Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor for Each Focus Group Updated

Published on 2019-07-17

At this morning's (17 July) monthly Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting, new ExCo sponsors were assigned for Chamber Focus Groups.

An ExCo sponsor acts as a link between the Focus Group (FG) and the Chamber ExCo, listening to FG's needs and providing better support.

Chamber Focus Group & ExCo Sponsors

Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing - Ray Chisnall (Asia Pacific Regional Director & Country Manager (China), Gleeds), ExCo At-Large Member (Co-opted)
Chinese Returnee UK Alumni - Matthew Knowles (Area Director East China, British Council), ExCo Ex-Officio Member   
Community Outreach - Blair Kelly (Individual Member), ExCo At-Large Member
Construction & Property - Tong Sun (Chairman, Corporate Solutions, China, JLL), Chamber Vice Chair
Education - Tony Clemson, Deputy Consul General, British Consulate General Shanghai
Financial Services - Landa Guo (Partner, PwC), ExCo At-Large Member
Human Resources - James Gathercole (Partner, Odgers Berndtson), ExCo At-Large Member
Hospitality, Leisure, Food & Beverage - David Markham (Vice President Operations, East China, IHG), ExCo At-Large Member
Legal Rebecca Soquier (Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York, USA), Herbert Smith Freehills LLP), ExCo At-Large Member
Marketing - Alan Hepburn (Managing Partner, Asia, Advisory Board Architects), Chamber Vice Chair
Scottish Alan Hepburn (Managing Partner, Asia, Advisory Board Architects), Chamber Vice Chair
Small & Medium Enterprises - Linian Li (Country Manager, Modern Water), ExCo At-Large Member
Women in Business - Rosie Hawes (Partner, Control Risks), Chamber Chair

The Chamber's Focus Groups comprises of member companies across a range of business sectors. Representing a core group of professionals within their respective industries, focus group members share their expertise by identifying key issues of interest and selecting topics for events, as well as identifying potential speakers. 

If you would like to gain a better understanding of the workings of the Focus Groups, please contact Jun Wang.