EMERGING LEADERS COMMITTEE
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.
James works in Corporate Finance at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. After graduating from The University of Edinburgh with a Masters in Chinese, James moved to Hong Kong with Jardine Matheson Limited. He spent time working at Jardine Aviation Services and Dairy Farm before moving to his current role. James enjoys learning foreign languages, and has spent time living and working in Japan and Mainland China.
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.
Jesse Lee has lived in Hong Kong since relocating from the UK in 2012 and a Chartered Aeronautical Engineer with the Royal Aeronautical Society currently works for Cathay Pacific Airways where he focuses on procurement and supply chain management for aircraft interiors. Previously an officer in the Royal Navy, he is also studying in the University of Cambridge’s 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.
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.
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.