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.
Annette Tso Business Policy and Corporate Relations Manager Read moreRead lessAnnette's role is to facilitate and coordinate the development of the Chamber’s business policy activities while promoting the best interest of the Chamber. She is the point of contact between overseas British Chambers of Commerce, as well as British business organisations; she also looks after the Business Policy Unit, China Committee, Environment & Energy Committee, Financial Markets Committee, International Infrastructure Forum, and the Smart Cities Forum.
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 WhitfordMemberC|T GroupRead moreRead lessBio pending.
 
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Tommy HanMemberPrudential Corporation AsiaRead moreRead lessBio pending.
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.
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.
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
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.
Max HoldsworthMemberBarracuda SearchRead moreRead lessMax 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 a number of 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.