Professional Services

The Professional Services Business Group (“PSG”) includes members from Accountancy, Business & Management Consultancies, PR & Communications Specialists, Engineers, Industrial Services, Legal Services, Real Estate Services, Relocation Services, Tax Specialists, Travel Consultants, among others. 

 

The mission of the group is to provide a forum for members of the PSG of the British Chamber in Singapore by:

 

  • Creating a platform for member to member communications;
  • Providing channels to enhance the reputation of the Professional Services Group of British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore and the Chamber as whole; and
  • Building relationships with, providing inspiration, encouragement and support to members.

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Mark Chowdhry
Baxters International
 
Mark Chowdhry is a UK qualified Solicitor, and acts as Managing Director (Asia) for Baxters International (Singapore) Pte Ltd, assisting businesses and individuals with global immigration matters in the UK, Singapore and the wider region.

Prior to joining Baxters International, Mark joined Magrath LLP in 2008, and was part of the management team opening Magrath’s first Asian office in 2012. Mark has been listed as a Leading Practioner in the Who’s Who guide to Corporate Immigration since 2015, along with other such leading publications.

Mark has substantial expertise across a number of industry sectors, particularly including Financial Services, Fund Management, FinTech / Information Technology, Energy, Sport and Arts & Culture.

Mark sits as Board member of the British Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) and regularly liaises with senior Business leaders and Government Ministers from the United Kingdom, Singapore and other jurisdictions in Asia Pacific. Mark has been Chairman of the Professional Services Group, at the British Chamber of Commerce since 2015, and has remained a committee member since arriving in Singapore.
Co-chair
David Gardner
St. James’s Place
 
David graduated in 2002 with an Honours degree in Business Economics. He spent over 6 years as a Financial Planner in the UK before moving to Singapore in 2011. David specialises in assisting International Investors, particularly professionals, higher net worth individuals, senior management & executives in their Financial planning while living and working in Singapore.
 
Group Representative
Ray Bigger
Think8 Group
 
Ray is the Managing Director of Think8 a group of Productivity Architects, helping senior management and their teams grow their Sales Force, Make Key Meetings/Conferences more effective and productive and helping to develop Executive Teams capability and People Skills. He is also a Meeting Architect with q3Global. A former board member of UWCSEA, CEO of BritCham, President of Asia Professional Speakers Association and a Football League/Premier League Referee.
 
Group Representative
Sean Green
Amicorp Singapore Pte Ltd
 
 
Group Representative
Ian Horsburgh
The Fry Group
 
Although born in Singapore, Ian grew up in Scotland before returning to Singapore in his late teens when he attended United World College before studying Management at both degree and post-graduate levels. Ian is a fully qualified Wealth Management Consultant working for The Fry Group here in Singapore: The Fry Group offer a holistic financial planning service – guiding on investments, UK tax planning and retirement planning as well as wills, trusts and estate planning.

Ian joined the YBC in August 2010 as one of the founding committee members and has helped drive the business group over the years with the aim to bring together likeminded, younger professionals working in Singapore across all sectors and nationalities.
Group Representative
Duncan Merrin
Vistra
 
Duncan Merrin is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He has experience of working within the profession, with Deloitte and in commerce and industry with major listed companies including Rio Tinto Zinc and Kaiser Aluminium Inc.

He has worked in UK, USA, Australia, South East Asia and Singapore for over 20 years and is the owner and founder of Intro International Pte. Ltd. a Management Consultancy and Corporate Services Company.

Intro International Pte Ltd is instrumental in the formation of Singapore companies and the full corporate and accounting services for businesses entering the Singapore and South East Asia markets.
 
 
Group Representative
Warren Pain
UK Trade & Investment
 
A career Diplomatic Service Officer with a childhood (banking) background in Singapore and New Zealand.

Aside from the Foreign Office in London, Warren has specialised in Asia with full postings in Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong and most recently as Head of the UKTI team in Hanoi, as well as short spells in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In Singapore he has lead responsibility for the UK’s Financial, Business and Professional Services sector and represents the ASEAN region to UKTI UK teams.

He maintains a keen interest in civil aviation and has been a licensed private pilot since 1989.
Group Representative
Dominic Salomoni
Robert Walters
 
Dominic is the Associate Director - Commerce Finance, HR & Business Support for Robert Walters (Singapore).

He has worked for well-known global recruitment businesses based in the UK, Australia & Singapore.

The markets he has covered includes Commerce & Industry, HR & Business Support, Practice and Upstream Oil & Gas and he has focussed on recruiting mid-market to C-Suite accounting roles across a variety of sectors.
 
Group Representative
Robert Shakespeare
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
 
Robert is a UK qualified corporate lawyer with Squire Patton Boggs, a global law and public policy firm. He advises corporates, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, private investors, family offices and individuals on corporate and commercial transactions across a variety of sectors, in particular financial services, healthcare, renewable/clean energy, consumer/retail and education. Robert has been a member of the Professional Services Group since shortly after moving to Singapore at the end of 2016.
 
Group Representative
Paul Thompson
Standard Chartered Bank
 
Paul Thompson is a qualified UK solicitor and is Senior Group Legal Counsel, HR, at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. Paul has extensive experience of employment law in the UK and Asia and manages litigation, employment risk and policy on a global basis.
 
Group Representative
Adeline Toh
Mazars LLP
 
Adeline has 7 years of experience in helping foreign companies to set-up in Singapore and providing support with company incorporations, secretarial services and Employment Pass applications. Currently, she is heading Incorporation and Corporate Secretarial team in Mazars LLP which is a dynamic and fast growing audit and advisory practice. She is pursuing her ICSA qualifications.
Group Representative
Ruth Wilkins
Magrath Global
 
 
 
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