China Committee

Particular focus is on big picture and cross-cutting issues, to complement the China-related work of the Chamber's other Committees. Regular briefings on the Chinese economy and politics, and occasional briefings on regional / international relations, including inviting authors of new books to speak where possible. 

The Committee also develops and capitalises on wider business and government networks to help deliver advice to members and to reflect their views on China-related issues. The Committee also proactively coordinates with other Chamber committees to ensure the Chamber's China offering is aligned. Lastly, feeding members' views on China business environment issues to bodies which can lobby the Chinese authorities (such as the EU Chamber in Beijing) and also lead to the production of positioning papers. 

Join the Committee


Neal Beatty ChairControl RisksRead moreRead lessNeal Beatty is a Partner and General Manager of Control Risks’ Hong Kong office. In this role, he is responsible for client relationships in Hong Kong, developing new business with multinational clients, and advising on areas of business risk that impact their operations in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Asia Pacific region.
Mun YeowVice-ChairClyde & CoRead moreRead lessRecognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 for contentious and non-contentious insurance, Mun advises clients on regulatory investigations as well as insurers on financial and professional lines products. She is also Chief Representative of Clyde & Co’s Beijing office and a member of the firm's Global Management Board.
Michael DuckVice-ChairUBM Asia LimitedRead moreRead lessMichael Duck is Executive Vice President of UBM Asia Limited which is owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and is the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Michael has lived in the region for 30 years. He was appointed as the first UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) Chapter Chairman for Asia/Pacific in 2000. He also chaired the first UFI Sustainable Development Committee and has spoken at many fora. Michael is today Treasurer and Vice President of UFI. Michael also has been a director of the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) and is a former chairman.
Kevin CheungVice-ChairFranklinCoveyRead moreRead lessKevin Cheung is a Senior Client Partner with FranklinCovey Hong Kong. FranklinCovey is a global company specializing in performance improvement, they help organizations achieve results that require a change in human behavior with 7 areas of expertise: Leadership, Execution, Productivity, Trust, Sales Performance, Customer Loyalty and Education. Prior to this, Kevin was a senior business leader with 20 years of work experience in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and United Kingdom. He has held senior roles in management consulting firms such as Accenture and A.T. Kearney and multi-national corporations such as QBE Insurance. Kevin has worked and advised many international clients in banking, insurance, airlines, retail and hospitality. He is a strategic leader with strong capabilities on execution.


Andrew Ridgen GreenMemberStephenson HarwoodRead moreRead lessAndrew is a is a partner in the dispute resolution team at Stephenson Harwood. His practice focusses on arbitration and marine and international trade matters. He acts frequently for parties with cross-jurisdictional disputes for Chinese clients, or for parties with interests or property in China. These disputes include shipping and transport contracts, ship and rig building contracts, commodity sale and purchase agreements, shareholder and joint venture disputes and disputes involving loans and financing. Industry sectors include oil & gas, LNG, coal, grains and soft commodities, steel and metal ores, real-estate, containers, banking and trade finance.
Andrew WhitfordMemberC|T GroupRead moreRead lessBio pending.

