Friend of Out Leadership, extraordinary professional and personal ally to LGBTQ+ people around the world, respected leader across the domestic and global banking fields, AND karaoke fan, this week’s #OutLEADER is Antony Shaw.
You may remember Tony from his roof-raising remarks at last year’s Australia Summit, where HSBC hosted the Talent Landscape Event: The Future of Work. Tony spoke eloquently about the future of the talent pool and how to create inviting environments for LGBTQ individuals. He said: “Where the tension goes, energy flows. We pride ourselves at HSBC on having a very strong social consciousness. Being in the center of these conversations about important issues surrounding equality — family support, healthcare, workplace environment — is vital to our work. Not only does it make HSBC great for the people who work here, but a great example to the people who could work here.”
As CEO of HSBC Australia and Executive Director of the HSBC Australian board, Tony brings his three decades of experience and a robust commitment to equality, diversity, and an inclusive workplace to everything he does. His deep investment in the idea that “leaders are dealers in hope,” and that they “have to hope that [they] can make a difference for our community” has been fortified by work across multiple roles within HSBC’s Markets and Securities Services (MSS) business. This includes being the head of institutional sales for Asia Pacific and the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey, covering the global and regional institutional clients of the bank across 20 markets.
As for karaoke, when you’re next in Sydney, check out the Pickled Possum (a dive karaoke bar). You may very well see Tony crooning along with the locals to a valiant rendition of John Denver’s “Country Roads.”
We celebrate Tony and are deeply grateful for his invaluable support of our mission to drive equality through the power of business.