Kelly Xiao is the Asia Pacific (APAC) Employment Director, Counsel, at Syneos Health. Syneos Health embraces and celebrates all employees' differences and she provides labor and employment advice to business and human resources across APAC to reflect this important value. As an Asian Australian, she believes that opportunities and mentorship are important in overcoming the racial barriers in career progression of professionals with multicultural backgrounds in Australia. She is passionate about leading with integrity and believes that in-house counsel has a critical role to play in promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace. She is the ACC Australia Young Achiever Lawyer of the Year 2019.