Board of Directors

The Chamber is supported by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of leading identities from the Australian business community. The Board meets at least eight times a year and Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

The Chamber Secretariat and Committees are accountable to the Board. The Board is accountable to the Members.


Andrew Macintosh - Chairman
Chairman, Acorus Asset Management 
chairman@austcham.com.hk 
Andrew is Chairman of Acorus Asset Management, a China-Africa private equity firm. He is also the adjunct faculty at Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Prior to this, Andrew was a partner in a Chinese private equity firm specialising in oil & gas, and General Manager of banking at NAB in Hong Kong.



Fiona Nott - Deputy-Chair
Chief Executive Officer, The Women's Foundation
fiona.nott@twfhk.org 
Fiona is the CEO of The Women's Foundation, an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong.  A former Lawyer and Company Secretary.  Fiona is also a director of Aesop Hong Kong.



Darren Bowdern - Deputy-Chair
Partner, KPMG China
darren.bowdern@kpmg.com
Darren is a partner in KPMG’s Hong Kong tax practice.  He heads up the Financial Services Tax and Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Group in Hong Kong. He has more than 20 years experience of serving institutions in a wide range of industries in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific.



Robert Quinlivan - Treasurer
robertquinlivan@me.com
Robert 
has over 28 years’ experience in international financial markets.  Most recently, Rob was CFO Asia for Macquarie Group and previously worked in senior finance and assurance roles with Barclays and Merrill Lynch.  Prior to Hong Kong, Rob worked internationally in Seoul, London, Tokyo, and New York.  Rob commenced his career with KPMG in Australia.




Directors


Clement Chan
Managing Partner, BDO Ltd Certified Public Accountants

clementchan@bdo.com.hk
Clement is the Managing Director - Assurance, BDO and past Chairman of AustCham. He specialises in China corporate finance and advisory services, and is also active in IPO engagements for both the Main Board and Growth Enterprises Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.



Martin Darveniza
Chief Operating Officer – Hengqin, Galaxy Entertainment Group
martin.darveniza@gmail.com
Martin Darveniza initially practiced as a Solicitor in Australia.  Martin then joined the private sector and has worked on resort developments throughout the Pacific.  Martin spent over 15 years overseeing the development of Denarau Island Resort which is Fiji’s largest integrated resort.  Martin has previously acted as President of the Fiji Australia Business Council for several years.  Martin now works for Galaxy Entertainment Group.



Gautam Dev

Regional Head of Human Resources, Talent and Leadership
gautam.dev@prudential.com.hk
Gautam has over 25 years’ professional experience in human resources, management consulting and finance, and has worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S.  He is currently the Regional Director of Human Resources (Organisational Capability) for Prudential Corporation Asia, and has previously held senior leadership positions with Eastspring Investments, Coles Group and Accenture.



Bina Gupta
Founder & Managing Director, BG Business Communications Ltd.
binagupta@bg-bc.com
Bina is Founder & Managing Director of BG Business Communications Ltd. She has been working in Hong Kong & Asia for 24 years and has commercial multimedia experience of more than 35 years. This year she will launch innovationhongkong.   Bina was a judge of the ACBA Awards in 2015 & 2016.



Sam Guthrie 
Deputy Consul General (Commercial), Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong & Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner Australian Trade and Investment Commission
sam.guthrie@austrade.gov.au
Sam Guthrie commenced as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner and Deputy Consul-General (Commercial) in March 2016.  Prior to joining Austrade, Sam headed Newgate Communications’ International Trade and Investment Division providing counsel to inbound and outbound trade and investment clients in Australia and across Asia.  Before joining Newgate, Sam was General Manager Global Business Development for The Woolmark Company, responsible for international offices and key accounts across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. He was based in Shanghai for five years as the Chief Representative of the Australian wool industry. 



Dr George Lam
Non-Executive Chairman - Hong Kong and ASEAN Region, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia
leeglam@netvigator.com
George is Non-Executive Chairman - Hong Kong and ASEAN Region, and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia. He is also Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, Honourary Chairman - Asia Pacific of CMA Australia, and Vice Chairman of the Business Advisory Council of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).



Deborah Leung
Country Head - Greater China, CPA Australia
deborah.leung@cpaaustralia.com.au
Deborah is the Country Head - Greater China of CPA Australia where she heads the strategic planning on organisational policies, structure and projects relating to China. A former external and internal auditor and management consultant, she had held senior roles in the accounting industry.



CQ Lu 
General Manager, Greater China, NAB
ciqiang.lu@nabasia.com
CQ is GM, Greater China at NAB. Bringing over 20 years of leadership, client insights in corporate & institutional banking, CQ was Senior Country Manager, Greater China at Natixis for 9 years and held senior roles at Société Générale including: COO China, GM Shanghai and Head of Credit & Marketing.



Paul Scroggie
Regional Director, Hong Kong, Macau and PRC, Merx Group
paulscroggie@merxcm.com
Paul is the Director, Hong Kong, Macau and PRC for MERX Project Management. He has over 30 years experience in project supervision and management and is regarded as a regional expert in rationalising property portfolios and workplace change.



Maaike Steinebach
Chief Executive, Hong Kong, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
maaike.steinebach@cba.com.au
Maaike is Chief Executive of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Hong Kong Branch. She has been in banking for 20 years having worked across multiple jurisdictions & financial institutions including Fortis and ABN AMRO.  She’s been based in Asia since 2003 having worked in Singapore, Shanghai & Hong Kong. She is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion & Technology.



Alex Oxford
Head of Sales, Asia, Encompass Corporation
alexander.s.oxford@gmail.com
Alex has over 10 years experience in sales operations & business development where he currently holds the role of Head of Asia, Sales for leading Australian-British RegTech firm Encompass Corporation which creates KYC automation technology using robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence & blockchain to speed up compliance operations for financial institutions.