Angus ChoiMemberERM Hong Kong LtdRead moreRead lessAngus Choi is a Partner at ERM with over 16 years of experience as Sustainability Financing professional. Angus is currently leading the Transaction Services in ERM China and Hong Kong on ESG advisory services and due diligence for financial clients, including private equity (PEs), equator principle financial institutions (EPFIs), and bilateral and multilateral development banks. Angus has advised on over 100 PE transactions for client in recent years, include: Advent, ADM, ADV, AIC, Angelo-Gordon, Blackstone, Bain Capital, Bridgepoint, Capital Group Private Equity, CAF, Carlyle, CDC, CVC, Cenova, Climate Fund Managers, DCP, Forebright, Gaorong, Goldman Sachs, GIP, KKR, Macquarie, Navis, Nexus Point, NewQuest, Proterra, Olympus, OTPP, TPG and many more. Engagements comprise due diligence support, incorporating sustainability improvements to 100-day plans, support on Responsible Investment /ESG management systems/policy development, and delivering resource efficiency and value enhancement within portfolio companies. Angus received a MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment, Auditing and Management System from University of East Anglia, UK and a BSc in University of Hong Kong.
Dong ChenMemberCundallRead moreRead lessDong is a structural and bridge engineer with near 20 years of professional experiences in Europe, UK, US, Middle East, South America and Asia. He has worked as design leader with some of the most world- renowned architects to lead structural engineering design and deliver landmark projects from conceptual through to completion. His project experiences cover a variety range of projects including railway station, bridge, long span roof, tall building, entertainment, mixed use development, educational facilities, hospitals and stadium.
Eddie WuMemberCLPRead moreRead lessAs Senior Director – Commercial (China), CLP Holdings, Mr. Wu is responsible for managing the commercial aspects of CLP’s generation assets in China, including market sales, risk management, carbon & green and development of innovative smart energy businesses in China. Prior to this, he held various senior positions in CLP – Power Grid, Marketing and Customer Services, Strategy and Planning and Energy Services. Before joining CLP, he worked for McKinsey & Co. in the Greater China region and the utility industry in New Zealand and Australia. Mr. Wu holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and an MBA from USA & New Zealand. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer of HKIE and an Executive Committee member of the JC-PIPI chapter of IEEE Hong Kong.
Hannah HaMemberMayer BrownRead moreRead lessHannah Ha is a partner of the Corporate & Securities practice of Mayer Brown in Hong Kong. Hannah’s primary practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and she has extensive experience in foreign direct investment in China, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate and commercial matters. Hannah advises sovereign wealth funds, blue-chip companies, multi-national corporations and mainland Chinese companies. Her industry experience is wide-ranging, including aviation, chemicals, construction, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, transport, financial services and real estate.
Helen LiMemberHutchison PortsRead moreRead lessHelen Li is the Head of Research & Analysis at Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port network with container terminal operations spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. As a core member of the group’s global Commercial team, she heads up a range of market research efforts and industry analyses. Prior to Hutchison Ports, Helen held various engineering positions in the oil & gas industry and the nuclear technology industry in Canada. She earned an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical & Environmental Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Hugo BarrettMemberChatam Trading LtdRead moreRead lessHugo has been in Hong Kong for over 20 years and manages operations and investments in China, Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The range of activities include production of carbon products, brewing, distilling, construction materials, transportation, warehousing and textiles.
Ian SmithMemberThyssenKrupp Elevator Asia Pacific LimitedRead moreRead lessIan as the Vice President, Special Projects, is responsible for key account business growth in the Asia Pacific region for ThyssenKrupp Elevator. He has been involved with many of Asia’s major High Rise Buildings and Infrastructure projects. Ian has a background in specialized areas of construction including elevators, escalators, and moving walks, and with a knowledge built up from 16 years of Asia experience, including recently having worked for 6 years in China. He has worked on numerous landmark projects including the Beijing Airport, the Metro systems in Hong Kong and other cities in China, and many of the international casino complexes in Macau. Ian has a strong background in business development, and advising and supporting key clients for their major projects, and brings an excellent understanding and knowledge of today’s needs to efficiently move people within high rise buildings, airports and other infrastructure projects, as well as the new equipment and technologies available to support those needs.
Jackson ChowMemberBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Tommy HanMemberPrudential Corporation AsiaRead moreRead lessBio pending.
James DilleyMemberPricewaterhouseCoopersRead moreRead lessJames is an Associate Director at PwC in Hong Kong and specialises in helping strategic and financial investors source and evaluate M&A opportunities in China and across Asia-Pacific. Since moving to Asia, he has advised investors on some of the landmark Chinese transactions, with a focus on the financial services sector - including innovative fintech platforms, wealth and consumer finance. James originally joined PwC in London and has working in Hong Kong and China since 2014, with over 10 years of M&A experience. James is a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and speaks intermediate Mandarin.
James GallagherMemberBritish Consulate GeneralRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Josh LewseyMemberEYRead moreRead lessJosh Lewsey is an EY-Parthenon Strategy and Transactions Partner and the Asia-Pacific lead for a number of the firms inbound clients. Based in Hong Kong he supports private equity and financial services firms with market entry strategies or in turnaround situations with value creation to rapidly enhance company performance and valuation. He has led work on the GBA for the UK Government and is a member of a number of business industry boards.
Kenneth ChengMemberAccentureRead moreRead lessKenneth is the Head of Resource Client Group in Greater China based in Hong Kong, who works mainly with electric, gas and water utilities as well as new energy companies across mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. With more than 20 years of utilities and energy industry experience, Kenneth offers hands-on experience and deep industry knowledge in operational excellence from Utility Generation, Transmission and Distribution, to Customer Care and Retail, as well as actionable insights in new business models, IoT and digital transformation. He is a trusted partner and advisor for many utilities and energy companies pursuing business transformation and digital innovation in the region.
Lilian ChenMemberMcKinseyRead moreRead lessQualified in the US, UK and Hong Kong, Lilian brings extensive experience as a seasoned corporate and banking lawyer providing advice, guidance and counsel to domestic and international banks, MNCs, SOEs, private equity and sovereign funds on legal and reputational issues in mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate reorganizations, PRC inbound and outbound financing transactions, asset finance and structured lending. Lilian also plays an active advocacy role within McKinsey’s Greater China leadership team and works closely with various Firm functions to raise awareness and enhance the Firm’s risk management capabilities.
Lily MusgraveMemberGLGRead moreRead lessLily moved to Hong Kong in 2016 and is currently working at GLG as a Senior Manager. Originally from China, Lily moved to the UK aged ten to study and has a BA in International History from the London School of Economics. Upon graduation, Lily joined the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and worked there for six years advising British companies navigate the Chinese market. Lily was also a committee member for both the Young Icebreakers Group and the China Britain Youth Association, two organisations helping to promote and foster stronger links between young UK and Chinese business leaders.
 
