Conrad read Law (Second Upper) at Bristol University in England, and was a solicitor in the City of London. He returned to Singapore in the early 1990s and practiced with Drew & Napier in Singapore. Since then, he has held regional legal and compliance roles in Asia for several international financial institutions, and has had brief intervals in non-legal capacity as a corporate banker and an investment banker (regional debt restructuring). He joined LGT Bank (the world's largest family owned and managed private banking and asset management group) in 2008, serving as its Deputy CEO for its Singapore bank and as Regional Regulatory and Legal Counsel Asia. He was conferred the designation of IBF Fellow for Compliance in November 2014 by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore.