The Advisory Board 2012
Cathay Pacific is delighted that the following distinguished individuals have agreed to act in an advisory capacity for the Awards and have endorsed their respective organisations as partners of the Awards scheme:
Mrs Allcock has served in the Hong Kong civil service since 1974 and was most recently the Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service, a post she held since 2009. As the chief representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in London, Mrs Allcock plays a key role in bilateral relations between the UK and Hong Kong, as well as with the eight other countries that the London office is responsible for: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania,Norway, Russia and Sweden.
Sir David Brewer
China-Britain Business Council
Sir David Brewer is the Chairman of the China Britain Business Council, a Board member of the UK India Business Council, and a 'Think London' International Envoy for London.
He was Lord Mayor of the City of London for the year 2005 2006, and was recently appointed Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Greater London.
Sir David's career has been in insurance broking and he is now Non Executive Vice Chairman of Marsh Ltd. Whilst with Sedgwick (subsequently purchased by Marsh) he opened their offices in Japan in 1976, in China in 1981 and in India in 1986.
The Hong Kong Association
Baroness Dunn was a Member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council in 1981-1995, becoming its Senior Member in 1988-1995; a Member of the Hong Kong 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, 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 London Business School.
HSBC Holdings plc
Mr Flint began his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) where he trained as a chartered accountant. He was appointed a partner of the firm in 1988. He joined the HSBC Group as Group Finance Director – Designate on 30 September 1995 and was appointed to the Board of 1 December 1995. Before his appointment as group chairman, Mr Flint was Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director Risk and Regulation of HSBC Holdings plc. Mr Flint was born in Scotland in July 1955 and was educated at Glasgow University where he gained a B. Acc (Hons) degree. He also completed the PMD course at Harvard Business School in 1983. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute o Management Accountants.
In June 2006 he was honoured with a CBE by her majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to the finance industry. He is a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of BP plc.
UK Trade & Investment
Susan has been Deputy Chief Executive of UKTI since April 2004. She took over as Acting Chief Executive in January 2011.
From 2002 to 2004, she was Director for Human Resources & Change Management at the then Department of Trade & Industry. Before that, from 1999 to 2002, she was first Director of Export Control and then Director of Export Control & Non Proliferation. In the latter role, she was also the UK Governor on the Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Susan has an MA in Economics and Modern History and a Certificate and Diploma in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges. Susan also did a Stage at the European Commission.
Lord Nat Wei
The Right Honorable Lord Wei of Shoreditch
Government Adviser for Big Society
Lord Wei serves in the House of Lords as the youngest and only active Chinese peer. He is a social entrepreneur, interested in social reform and developing civil society solutions to social problems. As a British Chinese, Lord Wei is also active in the promotion of trade and cultural ties between the UK and China and seats as the Chair to the All Party Parliamentary Group on East Asian Business and also as a Treasurer to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Chinese in Britain. Lord Wei was a former advisor with Her Majesty’s Government on the Big Society and currently works with the Community Foundation Network to develop local responses to the Big Society. >
Cathay Pacific Airways
John Slosar has been Chief Executive since March 2011. He joined the Swire group in 1980 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, the United States and Thailand.
He was appointed Managing Director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited in 1996, Managing Director of Swire Pacific's Beverages Division in July 1998 and Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific in July 2007.
He is a Director of Cathay Pacific, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Swire Pacific Limited, and Chairman of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited and Swire Beverages Limited.