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 
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 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 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
Chief Financial Officer , Macquarie Group Ltd
Robert Quinlivan has been Chief Financial Officer for Macquarie in Asia, based in Hong Kong, since August 2013.  Prior to Macquarie, Rob has over 20 years of professional experience at Barclays, Merrill Lynch and KPMG.  During his career, Rob has spent 20 years working internationally in the USA, UK, Japan, Korea and now Hong Kong.

Professor Richard Petty - Immediate Past Chairman
Executive Director International, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Executive Director International and Professor (accounting and finance) at Macquarie Graduate School of Management.


Clement Chan
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.

Martin Darveniza
Chief Operating Officer – Hengqin, Galaxy Entertainment Group
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 Director of Human Resources (Organisational Development), Prudential Corporation Asia
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.
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.

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.

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.

CQ Lu 
General Manager, Greater China, 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.

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.

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.