Healthcare Committee

To be an authoritative voice on healthcare issues affecting our members and on developments in the healthcare sector. The committee provides a forum for the consideration of healthcare issues and business opportunities in the healthcare sector, by bringing together the wide range of healthcare-related professionals among the Chamber membership. The committee also offers an authoritative response to consultative and policy papers prepared by the Hong Kong Government on healthcare issues that have an effect on Chamber members; and raise such issues proactively when necessary.

Join the Committee

Hanif KanjiChairSinophi HealthcareRead moreRead lessHanif is the founder and CEO of Sinophi Healthcare, a company which invests in and manages hospitals in China, focusing on public general hospitals and selected specialty hospitals. Sinophi works in partnership with hospitals in China’s rapidly growing urban areas to deliver improvements in the delivery of healthcare. Sinophi brings to hospitals in China international hospital expertise and technology, and builds partnerships with leading UK and international healthcare service and product partners. Earlier in his career, Hanif qualified as a doctor and practiced in the UK. He then spent eleven years in investment banking in corporate finance, derivatives and asset management with financial institutions including Prudential-Bache in London and New York, and Société Générale (SocGen) in Paris and Hong Kong. Returning to healthcare in 2000, Hanif undertook (as COO for Hong Kong) the restructuring of then HK-listed which he turned from loss to profit in nine months. This included the development of an innovative, web-based, combined medical claims processing and clinic management software and its implementation to Hong Kong’s largest physician group of over 700 doctors. Hanif graduated in medicine from Cambridge University and received his MBA from The Wharton School, USA.
David FaulknerVice ChairColliers International (Hong Kong) LtdRead moreRead lessDavid Faulkner is a Managing Director of Colliers International responsible for valuation and advisory services in the Asian region. He joined Colliers International in 2003 after 15 years with Insignia Brooke, and has been based in Asia for over 30 years. He has advised on a variety of major projects in Hong Kong, China and elsewhere in the Asian region including valuations, feasibility studies, development consultancy and structuring investments. He covers all the major sectors including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure. He also acts as an independent expert in making determinations in commercial rent disputes and has advised on a number of complex property valuation issues. David currently chairs Colliers International’s global valuation group and is actively involved in valuation assignments across the globe. David is a trustee of the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition, and is also a past member of International Valuation Professional Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC); a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Valuation Professional Group Board; a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI); practising member of The Academy of Experts and a member of the Best Practices Committee of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA).
Thalia GeorgiouVice ChairAsia Care GroupRead moreRead lessThalia Georgiou is the Founder of Asia Care Group; a boutique healthcare advisory firm that supports clients to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare. Previously, Thalia held a number of senior healthcare management roles in both the UK and Asia, including leading KPMG’s healthcare practice in Hong Kong and Heading the Public Health Office for London. Thalia was recently named as one of the U.K’s "35 top business women under 35” by Management Today, for her substantial contribution to leading change in the health sector. Thalia set up her first healthcare consulting business aged just 26; which grew to serve an international clientele including the Governments of the UK, Hong Kong, Bermuda and Canada, as well as multinational clients. Her firm led several multi-million-pound projects, including the turnaround and restructuring of one of the UK’s largest hospital groups, the restructuring of London’s largest community provider and the development of the commercial strategy for establishing one of the five largest Immunology and Transplantation Centres in the world. Through her new firm, Thalia hopes to bring the same level of expertise to health systems across the Asia-Pacific region.
Silvia ToChamber RepresentativeThe British Chamber of Commerce in Hong KongRead moreRead lessSilvia is the Membership Executive for The British Chamber. Her role within The Chamber is to recruit new members, and look after existing members. Silvia is also the Chamber representative for the Real Estate Committee, Healthcare Committee, CSR Steering Group and the HR Advisory Committee.
Alison ScottMemberHWBRead moreRead lessAlison joined HWB in March 2014, having previously worked as a partner with HWB's senior partner Chris Howse at Richards Butler in Hong Kong. She specialized in professional negligence and commercial litigation and has extensive experience in dispute resolution and commercial and professional negligence litigation. Alison returned to England in 1998 and was appointed as a Tribunal Judge with her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service specializing in Social Security law (including human rights and EC law, tax credits and benefit fraud). She was also appointed as a legally qualified chairperson for the Residential Property Tribunal in Wales, hearing appeals in respect of service charge disputes, enfranchisement valuations, determinations of fair and market rents, HMO licensing, rent repayment orders, park homes and local authority gypsy and traveller licensing issues and Right to Manage disputes. She continues to sit in both jurisdictions, returning to the UK for short periods to do so.
Alison WongMemberBird & BirdRead moreRead lessAs a partner in our Intellectual Property Group in Hong Kong and head of our Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Group in Asia, I have 20 years' experience in advising clients in the life sciences, healthcare, food & beverage and retail & consumer sectors.

