Board of Directors
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
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.