Britcham Committees

COMMITTEES

The Chamber has seventeen specialist committees who meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues relevant to their industries. We now have over 200 members who actively participate in these groups and we encourage new members to become involved. The committees help shape the activities of the Chamber ensuring our members and their sectors are represented.

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BUSINESS ANGEL PROGRAMME Chairperson : Neil Orvay

The British Chamber’s Business Angel Committee is a well respected and leading source of advice and conduit to funding for young Hong Kong enterprises looking for initial or growth investment from our growing network of Angel investors. Since its inception, the committee has reviewed applications from hundreds of enthusiastic Hong Kong entrepreneurs, introducing many of them to a wealth of Angel Investors and Professional Advisors drawn from the membership of the British Chamber.

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BUSINESS POLICY UNIT Chairperson : Jim Taylor

The Business Policy Unit (BPU) aims to provide comment and feedback to relevant governmental, regulatory bodies and other consultative and non-governmental organisations on matters of policy that directly or indirectly impact business activities in Hong Kong.

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CHINA COMMITTEE Chairperson : Tim Summers

The aim of the Committee is to provide Chamber members with advice and insight on mainland China.

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY GROUP Chairperson : Nigel White

The aim of the Committee is to represent and promote the collective interests of the Chamber in the Construction Industry.

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CSR STEERING GROUP Chairperson : Simon Phipps

The objective of the CSR Steering Group is to accelerate members’ understanding of, contribution to, and the benefits to business from, CSR in Hong Kong.

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EDUCATION COMMITTEE Chairperson : Mark Loasby

The role of the Committee is to be an authoritative voice on educational issues that affect British business in the Hong Kong SAR.

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EMERGING LEADERS COMMITTEE Chairperson : Natalie Stevenson

Addressing the commercial needs of Emerging Leaders (ELs) through social and educational activities of value and interest. We have just launched our mentoring scheme - email heily@britcham.com to find out more!

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ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY COMMITTEE Chairperson : Helen Cochrane

An authoritative, constructive and technically-founded Committee focused on environmental and sustainability issues that have a direct or indirect effect on businesses in Hong Kong.

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FINANCIAL MARKETS COMMITTEE Chairperson : Richard Winter

The aim of the Committee is to represent and promote the collective interests of the Chamber in the Financial Services Sector, so as to keep Hong Kong at the forefront of this Sector in Asia Pacific.

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GENERAL COMMITTEE Chairperson : Mark Greenberg

Supervising all aspects of the Chamber’s work, the General Committee plays a very active role in shaping Chamber policy and its public commentary on business issues.

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HEALTHCARE COMMITTEE Chairperson : Jason Brockwell

Aim: To be an authoritative voice on healthcare issues affecting our members and on developments in the healthcare sector.

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INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE Chairperson : Les Hales

The committee comprises Chamber IT senior members representing large corporates, e-businesses, telecommunications companies, a cross section of SME representatives and specialist support services groups such as legal and compliance, Human Resources and IT related consulting firms.

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INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE FORUM Chairperson : Vincent Connor

The Forum provides members interested in outbound infrastructure with a network and point of institutional focus within the Chamber; for sharing information and market intelligence and opportunities for collaboration with local and international organisations.

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LOGISTICS COMMITTEE Chairperson : Mark Millar

The aim of the group is to represent and promote the collective interests of its members and the Chamber in all aspects of Logistics - including Shipping, Air Freight, Transport and Distribution - in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta and the Asia region.

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LUXURY AND RETAIL COMMITTEE Chairperson : Paul Redmayne-Mourad

The Luxury and Retail Committee represents and promotes the collective interests of the British luxury and retail industry in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region, including luxury brands, food & beverage, hospitality and consumer goods. The Committee contributes to the Chamber’s programme of events by actively suggesting speakers and topics on key issues and trends that arise in the luxury and retail industry.

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MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Chairperson : Tricia Weener

To provide leadership on issues and opportunities that affect marketing and communications professionals as well as their implications on the Chamber membership as a whole.

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REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE Chairperson : Jeremy Sheldon

To be the advisor on matters of real estate for the Chamber.

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SCOTTISH BUSINESS GROUP Chairperson : John Bruce

The role of the group is leveraged on the well established links between Scotland and Hong Kong.

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SMART CITIES FORUM Chairperson : Anne Kerr

To create a platform for discussion about what would make Hong Kong a smart and liveable city today and in 2050, requires a range of views, opinions and specialisms. This diversity of expertise and opinion exists across the Chamber and the Forum is aimed at bringing this together.

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SME & STARTUP COMMITTEE Chairperson : Phil Aldridge

The role of the Committee is to attract small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to join the Chamber, to represent them within it, to ensure they benefit (and perceive themselves to benefit) from membership and to ensure that their membership strengthens the position of the Chamber as representing British Business in Hong Kong.

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STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM Chairperson : Dominic Jephcott

To act as a think-tank and discussion forum addressing the strategic importance of the supply chain and associated subjects in the manufacturing and retail sectors. To share experience and knowledge on specific points of interest in a closed environment between forum members only.

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS Chairperson : Sheila Dickinson

The role of the committee is to represent the interests of the female executives of the Chamber and to provide both a business and social forum within which female members can interact.

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