Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing & Communications committee has a multi-functional role within the Chamber. In addition to providing information through briefings, events, articles and thought pieces to Chamber members about the latest marketing issues and developments in Hong Kong, the committee also advises the marketing and communications function of the Chamber and works with other committees to support their activities. Committee membership reflects the diversity of businesses within the Chamber and welcomes participation from anyone who would like to take an active part on the committee.

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Vivian LinesChairLines ConsultingRead moreRead lessVivian Lines is an award-winning senior adviser to companies in APAC with extensive experience in corporate communications, financial communications government advisory, communications planning, and reputation and crisis management. Earlier this year he founded Lines Consultancy Limited in Hong Kong, an integrated communications consultancy. Prior to this he was Chairman Asia Pacific at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and worked with Hill+Knowlton for 35 years in multiple roles across APAC, the Middle East and the UK. He is currently based in Hong Kong. At the C-suite level Mr Lines has counseled major corporate clients in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and Indonesia. He has managed IPO communications for companies listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and has worked with clients in multiple sectors, including: eCommerce, genomics, energy, electronics, banking/finance/insurance, and aviation. His public affairs experience includes communications advisory to various government and government-linked entities in different capacities. He has also provided communications training for senior officials at the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management, and for government representatives from each of the ASEAN Member States. He holds an MBA from Duke University, an MA in Political Science from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Kent. He also holds a Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma and sits as a Director on the Board of a family-owned Indonesian energy business.
Zoe PearsonVice ChairSt James's Place Wealth ManagementRead moreRead lessZoe Pearson is Marketing lead for St. James’s Place Hong Kong, a FTSE 100 wealth management company. Zoe graduated with a 1st class (Hons) degree in Business from The University of Edinburgh prior to completing her Professional Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Zoe started her career with one of Europe’s largest Asset Management Companies as a member of their Global Leadership Graduate Programme before working in a number of Management, Communications and Marketing roles. She moved to Hong Kong in 2016 and joined St. James’s Place in April 2017. In her spare time Zoe is passionate about sport, representing HKCC Hockey Section and acting as a volunteer during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Grace DavisVice ChairHSBCRead moreRead lessGrace has held numerous roles across all areas of Marketing including Customer Experience and Proposition Design and is currently responsible for the Asia Pacific B2B Marketing Technology (MarTech) team at HSBC. She holds degrees from Durham University and Manchester Business school, serves on the Board of Directors for Enrich Hong Kong and is a Vice Chair of the British Chamber’s MarComms Committee.
Marketing, Communications & Corporate Relations ManagerKarrie LamRead moreRead lessKarrie is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and external communications of the British Chamber. This requires communicating effectively through the Chamber’s digital platforms and various publications that the Chamber compiles. Karrie is also responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships with Sterling members and looks after the Luxury & Retail, Innovation & Technology, Creative Industries and Marketing Committees. Karrie has over nine year’s experience in marketing, communications, fundraising, and donor relations in non-profit industries.
Andrew EdwardsMemberJOYAJOY LIMITEDRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Anita ChauMemberKPMGRead moreRead lessI have over 15 years' experience in developing, planning and managing marketing plans, events and digital marketing initiatives. Key focus areas include leading the successful delivery of meetings, conferences and marketing events, offline and online, aligned with the firm's strategic growth initiatives, and key account programme. I am the lead events strategist for the firm’s flagship C-suite activities including the KPMG INED Forum and KPMG CFO Forum. I have solid experience in organising large-scale events in China, Hong Kong and Macau, including the firm’s Annual Conference attended by 1,500 partners and staff, an important annual event as part of the firm’s strategy engagement plan. Responsibilities include managing relationships with key event stakeholders, strategic partners and suppliers, overseeing the team’s resources, marketing budgets as well as assessing and evaluating existing event strategies to identify opportunities for performance improvement. Other responsibilities include overseeing the firm’s corporate identity to ensure risk and brand compliance, as well as oversee the management of the firm’s website and digital marketing team.
