Board Members

The British Chamber Board is responsible for the strategy and direction of the Chamber and focus on key strategic deliverables including membership, the Chamber's profile and engagement with external stakeholders.

 

President
Bicky Bhangu
Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd.
 
Dr Bicky Bhangu is Director Singapore at Rolls-Royce. He has been with Rolls-Royce since 2007 initially based in UK and subsequently moved to Singapore in 2009. Bicky is the Chairman of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), Engineering Fellow of the IET and a Chartered Engineer. He is the Chairman for IET Singapore Network. Bicky served as the Chairman for Aerospace Industry Skills and Training Council (ISTC) supporting Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to oversee the skills development for the Singapore aerospace industry (2013 – 2015). He is serving the Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) as select committee member for R&D investment in green port technologies.

Bicky has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Control Systems, PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield and an MBA in Technology Management. Bicky is an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Vice President
Damian Adams
Simmons & Simmons
 
Damian Adams has been based in Singapore since 2000 and is a corporate partner of world-class international law firm Simmons & Simmons. He specialises in advising companies and funds on cross-border investments, M&A, joint ventures and commercial transactions, with particular experience in the mining, oil & gas, shipping and offshore energy sectors. He also advises in relation to the sale and trading of commodities. Damian has been involved with BritCham during much of his time in Singapore, having variously coordinated the young professionals group within BritCham (then known as BritPack), served on the Board and, since 2012, as a member of the Executive Committee, serving first as Secretary of the Chamber and more recently as one of its Vice Presidents. Damian also chairs the membership committee.
 
Vice President
Sian Brown
Barclays Bank PLC
 
Sian Brown is the Head of Chief Controls Office, Asia Pacific at Barclays Investment Bank. Sian has 20 years of change management and leadership experience within Investment Banking across Asia, Europe and North America.

Her banking career began in London in 1997 with Credit Suisse. Sian moved to Japan in 2006 with RBS to build the FI and Equities businesses, later transferring to Hong Kong to manage the ABN Integration, before moving to Singapore in 2010 to build out a Business Change team before moving into her current role with Barclays in early 2015.

Sian holds a BSc degree in Computing and Accounting and is CIMA qualified. She is married with 2 young sons.
 
Secretary
Cecilia Handel
Tanglin Trust School
 
Cecilia Handel is Director of Development at Tanglin Trust School Singapore and is responsible for inward investment at the school. She is both a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds Qualified Teacher Status. After a brief teaching career in London, she trained as a chartered accountant at KPMG London. Cecilia moved to the audit practice of KPMG Auckland, New Zealand in 2006. She worked in PwC’s advisory business for four years on arrival in Singapore and moved to Tanglin Trust School in 2010.
 
Treasurer
Veronica McCann
Manulife US Real Estate Mgmt Pte Ltd
 
Veronica McCann is a senior financial executive with over twenty-four years’ experience in the finance sector of the Asia Pacific Region. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Manulife US Real Estate Management Pte Ltd serving on the Board, Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Having a track record of leading organizational change and managing complex financial and regulatory risks during periods of rapid expansion and restructuring, Veronica was most recently CFO Asia and Deputy Chief Executive, Singapore up to 2015 at Commerzbank AG.

Veronica is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Accountants, a member of the Chartered Global Management Accountants and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Board Member
Richard Warburton
Arcadis
 
Richard Warburton is a Partner and Regional Head of Performance Excellence for Arcadis Asia. He has been with Arcadis since 1994, initially based in London and subsequently in Hungary, Dubai and Singapore where he has been based since 2009.

Richard was elected to the Board of the Chamber in 2014 and has served on the Executive Committee since 2015. He is also Chair of the Business Groups Committee and was previously Chair of the Property and Construction Group between 2012 and 2015.
 
