Major Roles and Functions of the Board

Updated: 11 Mar 2016

The Board plays a central supporting and supervisory role in HKEX’s corporate governance structure, provides leadership and guidance to the Group’s activities, and oversees the execution of the Group’s business strategies. In fulfilling HKEX’s Public Responsibilities and Corporate Responsibilities, the Board leads and supervises the Group’s management to act in the interest of the public as well as its shareholders, but in case of conflict, the former shall prevail. The Board’s roles and functions are set out clearly in the Board’s terms of reference which are reviewed regularly and incorporated in the Director's Handbook. Specific matters reserved for the Board’s consideration and decision are –