Mr Alder has been Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission since 1 October 2011.
Currently, he is also Chairman of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and sits on the Financial Stability Board's Plenary and its Steering Committee.
Mr Alder started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984 and practised in Hong Kong for more than 20 years. He was Executive Director of the SFC's Corporate Finance Division from 2001 to 2004, when he returned to the international law firm Herbert Smith LLP as Head of Asia.
He attained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London in 1982 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Laws degree in 1983.
Mr Alder chairs the SFC's Executive Committee and Nominations Committee, and sits on the Budget Committee, Investment Committee, Advisory Committee and SFC (HKEC Listing) Committee.
He is a member of the Financial Leaders Forum, a Council Member of the Treasury Markets Association and Vice President of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.
Last update: 5 Oct 2020