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HK Association Chairman

Adam Keswick


Matheson & Co Ltd

Adam Keswick is Chairman of Matheson & Co Ltd. He joined the Board in 2007 and was Deputy Managing Director of Jardine Matheson from 2012 to 2016. He was appointed Chairman of Matheson & Co. in August 2016.

He has held a number of executive positions since joining the Group from N M Rothschild & Sons in 2001, including Group Strategy Director and, thereafter, Group Managing Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage between 2003 and 2007. Mr Keswick is a Director of Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land and Mandarin Oriental.

He is also a Director of Ferrari NV and Schindler, Vice Chairman of the supervisory board of Rothschild & Co, and is a Director of Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum.

Mr Keswick attended Eton College and Edinburgh University where he received his Master of Arts degree in 1995.

HK Association Committee

Honorary President

The Baroness Dunn, DBE, JP

The Baroness Dunn is an Executive Director of John Swire & Sons Ltd.   She is also a non-executive Deputy Chairman of HSBC Holdings Plc., Chairman of the Hong Kong Association, a Director of the Confucius Institute for Business, London and a member of the British Government’s Asia Task Force.


Baroness Dunn was educated at St. Paul’s Convent School in Hong Kong and the University of California, Berkeley, California. She joined the Swire Group in Hong Kong in 1963. She has been a Director of Swire Pacific Ltd. since 1981 and was a Director of Cathay Pacific Airways from 1985 to 1997.


Baroness Dunn was a member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council in 1981-1995, becoming its Senior Member in 1988-1995; a member of Hong Kong’s legislative Council in 1976-1988, becoming its Senior Member in 1985-1988. In her work on these bodies, she advised on the formulation of government policies and participated in the enactment of legislation. She was also Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 1983-1991, the statutory body responsible for the promotion of Hong Kong’s external trade.


Baroness Dunn was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1978, a Commander (C.B.E.) in 1983, and a Dame Commander (D.B.E.) in 1989. She was made a Life Peer in 1990.


Baroness Dunn received a Trade Award from the Prime Minister of Japan in 1987 and the “Peace and Commerce” award from the United States Government in 1988. She was conferred with honorary doctorate degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University, the University of British Columbia, Leeds University, Buckingham University and an Honorary Fellowship from the London Business School.

Martin Barrow, CBE GBS


Matheson & Co Ltd

Peter Burnett, OBE BBS

Managing Director

Standard Chartered Bank (HK)

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO

Group Head of Public Affairs

HSBC Holdings plc

Sir Douglas Flint CBE


abrdn plc

John Greenwood OBE SBS

Daisy Ip

Director, UK, Nordics & Ireland

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Gilford Law


HK Economic and Trade Office in London

Dr Gerard Lyons

Economic Advisor

Jeroen Ouwehand

Global Senior Partner

Clifford Chance LLP

The Lord Powell of Bayswater, KCMG

House of Lords

Christian Salbaing

Deputy Chairman

Hutchison Whampoa (Europe) Ltd

The Lord Sassoon


China-Britain Business Council

Andrew Seaton

Chief Executive Officer

China-Britain Business Council

Barnaby Swire


John Swire & Sons Ltd

Merlin Swire


Swire Group

Sam Swire

Executive Director

John Swire & Sons Ltd

Mark Tucker

Group Chairman

HSBC Holdings plc

Dr José Viñals

Group Chairman

Standard Chartered Bank

Patti Wong

Executive Vice President | Senior International Chairman


Honorary Treasurer

Julia Makra

Global Head, Privacy Compliance

Standard Chartered Bank

Currently Standard Chartered's Chief Data Protection Officer, Julia spent over four years of her long career at the bank in Hong Kong.

Company Secretary

Lindsay Jones

Executive Director
HK Association, HK Business Network, HK Society

Lindsay worked in the finance industry for over 20 years, mostly in HK and London but also in Sydney and Geneva.

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