China Committee

Particular focus is on big picture and cross-cutting issues, to complement the China-related work of the Chamber's other Committees. Regular briefings on the Chinese economy and politics, and occasional briefings on regional / international relations, including inviting authors of new books to speak where possible. 

The Committee also develops and capitalises on wider business and government networks to help deliver advice to members and to reflect their views on China-related issues. The Committee also proactively coordinates with other Chamber committees to ensure the Chamber's China offering is aligned. Lastly, feeding members' views on China business environment issues to bodies which can lobby the Chinese authorities (such as the EU Chamber in Beijing) and also lead to the production of positioning papers. 

Join the Committee

Alison SimpsonChairKPMGRead moreRead lessAlison is a partner of KPMG China and is the Head of KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice in Hong Kong. Alison joined KPMG in London and has been living and working in Asia Pacific for 14 years and in Hong Kong since 2009. Alison is a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Accounts in Hong Kong. Alison has over 20 years’ M&A experience, advising investors and leading some of the landmark transactions in the region including in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan and significant inbound and outbound investment activity with China. Alison has a strong interest in promoting and furthering the interests of the Chamber and its members in Hong Kong and China as well as with businesses in the UK and looks forward to chairing the China Committee and supporting the the British Chamber’s strategy.
Mark RushtonVice ChairFTI Consulting (Hong Kong) LtdRead moreRead lessMark is a Managing Director in the Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm with approximately 5,000 employees located across 30 countries. In this role, he designs and executes communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges, with a particular focus on China-related public affairs, issues management and transaction communications briefs. Mark lived and worked in China for over a decade before re-locating with FTI Consulting to Hong Kong in early 2017 having previously headed its Strategic Communications office in Beijing. Prior to joining FTI, Mark was the Deputy General Manager of the Beijing Chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and its National Head of Communications. He also previously worked on Chinese public sector projects and was the Chief Representative of a niche global public affairs consultancy in Beijing. A British national, Mark graduated from Cambridge University where he studied Political Sciences. He speaks advanced level Chinese.
Neal BeattyVice ChairControl RisksRead moreRead lessNeal Beatty is a Partner and General Manager of Control Risks’ Hong Kong office. In this role, he is responsible for client relationships in Hong Kong, developing new business with multinational clients, and advising on areas of business risk that impact their operations in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Asia Pacific region.
Hugo DeaconChamber RepresentativeThe British Chamber of Commerce in Hong KongRead moreRead lessHugo'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, Infrastructure Forum, Smart Cities Forum, and Business Policy Unit.
Andrew WhitfordMemberC|T GroupRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Frances Moffett-KouadioMemberDepartment for International TradeRead moreRead lessFrances 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 was Director of Trade & Investment at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi for the five years prior to taking up the role of Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong. Frances was Private Secretary to Lord Davies, Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business and she started her working life in the City of London, working for Standard Chartered Bank. Frances has an MA (Distinction) in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London University) and is married with three sons.
Hannah HaMemberMayer BrownRead moreRead lessHannah Ha is a partner of the Corporate & Securities practice of Mayer Brown in Hong Kong. Hannah’s primary practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and she has extensive experience in foreign direct investment in China, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate and commercial matters. Hannah advises sovereign wealth funds, blue-chip companies, multi-national corporations and mainland Chinese companies. Her industry experience is wide-ranging, including aviation, chemicals, construction, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, transport, financial services and real estate.
Helen LiMemberHutchison PortsRead moreRead lessHelen Li is the Head of Research & Analysis at Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port network with container terminal operations spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. As a core member of the group’s global Commercial team, she heads up a range of market research efforts and industry analyses. Prior to Hutchison Ports, Helen held various engineering positions in the oil & gas industry and the nuclear technology industry in Canada. She earned an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical & Environmental Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Hugo BarrettMemberChatam Trading LtdRead moreRead lessHugo has been in Hong Kong for over 20 years and manages operations and investments in China, Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The range of activities include production of carbon products, brewing, distilling, construction materials, transportation, warehousing and textiles.
