BUSINESS POLICY UNIT

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. Read More

Chair Jim Taylor CLP
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Jim has been with China Light & Power in Hong Kong for close to 14 years, after moving from Melbourne, Australia. Jim is Project Director – Strategic Development 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 and conservation and tariff design.

Vice-Chair Marcello De Guisa KPMG
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Marcello is KPMG’s Hong Kong Government and Public Sector Leader. He has over 25 years of consulting experience, and has been based in Hong Kong for more than 12 years. Marcello specialises in policy and strategy (corporate and business) formulation and implementation, boardroom consulting, the provision of sector expertise for transactions, infrastructure procurement strategy and advice, organisation design and effectiveness, and performance improvement across both the public and private sectors. His clients include both Hong Kong and overseas government departments, statutory bodies, higher education institutions, regulators, the United Nations, justice organisations (police forces, courts, and prosecutors), trade associations, healthcare providers, insurance companies and multi-nations that are keen to influence government policy.

BritCham Representative Hugo Deacon The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
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Hugo's role is to facilitate, monitor and coordinate the development of the Chamber’s business policy activities, and promote the best interests of the Chamber. Hugo is the point of contact between overseas British Chambers of Commerce, as well as British business organisations. He also looks after the Financial Markets Committee, China Committee, Environment & Energy Committee, and Business Policy Unit.

Member Alan Child Knight Frank
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Alan Child is the Chairman of Knight Frank in Greater China. He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 40 years’ experience in the property markets. Alan is responsible for the development of Knight Frank’s business strategy throughout Hong Kong and China where he has been based for over 30 years. He has worked in both the government and private sectors specialising in areas of land resumption, development and management. Alan worked on numerous development consultancy projects and studies as well as providing advice on feasibility assessments, land grants, lease modifications, rating & valuations and other aspects of due diligence for public and private funds.

 
Member Andrew Sheppard
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Member Andrew Work Harbour Times & New Work Media
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Andrew Work is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Harbour Times, the flagship of New Work Media. New Work Media is a trade media firm serving industries including Hong Kong government and politics, diplomacy and the self-storage association. The firm also works with major corporations on in-house publications. He is also a Co-Founder Founder of The Lion Rock Institute, Hong Kong's first economic think tank. He was the Executive Director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, instrumental in growing membership and advancing business policy objectives. He has lived in Hong Kong since 1996. He is a graduate of McGill University (B.Sc.) and the University of Victoria (MBA).

Member Anthony Hope HSBC
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Anthony Hope is Asia-Pacific Head of Strategic Analysis for HSBC’s Financial Intelligence Unit. He is also a Director at MatrixVision, a virtual currency compliance company. Prior to arriving in Hong Kong, Anthony served for seven years with the UK Government and held various positions with both HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs, including leading the European Finance and EU Budget 2014-2020 Negotiations Teams. He has extensive legislative, policy and project management expertise, having taken the UK’s Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill 2010 through the UK Parliament and helped to re-write the UK’s policy on residence and domicile taxation. Anthony holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

Member Anne Kerr Mott MacDonald
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Dr Anne Kerr, Director for Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited, has over 25 years experience in water engineering and environmental assessment and management. Anne is a key member of the firm's successful water and environment division in Hong Kong and one of the most experienced environment and sustainable development professionals in the SAR. Anne participated in and contributed to the development of the Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment processes in Hong Kong, and has developed the associated legislation and assessment criteria now embedded in the EIA Ordinance. Anne works on diverse range of projects including Lenders Technical Advisory roles for airport, port and maritime projects, hotel, recreational and luxury development projects, developments leading to carbon neutrality for towns, transport strategies or mixed use developments, and for the energy and power section.

 
Member Arthur Yu Executive Counsel
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Member David Ellis Mayer Brown JSM
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David Ellis is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. His work focuses on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial transactions with particular emphasis on the real estate sector.

Member Frances Moffet-Kouadio Department for International Trade
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Frances joined DTI (now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills-BIS) as a fast-streamer in 2001, following a successful teaching career. At DTI she led on an EU Directive, wrote the Departments first Equality Impact Assessment and worked on the Business Support transformation programme, before joining UK Trade & Investment in 2004. Frances has a range of experience in different markets, including Iraq, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa and has been the Director of Trade & Investment at the British Embassy Abu Dhabi for the last three years.

Member Gary Bukowicki G4S Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd
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Gary Bukowicki is the Executive Director for G4S Security Systems Hong Kong Ltd which was establish in 2004, Gary joined G4S in 2006 through the purchase of Security Systems Far East Ltd where he was previously the Managing Director where he had worked since 1991 in many areas including technical (in service and installation) project management and sales, through to senior management. He brings over 40 years experiences of security from his military background in the Royal Navy (United Kingdom Military of Defense) where he was a control Electrical mechanic working on weapon system’s and internal communication systems.

Member Helen Cochrane Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Ltd
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Helen Cochrane, Director, Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Ltd, manages Meinhardt’s environmental and sustainability services. Helen has over 27 years of experience in all aspects of environmental assessment, management, monitoring, audit, sustainability and green building assessments and has nearly 20 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.

