Diversity

To provide a forum for members of BritCham to promote Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the workplace by:

 

  • Raising awareness and sharing best practice around the various challenges and opportunities;
  • Building relationships with and providing inspiration, encouragement and support to members;
  • Engaging with and empowering local business leaders, employees and other communities;
  • influencing relevant stakeholders; and
  • Generally contributing towards enhancing the reputation of BritCham as an organisation committed to D&I.

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Stephen Trevis
Barclays Bank PLC
 
Stephen Trevis is a Managing Director, and has headed up the Legal team in Singapore since February 2007. This team provides support across the region for the following: Markets businesses within the Investment Bank, Unregulated Debt and Leveraged Finance, Derivatives Master Documentation, Barclays Wealth, Barclays Corporate, Commercial Contracts, Company Secretarial and Sourcing.

Prior to joining Barclays, he worked at Standard Chartered from 2003-2007, Deutsche Bank from 1997 to 2003 and Clifford Chance in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong from 1992-1997. His background is primarily in structured products and loans, with a particular focus on emerging markets.
Group Representative
Jean Balfour
Bailey Balfour
 
Jean Balfour leads Bailey Balfour Asia Pacific, an organisation consultancy specialising in executive coaching, diversity and inclusion and leadership development. Jean is a highly experienced organisation consultant, facilitator and executive coach. She has over 20 years track record in consulting to organisations and coaching mid-level and senior executives.

Jean has wide experience in facilitating learning with Boards, teams and individuals. She specialises in the development and delivery of a range of leadership and management programmes, with a focus on diversity and inclusion and a coaching approach to leadership.

Jean has an MSc in Organisation Consulting from Ashridge Business School, a Post Grad Diploma in Human Resource Development, and is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach. She works globally for clients in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe.

Originally from New Zealand, Jean lived and worked for 30 years in Britain. She is based in Singapore.
 
Group Representative
Simon Bennett
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations Pte Ltd
 
Simon started his career in shipping sea in 1974 as a Navigating Officer Cadet. After several voyages as ship’s Master, in 1991 he came ashore, working variously as HSE, Country, Marketing and Project Manager worldwide, before taking up his present role as GM for Sustainable Development 6 years ago. He has a BSc(Hons) in Environmental Science from UEA in Norwich and has been with the Swire group for over 30 years. He has lived in Singapore for a total of 16 yearsand has a passion for promoting all areas of diversity, inclusion, equality and fairness.
 
Group Representative
Shobna Chandran
Clifford Chance Pte Ltd
 
 
Group Representative
John Ridley
Tanglin Trust School Ltd
 
John Ridley is Director of Learning at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore. He has been at Tanglin for the past 16 years, originally joining as Head of Science in the Senior School. In his current role he is a member of the Management Team and has an interest in all aspects of school life, although his main focus is to ensure relevance, challenge and planned progression in the curriculum, across the age range from 3-18.
Group Representative
Amanda Teoh
Clifford Chance Pte Ltd
 
Amanda Teoh is a senior associate in the asset finance team in Singapore, specialising in aviation leasing and financing. Amanda is admitted as a solicitor in Australia and New Zealand. She is a member of the firm's CSR committee and has a strong interest in social justice, particularly access to education. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Amanda worked as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney and as tipstaff and researcher to the President of the NSW Court of Appeal.
 
 
Group Representative
Benedict Thambiah
British High Commission
 
Benedict is the Communications Manager with the British High Commission. He has a range of interests in community issues that include advocating for LGBT and Human Rights as well as serving on the management board of Action for AIDS as its Honorary Secretary. He has a keen interest in diversity and inclusion policy, believing strongly that employers must practice what they preach.
Group Representative
Joe Tofield
British Council
 
Joe is a young professional who has broad experience in retail, marketing, purchasing, advertising and business development. He currently works at the Professional Development Centre at the British Council supporting a range of clients with their learning and development needs in both the private and public sectors. He is also the diversity lead for the country heading up a team that organise events for staff as well as making sure that diversity is mainstreamed across the business. Joe has previously worked in Amsterdam and London.
 
Group Representative
Grahame Wright
Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
 
Grahame, a Partner of EY in Singapore, is the Regional Leader for the Tax - Human Capital practice in Asean. He is an Australian Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years experience in Expatriate Taxes, Immigration and Global Mobility Policy throughout the Asia Pacific area. In addition to client responsibilities, Grahame is the People Leader for the EY Singapore Tax practice, and leads the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility (Volunteerism) programme.
 

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