Perspectives on Construction and Infrastructure in the GBA

Perspectives on Construction and Infrastructure in the GBA

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Supported by the Construction Industry Group and International Infrastructure Forum 



Emily Trusler, Director – Transaction Advisory Services, EY
Gill Meller, Legal and European Business Director, MTR Corporation
Kelly Outram, Regional Director, Construction Practice and Hong Kong Construction Leader, Marsh JLT Specialty, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Limited
Yun Xiao Hu, Senior Legal Counsel, Gammon Construction

Moderated by: Carolyn Chudleigh, Global Head of Construction, Holman Fenwick Willan


Join us for the next in our series of events focusing on the Greater Bay Area, this time digging deep into the impact of the more integrated region on the construction and infrastructure industries. 

Six months after the release of the Greater Bay Area plan, it is clear that there are significant opportunities for these industries, but what are some of the potential roadblocks to success for companies operating in Hong Kong? Are the opportunities for Hong Kong companies as promising as they sound? Are Hong Kong companies at threat from mainland firms? What are some of the steps that can be taken now to make sure that Hong Kong companies can first gain and then maintain a competitive advantage and market share in the region?

Our expert panel will answer these questions and more in a discussion on one of the most integral industries for the success of the GBA.  

About the panellists

Gill Meller is MTR Corporation Limited’s Legal and European Business Director.  She is responsible for the provision of commercial legal support and advice to all aspects of the Company’s business. She is also responsible for managing and overseeing the growth of the Company’s European Business, the strategic management of the Company’s insurance programmes and its governance and risk management function   She is a vice chairman of the Legal Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform and a vice-president of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (‘HKICS’).




Emily Trusler is a director in EY’s Asia-Pacific infrastructure practice, and leads the Hong Kong infrastructure advisory team. Emily’s expertise includes providing commercial, financial and operational advice to clients in the infrastructure sector, including project feasibility assessments, PPP procurement and project finance advisory. Originally from Australia, Emily now serves clients across Greater China and ASEAN with a sector focus in transport and urban development. 



Kelly Outram currently heads up the Marsh JLT Specialty Hong Kong Construction team and is also a Regional Director.  She is on the Board of Directors for JLT Hong Kong. Kelly is responsible for the management, placement and servicing of both local and international construction clients in Hong Kong and the Asia region.  Kelly worked on the placement of the Airport Authority’s HKD141bn Third Runway System project, the HKD60 billion MTR Shatin to Central Link Project in Hong Kong, MGM New Cotai Casino in Macau and the Hong Kong Disney Land expansion. She continues to provide innovative insurance solutions for major civil works and works closely with many contractors, including Gammon and Leighton Asia.




About the moderator


Carolyn Chudleigh is the global head of HFW’s international team of construction, infrastructure and property lawyers.  Carolyn's own area of expertise is in the property development and construction finance sector providing strategic advice on transport oriented projects and mixed use developments that often involve the creation of new town centres.  She has over 25 years legal experience in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and is a former national Board member of the Property Council of Australia.  Carolyn is a regular visitor to HFW's Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and is a frequent presenter on legal issues impacting the construction, infrastructure and property sectors.


This event is hosted by Andrew Seaton. 

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.


  • Member: HK$ 440
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  • Y-Network Member: HK$ 340
  • Start-up Member: HK$ 340


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8/28/2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central
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