FINANCIAL MARKETS COMMITTEE
Richard is Senior Advisor of China Tonghai International Financial Limited, a Main Board listed financial services group. He is Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee and Chairman – Executive Committee, Outward Bound Hong Kong. He is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Advisory Committee, Takeovers and Mergers Panel and Takeovers Appeal Committee and was member of the Stock Exchange Listing Committee member from 2007 to 2013. Richard is non-executive director of Law Debenture Trust (Asia) Limited and Concrete Canvas Technology. He is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Securities Institute and Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Born in England in 1952, Richard graduated from Edinburgh University with B. Commerce Hons. (2.1) and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1980. After periods with Deloittes in Nairobi and Edinburgh, he arrived in Hong Kong in 1985 to work as a manager in the Corporate Advisory Service Department of Ernst & Whinney. In 1987 he joined Standard Chartered, where he worked for 12 years, to become Managing Director, Investment Banking in charge of North East Asia. In January 2000, he joined Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Limited as Managing Director, with responsibilities to establish and develop their corporate finance capability. Richard left with his team in 2002 to become Chief Executive Officer of Quam Capital Limited and a major shareholder in Quam Limited, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which was sold in 2017 to China Oceanwide, since renamed China Tonghai Group.
Jill specialises in financial services and corporate regulatory and compliance issues. She was previously Deputy General Counsel at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, in-house counsel at Credit Suisse and consultant at leading international law firms. Her unique experience allows her to advise on both on contentious and non-contentious issues. Jill's experience compasses all aspects of banking and securities laws and rules affecting listed companies. She regularly represents clients in regulatory (for example, SFC, HKMA, HKEx and ICAC) investigations. She is active in new areas of regulatory scrutiny such as money-laundering, sponsor liability, corporate governance, privacy, retail payment systems and competition. She is identified as a leading lawyer in legal directories and named as an External Counsel of the Year in Asian-Mena's 2013 survey of in-house counsel.
Hugo's role is to facilitate, monitor and coordinate the development of the Chamber’s business policy activities, and promote the best interests of the Chamber. Hugo is the point of contact between overseas British Chambers of Commerce, as well as British business organisations. He also looks after the Financial Markets Committee, China Committee, Environment & Energy Committee, Infrastructure Forum, Smart Cities Forum, and Business Policy Unit.
Charles is the Chief Executive Officer of Aviva Life Insurance Company Limited, a role he has held since February 2017. Previously, Charles was the Chief Risk Officer of Aviva Asia where he oversaw risk management and compliance across Aviva's fast growing business in Asia. Charles has over 29 years’ experience in business development, risk management, governance, technology and operations spanning insurance, asset management and banking across Asia, Europe and the United States. Before joining Aviva, Charles was with HSBC Holdings where he was most recently Chief Risk and Administration Officer at GSWD. Prior to that, he was Regional Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Private Bank (Asia). Before joining HSBC, Charles spent over a decade in the insurance industry, having served as SVP and Chief Administration Officer at AIA (China), Board Director and Chief Information and Operations Officer at Prudential (Japan), and Regional IT Director at Prudential (Asia). He also held several senior global and regional roles at financial institutions including BNP Prime Peregrine, Peregrine Holdings, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
Chris Harvey joined Accenture in June 2016 after a 15 year career at Deloitte and with 25 years’ experience of serving clients in Financial Services across the world. At Deloitte, Chris was the Global Head of Deloitte’s Financial Services business for 5 ½ years, the last 3 of which he has spent in Hong Kong spearheading their growth in the AP Region. In addition, Chris was the Global Lead Client Partner (CAL) for Deloitte’s largest global client. Chris specializes in Business and Operational strategy with a particular focus on the impact of disruptive technology on Financial Services and has worked in over 30 countries and lived in 6.
David is the Director of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, David is responsible for developing and bringing to market a suite of products and services for clients involved in Compliance, Anti Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorist Financing, Client Onboarding and KYC screening.
David leads EY’s financial services risk advisory practice in Hong Kong. He has been with the firm for over 17 years and prior to Hong Kong, has worked in EY’s Singapore, New York and UK practices. David assists global financial institutions respond to emerging risk management and regulatory issues, with a particular focus on banking and capital markets regulation. He is actively involved with a number of industry associations on the topic of financial regulation in Asia Pacific, and regularly engages in dialogue with regulators across the region. He is a frequent contributor to EY’s thought leadership on risk and regulatory matters and speaks at a number of industry events.
Originally from the UK, Iain has lived in in several regions of the Asia Pacific since 1989 including Thailand, Indonesia, India, Singapore and now Hong Kong. After graduating from Cambridge University he immediately set up his first Company, trading consumer goods between Indonesia and the UK. He then spent 10 years as an investment analyst for Barclays De Zoete & Wedd, Société Générale, and CLSA before leaving to found EFA in 2003, of which he is now Chairman. Iain’s role as Chairman includes acting as a brand ambassador, overseeing the financial and legal functions as well as the Consulting Services division, and business development for the group. He is currently working to diversify the group’s product range, focusing on EFAdrin. He is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, sitting on the Financial Markets, IT and SME committees and the Vice Chairman of the Angel Committee, a programme which connects entrepreneurs with angel investors in Hong Kong. He is also the founding President of TiE Hong Kong, the local chapter of TiE, which is a global non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education and networking. Iain is an active member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hong Kong and the Asian region and is an angel investor.
