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.

Professor Richard Petty - Chairman
Executive Director International, Macquarie Graduate School of Management 
Executive Director International and Professor (accounting and finance) at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and Chair of an investment company, Richard sits on several company boards. He is Past Chairman and President of CPA

Andrew Macintosh - Deputy-Chair
Acorus Asset Management Chairman
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
Director, Aesop Hong Kong Limited
Fiona is a corporate governance and compliance consultant. A former Lawyer and Company Secretary.  She is a director of Aesop Hong Kong and has been actively involved in non-profit organisations in Hong Kong and India.

Darren Bowdern - Treasurer
Partner, KPMG China
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.


Clement Chan - Past Chairman
Managing Partner, BDO Ltd Certified Public Accountants
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.

Alan Johnson
Chairman, Sino Corporate Services
Alan is Chairman of Sino Corporate Services and a past Chairman of AustCham. He came to Hong Kong  in 1987 and has held senior positions in the Accounting and Business Services industries.

Tom Corkhill 

Global Director of Client Relations
Tom is currently the Global Director of Client Relations of TMF Group. Prior to the acquisition by TMF Group in August 2014, Tom was the CEO of KCS Limited for over 10 years. He has extensive experience advising regional and international clients in structuring operations throughout the Asia Pacific.

Bina Gupta
Founder & Managing Director, BG Business Communications Ltd.
Bina has been based in Hong Kong since 1993 and has more than 30 years of commercial multimedia and business development experience working in senior roles in Australia and Asia. She is Founder & Managing Director of BG Business Communications Ltd which she launched in 2005. Bina was a judge of the ACBA Awards in 2015 & 2016.

Sam Guthrie
Deputy Consul General (Commercial) and  Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner
Sam Guthrie commenced as Senior Trade Commissioner Hong Kong and Macau 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.

Clayton Hebbard
Chairman, ClasG HK Ltd. 
Clayton is Chairman, ClasG HK Ltd. He is active on the Australian Business Group’s committee. While he was in Thailand, he has been elected to the board of AustCham Thailand serving as treasurer and the representative of the joint foreign chambers coordinating committee.

Dr George Lam
Chairman, Indochina, Macquarie Capital (HK) Ltd
George is Chairman - Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand, and Senior Adviser - Asia, of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. He is an independent director of Shanghai-based Sino-Australian International Trust Company, and President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation.

Paul Scroggie
Regional Director, Hong Kong, Macau and PRC, Merx Group
Paul is the Director, Hong Kong, Macau and PRC for MERX Project Management. He has over 25 years experience in project supervision and management and is regarded as a regional expert in rationalising property portfolios 
and workplace change.

General Manager, Greater China at NAB
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.

Deborah Leung
Country Head - Greater China, CPA Australia
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.

Maaike Steinebach
Chief Executive, Hong Kong, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
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.