Dr Anne Kerr Elected as Chair of The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (the Chamber) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 14 September 2022, together with an Extraordinary Meeting of the Elected Members of its General Committee.
Dr Anne Kerr, Mott MacDonald was elected as Chair of the Chamber for 2022-2023.
In the outgoing Chair’s report, Peter Burnett OBE, BBS, Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Ltd, looked back on another challenging and busy period for the Chamber and thanked members for their support.
Dr Anne Kerr commented: “I am deeply honoured to be elected as Chair of the Chamber and am delighted that Jeremy Sheldon and James Turner have agreed to continue to be Vice Chairs. The British Chamber of Commerce’s strapline of “where business gets done” is a core principle of the way the activities of the Chamber are perceived. This has never been more critical than at this time as we navigate our way through and out of the global pandemic, and reconnect and make new connections within the many markets and sectors our members work across. We continue to see exciting opportunities both locally, in the Greater Bay Area and beyond. As we see increasing emphasis on decarbonisation strategies and sustainable financing we remain optimistic that in addition to the successes of our traditional businesses and position as a leading international finance centre, we will also see many opportunities for innovation, new technology and service offerings. There remains much to be optimistic about. We look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of Hong Kong, our members and the communities within which we work.”
We believe that a focus on these areas will position Hong Kong strongly as we emerge from COVID and open up to the world again to re-establish Hong Kong as Asia’s leading international financial and trading hub, and reinforce Hong Kong’s reputation as an attractive place to live and work."
The Extraordinary Meeting of Directors also re-elected Jeremy Sheldon, Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd, and James Turner, Prudential plc, as Vice-Chairs. Paul McSheaffrey, KPMG, will continue to serve as the Treasurer.
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