PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 01 October, 2007, 12:00am

Sam Houston

Executive director

Gammon Construction

Mr Houston will be responsible for finance and infrastructure management services and public private partnership developments. He has been with the Jardine Group in Britain and Hong Kong for more than 14 years, with six years as finance director of Jardine Motors' British operation.

Alan Wong

Director of finance and administration, Asia-Pacific


Mr Wong has extensive management experience in multinational companies having introduced programmes that helped improve business processes, organisational structure, performance measurement and management practices.

Ian Carroll

Executive vice-president

Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific

Mr Carroll will oversee Turner's foray in new areas of business and will play a key role in identifying new opportunities for Turner to reach a wider audience in Asia. He will continue to oversee the broadcaster's content sales business and business development.

Simon Su

Director and chief economist for Asia

BMT Group

Mr Su will be responsible for the development of financial and market consultancy operations, as well as working with a team of consultants and analysts to spearhead key projects in the region. His primary role will be to provide clients with specialised services.

Claudia Schwarze

Club InterContinental manager

InterContinental Hong Kong

Ms Schwarze joins from the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers, where she spent the past five years. She had also worked at the Grand Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, Regent London and Amanpuri, Phuket.

Kiyoshi Gomamoto

Guest relations manager

InterContinental Hong Kong

Mr Gomamoto heads the hotel's Japanese guest relations team. He joins from the Westin Resort Guam where he was Japanese liaison manager for the past year. Before that, he spent three years at the Westin Hotel Tokyo in the rooms division.

Kenny Chan

Harbourside manager

InterContinental Hong Kong

Mr Chan brings a wealth of restaurant experience to his new position as manager of the Harbourside, the hotel's all-day cafe. With more than 15 years of experience with the Cafe Deco Group, he most recently spent two years as operation manager for Top Deck at the Jumbo.

Richard Wageman

Of counsel

DLA Piper

Mr Wageman is a seasoned corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience representing global firms, franchisers and advertisers in mainland businesses and activities. He has a strong track record in supervising lawyers giving legal advice to foreign and local investors.

Tay Toh Sin

Head of corporate finance, Singapore


Ms Tay joins from Kim Eng Capital, where she set up the firm's private equity arm. Before that, she was director and head of a corporate finance team that was responsible for originating transactions with Singapore, the mainland and Indonesian corporates.

Dandan Zhang

Managing director, Hong Kong

J. Robert Scott

Ms Zhang will lead the firm's regional initiatives. She began her executive search career in Hong Kong in 1997, handling projects for key US and European investment banks, Fortune 100 multinational firms, and leading private equity and venture capital companies.

Peter Barnes


Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Business Advisory Council

Mr Barnes, president and chief executive of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, has been appointed to the council to advance Canadian interests in the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum.

Jeff Dowle


Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Business Advisory Council

Mr Dowle, executive vice-president of HSBC Bank Canada, has been appointed as a new representative to the council. Created in 1995 by the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum, the council is a high-level business advisory group.

Kim Froggatt

Managing director, Asia-Pacific

Pricoa Relocation

Ms Froggatt has 16 years of industry experience, with 13 years in Asia. She was most recently vice-president Asia at Primacy Relocation and previously vice-president of Global Services. Ms Froggatt will be based in Hong Kong and report to senior vice-president Stephen Fairn.

Frits van Paasschen

Chief executive

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Mr van Paasschen has more than 20 years of experience with consumer-focused, global lifestyle brands. During his 21/2 years as president and chief executive of Molson Coors Brewing's largest division, the company increased its volumes, sales and profits.