Ian has worked for St. James’s Place in Business Development for almost 15 years. In 2015 he was asked to use his industry experience and knowledge to assist with the company’s expansion plans into the Asian market through managing the transition of the business, focusing on managing the advisers and a team of staff. Ian has a proven track record of recruiting, motivating and developing businesses within the wealth management, financial planning and insurance arenas. Ian is married with two children.
Ian is the Corporate Treasury Leader for PwC China & Hong Kong. He is a member of PwC’s Corporate Treasury Solutions team, and their Banking & Cash Management network. These global teams develop practical guidance to assist clients with their treasury needs across the entire spectrum, from risk management strategy and treasury controls to helping clients improve their banking relationships, including improving their liquidity solutions.
Janice joined DIT in June 2015 as the new head of Financial and Professional services. Her main responsibilities include facilitating trade between UK and Hong Kong companies, and promoting inward investments into UK, focussing on local financial institutions, insurance companies, asset managers as well as the major law firms and accounting firms. Janice comes with 9 years of experience from the finance industry. Her 6 years’ at CLSA included heading Client Relationship Management Department in Americas, where she helped institutional clients strategise and understand new trading capabilities and business opportunities in the equities markets. Prior to CLSA, she held various sales and trading positions in the Capital Markets of Macquarie Bank and Deutsche Bank. While in finance, Janice became a passionate advocate and volunteer for orphanages in Mongolia and China. Challenging herself to do more, Janice left the industry to work full-time for a charity called Asian Charity Services. For three years at ACS, she provided pro bono business consulting to help 300+ charities become more strategic and effective in their social work. Janice holds bachelor degrees in Psychology, Economics and Law from Cornell University and a master's degree in Finance from SOAS, University of London.
Jason was born in Gloucestershire and educated at the universities of Cardiff and Oxford. He has worked in financial services for 18 years, beginning at Legal & General, where he worked with IFAs in Central London. He then trained as a pension specialist with Axa Sun Life, working with employee benefit consultants and national IFAS. He joined Old Mutual in 2003, moving to the international division in 2011. He holds the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Advanced Financial Planning Certificate, with specialist qualifications in UK personal & corporate pensions. He also holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients.
Karen Man is a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Corporate Practice Group. She focuses her practice on financial services regulations, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Ms. Man is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, as well as in the United Kingdom and Australia. Ms. Man regularly advises domestic , North America, European, and other Asian financial institutions on the establishment, structuring and operation of various financial services businesses (including brokerage, fund management, foreign exchange, wealth management and private banking), ongoing licensing and other compliance matters and various other securities regulatory matters.
Lodewijk (Ludo) Meens, a Managing Director at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, is responsible for managing relationships with Global Corporates across industries and banking products. Prior to his current position, Lodewijk was reponsible for Standard Chartered Bank’s M&A origination and execution team in Northeast Asia. He has gained broad experience in both corporate and investment banking in various geographies, having joined Merrill Lynch’s Hong Kong-based Asian M&A team in 2005 after five years at Lazard, both in London and New York. Lodewijk holds both Law and Economics degrees from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Paul McSheaffrey, Head of Banking for KPMG Hong Kong, has worked for 10 years in Hong Kong and has 18 years professional experience with KPMG. Paul works with a range of global financial institutions providing audit and advisory services, particularly on regulatory and financial reporting matters. Paul contributes regularly to KPMG thought leadership on the Banking sector in Hong Kong and edits KPMG’s annual Hong Kong banking survey. Paul is also a member of Banking Regulatory Liaison Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Robert Koepp heads the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for The Economist Group, parent company of the weekly publication, The Economist, and related businesses. He also serves as Non-executive Director at Beijing Enterprises Medical and Health Industry Group, a special purpose subsidiary of Beijing Enterprises, the Chinese capital’s namesake state-owned conglomerate. Prior to these roles Rob has served in various capacities in finance, industry, and economic research. An active writer, speaker, and commentator, he authored Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism and Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe’s Silicon Fen. Rob graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Asian Studies and earned an MBA from the University of Cambridge. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and reads and writes in Chinese and Japanese.
Stephen Clark is a Managing Director, Transaction Management, Capital Financing, Global Banking and Markets for The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited where he advises on equity capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his joining HSBC in 1996 he worked for seven years in the London and Hong Kong offices of an international law firm. He is a member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Stephen is qualified as a solicitor in the Hong Kong SAR and is a non-practicing solicitor in England & Wales.
Stephen initially worked in Eversheds in UK, then latterly as Asia Managing partner of Eversheds with a leadership and strategic role across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore. He has over 25 years of corporate finance expertise in advising a diverse group of clients from entrepreneurs to financial institutions to international corporates. He specialises in M&A, disposals and private equity. Stephen has been resident in HK since 2012.