EMERGING LEADERS COMMITTEE
Edward is an Associate in Holman Fenwick Willan's Energy & Resources department. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Durham University, where he specialised in manufacturing and logistics. After graduating in 2008, Edward worked as a project manager at a Danish Forbes 150 multinational, including a year posted to their Netherlands headquarters. Having decided to pursue a legal career, Edward obtained a postgraduate LLB in 2012 and relocated from London to Hong Kong in 2014. As a qualified lawyer, Edward draws on his technical background and commercial experience to advise leading trading houses, logistics providers, insurers and financiers on international trade.
Christian is a seasoned strategy and transformation consultant, design strategist and change manager. He has mostly worked with financial services, focused on future of work, the digital workplace / emerging tech and experience. Within and beyond the business realm he leads several inclusion initiatives, from founding LSE's LGBT+ Global Alumni (LGA) group, to becoming an inaugural member of The Alliance by McKinsey & Company for the world's most influential LGBT+ leaders. In 2019, he became a Global Shaper, a youth leadership membership-based organisation from the World Economic Forum. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Master of Science in International Planning from University College London (UCL).
Ben joined KPMG in 2011 and is currently part of KPMGs markets team focused mainly on inbound and outbound clients between China and the UK. Ben started his career at KPMG in the Audit practise focused mainly on multi-national Real Estate and Hotel clients. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies with Sport and also has a Postgrad Diploma in Accounting.
Bonni, as part of the Events Team, is dedicated to organising and delivering events including the annual ball, the SME seminar series, SNS monthly networking drinks and 5-a-side football tournament. She is also the Chamber's representative on the SME & Startup and Emerging Leaders committees.
Max joined Barracuda Search on the graduate training programme in 2016. He was originally based in the London office, delivering projects spanning multiple areas of the retail and consumer sectors with clients ranging from blue chip, private equity-backed to family-owned organisations, both in the UK and internationally. After spending a number of months on a market research project across several key Asia markets, Max relocated to Hong Kong in January 2019 in order to establish the local office and is a key member of driving Barracuda’s presence in Asia. Max holds a BA in Sociology from Durham University, with a year spent studying at the University of Bordeaux.
Rosie joined Accenture’s Financial Services Practice in 2013 initially based in London, she relocated to Hong Kong in 2015 where she now runs the Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week accelerator programme for early stage fintech start-ups. She is a highly active member of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong, speaking at a number of industry conferences in the region. Rosie holds a BA in International Business Management with French from Newcastle University.
Stephanie is the Tax Manager for The Fry Group Hong Kong office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Finance and Accounting from Queen Mary’s University of London. Before relocating to Hong Kong from the UK in October 2017, she was an Assistant Manager in Expatriate Taxation at a Big 4 firm in London. In addition to her day-to-day tax advice work Stephanie also conducts regular tax-led forums and seminars on behalf of the company. These forums and seminars provide updates on any new legislation that affects UK taxation. Stephanie is also keen tennis player and a member of the Hong Kong Ladies Tennis League.
Murray is a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP MAPM), qualified Civil Engineer and currently holds the position of Project Controls Manager and Project, Programme and Commercial Management Practice Leader for Greater China at Mott MacDonald. Beginning his career on the graduate engineering programme at Mott MacDonald, he has held various Advisory positions since graduating in 2008, most recently relocating from the UK to implement robust project controls across the portfolio in Hong Kong and Greater China. Through successful management of major projects and programmes for clients in the UK, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Murray has proven to be a strong and pro-active leader with a success focused attitude that can work independently and within diverse staffing structures which include private, government or public companies. Murray is an elected committee member at the Association for Project Management (APM) Hong Kong Branch and an appointed mentor at Bristol University Engineering School for the Industrial Mentoring Scheme. A keen contributor to professional development and excellence within Mott MacDonald and externally through the APM, Universities and wider industry communities.