Mark has been working for Jardine Matheson for 11 years, all of which have been based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Jardines, he spent 16 years in the City in London as an investment banker with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and its predecessor, Kleinwort Benson. The Chamber provides an important interface with Government and other relevant bodies in Hong Kong, representing the views of members on key issues of interest, as well as providing information and analysis on a wide range of relevant topics. Mark would like to continue to support the good work of the Executive in delivering these objectives, as well as ensuring the Chamber best addresses the views and interests of the membership as a whole.
As Chairman of the Environment and Energy Committee (2007 – 2016), Anne has assisted in the preparation of submissions to the government on climate change, air and water quality objectives, sustainable development, the CE's policy addresses and participated in the debates on a wide range of topics of interest to Committee Members and the Community at large. She took up the Vice Chair role on the General Committee in 2016 and has continued to support various Committees including Environment and Energy Committee. In recognition of the cross-cutting nature of the smart cities agenda which is being promulgated by HK Government, Anne established the Smart City Forum which draws its membership from across the Chamber with the express intent of sharing information, informing, showing leadership and providing direction in this diverse and fast growing sector of interest, too both the public and private sectors. Her Chamber priorities for 2017/18 include focused lobbying of government in terms of ensuring an integrated approach is adopted for development initiatives and particularly those around the Smart City Agenda, as well as recognition and action on climate change and energy and water resource issues. As Global Head of Cities at Mott MacDonald Anne has access and engages with city leaders and officials in many parts of the globe and she works as an informal “ambassador” for Hong Kong’s achievements as well as bringing examples of best practice back to Hong Kong.
Peter is responsible for Standard Chartered’s Greater China and North Asia Corporate Finance business covering Greater China, Korea and Japan. This encompasses all Term Lending, Loan Syndications, Leveraged and Structured Solutions, Shipping and Aircraft Finance, M&A and Project & Export Finance. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, and serves as the Chairman of the “One Belt, One Road” Committee for the Hong Kong Association of Banks. Peter has been Vice Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce since his appointment in June 2016. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in April 2013, he spent a career of some 24 years with UBS, including, Head of Asian Equity Capital Markets, Head of Asian Investment Banking, Chief Executive of UBS Middle East and most recently Chairman of Global Capital Markets, Asia. Peter first came to Asia in 1994 to work on a large financing in Indonesia. He settled in Hong Kong in 1996 where, apart from three and a half years in the Middle East, he has lived ever since. He has a long association with the region and has worked with a large number of Hong Kong and Hong Kong based corporate and Government entities. He is a graduate of Oxford University and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Peter, who was born in India, is married with three daughters.
Andrew is the Executive Director of the Chamber and is responsible for the Chamber’s overall management, its financial status and staff. Andrew took over as Executive Director in April 2015 and has extensive experience of living and working in Hong Kong and China from his previous career in the UK Foreign Office.
Simon is a partner in KPMG in Hong Kong where provides audit, deal advisory and regulatory advice to clients in the financial services industry. Simon is KPMG’s regional lead for several of KPMG’s global clients and KPMG’s regional lead for the insurance industry. Simon joined KPMG in London in 1988 after a short stint in the family construction business. He moved with KPMG to Bangkok in 2000 and then to Hong Kong in 2002. Simon is a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and a CPA (Practicing) in Hong Kong. As honorary treasurer Simon contributes to the Chamber by overseeing all the Chamber’s financial matters. Simon is married with four children, three of whom are at school in Hong Kong.
Mr. Dodwell is a public policy consultant and former Financial Times journalist who has worked in Hong Kong for over three decades. As such, he has deep roots into the Hong Kong Government, into the Legislative Council, and the media community which can be of help to the British Chamber as it reaches out to inform and influence local policy making. He is intensively involved in think-tank work for government agencies and pro bono organisations, and has sat on a number of Government advisory bodies, positioning him well to reflect business views in general, and the views of British business in particular, in a wide range of policy areas. As Executive Director of the HK-APEC Trade Policy Group he maintains on behalf of Hong Kong Business intensive involvement in APEC-wide policy discussion on trade and investment liberalization and protectionism.
David has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 2011 and in Asia since 2008 having previously being based in Singapore. He is married with two children studying in Hong Kong. David is responsible for EY’s consulting practice in Hong Kong as well as being the lead Asia-Pacific partner for one of the firms’ largest global clients. David was responsible for EY’s admission to the Chamber as a Sterling member and is passionate around ensuring that EY contributes positively to the Chamber’s agenda across multiple fronts. He sees strong alignment between EY’s strategy in Hong Kong and Asia - Pacific and the Chambers broader aims to serve its membership.
