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Special Events, 16 June 2017

The Summer Ceilidh

Chair Natalie Stevenson

Natalie specialises in providing corporate governance, regulatory and compliance advisory for Financial Services Industries in Hong Kong as well as other offshore jurisdictions. A graduate from The University of Glasgow, Natalie is also a Founder Young Fellow of The Royal Commonwealth Society in Hong Kong. She speaks, in addition to fluent English, Cantonese and Bahasa Indonesia. Natalie is an avid tennis player and enjoys competing in triathlons.

Vice-Chair Edward Beeley Holman Fenwick Willan

Edward is an Associate in Holman Fenwick Willan's Energy & Resources department. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Durham University, where he specialised in manufacturing and logistics. After graduating in 2008, Edward spent two years as a project manager at a Danish Forbes 150 multinational, including a year posted to their Netherlands headquarters. Having decided to pursue a legal career, Edward obtained a postgraduate LLB in 2012 and relocated to Hong Kong in 2014. As a qualified lawyer, Edward draws on his technical background and commercial experience to advise leading trading houses, logistics providers and financiers on international trade. A keen yachtsman, Edward works with the other members of the Emerging Leaders Committee to strengthen links between Hong Kong's next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

BritCham Representative Heily Lai The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Member Jesse Lee Mott MacDonald

Jesse Lee has lived in Hong Kong since relocating from the UK in 2012 and currently works for Mott MacDonald where he focuses on providing technical advisory services and project control to airport & aviation projects in Asia Pacific Region. Previously an officer in the Royal Navy, an active young committee member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Hong Kong Branches, he is also studying part time in the University of Cambridge’s sustainable leadership executive master program. Jesse is a keen private pilot and mountaineer, in addition to being a member of the Royal Aero Club and British Mountaineering Council.

Member Philip McManus BT

Philip McManus works for BT where he began his career on the graduate programme, and now manages several large banking accounts across Asia, Middle East, and Africa. He has lived in Hong Kong all his life, and speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese. At the British Chamber of Commerce, Philip sits on the I&T and Emerging Leaders committees, and actively participates in events hosted by the Financial Markets and SME committees. He has a great interest in sailing, and enjoys participating in regattas across Hong Kong.

Member Robin Sillars Giles Publications

Robin is an Account Manager at Giles Publications, an Asia-based communications agency supporting many of the region’s best-known and best-loved organisations. Robin is responsible for managing all aspects of agency work across a diverse range of clients including Lane Crawford, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Swire Properties. Before moving to Hong Kong Robin was based in London where he worked for a number of PR agencies and NGOs.