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As part of the Chamber's commitment to digital transformation, we have introduced our Podcast channel. If you would like to suggest a topic or interviewee for an episode, contact helen@britcham.org.sg.

Ep 43 : Representing the UK - H.E. Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore

In this mini-series, we hear from leaders representing the UK in their day to day operations.

In this episode, Executive Director, DAVID KELLY, sits down with British High Commissioner to Singapore, Her Excellency KARA OWEN as she discusses everything from the SG-UK Partnership for the Future, sustainability and fintech to the opportunities and challenges she faces as High Commissioner.

This episode is sponsored by ST. JAMES' PLACE WEALTH MANAGEMENT ASIA.

Ep 42 : FinTech Frontiers - Revolut

Welcome to our FinTech Frontiers series where we talk to experts in the financial industry on regulations, innovation, trends and the impact of the industry post COVID-19.

In this episode, Committee Members BRUNO AMARO, Fintech Coverage for Southeast Asia at Barclays Bank & STEWART BELL, Executive Director for Finance Markets at Standard Chartered Bank sit down with PAM CHUANG, Head of Growth Singapore and MEHROZE MUNAWAR, Analytics APAC at Revolut.

Ep 41 : New Horizons: Impact on Technology during COVID-19

Welcome to the final episode of our New Horizons series where together we share in depth conversations on coping with COVID-19’s impact and what the future holds for various economies. In this episode, Co-Chair of our Built Environment Committee and Managing Director of Greengate Advisors, ALISDAIR GILLIES, sits down with SIMON LONG, Digital & Technology Director for CBRE Asia Pacific.

They discuss how new forms of technology will play a part as we transition back to the workplace, how to adapt the technology with your teams and stakeholders and the importance of Data Privacy.

Ep 40 : New Horizons: Impact on Landlords during COVID-19

  Welcome to the fourth episode of our New Horizons series where together we share in depth conversations on coping with COVID-19’s impact and what the future holds for various economies. In this episode, Co-Chair of our Built Environment Committee and Managing Director of Greengate Advisors, ALISDAIR GILLIES, sits down with TED ROY, Real Estate Deputy Fund Manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments. As you heard in episode 38 from Tenants, this podcast sheds light on key points from a landlord perspective during COVID-19.

Ep 39 : BCC GLOBAL NETWORK INSIGHTS - BRITCHAM AUSTRALIA

In the next episode of BCC GLOBAL NETWORK INSIGHTS, Executive Director DAVID KELLY sits down with the AUSTRALIAN BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and their CEO, DAVID McCREDIE.

We are also joined by GLEN EVERETT, Managing Director, Unipart Group Australia & New Zealand as they discuss the Australian trade & investment market, how the country is coping with the aftermath of the bushfires and what Australia has to offer for business looking to expand their reach.

Ep 38: New Horizons: Impact on Tenants & Lease Agreements during COVID-19

Welcome to the third episode of our New Horizons mini-series where together we share in-depth conversations on coping with COVID-19’s impact and what the future holds for various economies.

In this episode, Co-Chair of our Built Environment Committee and Managing Director of Greengate Advisors, ALISDAIR GILLIES, sits down with JAMES SHANKS, Co-Founder of Franklin Shanks, an independent tenant advisory.

They share about the global impact on commercial tenancies during this pandemic as companies look to cut costs, advice and best practices for tenants and what trends can the industry expect.

Ep 37: New Horizons: What Human Resources (HR) can do post COVID-19

Welcome to the second episode of our New Horizons mini-series where together we share in depth conversations on coping with COVID-19’s impact and what the future holds for various economies.

In this episode, Co-Chair of our Built Environment Committee and Managing Director of Greengate Advisors, ALISDAIR GILLIES, sits down with KRIS SASITHARAN, Managing Director of Ren Advisory and Co-Chair of our Start up, Entrepreneur & Small Business Committee.

They discuss how HR plays a vital role in the transition back to work, employee productivity from home, new models of working and what employers can do to help their teams cope during this challenging time.

Ep 36: New Horizons - Workforce & Psychological Wellbeing post COVID-19

We’re delighted to bring you a new 5 episode podcast series as part of our New Horizons theme, where together we share in-depth cross-committee conversations on coping with COVID-19’s impact and what the future holds for various economies.

