Chia, Partner, Dentons Rodyk

Huan Yuan is a Lawyer in Dentons’ Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice groups. He has represented clients in all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal, Singapore’s highest court, and in arbitration proceedings. His Experience spans a wide range of contentious and non-contentious civil and commercial matters, including international and domestic commercial disputes breaches of directors’ duties, claims for breach of trust, insurance claims, employment and labour disputes, non-compete disputes, professional negligence, medical negligence, personal injury claims and judicial review and regularly advises institutional clients on legal matters

Supported by: Dentons Rodyk


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