LUXURY AND RETAIL COMMITTEE
Paul is Head of Sales at Bonhams. After graduating from King’s College London, he began working at Cartier and has since held senior positions in a number of top international jewellery houses in London, Paris and now Hong Kong in a career that has spanned over 17 years. Highly experienced with UHNWIs, his expertise lies in sales, marketing, branding and business development. Paul also sits on the British Chamber’s General Committee.
Elisa Harca, regional director of Red Ant Asia, a digital experience & technology company. Red Ant is headquartered in the UK, with offices in Shanghai & Hong Kong. Red Ant works primarily with retailers e.g. ASOS, The Cambridge Satchel Company, Moncler, Browns Fashion, Police, The Arcadia Group, Thomas Pink, ghd, Swatch, Calvin Klein etc. Red Ant provides companies with support covering the digital landscape, be it websites, mobile applications or social media. Elisa has more than 14 years' experience working in North America, Europe, and most recently Asia. She is a regular speaker at industry events including The HUB and UKTI's GREAT Weeks. Whilst living in the New York, she started her own events fashion company – uniting independent fashion designers with international female DJs.
Emily 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 which include 'Britain in Hong Kong', the Chamber's bi-monthly magazine and the annual ‘British Business’ membership directory. She also looks after the Luxury & Retail, Innovation & Technology and Marcomms committees. Emily has over five year’s international experience in marketing and communications for globally recognized brands and agencies.
Alice Chan is the Consumer Sector Lead for UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) at the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong. She supports UK businesses to export their products and services to Hong Kong and Macao, and focuses particularly on the luxury, retail, and food and drink sectors. Prior to joining UKTI in 2014, Alice was a full-time editor, most recently at Edipresse Media as Features and Online Editor at Home Journal, and Assistant Regional Editor at Hong Kong Tatler. Her work has also been published in The Independent, Luxe City Guides and Time Out Hong Kong.
In January 2014, Mr. Au was promoted to his current role at Fung Retailing Group as Managing Director. His primary responsibilities are M&A, and overall marketing for the Retail Group’s seven business units: Trinity Limited; Toys “R” US; Fung Kids; Branded Lifestyle; UCCAL; Suhyang Networks, and Convenience Retail Asia. The retail network consists of 3,200 stores, with a focus on Greater China with revenues of over US$2 billion.
As an Associate with Baker McKenzie’s Intellectual Property Practice, Tiffany manages the intellectual property portfolios of a number of well-known Fashion, Luxury and Beauty brands. She has published several articles, given presentations and advised a broad range of clients including those in the Luxury, Fashion and Beauty industry on trade mark protection and enforcement strategies throughout Africa and the Asia Pacific.