In this episode, Co-Chair of our Built Environment Committee and Managing Director of Greengate Advisors, ALISDAIR GILLIES, sits down with DR CHRISTINE BRUCKNER, Director at M Moser Associates as they discuss mental & psychological wellbeing in the workplace.

Ep 35: MEET THE COMMITTEE: BUILT ENVIRONMENT

In our final episode of Meet the Committee, we sit down with DAVE MACKERNESS, Sales Director for Kaer and Chair of our BUILT ENVIRONMENT Committee as he shares more on the digitalisation of the real estate sector, how remote working is changing the infrastructure industry and the importance of a global network.

Ep 34 : Importance of a Pride Network

In June, we celebrate Pride Month and we're delighted to bring you a special podcast together with Jed McInally, Operations Director at Horus Security Consultancy Asia Pacific, Zoë Belcher, CEO at OB1 Consulting and James Davies, Mechanical Engineer and LGBT+ Inclusion Lead at Arup Singapore as they discuss diversity & inclusion, statistics, personal experiences and what organisations can do to foster a more inclusive spaces at work. Thank you to the Chamber's Diversity & Inclusion Partner, Barclays Investment Bank for their support with our D&I events.  

Ep 33 : MEET THE COMMITTEE - START UP, ENTREPRENEUR & SMALL BUSINESS

In the next episode of MEET THE COMMITTEE, Executive Director DAVID KELLY sits down with LARA QUIE, Head of Business Development for Duane, Morris & Selvam LLP and Chair of our START UP, ENTREPRENEUR & SMALL BUSINESS Committee. Lara shares more about what the committee aims to focus on, how they are helping small business and start-ups and how entrepreneurs can take advantage of the current COVID-19 business climate.

Ep 32 : In Conversation with Sharanjit Leyl, BBC World News

We’re delighted to bring you a special podcast episode with SHARANJIT LEYL, Regular Anchor & Producer for BBC World News in Singapore. Sharanjit’s career highlights include interviews with World leaders such as New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. She also shares with us the evolving nature of Journalism and her on site experiences with the Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka and the Mass Shootings at Mosques in Christchurch.

This podcast is brought to you by St. James Place Wealth Management Asia

Ep 31 : MEET THE COMMITTEE - DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

In the next episode of MEET THE COMMITTEE, Executive Director DAVID KELLY sits down with ANDREW ASHMAN, Head of Loan Syndicate for Asia Pacific at Barclays and Chair of our DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Committee. Andrew shares with us about the committee’s plans and progress in the D&I space, key events such as the Chamber’s annual Diversity Photo Competition and how the Chamber’s D&I Partner, Barclays is continuing to create diverse & inclusive teams.

Ep 30 : BCC GLOBAL NETWORK INSIGHTS - BRITCHAM MALAYSIA

In the next episode of BCC Global Network Insights, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID KELLY sits down with the BRITISH MALAYSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and Executive Director, JENNIFER LOPEZ. Also joining us is ALAN STEVENS, Master at MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE MALAYSIA, who are members both Chambers in Malaysia & Singapore. Together they share more on the Malaysian trade landscape, safe distancing measures for businesses and schools post COVID-19 and advice for business who will to explore the market.

Ep 29 : Mental Health of Seafarers

In this episode, our TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN COMMITTEE bring you an in depth podcast uncovering the mental health of seafarers.
Hear from CHRIS JONES Consultant at HFW, CLAIRE PECKHAM Director at Safe Marine, OLIVIA SWIFT, Senior Programme Manager at Lloyd’s Register and PANOS STAVRAKAKIS, Head of the Centre for Organizational Health & Wellbeing at the Health & Safety Executive Science and Research Centre.

Ep 28 : MEET THE COMMITTEE - WOMEN IN BUSINESS

In this episode of MEET THE COMMITTEE, Executive Director DAVID KELLY sits down with LUCIANA VICHINO, Chair of our WOMEN IN BUSINESS Committee & Asia Head for HR at Barclays Investment Bank. Luciana shares with us key areas the committee is focusing on, how Barclays is pushing the gender equality and diversity agenda as well as what’s in store at our annual International Women’s Day celebrations later this year.