Member Hilary Cordell Cordells
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Hilary has over 25 years' experience in Hong Kong and Asia acting on the acquisition, funding, development and disposal of infrastructure, commercial and investment properties. These include theme parks and resorts, container terminals and other infrastructure facilities, industrial plants, retail parks and malls, high tech industrial estates, data centres and commercial and residential developments. Hilary regularly advises with regard to land grants, projects, concession arrangements, environmental and planning issues and other regulatory issues. She also has substantial experience in occupational leasing and rent valuation. Hilary’s experience encompasses many jurisdictions in Asia including, in particular, the PRC, Singapore and India. She also has experience in PRC, India, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Korea.

 
Member Jonathan Berney Changepoint Limited
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Member Karan Talwar KPMG
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Karan is an Audit Principal at KPMG China, based in Hong Kong for over 8 years. Karan previously worked with KPMG India based in Mumbai and with HSBC for a few years. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Accountants of India and holds a degree in Commerce & Economics. Karan has extensive experience in audits and has advised on a number of mergers and acquisition transactions. His core sectors include infrastructure, shipping, ports, forwarding and logistics and consumer product corporations. He is also a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s Logistics Committee.

Member Kevin Moore Agile8 Consulting Ltd
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Kevin Moore is the Chief Executive at Agile8 Consulting, a leading environmental manufacturing and consulting firm in Asia.

Member Les Hales CIO Connect
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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.

Member Nicholas Loup Dymon Asia Real Estate
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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$5bn 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.

Member Paul Lynch Prudential Corporation Asia
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Paul Lynch has been with Prudential Corporation Asia since May 2014 as Regional Director overseeing Government Relations in 13 markets in Asia Pacific. From 1992-1996 Paul served in a number of positions in the Home Office and as Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office. Paul joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1996. In his diplomatic career Paul was posted as First Secretary Science and Technology at the British Embassy Tokyo, Commercial Consul and later HM Consul General West Japan, based in Osaka; HM Consul General, Houston as the UK's most senior representative to six states in the south of the USA; and Deputy Head of Mission and Director Trade and Investment, British Consulate General, Hong Kong. Paul has a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire, and a MSc. in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science

Member Paul Redmayne-Mourad David Morris
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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 also sits on the British Chamber’s General Committee.

Member Peter Burnett Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
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Peter is responsible for Standard Chartered’s Greater China and North East Asian Corporate Finance business covering Greater China, Korea and Japan. This includes Project and Export Finance, Structured Trade Finance, Leverage Finance, Leasing and Asset Secured Finance, Principal Finance, Equity Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions advisory (M&A). He joined in April 2013 from UBS where he had spent a career of some 24 years, 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.

Member Richard Winter Quam Limited
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Richard Winter, Deputy Chairman of Quam Limited, a Main Board listed financial services group, and Chief Executive Officer of Quam Capital, the corporate finance business of the group. He has over 25 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 member from 2007 to 2013. Richard is Chairman of M&A International Inc., the world's leading alliance of independently owned merger and acquisition specialists and investment banking firms. [He is Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee.

 
Member Rupert Seebohm British Consulate
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Member Simon Booker PwC
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Member Steve Root The Contracts Group
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Member Stuart Harrison AXA
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Stuart Harrison is the Chairman of the Life Insurance Council (LIC) and a member of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI) Governing Committee. He is also the Chairman of the LIC ILAS Products Working Group, Professional Standards Working Group, and a Member of the Task Force on Sales Remuneration. Mr Harrison joined AXA in April 2009 as the Chief Executive Officer of AXA Hong Kong. He has over 20 years of experience in life insurance and wealth management, and has a strong track record of restructuring life insurance distribution model in Asia. Prior to joining AXA, he had been the Country Manager and Managing Director of AIA Australia since May 2006.

Member Tiffany Lam GlaxoSmithKline
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Tiffany Lam - External Affairs Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Limited. Tiffany has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 10 years in various functions ranging from sales, marketing, medical to external affairs which gained her solid experience and extensive network among the industry peers. She joined BPU since last year and is currently an active taskforce member of the Hong Kong Association of Pharmaceutical Industry which serves as the platform for sharing industry information and bridging the industry with different stakeholders.

 
Member Tom Wynter Jardine One Solution
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Member Vincent Connor Pinsent Masons
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Vincent Connor is Pinsent Masons’ Head of Office in Hong Kong and Head of Sectors – Asia. He specialises in Construction Law, providing clients with strategic advice during projects and representing them in mediation, arbitration and litigation. Asia-Pacific Legal 500 describes him as having "a top reputation" in Construction Law and he is recommended as a leading Construction Lawyer in Who's Who Legal. In addition to his British Chamber committee work, Vincent is a member of The Lighthouse Club's Committee; the NEC User's Group Steering Committee and the CIC’s Taskforce on NEC. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Law Faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Vincent was appointed as a GlobalScot in 2007 by Scotland’s First Minister.