PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 03 June, 2006, 12:00am

Michael Barker

Counsel Appleby

Spurling Hunter

Mr Barker will advise the firm on international finance transactions, banking and asset finance transactions and restructuring for clients needing guidance on companies in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands. He has more than 16 years of legal experience. He previously worked with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong, where he was a partner and headed the Asian restructuring and insolvency practice.

Will McAuliffe

Partner, corporate group - Hong Kong office

Allen & Overy

Mr McAuliffe specialises in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate work. He is also the head of the firm's communications, media and technology practice in Hong Kong. Mr McAuliffe regularly works on the company's regional issues with its other Asian offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok and Singapore. He worked in the firm's London office before moving to Hong Kong in 2001.

Julius Wang

Managing director

Vision Investment Management

Before joining the company, Mr Wang was senior managing director of Ritchie Capital Asia in Hong Kong. In addition to investment management experience, he was the managing director of three operating companies specialising in turnaround projects in China. Mr Wang began his career with IBM and later joined Boston Consulting Group. He is a Harvard Business School graduate.

Ernest To

Senior consultant

Asia Risk

Mr To will play a key role in developing the risk management consulting business in the Asia-Pacific region. He has 12 years of experience in risk and safety management and has worked with a range of multinational clients in the mainland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Korea. Previously, Mr To worked with Atkins China and at DNV Technology Services. He also has extensive experience in the energy industry.

David Wong

Vice-president of digital business and media service for Greater China

Ketchum Newscan

Mr Wong will oversee internal development and business expansion of the company's operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Taipei and Hong Kong. He will identify other expansion opportunities in the Greater China market. Mr Wong has about 25 years of marketing and administration experience with multinationals in China and abroad. He previously worked with Yum Brands.

Bonnie Luk

Human resources manager

Langham Hotel Hong Kong

In her new role, Ms Luk will focus on recruitment. She will build employee relations, strengthen internal communication and explore the possibilities of staff benefits. Previously, she worked in various companies and hotels such as Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Diplomat Catering, The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers, Protron Consulting Group and Hotel Panorama.

Michael To

Tax director

Grant Thornton

Mr To has more than 18 years of working experience with international accounting firms and commercial organisations. He has extensively advised clients on tax and operation issues related to their investments in China. Mr To is also experienced in serving clients engaged in a variety of businesses, including insurance, procurement of products, trading, construction, manufacturing, media and information technology.