Specialising in the conduct and supervision of multi-jurisdictional IP and patent litigation, I have significant experience in litigating in the Courts in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, my non-contentious practice covers the development and implementation of IP protection strategies, regulatory advice, IP audits and clearances.

I also advise pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on regulatory issues, market authorisations, clinical trial agreements and public sector procurement. In recent years, I have also been involved in negotiating R&D agreements and technology licensing in both the biotechnology and pharmaceutical contexts.

Today, you'll find me ranked as a leading IP and life sciences lawyer by the major industry publications and legal directories including Chambers and Legal 500. I have also been recognised by Managing IP, ALB China IP, World IP Review, WTR 1000, IAM Patent, and China Law & Practice.

In addition to being a regular speaker at international conferences, I was involved in lobbying the HKSAR government and the HKSAR Legislative Council on copyright law reform. I am a member of APAA, INTA and the HKTMP.
Andrea ChangMemberNovartisRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Andrew MarksMemberCundallRead moreRead lessAndrew Marks is a Director and leads Cundall’s Hong Kong office. He is a chartered electrical engineer with over 16 years of experience. He has wide and diverse experience working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and in the UK. Andrew specialises in the healthcare sector and has presented at numerous healthcare conferences in Hong Kong and China. He has also worked on numerous mixed-use development, high-rise residential towers, luxury retail stores, aviation projects as well as corporate fit-outs. He has great understanding of the commercial requirements of projects, working closely with project teams to ensure all the designs produced are efficient and cost effective.
Andrew HumphreysMemberWoods BagotRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Chris ChowMemberAstraZeneca Hong Kong LtdRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Emma KenyonMemberAetna Global Benefits (Asia Pacific) LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Frances Moffett-KouadioMemberDepartment for International TradeRead moreRead lessFrances Moffett-Kouadio is the Trade Commissioner to Hong Kong & Macao. She 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.
Grahm HoMemberJanssenRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Greg HallahanMemberFTI Consulting (Hong Kong) LtdRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Gwenael MeneuxMemberAstraZeneca Hong Kong LtdRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Ian AskewMemberGammon Construction LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Isabella LiuMemberBaker McKenzieRead moreRead lessDr. Isabella Liu is a partner at Baker & McKenzie's Hong Kong office. Isabella has extensive experience in advising clients in the Healthcare industry in a broad range of IP and regulatory issues in China and Hong Kong, including patent protection, IP licensing, administrative and civil enforcement of soft IP rights as well as regulatory issues relating to clinical studies, market entry and distribution of healthcare products. She is the honorary legal advisor to the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Isabella was recently recognized as Intellectual Property: Trademarks Lawyer of the Year (Hong Kong) by International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award (2016), and recommended as a leading lawyer by IAM Patent 1000 and Chambers Asia.
James FeatherstoneMemberSyneos HealthRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Jason BrockwellMemberAsia Medical SpecialistsRead moreRead lessJason 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. With his experience of the local public and private medical systems and medical practice in Macau, Guangzhou, Shanghai & Beijing, he has a broad view of the issues affecting healthcare in Hong Kong and the region.
Jason LawMemberPwCRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Jill KennedyMemberCurrie & BrownRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Kammy LeungMemberJanssenRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Kara CheungMemberAmgenRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Kennie SiuMemberPhilip Morris Asia LimitedRead moreRead lessKennie Siu is the Regulatory Affairs Manager at Philip Morris Asia Limited (PMAL), an affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI) who has made a commitment to replace cigarettes with innovative non-combustible products that have a potential to present less risk of harm to adult smokers. Kennie leads the government advocacy work for both Hong Kong and Macau, with the aim to be able to offer smokers, who would otherwise continue to smoke, a better alternative for themselves and their families around them. Kennie has more than 10 years’ experience in the UK and Asia Pacific region on government advocacy and regulatory affairs. She has previously held a Scientific Officer position in the Food Standards Agency (a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the UK). She has also worked with Kellogg’s, Starbucks and McDonald’s to direct both regional and market strategy in relation to Nutrition and food safety advocacy. She has obtained her Nutritionist profession in the UK and a Master degree in Toxicology from the University of Hong Kong. Empowered by the PMI’s vision, Kennie targets to bring the knowledge and expertise from the development of our reduced risk platform to contribute to the work and discussion in both the Healthcare and Smart Cites communities in BritCham. She advocates for a harm reduction approach for public health which could potentially accelerate the solutions for the healthcare problems in Hong Kong. She also believe the work on the reduced risk platform in PMAL plays a part in driving Hong Kong closer to the goal of a smarter living and smarter environment.
