Iona Cheng


  • Asia Pacific
  • Ethics and Compliance Consulting

Iona Cheng is a director in Control Risks’ governance, ethics and compliance consulting practice and is based in Sydney. She has a decade of experience in Asia Pacific and Europe, advising multinational clients at their headquarters and frontier markets on ethics and compliance and corporate governance issues.

She is specialised in developing practical solutions for clients to prevent, detect and manage ethics and compliance and ESG risks. Her experiences include governance and compliance risk assessment and programme development, ESG risk assessment, responsible sourcing programme review, third party and supply chain risk management, as well as training for senior management and employees.

Her project experience includes:

  • A fraud risk and maturity assessment for an insurance company’s nine business units in Asia Pacific. 
  • An anti-bribery and corruption compliance review for a European technology company at the global level and in five of its subsidiaries in Asia and Europe. 
  • An ESG risk assessment for an artificial intelligence service company in Australia.   
  • A review of food fraud risks and vulnerability in a global food company’s supply chain.
  • A review of a global food packaging firm’s responsible sourcing framework and supplier risk assessment methodologies.
  • An ethics training programme for a European industrial company’s subsidiaries in Asia Pacific. 

  • Prior to her current role, Iona lead Control Risks’ ethics and compliance consulting practice in Europe and Africa and ran Control Risks’ ethics and compliance consulting practice in Greater China and North Asia. Iona worked for several years in the financial services sector with extensive experience in conducting credit analysis and financial due diligence.

    Iona holds a certificate of Sustainable Supply Chain Management from the University of Cambridge. Iona graduated from the University of Auckland with a conjoint degree in finance and property. She is a native Chinese speaker and fluent in English and speaks conversational French and German. 


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