Anna LaiMemberPwCRead moreRead lessAnna has been a seasoned marketing practitioner with over 20 years of solid experience in government, public utilities, telecommunications, real estates and professional services sectors, ranging from corporate communications & strategy planning, media and crisis management, event management and stakeholder relationship in chambers and industry associations. She is currently a marketing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Hong Kong, overseeing firmwide communications and media, thought leadership, brand defining events, corporate sponsorship and client hospitality as the South China marketing head. She is also a member of the National Centre of APEC (NCAPEC), as well as a member of the Women’s Executive Club and the Young Executives Club at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC).
Emily WeirMemberDLA PiperRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Hermen ChowMemberSEC NewgateRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Hugh AllmanMemberFinancial TimesRead moreRead lessHugh Allman is Strategic Sales Director at the Financial Times and responsible for the FT's marketing solutions (advertising, content and event sponsorship) across APAC. He works closely with brands in the region, mostly in the banking and finance sector. Hugh has been in Hong Kong since 2019, moving here from London with The Economist, where he also worked in the media industry for both Monocle and JCDecaux.
Imogen ShortMemberWrite the Talk Hong KongRead moreRead lessImogen Short is Chief Creative Officer for Write the Talk Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific hub of a UK-based story shaping agency. In this role, Imogen helps shape big stories for bold organisations in Asia: transforming cultures, attracting customers and bringing strategy to life.Prior to this, Imogen spent 12 years in a number of strategic communication roles across the world, working closely with leadership teams to shape business strategy, increase engagement and drive growth. She is a keen trail runner, traveler and writer.
Jonathan CummingsMemberLandor & FitchRead moreRead lessJonathan founded what is now FITCH Hong Kong in 2009. He moved to Hong Kong from London as a partner in independent experience design consultancy StartJG to develop the business in Asia having previously set up operations in Dubai and Moscow. StartJG HK quickly grew to become one of the most respected consultancies in Asia, winning Agency of the Year awards in HK in 2014, 15 and 16. In October 2016, WPP acquired a majority stake and StartJG HK became part of FITCH, the world’s leading brand and retail consultancy, with Jonathan remaining a significant shareholder. An expert in brand strategy, Jonathan has influenced many of the world’s leading brands including the Virgin Group, Chow Tai Fook, Bulgari, Dubai Airports, Genting and Swire. Amongst other voluntary roles Jonathan is a Director of CricketHK, board advisor to Ethiopian fashion brand ENZI, advisor to racing driver Dan Wells and founder of the Cambodian Children’s Fund Panda Paddlers, possibly the largest dragon boat team in the world. Jonathan is married with two children.
Ramona-Carmen SchmidtMemberStandard Chartered BankRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Tiffany LeeMemberBritish Consulate-GeneralRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Verda GuoMemberCollinsonRead moreRead lessVerda has over 10 years of experience of regional marketing experience focusing on planning, developing, and managing digital marketing campaigns. She’s now the Campaign Marketing Manager, APAC for Collinson - a global leader in customer benefits and loyalty solutions. Verda moved to Hong Kong and started her career in 2011. She has worked for several sizable MNCs in different industries like data solution, fashion retail, media agency and high-tech since then. She holds a master's degree in International Political Economy from Nanyang Technological University.
Vivian AuMemberCLPRead moreRead lessVivian heads up the Group Public Affairs department at CLP, overseeing the corporate communication, financial communication, profile building, CSR and stakeholder engagement of CLP Holdings. Her work mainly involves communicating CLP Group’s business performance and strategy through financial reporting and disclosure, promoting the corporate brand through online and offline channels, profiling senior executives through publicity and speaking opportunities, and strengthening stakeholder network through events and engagements. She is also responsible for the Group’s sponsorships, donations and community initiatives as well as managing any reputational issues and crises. Before joining CLP, Vivian had worked in both in-house and consultancy public relations roles, having gained diverse experience in regulatory management, campaigning, crisis management, media relations, etc. Vivian holds a Master degree in Journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.