Karin MunasingheMemberN/ARead moreRead lessKarin has worked in the pharmaceutical, medical device & biotechnology industries for 20 years, of which the last 15 years were based in Asia (Shanghai, Hong Kong & Singapore). Karin has worked for MNC’s such as Eli Lilly, Fresenius Medical Care, Medtronic, Baxter & her professional experience ranges across various disciplines including Commercial Strategy, Regional (APAC) Marketing, M&A and Business Transformation. She is the co-founder of the Healthcare Drinks networking event (Hong Kong Chapter), which serves as a platform for all sectors of management in the healthcare industry to meet, exchange ideas and socialize. Her interests include mentoring healthcare start-ups & practicing yoga to maintain wellness.
Kevin JonesMemberAetna Global Benefits (Asia Pacific) LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Liane CresswellMemberNow Health InternationalRead moreRead lessLiane is Group Head of Communications for Now Health International, a specialist international health insurance provider for expatriates and High-Net-Worth Individuals. In her role she works closely with the Sales, Operational and Underwriting teams to develop strategic campaigns across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Liane previously worked as a public affairs and corporate communications consultant in the UK and Hong Kong. She has extensive experience advising clients across both the health and insurance sectors on complex political and regulatory issues, and has supported healthcare providers and charities to successfully lobby for changes to UK legislation.
Linda BurgoyneMemberMatilda International HospitalRead moreRead lessLinda is a skilled professional with over 30 years of healthcare experience. Prior to arriving in HK she held senior positions in Europe and the Middle East and volunteered as a nurse/midwife in Indian and Nepal. She is actively involved in healthcare in the region and an honorary professor at HKU. Linda enjoys giving back to the community and in addition to hands-on participation she sits on the board of several HK charities.
Mabel Leung MEMBERMayer BrownRead moreRead lessMabel Leung is a counsel of Mayer Brown. Mabel is regularly involved in the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, joint ventures, letters of intent, franchise agreements and hotel management and related agreements for luxury hotels and lodging facilities in Hong Kong and the region. Mabel speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Marcello De GuisaMemberKPMGRead moreRead lessMarcello 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.
Michael MaMemberPwCRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Patrick ChanMemberSercoRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Phillip YoungMemberThe Oval PartnershipRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Shahneela FaruquiMemberGleneaglesRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Simon BookerMemberPwCRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Tiffany LamMemberGlaxoSmithKline LimitedRead moreRead lessTiffany Lam is the Senior External Affairs Manager of GlaxoSmithKline Limited, a global science-led healthcare company with business focusing on medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Our local focus is ensuring local people have timely access to our products to help them do more, feel better and live longer. Tiffany has over 12 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry for various functions ranging from sales, marketing, medical affairs to external affairs. She joined the BPU since 2013 and the healthcare committee which was set up this year. Recently, she also took the lead for primary care taskforce for the Hong Kong Association of Pharmaceutical Industry.
Tracy WutMemberBaker & McKenzieRead moreRead lessTracy is a partner at Baker & McKenzie's Hong Kong office and is the co-head of the Healthcare Industry Group in China and Hong Kong. She is experienced in M&A as well as corporate and commercial matters relating to investment in China, and regularly acts for clients in complex cross-border transactions. Tracy is acknowledged as a leading lawyer in her field by various legal publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia and IFLR1000.
Xavier LestradeMemberAXA China Region Insurance Company LtdRead moreRead lessXavier Lestrade is the Managing Director, Life Insurance AXA in Hong Kong and Macau. He is responsible for spearheading the company’s life insurance strategy definition and executing functions. Xavier is a member of the Executive Committee of AXA Hong Kong. A 20-year veteran of the company, Xavier brings with him nearly two decades of multi-market experience in the insurance industry and expertise spanning organisational strategy and governance, sales and distribution, product development, mergers and acquisitions and actuary. Prior to his present appointment, Xavier was with AXA Group based in France where he has accrued a wealth of global experience. He was most recently the Global Head of Distribution of AXA Group, a role he had held since 2009. Other senior positions he has held include Regional Head of Retail Distribution (2006-2009) and Head of Sales Performance Management Transformation for AXA France (2003-2006), Head of Products (Financial Planning and e-Learning) for AXA e-Services (2000-2002), M&A Project Manager for AXA Group (1997-2000), and Property & Casualty Actuary for AXA Canada (1995-1997). Xavier graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, an engineering school in France.
Yuman ChanMemberCignaRead moreRead lessBio pending.