Duncan has been in Hong Kong for nearly a quarter of a century. It is his home. He is a member of the Global Management Committee for Mayer Brown and heads the Employment and Benefits Group in Asia. His clients include many of the largest employers in Hong Kong. He is a regular commentator on draft legislation and policies relating to HR matters. Duncan has served on the General Committee of the British Chamber for the last 9 years. Before that he was a member both the Business Policy Unit and the Scottish Business Group.
Jeremy is the Managing Director of the Markets Business in Asia Pacific for Jones Lang LaSalle. He is presently the Chairman of the Chamber's Real Estate Committee. Jeremy has lived in HK for over 25 years, and in the property industry for over 31 years. In this time he has been based in Europe, the US but most significantly 23 years in HK. He brings a global perspective to the challenges faced by both occupiers and developers in HK, as China and more broadly APAC competes on the world stage. He believes that his experience and ongoing regional /global interaction with all manner of companies, as they look to set up/ rationalise their operations in Hong Kong and Asia will benefit the Chamber in its mission. He will continue to focus on the concerns/ issues that affect the Chamber members, especially as they relate to the HK Property market but also across the broader HK business environment. He is facilitating this through his active participation in the various property professional bodies of HK, such as the RICS General Practice Board, the HKIS and government relations through the daily course of business.
Rupert Hogg is Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Chairman of Air Hong Kong and Cathay Dragon. He is also a Board Director of John Swire & Sons (HK) Limited, Cathay Pacific Airways and Air China Cargo Company Limited. Mr. Hogg joined the Swire Group in 1986. He has held various management positions in the group’s operations in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom and Australia. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific Airways in May 2017, Mr. Hogg served as the Chief Operating Officer of the airline for three years. Mr. Hogg, who holds a Masters degree from Edinburgh University (MA Hons), is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport HK. He is enthusiastic to serve as a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and is confident that the many leadership roles he has played in numerous corporate and professional bodies will benefit the Chamber if he is elected to the General Committee.
Stephen Kitts is the Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Asia and a corporate M&A lawyer. Stephen lives in Hong Kong having arrived in November 2012. He quickly recognised the valuable contribution made by the Chamber to business life and is an enthusiastic supporter of its “doing business” ethos. Eversheds Sutherland is recognised as a progressive international law firm with an ambitious agenda to build its business in Greater China. Stephen believes there is real alignment between the strategic objectives of the Chamber and his firm that resulted in Eversheds Sutherland becoming a Sterling Member in 2013. Stephen sits on the Financial Markets Committee and has a keen interest in how the Chamber facilities strategic interactions between stakeholders in Hong Kong and fosters meaningful relationships with businesses in the UK. If elected, Stephen will proactively contribute to the Chamber’s activities and work with members to ensure their interests are best served.
Stuart Tait, Group General Manager and Regional Head of Commercial Banking Asia Pacific for the HSBC Group, responsible for relationships with large corporate, medium and small business clients in Asia-Pacific. Joined HSBC in 1984 and has held various positions in Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Risk and Human Resources. Previous assignments with HSBC have been based in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Susheela Rivers is head of the Real Estate Group and the Hospitality & Leisure Group for DLA Piper in Asia Pacific. She is a solicitor of England and Wales and also admitted in Hong Kong. With 25 years' experience in real estate investments and developments, hotel, retail and mixed use sectors, Susheela has been instrumental in advising on landmark developments throughout the region including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Korea, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. With a focus in real estate acquisitions/disposals, financings, developments, leases, hotels and private funding initiatives, Susheela advises international and regional private equity real estate funds, property companies, hotel groups, investment banks, retailers and hospitals on aspects of real estate transactions from structuring the investments, developments, project and investment management, real estate operation to the exit strategies. She transacts also on deals in England. Susheela has been acknowledged as Best in Real Estate by the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014. She was also named as a leading individual in the area of Real Estate by Asia Pacific Legal 500. Asia Pacific Legal 500 went on to note that Susheela "is a hospitality sector expert with deep knowledge of the real estate market". In addition, she was acknowledged as a leading lawyer in the area of Real Estate by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and Chambers Asia Pacific. Under Susheela's leadership, DLA Piper's Real Estate group is ranked as Tier 1 for Real Estate in China, Hong Kong and Thailand by Asia Pacific Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 and Tier 1 for Real Estate Funds in Hong Kong by IFLR1000. Clients say of Susheela Rivers: "She understands the issues very well and has a very commercial point of view on matters which helps get the deal done." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