 
Board Member
Andrew Pickup
Microsoft Asia
 
Andrew Pickup is the Senior Director, Communications at Microsoft Asia. He is responsible for managing the image and reputation of Microsoft across Asia Pacific, Greater China, Japan and India, building new communications capabilities and, leading and growing a highly-committed team of communications professionals in the region. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft in Asia-Pacific, and has been based in Singapore since 2003.

Andrew joined Microsoft in 1992 and spent over a decade with Microsoft UK, where he held a number of senior management business and marketing roles. Prior to Microsoft, he was an Account Director with advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi in London.
Board Member
Andrew Vine
The Insight Bureau Pte Ltd
 
Andrew is the Founder and Managing Director of The Insight Bureau Pte Ltd, a speaker bureau incorporated in 2006 in Singapore and the UK. He manages a global resource network of speakers, presenters and moderators who support conferences, client events and internal company briefings. Andrew has been resident in Asia since 1990 and has lived in Singapore since 1993. He was previously a regional director with The Economist Group for 13 years, based in Singapore where he ran the CEO peer group forum, developed Roundtables around the region and was responsible for its sponsorship business. He previously worked in Hong Kong, Australia, France and Canada. He was formerly an officer in the Royal Air Force. Andrew has been a member of BritCham since 1993 and has served on the Board for a total of seven years - two years as Vice President and on Exco, and has twice chaired the Membership Committee which he has been on for several years. He is a past President of The British Club. He holds an Economics degree from The University of Nottingham and is married to Aneetha with three children aged 19, 18, & 17.
 
Board Member
Annabel Moore
Diageo Singapore Pte Ltd
 
Annabel Moore is General Counsel of Diageo Asia Pacific. She has been with Diageo since 1995, initially based in London and since 1997, based in Singapore.

She joined the Board of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore since 2014.
 
Board Member
Chris Reed
Black Marketing - Enabling LinkedIn For You
 
Chris J. Reed is the Founder & Global CEO of Black Marketing, a global marketing consultancy that specialises in enabling LinkedIn for C-suite executives & Entrepreneurs across the world. He has miraculously taken the company from 1 person in 1 country in 2014 to a full listing on the NASDAQ in 2016 as part of The Marketing Group plc where he is the Global President of LinkedIn Marketing. He has been named as an Official LinkedIn Power Profile 2012-2016, has one of the world's most viewed LinkedIn profiles with 55,000 followers, and is No.1 in Singapore. He is also a No. 1 International Best Selling Author with his book "LinkedIn Mastery for Entrepreneurs".
 
Board Member
David Pugh
The Fry Group
 
David Pugh is General Manager at The Fry Group Singapore and is responsible for the group’s activities in the region. The Fry Group offer a holistic financial planning service, guiding on investments, UK tax planning and mitigation and retirement planning as well as Wills, trusts and estate planning.

David has been living and working in Singapore for over five years and has been an active member of the British Chamber of Commerce for most of that time. In 2011 David won the prestigious Young Professional of the Year award at the Annual British Chamber of Commerce Singapore Business Awards and has been serving as a Board Member for the past three years.
Board Member
Haslam Preeston
Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited
 
Haslam Preeston has been the Regional Managing Director at Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited since February 2014. He oversees the Group’s motor operations in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, excluding those held by Astra. He is a director of Cycle & Carriage Bintang. Following an early career in the British army, he joined Jardine Matheson in 2001 and has undertaken various roles in different business units, namely Jardine Wines & Spirits, Jardine Motors, Jardine Matheson Limited and Hongkong Land. Just prior to his current appointment, he served as General Manager of Jakarta Land and was the General Manager of Zung Fu Motors (Macau). In Indonesia, he was Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Board Member of the European Chamber of Commerce. Haslam holds a Bachelor of Arts (War Studies) from King’s College London, University of London and a Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying from the College of Estate Management, Reading University.
 
 
Board Member
Mark Chowdhry
Baxters International
 
Board Member
Robert Williams
British Airways
 
Robert oversees British Airways’ operations in South East Asia and is responsible for managing the airline’s growth and development in the region. Based in Singapore, he reports into the airline’s Area General Manager for Asia Pacific and Middle East in London.

