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

Andrew is COO of The March Fund, a global food technology sustainability fund, and the non-executive Chairman of Acorus Asset Management, a China-Africa private equity firm. 
He is also an 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

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

Darren is a partner in KPMG’s Hong Kong tax practice, heading up the M&A Tax and Alternative Investments practice in Hong Kong. He has more than 25 years experience of serving institutions in a wide range of industries in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific.

Robert Quinlivan - Treasurer

Rob is the Group CFO for Sun Hung Kai & Co. and has almost 30 years of experience in international financial markets.  Previously Rob was CFO Asia for Macquarie Group Limited and has worked in senior finance and assurance roles with Barclays and Merrill Lynch. Prior to Hong Kong, Rob worked in Seoul, Tokyo, London and New York.  Rob commenced his career with KPMG in Australia.

 


 

Directors

 

Gautam Dev

Gautam has over 25 years' professional experience in human resources, management consulting and finance, and he worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S. He is currently the Sales Director at Concentra, and has previously held senior leadership position with Prudential Corporation Asia, Eastspring Investments, Coles Group and Accenture.

Bina Gupta

Bina is Founder & Chief Executive of BG Business Communications Ltd and digital content platform innovationhongkong®. She has been based in Hong Kong for 25 years and brings more than 35 years of multimedia experience from Australia and Asia. Bina was a judge of the ACBA Awards in 2015 & 2016.

Sam Guthrie

Sam 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 GM for The Woolmark Company, he was based in Shanghai for five years as the Chief Representative of the Australian wool industry.

Dr George Lam

Dr. George LAM is Non-Executive Chairman - Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia, Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council and Chairman of its Task Force on Banking and Finance and also President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation and Honorary Chairman - Asia Pacific of CMA Australia.

Deborah Leung

Deborah is the Executive General Manager – International of CPA Australia where she heads the strategic planning on organisational policies, structure and projects on the international front.
Deborah oversees the operations and management of the 10 international offices located across Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Deborah also leads the development and growth in new markets throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. A former external and internal auditor and management consultant, she had held senior leadership positions in the accounting industry.

Ciqiang Lu (CQ Lu)

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.

Alex Oxford

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 whom is the creator of Know Your Customer ( KYC ) automation using robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning in the information and news discovery process for financial institutions & corporates across the region.

Paul Scroggie

Paul is the Regional Director of Hong Kong, Macau and PRC at Merx Project Management. With over 30 years experience in project supervision and management, he is regarded as a regional expert in rationalising property portfolios and leading workplace change to facilitate the delivery of inspiring spaces that support and enable businesses.

Wendy Tong Barnes

Wendy is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. She is also the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of CK Asset Holdings Limited and CK Life Sciences Int’l., (Holdings) Inc. and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited. She joined the CK Group in March 1999. Mrs. Barnes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Ivy Au Yeung

Ivy is Chief Executive Officer of ANZ Hong Kong. She is an international banker with over 30 years of experience with strong track record in Relationship Management, Credit and Product Management across Asia Pacific.
Ms Au Yeung holds an MBA from University of Sydney. She is a FCPA of CPA Australia; a member of the Lump Sum Grant (LSG) Independent Complaints Handling Committee (ICHC) under the Social Welfare Department of Hong Kong; and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation.

Simone Wheeler

Simone is the Global Head of Group Communications at CLSA, Asia's leading capital markets and investment group and a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Securities, China’s largest investment bank. Simone has lived and worked in Asia for more than two decades and has managed the marketing and communications of finance, technology, media and FMCG companies across the region. She is a member of the Hong Kong advisory committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.