Timothy is elected General Committee member and former Chairman of the Chamber's Business Policy Unit (BPU) from 2007-2016, and has led the drafting of the Chamber's Policy Address and Budget Address submissions for since 2007. Timothy was the founding Chair of the Chamber's Environment and Energy Committee and chaired this committee 2005-2007. In addition, Timothy has authored, led and contributed to hundreds of important Chamber submissions to the government on Hong Kong’s business competitiveness, environment, competition policy, minimum wage, double stamp duty, English language radio and food labelling and presented and debated these positions to the Legislative Council and their Bills Committee. Tim has also organised a wide array of speakers to address Hong Kong's key local, regional and global challenges. In 2003, Timothy founded and is presently CEO of the respected corporate governance, public affairs/government relations, public relations and political risk consultancy, Executive Counsel Limited. Timothy has worked in Hong Kong since 1990 and proudly calls Hong Kong his home. In addition to leading the drafting of the Chamber's Policy Address and Budget Submission in 2016-2017, his Chamber priorities for the coming year will include focused lobbying of government on behalf of the business community on issues including Hong Kong's medium term regional competitiveness, an overarching strategy for Hong Kong, the HK2030+ consultation and standard working hours. In 2017-2018 he hopes also to continue to contribute meaningfully to the General Committee and also the betterment of Hong Kong's corporate governance through the Chamber’s involvement.
William Lau is the Chairman of the B.S.C. Group of Companies. B.S.C. is a global supplier of kitchen and bath products, lighting and furniture, also an interior fitting out contractor. He has been past Chairman of Howden Asia (Howden is a London listed company),past Chairman of Hochtief Asia (Hochtief is listed on Xetra Germany) and past Non-Executive Director of Sands China Limited (HK Listed). He is at present Chairman of Manhattan Shower UK, Manhattan Bath Hong. William has more than 40 years of Hong Kong and China experience.
Adam O’Conor is the CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong, the group’s Asia Pacific headquarters. In this role, he is responsible for building best-practice operations and managing the reputation of the agency. With a hands-on approach, Adam oversees eight business disciplines and directs all new business and client activities, as well as managing 500 staff who look after the brands of more than 100 clients. Under Adam’s leadership, Ogilvy Hong Kong enjoys a strong reputation as the leading agency group in the region. In 2014, the company was named Marketing Magazine’s ‘Overall Agency of the Year’ for the eighth consecutive year. Adam has 20 years’ industry experience, spanning Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific. He launched his career at Ogilvy London in 1994 as a graduate trainee and has remained with the parent company in multiple roles across the world.
Chris Rawlings is Director of the British Council in Hong Kong. He joined the British Council in 1992 and has worked in a range of posts and locations. As well as working in East Africa and Southeast Asia, he was posted to India (1998-2000) before working as Strategic Adviser to the British Council’s Director-General (2000-03). He has also worked as Director of the British Council’s operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2003-2007); in Mexico (2007-2012); and in Colombia (2012-2016), with line management responsibility for Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Peru. In summer 2016 he took up his new role in Hong Kong, working with Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
Dominic is CEO and founder of Vendigital, a global supply chain consulting and procurement software company. He founded Vendigital in 2001 after many years of business management within large, global 500 corporations. Dominic is a chartered engineer and holds a masters’ degree in engineering from Cambridge University. He is a chartered member of TiE, and as an active business angel and mentor of start-ups and sits on the British Chamber’s Angel Investment Committee as well as chairman of the Chamber’s Strategic Supply Chain Forum.
Helen Cochrane, Director, Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Ltd, manages Meinhardt’s environmental and sustainability services. Helen has over 28 years of experience in all aspects of environmental assessment, management, monitoring, audit, sustainability and green building assessments and has over 22 years of experience in Hong Kong. Helen has notable expertise in directing complex multi-disciplinary environmental assessments of large infrastructure projects for both public and private clients and guiding projects through the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance process and is an active and prominent figure in the environmental services industry in Hong Kong.
Jason Brockwell is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip surgery. He is founder and medical director of asia medical specialists – a private specialist physician group serving Hong Kong, Macau and China. Jason has lived in Hong Kong for over 20 years, and plans to stay for at least as long again. He is married, with 3 children attending Hong Kong schools. With his experience of the local public and private medical systems and regular and ongoing medical practice in Guangzhou, Shanghai & Beijing, he has a broad view of the issues affecting healthcare in Hong Kong and the region.
