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Natalie Black (HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific at Department for International Trade)

Natalie Black

HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific at Department for International Trade

Natalie Black is Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Asia Pacific, covering North-East Asia, South-East Asia and Australasia.

Previously, Natalie was the Deputy Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit where she championed the UK’s tech sector and developed the new modern industrial strategy. In addition to this role, Natalie held the post of Director of the Internet Harms Unit where she coordinated efforts to tackle the challenges of the internet including terrorist use and online safety. Her first role in the Civil Service was Deputy Director and then Director of the Office of Cyber Security in the Cabinet Office where she oversaw the National Cyber Security Strategy and the National Cyber Security Programme.

Before joining the Civil Service, Natalie was the Chief of Staff for Security at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London2012, and a management consultant.

Natalie is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Fulbright scholar.

Scott Maguire (VP Global Engineering & Operations at Dyson)

Scott Maguire

VP Global Engineering & Operations at Dyson

Based in South-East Asia, Scott Maguire is Dyson’s Vice President for Global Engineering and Operations leading the development, manufacturing and supply of technologies from concept to production across all categories. Scott leads the global technology teams across our Malmesbury, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Shanghai and Bristol sites.

Scott graduated with an MEng Product Design Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 2003 and joined Dyson as a graduate design engineer.

Since joining Dyson, he has developed over 50 products across the Floorcare, Bladeless Fans, Hand-dryer and Robotics categories. In 2010, Scott was leading early-stage innovation as the Head of Research and moved to SEA two years later to take on the role of product development and engineering organisation for all products in Singapore and Malaysia, before becoming the Global Engineering Director in 2014.

Scott is also actively involved in our University Programmes, passionate about our investment in young engineering talent.

Fook Hin You (Managing Director of Mott MacDonald Singapore Pte Ltd)

Fook Hin You

Managing Director of Mott MacDonald Singapore Pte Ltd

Mr You Fook Hin is the Managing Director of Mott MacDonald Singapore and is responsible for over 400 staff and the financial performance of all projects undertaken by the Group’s office in Singapore.

He has extensive experience in advanced structural projects over the planning, design, supervision and contract administration of heavy civil infrastructural works, underground metros and road tunnels, multi-storey warehouses, commercial and residential development. Some of his key projects are Kallang Paya-Lebar Expressway, Marina Coastal Expressway, Circle Line, Downtown Line and the North-South Cable Tunnel.

Fook Hin was profiled in the 2013 Institution of Engineers Singapore 2nd Edition of Who’s Who In Engineering, and achieved the Building and Construction Authority’s Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Award both in 2009 and 2016. He was also awarded the Minister of Transport Distinguished Award 2015 in recognition for his contribution in the development of Singapore’s First Underground Bicycle Park.

Claire Chiang (Senior Vice President at Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd)

Claire Chiang

Senior Vice President at Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd

Claire Chiang is the Co-founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, a leading developer and manager of premium resorts, urban hotels and destination spas around the world.

She is a Senior Vice President of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd. and Chairperson for China Business Development. Since 2006, she focuses on the acquisition of new management contracts, and oversees key strategic issues in organisational and human capital capability.
She also chairs Banyan Tree Global Foundation Ltd, responsible for directing and guiding the evolving process of the group’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and its mission to “Embrace the Environment, Empower the People”.

Claire Chiang is founder and executive director of the Banyan Tree Gallery where she pioneered Banyan Tree Group’s retail businesses, and oversaw the launch of over 70 retail outlets worldwide.
She holds executive and nonexecutive directorships in three subsidiaries and companies affiliated with Banyan Tree Holdings and holds directorships in four family holding companies.

Claire Chiang is one of the first two women to be admitted to the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) in 1995 and holds directorships in the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund and Mandai Park Holdings.
In 2015, she was elected Director of the Board for Denmark based ISS A/S. In the same year, she was appointed the Advisory Board Member of Academy of Chinese Medicine, Singapore (CMS) and in April 2016 she was elected Director of the Board for Dufry AG, Switzerland. She was appointed a Member of the Singapore Biennale 2019 Steering Committee in year 2017. Most recently in year 2018, she was appointed the Advisory Committee Member for both Guilin Tourism University and School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

For her advocacy in social issues, Ms Chiang has won national and international awards, including the Public Service Star BBM in 2014 for her contribution to implementing work-life integration in Singapore. In April 2016, she received NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Science’s Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award. She was awarded Friend of the Arts by the National Arts Council in year 2017, for her contribution towards the advancement and promotion of cultural and artistic activities in Singapore.
She was the winner of the Supernova Category at the inaugural Women Entrepreneur Award (WEA) 2017. On March 24th 2018, she was inducted to the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF) established by Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO). Most recently in Oct 2018, she received the Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen Award 2018, for impactful leadership in the sustainability field within her organization and beyond.

Ms Chiang is married to Group Executive Chairman, Mr Ho Kwon Ping, with whom she received the Hospitality Lifetime Achievement Award at the China Hotel Investment Summit 2009.

John Marcarian (Founder of CST Tax Advisors)

John Marcarian

Founder of CST Tax Advisors

John Marcarian is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years' experience. He commenced his accounting career with Arthur Young in 1983 after completing his degree at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

During his career, John worked for both Duesburys and Deloitte and won the prestigious Price Waterhouse Prize for tax law. During his time, John advised many listed and unlisted corporate clients with specialisations including international tax, capital gains tax, superannuation and corporate tax. John became a specialist in global private client tax and international business expansion.

In 1992, John established CST Tax Advisors and has since developed extensive experience dealing with global expatriates and business owners. In 2004, John established the Singapore office of CST Tax Advisors. The company now has offices in a number of cities around the world.