Growing Hong Kong's Position as an International Finance Centre

Finance, Legal & Tax Committee Series Launch

Growing Hong Kong's Position as an International Finance Centre

Finance, Legal & Tax Committee Series Launch

We are pleased to bring you Christopher Hui Ching-yu, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, HKSAR Government, to share his insights on Hong Kong's latest financial developments, and how the city is taking on the many challenges presented by COVID-19, while also continuing to develop its financial markets. Topics covered in this session include asset and wealth management, fintech, green finance and the Greater Bay Area.  


This webinar launches our event series, presented by the AustCham Finance, Legal and Tax Committee, which explores Hong Kong’s future as an International Finance Centre.

As Hong Kong emerges from its third wave of the pandemic, this series brings you key government and industry leaders for discussion on how we can continue building a leading financial services sector and attract international capital. The next events in the series will be Hong Kong as an Asset Management Centre and Hong Kong as a Listing Centre.


Please note: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. 

Event registration will close one hour prior to the event.


Wed, September 30, 2020


04:30 PM - 05:30 PM



Zoom webinar - access details will be sent via email to registered guests one hour before the event start time


Member: $120.00

Non-Member: $220.00


Mr Christopher Hui Ching-yu, JP
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, HKSAR Government

Mr Hui was appointed the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 22 April 2020. Mr Hui was an Administrative Officer in the Government from 1999 to 2003 and served in the Economic Development Branch, the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing and the Home Affairs Department. Mr Hui worked in the banking sector after leaving the Government in 2003 and has worked for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited for over 10 years. He has been the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council since 2019.


Mr Hui holds Bachelor and Master (Hon) Degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and Master of Business Administration Degree from INSEAD. He also attended the Stanford Executive Programme (SEP).

James Hogan
Co-Chair, AustCham Finance, Legal & Tax Committee

After nearly 32 years, James Hogan left HSBC in July 2019 and is currently taking time off from a full-time executive role. During this period, he has been appointed as a director of SinoMab BioScience Limited (a recently listed biotech company based in Hong Kong); he is also an investor in a start-up digital bank targeting the Indian and Indonesian markets.


In his final role with HSBC, James served as Regional Head of Strategic Growth for the Group’s Commercial Banking business in Asia Pacific. In this role, he was responsible for all strategic investment and innovation initiatives in support of the successful growth of the Commercial Banking business across the Asia Pacific region. Immediately prior to this, James was the Regional Chief Operating Officer for Commercial Banking Asia Pacific. Before returning to Hong Kong in August 2016, James was Country Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC Australia for five years. During 2009 – 2011, he was based in Baghdad as Chief Executive Officer for HSBC Iraq. 

Josephine Orgill
Director, HFL Advisors Limited and Co-Chair, AustCham Finance, Legal & Tax Committee

Josephine Orgill is a financial services professional with nearly thirty years’ experience across hedge funds, markets, regulatory advocacy, private client broking and chartered accountancy. Jo has spent the last twenty two years in Hong Kong and has held senior leadership roles in investment banking as well as in alternative investment management. Jo has deep connectivity and experience within the local marketplace; and has also worked in London, Singapore and Australia.


Jo is a director of HFL Advisors Limited, an independent directorship, fund governance and sound practice advisory platform with a focus on alternative investments based in Hong Kong. Having previously worked for global and regional investment banks her roles included Barclays, Managing Director, Head of Markets Client Strategy in Asia Pacific; Samsung Securities, Managing Director, Head of Client Relationship Management for Global Equities and Credit Suisse, Director Head of Client Relationship Management and Chief Operating Officer for Asia Ex Japan Equities.  

In the hedge fund industry Jo’s previous roles were Partner and Chief Operating Officer at First Horse Capital and later, serving as General Manager of the Alternative Investment Managers Association (AIMA) Hong Kong Branch where she was responsible for rebuilding membership, profile, representation and advocacy for the local industry in the wake of the global financial crisis.