Maggie LeeMemberKPMGRead moreRead lessExperience Maggie Lee has over 25 years of experience with KPMG. She was located in KPMG Shenzhenofficefrom2004until2011. Maggiehasextensiveexperienceinprovidingaudit, advisory and capital market services to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese companies. She has a broad client base in a variety of sectors such as consumer and industrial market industries, property and infrastructure, education, healthcare, high-growth innovative sectors.
Rose KayMemberStandard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) LimitedRead moreRead lessRose is an Executive Director in Standard Chartered's RMB Solutions group and an expert in China onshore/offshore business

Sean HuMemberHSBCRead moreRead lessSean Hu is a Corporate Banking Director at HSBC in Hong Kong. Covering the sectors of infrastructure and capital projects, he is responsible for client management through comprehensive services from transactional banking, credit and lending, to capital market financing. With extensive experience at both onshore and offshore markets, Sean is well-experienced in advising on cross border transactions within the Greater China region. Prior to his relocation to Hong Kong, Sean has also worked in Beijing and Shenzhen.

Tim StanleyMemberRisk AdvisoryRead moreRead lessTim is responsible for Risk Advisory's business in Asia. His professional expertise is in risk and compliance, specifically advising corporates how to identify, mitigate and manage risks at every stage of the investment cycle to ensure their organisations remain legally and socially compliant. He has particular expertise relating to sanctions risks gained from over a decade working in this field in Russia.

Paulo LopesMemberBSIRead moreRead lessPaulo has more than 15 years of work experience in strategy, sustainable development, information security, innovation, and certification across five continents. Paulo Lopes is the Director of Strategic Partnerships Greater China at BSI and responsible to develop and execute strategies to expand collaboration with key accounts, multinational companies, government entities and associations across Greater China. Paulo has experience across 5 continents: Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. He worked as a Senior Consultant to support the development of industrial facilities in Saudi Arabia. Previously, Paulo worked in the non-profit sector where he managed the development of renewable energy technologies throughout Asia. Paulo's experience has also built up from his private sector background as a management consultant, where he assisted large multinational companies in Europe, the US, and Central Asia to measure and reduce carbon emissions and become more sustainable. Paulo holds a MBA from Tsinghua-MIT Sloan as well as MSc Environmental Technology, Imperial College London.
Christy NgChamber RepresentativeBritish Chamber of Commerce in HKRead moreRead lessChristy is currently the Business Policy and Corporate Relations Manager at the Chamber. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in the UK having MA Politics as her major, she had focused on Women Politics, Internet and Politics and International Politics during her studies. Christy had also shadowed political party members at the Scottish Parliament and involved in political schemes to encourage active political participation in education fields in the UK.