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 President at Rolls-Royce for South East Asia, Pacific & South Korea. Bicky is the Vice President for the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore and is a member of the Board Executive Committee. He served as the Chairman for the Aerospace Industry Skills and Training Council (ISTC) supporting Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to oversee the skills development for the aerospace industry (2013 – 2015) and served the Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) as select committee member for R&D investment in green port technologies (2016 – 2018). Bicky has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Control Systems, a PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield and an MBA in Technology Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and served as Chairman for IET Singapore Network and the steering committee for the IET Aerospace Technical Professional Network, UK (2015 – 17). He is an Adjunct Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a certified International Director for Corporate Governance from INSEAD.
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
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.
 
Treasurer
David Fowler
PricewaterhouseCoopers
 
David Fowler is a senior manager at PwC Singapore where he works within PwC's Venture Hub, providing assurance and advisory services to clients within the venture capital industry. David started his career working for the PwC Channel Islands firm where he worked with financial services clients both in the offshore banking and private equity sectors. He moved to Singapore in 2013 where he has focused on advising clients in the venture capital and private equity industries. He helped to set up PwC's Venture Hub in 2015 and works closely with startups from around the world, providing them with mentorship and market access. David is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.
Board Member
Richard Warburton
Arcadis
 
Richard Warburton is Executive Director, Head of Financial Institutions, Asia Pacific 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
 
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
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
 
Mark Chowdhry is a UK qualified solicitor and acts as the Managing Director of Baxters International (Singapore), which provides strategic long-term business advice to global investors, multi-nationals and international entrepreneurs. Mark has over 15 years’ experience in Global immigration matters, in particular, applications pertaining to UK immigration. The firm also provides consultancy services for international acquisitions and mergers with respect to immigration and nationality law. Mark is co-founder of BAM! a new and exciting mobile app, with built-in augmented reality, for buying and selling art pieces from all over the world. As an excellent speaker Mark is frequently invited to conferences across the world on immigration topics and is a regular contributor to various well known journals. He has been listed as a leading practitioner in the ‘Who’s Who’ guide to Corporate Immigration since 2015, as well as other such leading publications.
 
Board Member
Damian Hills
The British Club
 
Damian is President of The British Club in Singapore and has been a member of the Club’s Main Committee for six years.

During the day, Damian is Managing Director of Alpha Advisory Pte Ltd and is a corporate financier, investor and company director with over twenty-five years’ experience in Asia. Damian qualified as a Chartered Accountant and his subsequent career has encompassed mergers, acquisitions, disposals, fundraising and equity capital markets transactions in many countries and sectors.

Over the last ten years, Damian's activities have broadened with the addition of direct investment in small and medium size companies and he is currently a shareholder and director of companies operating in sectors as diverse as furniture, media, property and minerals.

Damian has a degree in Mathematics. He is married with three teenage daughters.
 
Board Member
Paul Kelleher
Diageo Singapore Pte Ltd
 
Paul has been with Diageo since August 2015 and is the global lead for Corporate Relations in the Asia-Pacific region. In this role Paul supports teams across Asia in protecting Diageo’s license to operate and promoting Diageo’s reputation as one of the best-performing, most trusted and respected FMCG companies in Asia. Paul advises on and oversees the implementation of public policy strategies and campaigns which aim to transform the tax, trade, regulatory landscape in which Diageo operates. Paul also works with Diageo teams and industry partners across Asia in order to reduce harmful drinking and to promote a balanced and inclusive regulatory environment that support responsible and sustainable growth. Paul currently lives in Singapore and has lived and worked in Southeast Asia for most of the past eight years, including managing EU projects in Indonesia and Malaysia. Paul is a Director of the Asia-Pacific International Wine and Spirits Alliance (APIWSA).
Board Member
Rosie Danyluk
BP Singapore Pte Limited
 
Rosie Danyluk is the Head of Communications and the Executive Office at BP Singapore Pte Ltd, and supports the BP’s Country President in government and public affairs, brand, marketing and communications for BP’s Singapore businesses which reach across the eastern Hemisphere. She is also an active advocate across all strands of D&I, chairing BP’s Women in Business network in Singapore, and leading BP’s partnership with the Singapore National Paralympic Council. Rosie has worked for BP over fifteen years, during which she has provided communications and marketing support to the trading businesses in London, worked in Mergers & Acquisitions in Moscow and Refining & Marketing strategy in Mumbai. Rosie is also the Co-Chair for Britcham’s Sustainability and Responsibility Committee.
 
 
Board Member
James Nesbitt
Standard Chartered Bank
 
James is a Regional Relationship Manager, based in Singapore, covering a portfolio of multi-national corporate clients. His role is to set bank-wide customer strategy, originate new revenue streams and be the single point of contact for Standard Chartered Bank within his customer portfolio. James has over 20 years of client and sales management experience garnered from a range of companies including HSBC, JPMorgan, DHL and Coca-Cola. He has worked in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He joined Standard Chartered in July 2013 from HSBC Singapore where he was the Regional Sales Sector Head for range of industries within the Asia Pacific Payments and Cash Management team. He has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is credit-trained and is a certified International Cash Manager. He is married, has three children, and has lived in Asia for more than 30 years.
Board Member
Caroline Underhill
The Fry Group
 
Caroline has been in the Marketing and Communication field for over 15 years with a track record in both consumer and B2B sectors, spanning both the electronics, HVAC and financial services industries in both Europe and Singapore. Currently responsible for marketing strategy and implementation at The Fry Group Singapore, her specialities include: Marketing strategy and planning, delivering fully integrated communications campaigns, managing teams, multiple agencies, multiple stakeholders and significant budgets.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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