Membership Committee

The Membership Committee’s main objectives are ensuring highest possible member satisfaction with the Chamber’s programme and services as well as driving membership growth.

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.
Committee Representative
Cecilia Handel
Tanglin Trust School Ltd
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.
Committee Representative
Tim Rockell
Tim Rockell relocated to Singapore to launch the KPMG Global Energy Institute for Asia Pacific in November 2012. He has extensive experience of emerging markets. He was based with KPMG in the Middle East from 2005-2012 where he focused on Energy clients, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Previously he was based in KPMG’s London office as the Global Energy & Natural Resources Sector, Executive Director.
Committee Representative
Phil Aldridge
FunctionEight PTE Ltd.
Committee Representative
Lucy Haydon
British Chamber Of Commerce
Lucy’s responsibility is to focus on ensuring the expansion of the Chamber’s membership, in addition overseeing all of the Chamber’s marketing and communications channels including the website and ORIENT magazine. Currently Lucy is responsible for daily operations at the Chamber in an Interim Executive Director capacity. Prior to joining the Chamber Lucy spent 12 years working for CIBT, a multinational company servicing the travel industry with visa information and processing support. During this time she held various senior executive positions and relocated to Singapore from the UK 4 years ago to champion the company’s expansion into the Asia region.
Committee Representative
Miles Gooseman
The Fry Group
Miles has been living in Singapore since 2009 working for Royal Skandia, one of the world’s largest Insurance companies. Prior to Singapore, he worked for Hartford life in the UK for 5 years. He recently joined the Fry Group as a Financial Planning consultant in June 2011. He also holds appropriate licenses and qualifications under the Financial Advisers Act in Singapore. In 2001 he graduated with a 1st Class Hons in Marketing. Involvement with the British Chamber of Commerce began within the first week in Singapore, leading to appointment as Chairperson of the Young Professionals group. The group has grown & developed under Miles' leadership already delivering the impressive "Mentor Series", with strong plans for the group going forward with an excellent committee making all this achievable. Miles roots are firmly based in Lincolnshire & staying true to them, he still supports Grimsby Town football club attending the occasional home match when back in the UK. Other interests include primarily playing squash but also tennis & spending time running around on East Coast Park with his two Springer spaniels Alfie and Purdey.
Committee Representative
Nick Magnus
Dulwich College (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Nick has lived in Singapore for 3 years where he is the Founding Headmaster of Dulwich College (Singapore). Prior to that he was the Founding Head of Dulwich College, Suzhou in the P.R.C. and the Headmaster of Braeburn School in Nairobi, Kenya. In his 14 years as an International school leader Nick has served on the Executive Committee of the Federation of British International schools in Asia(FOBISIA) and was Chair of the British Curriculum Schools in Kenya (BCSK). Nick is married to Sonia, also a teacher and they have 2 children.
Committee Representative
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".
Committee Representative
Philip Steggals
Kadence International Pte Ltd
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