Jim has been with China Light & Power in Hong Kong for 15 years, after moving from Melbourne, Australia. Jim is Director – Strategic Development Project at CLP Power Hong Kong, where he is responsible for supporting the company's future long term strategic development and regulatory regime. Jim has extensive senior management experience of electricity, gas and environmental issues with leading companies in both regulated and deregulated energy markets in the UK and Australia. Prior to his current role in CLP, Jim has been responsible for the company's long term strategic planning and the interface with the Hong Kong Government for the operation of the Scheme of Control, with earlier appointments covering CLP’s largest customers, energy efficiency & conservation and tariff design.
Jo has been Director for Trade & Investment since March 2014. She has done a variety of roles for the British government ranging from Private Secretary to a Minister to running large government procurements. From 2002-2006, Jo worked in the UK’s representation to the European Union in Brussels negotiating on social policy. She also worked in Government Office for London and a London Council integrating local authority, police and health services. Before leaving London to come to Hong Kong, Jo worked for 2 years in the Cabinet Office on Civil Service Reform. In her spare time, Jo is learning Mandarin and enjoys running (very slowly) and hiking.
Hill & Associates is a leading, Hong Kong headquartered, Asian based risk consultancy. John has headed up the gaming portfolio at Hill & Associates since 2003 and has significant experience in assisting both operators and investors in understanding the convoluted nature of the Asian gaming business and the individuals and corporations involved in it.
Jonathan has lived and worked in Hong Kong for the past 3 years having previously being based in different organization's throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. He is an actuary by training and has worked in various risk and finance roles within the insurance industry over the past Twenty Five years whilst his current role is a Chief Risk Officer position in the Hong Kong insurance field.
Les is the Managing Director of the Hong Kong office of CIO Connect, a London based firm that provides advisory and leadership development services to Chief Information Officers. He is also the current President of the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society. Les has over 30 years experience in IT leadership roles including IT research with Gartner in the Executive Program practice, Asia Pacific IT Director at DHL and Director of Customer Services at Unisys. Based in Hong Kong since 1984, Les is a regular contributor to IT and executive leadership media.
Mark has spent most of his career in differing forms of education. Currently the Managing Director and founding Partner of Connect Communication, he has spent the last 19 years facilitating workshops and seminars here in Hong Kong and throughout Asia Pacific. Whilst most of his training has been with large financial, legal, and corporate organisations, he has also run numerous programmes for the Hong Kong Government and various educational establishments. This includes the Hong Kong University, The HKUST, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The ESF, and The Chinese International School. Prior to his present position, Mark was a teacher. Starting off in an Inner London Comprehensive School (many years ago!), he went on to work in a special needs school in Zimbabwe, a state school in New Zealand, and finally was the Principal of a small private school in Hong Kong. Mark has been living in Hong Kong for 29 years. A graduate from Queens University, Belfast, he holds a Masters degree in Educational Management. He is married with 4 children. Three of them went through the ESF, from Primary 1 to Secondary 13, before going on to universities in England, Australia, and the USA. His fourth child is currently enjoying life at Bradbury.
Mark Millar leverages 25 years global business experience to provide value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies in Asia. His series of ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ corporate briefings, consultations and seminars help companies navigate the complex landscapes in China and ASEAN, improve the efficiency of their supply chain ecosystems and make better informed business decisions. Acknowledged as an engaging and energetic presenter, clients have engaged Mark as Speaker, Moderator, MC or Conference Chairman at over 300 events in more than 20 countries. A Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mark has been recognised in the “Who's Who of Power Players in China Supply Chain", the “Pro’s-to-Know Thought Leaders in Supply Chain” and as “One of the most Progressive People in World Logistics”.
