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Striving for Certainty in Uncertain Times

On 18 April 2017, the British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap General Election for 8 June 2017, claiming that divisions within Westminster risked hampering the Brexit negotiations.
 
At this event, a top-panel reviewed the results and discussed the implications of what these results will mean for the United Kingdom going forward. This event was an excellent opportunity for members and non-members to network with likeminded professionals, providing thought leadership on Britain’s relationship with the world.
 
 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

 
 
Scott arrived at the British High Commission, Singapore in May 2015 as British High Commissioner. He began his career in the Diplomatic Service in 1983 and has worked in the British Embassies in Beijing, Paris, Rome and, most recently, in the Republic of Korea, where he was the UK ambassador. Scott’s ties with Asia continued during his tenure as Director for the Asia Pacific region in the FCO from 2008 to 2010. Scott is from Edinburgh in Scotland and has a degree in French from the University of Edinburgh. He is married to Anne and they have two daughters.
 
 
Nigel begun his career in Financial Services in 1987, after spending 8 years in Her Majesty’s Forces. After working with a number of successful Wealth Management firms in a senior management capacity, he joined St. James’s Place in 2006 as a Regional Manager in the Business Acquisition Team. In 2009 he was promoted to Regional Director of the Kingsway location based in central London, where he was responsible for 125 Partners and 8 managers. 
 
Nigel played a key role in the overall transition process of bringing The Henley Group across to St. James’s Place, by ensuring a commercial and cultural balance to St. James’s Place acquisition objectives, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Singapore in December 2015.
 
 
Mark is a career media and communications expert and heads Bell Pottinger’s Singapore office as Managing Director. He supports clients on Financial and Corporate Communications and Public Affairs strategies. He also advises government ministries and departments on strategic communication initiatives.   
 
Mark’s media expertise is grounded in first-hand knowledge. He is a former BBC News Correspondent with more than 10 years of national and international journalism experience in Asia and Europe. He was trained on the BBC’s prestigious news trainee scheme and has also worked as an international Television News Producer for TBS Japan.
 
His portfolio of clients includes regional and international companies with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and throughout Southeast Asia. Mark has advised clients in a variety of sectors, including agribusiness, banking, e-commerce, education, food, law, logistics, insurance, mining, property development, recruitment, retail, shipping, technology, telecommunications and tourism.
 
Mark graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in English Language and Literature. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London.
 
 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

 
 
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. 
 

 

Speakers (s):
Scott Wightman - British High Commissioner to Singapore
 
Nigel Preston - CEO - Singapore, St James’s Place 
 
Mark Worthington - Partner & Managing Director - Singapore, Bell Pottinger
 
Moderator:

Mark Chowdhry - Managing Director, Baxters International

Date:
Fri, June 09, 2017
Time:
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Venue:
The Gallery, The Grand Hyatt, 10 Scotts Road, 228211
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Speaker (s):
Scott Wightman - British High Commissioner to Singapore
 
Nigel Preston - CEO - Singapore, St James’s Place 
 
Mark Worthington - Partner & Managing Director - Singapore, Bell Pottinger
 
Moderator:

Mark Chowdhry - Managing Director, Baxters International

Date:
Fri, June 09, 2017
Time:
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Venue:
The Gallery,
The Grand Hyatt,
10 Scotts Road,
228211

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