Robert brings to the role several years of experience in sales and strategic management, spanning both the airline and shipping logistics industries. Previously at British Airways, Robert was Alliance Implementation Manager, based at the airline’s headquarters at Waterside in Heathrow. During this time, he led the commercial implementation of British Airways’ new joint business with Japan Airlines and helped to drive the synergies resulting from the partnership. Prior to that, Robert was British Airways Commercial Manager for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Robert is also a fully-trained cabin crew. Before joining British Airways in 2007, Robert worked at APL, the transportation and container shipping company, part of the Singapore-based NOL group. At APL, he held a variety of positions across Europe, including the UK and the Netherlands. A graduate of the University of Leeds, Robert holds a degree in French and Management Studies.
 
Managing Director and Head of Commercial Banking
Steven Cranwell
HSBC Singapore
 
Steven Cranwell is Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Singapore. He is responsible for the bank’s Corporate and SME banking segments while also being responsible for the Global Trade and Receivables Finance, and Payments and Cash Management businesses in Singapore.

With more than 26 years’ experience including 17 years in Asia, Mr Cranwell brings strong regional and sector expertise from a variety of senior executive roles in the areas of client relationship, product and risk management.

Prior to this appointment, Mr Cranwell was Head of Corporates for HSBC in Singapore, where he was responsible for the bank’s large corporate clients. He also has a rich background across institutional banking, project and asset finance, trade finance and advisory during his time with a major Australian bank. He holds a degree in Banking and Finance from the Victoria University of Technology, Australia.
 
Co-Opt Member
Terence (Terry) Yuen
BP Singapore
 
Terry Yuen joined BP in Singapore as its Regional Head of Tax for Asia Pacific on May 2, 2013. Terry has over 25 years of international taxation experience, holding many senior positions. In early 2014, he was also appointed the Country President for BP Singapore, overseeing the businesses and seven hundred staff located in Singapore. In late 2014, he assumed the Head of Country role for BP in Myanmar as well.
 
Ex-Officio
Christopher Pook
UKTI Singapore
 
As of September 2015, Chris has been the Regional Director for UK Trade and Investment and the FCO Prosperity Network in South East Asia at the British High Commission, Singapore.

Chris has worked for the UK government since 1993, holding a variety of posts in the Department for Business, often with a strong technology and innovation element. He worked for successive trade, energy and employment Ministers for two years before going to BG plc on secondment for two years to support international business development. Chris was posted to the British Embassies in Washington and Tokyo where he worked as Science Counsellor.
Ex-Officio
Roland Davies
British Council
 
Roland Davies is Director of British Council Singapore and has overall responsibility for the organisation’s work in English language, education and the arts.

Roland has professional qualifications in teaching and a Masters degree in Education Management. He has previously worked for the British Council in Brazil, Japan, and in the UK where he was Deputy Regional Director for East and South Asia, Singapore as Deputy Director then Korea as Director before returning to Singapore in 2013 to his current post.

He is originally from Anglesey in North Wales and is married with two children.
 
 
Executive Director
Brigitte Holtschneider
British Chamber of Commerce
 
DID: +65 6718 0531 Email: brigitte@britcham.org.sg

Brigitte's core responsibilities concentrate on leading and running the Chamber's Office in an efficient and effective manner to the benefit of the membership. Her primary focus is ensuring to meet members' needs and expectations in a dynamic and fast changing business environment.

Prior to joining the Chamber Brigitte worked at Imperial Tobacco - the world's fourth largest tobacco company - where she held several senior executive positions leading to extensive experience and knowledge about doing business in Asia.

Brigitte is a permanent resident in Singapore and has been living here for 12 years. Born and raised in Hamburg, work led her to live in Moscow before moving to Singapore. Based in Asia she became a keen yoga practitioner and keeps otherwise fit with running to compensate for her love of good food and wine.
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