Nicholas Loup is Chief Executive Officer of Dymon Asia Real Estate. Dymon Asia is a fast growing alternative investment manager with in excess of US$5B under management. Dymon Asia Real Estate aims to create a series of managed vehicles matching opportunities with clients both in and outbound from Asia. Nick is a General Committee member of the British Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Spinal Cord Injury Fund. He is also Chairman of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles Limited (ANREV), of which he is a founder member; Vice Chairman of the Council of China's Foreign Trade; and non-executive director of the Chelsfield Group. In 2014 he became President of the MIPIM Asia Awards Jury. Nick was Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific and a member of the Group Executive Committee and Group Board. He established operations in Asia Pacific in 1994 in Hong Kong; the company now has further offices in Tokyo and Shanghai. Previously, Nick has been a director of Asia Standard International and a non-executive director at Bridge Capital Delhi and PCD a department store business in China. He has also been a member of the World Economic Forum's Fiscal Sustainability Global Agenda Council (GAC) and on the Asia Acquisition Committee of the Tate. Prior to arriving in Asia, Nick was a director of Trafalgar House Developments, with responsibility for developments in London's West End.
Nigel became a member of the Company in 2004 when Balfour Beatty's Hong Kong operations merged with Gammon's. In 2011, he was appointed Executive Director with responsibility for the commercial function of the Gammon Group.
Paul is the Asia-Pacific head of the London high-jeweller David Morris. After graduating from King’s College London, he began working at Cartier and has since held senior positions in a number of top international jewellery houses in London, Paris and now Hong Kong in a career that has spanned over 17 years. Highly experienced with UHNWIs, his expertise lies in sales, marketing, branding and business development. Paul is the Chairman of the Luxury and Retail Committee.
Phil Aldridge is the Chair of the SME Committee and is COO of FunctionEight Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with regional offices in Singapore and New Zealand, FunctionEight provides IT Managed Services and private cloud computing solutions to SME's and Regional Offices of MNC's across the APAC region. As COO Phil heads up the product, marketing and sales functions, as well as providing technical oversight. Phil has been in Hong Kong since 1991 and having worked in various firms in positions of Regional IT manager or similar he joined FunctionEight in 2006.
Richard Winter, Executive Director of China Oceanwide International Financial Limited, a Main Board listed financial services group, and Chief Executive Officer of Oceanwide Capital, the corporate finance business of the group. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in the industry and is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Advisory Committee, Takeovers and Mergers Panel and Takeovers Appeal Committee and was member of the Stock Exchange Listing Committee from 2007 to 2013. He is Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee.
Sheila is a Senior Financial Planner with The Fry Group Hong Kong Limited and has worked in financial services for more than 30 years. Prior to moving to Hong Kong Sheila worked in the UK for a number of large insurance/investment companies both in an advisory and a managerial capacity. She specialized in providing taxation and estate planning advice and managed both private client and corporate client investment portfolios. Sheila holds the Advanced Pensions and the Advanced Taxation & Trust Specialist certificates. Sheila has worked in Hong Kong since 2006, and was Hong Kong’s Best Financial Planner of the Year 2008 at the prestigious IFPHK/SCMP Financial Planner Awards. The Awards are co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Financial Planners and the South China Morning Post. Winning this accolade attests not only to Sheila’s dedication and discipline when it comes to taking care of her clients but also to her ability and professionalism.
Tim has lived and worked in Hong Kong for the last seven years, and was here earlier from 1996 to 2001. He also spent over three years working in mainland China as British Consul-General, Chongqing. Tim now runs his own "micro enterprise", a consultancy specialising in research and advisory work on China, with a particular focus on macro and policy issues. He also engages in research for Chatham House and teaches part time at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tim has been actively engaged in the Chamber since his return to Hong Kong in 2007, and currently Chairs the Chamber's China Committee. Tim speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.
Simon Phipps has over 25 years’ experience within the insurance industry, and transferred to Hong Kong as CEO for one of the world’s largest insurance groups in 2006, before moving into strategy consulting in 2010. Having designed and implemented Hong Kong’s first ‘environmentally friendly junk’ in collaboration with students at HK University, as well as instigating numerous initiatives with NGOs across the HK SAR, Simon was invited to join BritCham’s Environment & Energy Committee in 2009. Whilst continuing to be a member of the EEC, Simon founded BritCham’s CSR Steering Group in 2012, which he also chairs.
Kate Kelly founded K2PR Limited in 2006 to focus on providing first hand advice to a small number of clients at Chairman and CEO level, drawing on over three decades of experience in Hong Kong with international PR agencies as well as senior in-house positions with companies such as The Honking and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (Peninsula Hotels). She has advised C-suite executives in multinational companies and local conglomerates in sectors as diverse as aviation, airlines, automobile, construction, culture, design, education, finance, hospitality, luxury retail, news, property, technology, tourism and trading. She chaired the Chamber’s SME Committee from 2000-1013, and is a founding and still serving member of the Scottish Business Group.