A veteran in the financial services industry with over 20 years of experience working at leading global investment institutions. Matthew founded Hong Kong Children in Need Foundation, with the belief that equitable access to affordable and high-quality early education is a right – not a privilege – to be enjoyed by all. He previously served as an acting Fundraising Committee Member of the Ten Percent Donation Scheme Foundation (2009-2019).
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dennis has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry. He is currently the General Manager of an investment company in Hong Kong. Previously he has worked in asset management in both private and public sectors in Hong Kong. He has been a director of Barnabas Charitable Service Association, a Hong Kong Christian drug rehabilitation service, since 2012. A father of two boys, Dennis is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Christian Studies.
James has extensive experience in the field of real estate investment, with years spent working across the UK and Europe. He had served a variety of executive positions, including as the Head of Real Estate Investment Banking for Asia Pacific for Lehman Brothers, BNP Paribas and Barclays Capital.
Wayne Robert Porritt
Wayne Porritt holds various director and advisory roles in both corporate and not-for-profit organisations.
Wayne is currently an Association Member and also member of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee of Oxfam Hong Kong. Additionally, Wayne is the Queensland Committee Chair of The Pinnacle Foundation in Australia and a member of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer – Animal Ethics Committee.
Most recently, Wayne has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Limited and is currently an advisor. He previously worked for Standard Chartered Bank holding the position of Regional Chief Risk Officer for the Greater China and North Asia region and a Non-Executive Director on the boards of the Bank’s South Korea and Taiwan subsidiaries.
Wayne has held senior risk roles within Bank of America and Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, Thailand, United States, United Kingdom, Japan and South Korea. Wayne’s banking & finance career commenced in Australia where he worked for Société Générale and Ernst & Young.
He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Gilbert has an illustrious background in private equity and corporate finance. Throughout his career, he held various executive positions at leading corporate, financial institutions and regulatory bodies, including Barclays Capital, Peregrine, Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia Limited (CLSA) and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.
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