Ian SmithMemberThyssenKrupp Elevator Asia Pacific LimitedRead moreRead lessIan as the Vice President, Special Projects, is responsible for key account business growth in the Asia Pacific region for ThyssenKrupp Elevator. He has been involved with many of Asia’s major High Rise Buildings and Infrastructure projects. Ian has a background in specialized areas of construction including elevators, escalators, and moving walks, and with a knowledge built up from 16 years of Asia experience, including recently having worked for 6 years in China. He has worked on numerous landmark projects including the Beijing Airport, the Metro systems in Hong Kong and other cities in China, and many of the international casino complexes in Macau. Ian has a strong background in business development, and advising and supporting key clients for their major projects, and brings an excellent understanding and knowledge of today’s needs to efficiently move people within high rise buildings, airports and other infrastructure projects, as well as the new equipment and technologies available to support those needs.
Jackson ChowMemberBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPRead moreRead lessBio pending.
James DilleyMemberPricewaterhouseCoopersRead moreRead lessJames is an Associate Director at PwC in Hong Kong and specialises in helping strategic and financial investors source and evaluate M&A opportunities in China and across Asia-Pacific. Since moving to Asia, he has advised investors on some of the landmark Chinese transactions, with a focus on the financial services sector - including innovative fintech platforms, wealth and consumer finance. James originally joined PwC in London and has working in Hong Kong and China since 2014, with over 10 years of M&A experience. James is a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and speaks intermediate Mandarin.
James GallagherMemberBritish Consulate GeneralRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Karen WangMemberHSBCRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Kevin CheungMemberAccentureRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Lily MusgraveMemberGLGRead moreRead lessLily moved to Hong Kong in 2016 and is currently working at GLG as a Senior Manager. Originally from China, Lily moved to the UK aged ten to study and has a BA in International History from the London School of Economics. Upon graduation, Lily joined the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and worked there for six years advising British companies navigate the Chinese market. Lily was also a committee member for both the Young Icebreakers Group and the China Britain Youth Association, two organisations helping to promote and foster stronger links between young UK and Chinese business leaders.
Michael DuckMemberUBM Asia LimitedRead moreRead lessMichael Duck is Executive Vice President of UBM Asia Limited which is owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and is the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Michael has lived in the region for 30 years. He was appointed as the first UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) Chapter Chairman for Asia/Pacific in 2000. He also chaired the first UFI Sustainable Development Committee and has spoken at many fora. Michael is today Treasurer and Vice President of UFI. Michael also has been a director of the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) and is a former chairman.
Paul AllenMemberHSBCRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Rose KayMemberStandard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) LimitedRead moreRead lessRose is an Executive Director in Standard Chartered's RMB Solutions group and an expert in China onshore/offshore business
Stuart MacKenzieMemberERM Hong Kong LtdRead moreRead lessStuart is a Senior Consultant with ERM, the global sustainability consultancy in Hong Kong. Stuart has over ten years’ experience waste management and environmental consultancy sectors in both the United Kingdom and Asia. He has undertaken projects in Hong Kong, Mongolia, Malaysia, China and the Philippines working on a range of Waste Management, Sustainable Finance and Environmental and Social Due Diligence projects. In the UK Stuart worked with commercial and local government organizations to help them address their sustainability challenges. This included their recycling strategies and waste management infrastructure projects. Stuart also co-ordinates the ERM Foundation for the Hong Kong Business Unit; ERM donates 1% of profits globally to projects that address the following sustainability issues Low carbon development; Conservation and biodiversity; Water, sanitation and hygiene; Environmental education; and Empowering women and girls.
Tim SummersMemberXTEChina ConsultingRead moreRead lessTim 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. Tim speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.
Tom BirbeckMemberThe CareVoiceRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Tommy HanMemberPrudential Corporation AsiaRead moreRead lessBio pending.