SCOTTISH BUSINESS GROUP
John has headed up the gaming portfolio at Hill & Associates since 2003 and has significant experience in assisting both operators and investors in understanding the convoluted nature of the Asian gaming business and the individuals and corporations involved in it.
Alun Grassick: Audit Partner with KPMG Hong Kong, has over 25 years of experience in providing audit and advisory services to Hong Kong listed and multinational corporations, including the raising of debt and equity capital in Hong Kong and New York. Alun was recently the Head of the Technical Audit Department for both KPMG China and KPMG Asia Pacific and was recently a member of three KPMG Global Committees and Steering Groups involved in audit methodology and audit training as well as a member of the Audit and Assurance Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Alun is a keen rugby player and is Chairman of The Pot bellied Pigs Rugby Football Club and a regular player for Kowloon Rugby Football Club.
Andrew Ross is the managing director of Baker Tilly Hong Kong and manages a portfolio of local and international audit clients. He has extensive experience auditing publicly listed companies, in corporate structuring and in providing expert opinions on various accounting and auditing issues. Andrew is an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the audit committee of Global Tech (Holdings) Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and principally engaged in the mobile telephone market. Andrew sits on the Asia Pacific Regional Board of Baker Tilly International which is focused upon the expansion and development of the Baker Tilly brand in the region.
Bobby is a Business Director at Imagination, responsible for business development and client services. Based in Hong Kong, he has more than fifteen years of experience in integrated marketing campaigns encompassing research, brand creation and implementation through multiple channels, including traditional advertising, digital and events. He was born in Scotland, graduated with an LLB degree from Glasgow University and has been living in Hong Kong since 1997. Bobby has been a member of the British Chambers for 10 years.
Charles McLaughlin, Founder and CEO, Times International Creation Ltd, a HK-based publishing house with events and product distribution subsidiaries. Originally based in the UK and US, focussing on derivatives risk management and trading systems, Charles has 20 years of pan-Asian experience as a Managing Director and COO with JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank in Investment Banking, Equities and Equity Derivatives, including 6 years in Japan. In addition to running the Asia businesses including Japan and Australasia, Charles was creating and restructuring securities joint ventures in Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius, as well as creating new businesses in Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines.
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David Bruce, a founding partner of Sertus Incorporations Limited, is a Scottish Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience starting and growing businesses. He oversees all firm activities with particular responsibility for strategic planning and execution. He coordinates overseas government registry offerings with in-house service delivery and represents the firm at domestic and overseas events. He completed his MBA at Cranfield School of Management in 1987, became a CFA Charterholder in 2000 and completed his PhD with the University of South Australia in 2008. He is also a full member of STEP. David is currently Treasurer of Hong Kong Scottish Rugby Club.
Fiona is a long-term resident of Hong Kong, and active player in international business and the sustainability sector in particular. Having moved out of her first career in accountancy, Fiona has recovered and operated in various strategic and operational capacities in business development, including for two of the Big Four, and the economic development agencies of three countries (UK, HK and Scotland). Red Links’ current client base includes Hong Kong and Scottish enterprises either wholly or partially involved in sustainability/low carbon technology.
Iain Bruce, will celebrate his 50th anniversary in Hong Kong later this year. Was with KPMG, the accounting firm, for the first 33 years and subsequently has served as an Independent Director on the boards of several publicly quoted and private companies, both in Hong Kong and overseas. Main interest outside business is horse racing.
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Kate Kelly founded K2PR Limited in 2006 to focus on providing first hand advice to a small number of clients at Chairman and CEO level, drawing on over three decades of experience in Hong Kong with international PR agencies as well as senior in-house positions with companies such as The Honking and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (Peninsula Hotels). She has advised C-suite executives in multinational companies and local conglomerates in sectors as diverse as aviation, airlines, automobile, construction, culture, design, education, finance, hospitality, luxury retail, news, property, technology, tourism and trading. She chaired the Chamber’s SME Committee from 2000-1013, and is a founding and still serving member of the Scottish Business Group.
Mairi McInnes is a Director at PwC, Hong Kong & China. She leads a team that focus on strategy, business development and client relationships primarily in the Private Equity and Deals markets. Mairi has over sixteen years experience in professional services in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and the UK. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong for over ten years and holds BA and MA degrees from both The University of Edinburgh and The University of Strathclyde.
Peter is a Scottish Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in providing audit and advisory services. Peter works with a range of prominent Hong Kong and multinational organisations. Peter is the Sector Head for Education in KPMG China and is also a member of the Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Advisory Group of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ruari is a manager in the PwC Deals Advisory team based in Hong Kong working on M&A transactions in South East Asia for Private Equity and corporate clients. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW. Ruari grew up in Edinburgh, and then attended Newcastle University Upon Tyne where he studied Business Accounting and Finance. Ruari is currently a Trustee and Treasurer for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation.
Stephen studied Marketing and Business Management at Napier University and University of Strathclyde. He was subsequently conferred Doctor by Napier University of Business Administration (Honoris Causa) in 1994. Stephen is a life member of the Hong Kong St. Andrew Society and is a committee member of the Caledonian Foundation. He was appointed Global Scot in 2009. Stephen is also the founder and Chairman of MacGregor Education Services Limited whose prime objectives are to promote quality Scottish Education in Hong Kong.
Stewart Saunders is past Chairman of the Scottish Business Group, and is currently a Director of ETS-Testconsult Limited, a Hong Kong based materials inspection and testing company, having previously had over 48 years' experience in the Electricity Supply Industry in both the UK and Hong Kong. He is also a committee member of the Construction Industry Group at the Chamber. A former Chieftain of the Hong Kong St. Andrew's Society, Stewart has been deeply involved with Hong Kong Scottish Rugby Club since its formation and is now President of the Club."
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.