HONG KONG, 7 NOVEMBER 2017: One of Hong Kong’s largest chambers of commerce, the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau (AustCham), today announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Jacinta Reddan.
Jacinta stepped off the AustCham board to take up the interim Chief Executive role in late July.
She previously worked as Regional Head of Marketing and Communications with global asset manager PineBridge Investments based in Hong Kong, and served on the chamber’s Finance, Legal and Tax Committee as deputy chair.
Jacinta has spent most of her career in Asia in a variety of communications, marketing and branding roles working in public relations agencies as well as in-house for large corporates. She was the Regional Public Relations and Promotions Manager (Asia) for the Australian Tourist Commission in the lead-up to the Sydney Olympics, and during the opening up of the China tourism market to Australia.
She began her career as a journalist in Australia and returned to Melbourne in 2000 to work as media advisor in the Victorian Premier’s Office. She subsequently joined Tourism Victoria followed by the national age care lobby group, ACSA, before returning to Hong Kong nearly eleven years ago
In Hong Kong, Jacinta worked in a leading PR consulting agency, providing advice and counsel to some of Hong Kong’s blue chip companies before joining global financial services giant, Prudential plc in a regional role where she was responsible for rebranding their (now) USD $140 billion Asia asset management business.
“We are delighted to have Jacinta head the chamber as she combines deep knowledge of Hong Kong and Asia with many years’ experience as a member, sponsor, partner and most recently board member of the chamber. Importantly, Jacinta’s experience brings marketing, media, stakeholder engagement and advocacy expertise in both Asia and Australia to the chamber,” Andrew Macintosh, Chairman of Austcham said.
Jacinta is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; and graduated from Deakin University with a degree in International Relations and Anthropology.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau has more than 1,400 members from some 500 companies. It is the largest international Australian Chamber and the second largest of 28 International Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong. The AustCham mission is to promote and represent Australian business and values while enabling members to connect, engage and grow bilateral relationships.
Public Affairs and Policy Manager