Katie Malone Director of communications Langham Place, Mong Kok Ms Malone moved from The Langham, Auckland to Langham Place, Mong Kok. Before her time with The Langham, she worked in communications with Singapore Airlines and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. Philip Best Managing director Imagination Asia Mr Best brings more than 16 years of communications experience to Imagination from industries such as finance, property and publishing, and established his own marketing events business in China. Sandy Edge Principal Woods Bagot Mr Edge has been working as an architect for major firms in Hong Kong and Australia, and has more than 18 years of experience concentrating on master planning, hotels, retail malls, residential developments and office buildings. Samuel Stenberg Managing director and regional manager Niscayah (Hong Kong) Mr Stenberg has been CFO in Niscayah Asia/Hong Kong since March 2006. He brings valuable experience from the security industry and from related industries in Europe and Asia. Katherine Ho Assistant vice-president American International Assurance (Bermuda) Ms Ho joined AIA in 2000 as a management associate. She developed a strong understanding of AIA's business model and key operations areas through her work in the operations department. Melissa Tracey Executive assistant manager - rooms Langham Place, Mongkok Before joining Langham Place, Ms Tracey was director of rooms and second-in-charge to the general manager at Blue Sydney, A Taj Hotel. She has more than 10 years hospitality experience in Australia. Nitin Birla Director, head of Hong Kong desk, South Asia Barclays Wealth Mr Birla's directive is to tap into the burgeoning potential of the South Asian high-net-worth community in north Asia. He reports to Sandeep Sharma, head of South Asia, who is based in Singapore. Before joining Barclays Wealth, Mr Birla spent seven years as executive vice-president at RBS Coutts in Hong Kong, where he instituted its private banking business and implemented strategy for South Asian client acquisition in the Asian markets of China, Hong Kong, South Korea, the Philippines and Taiwan. Before that he spent six years building up Citibank's non-resident Indian business in Hong Kong. Anny Au Yeung Relationship manager Barclays Wealth Ms Au Yeung is part of the dedicated team in the offshore financial markets division which provides a range of banking solutions and services to the funds, investment management, banks and captive insurance sectors. Peter Sanderson General manager operations Dragonair Mr Sanderson has considerable experience in the aviation industry. He joined Dragonair in 1993 and has held various positions including check & training captain, manager Airbus and assistant general manager operations. Madhu Rao Managing director and chief executive Shangri-La International Hotel Management Mr Rao replaces Giovanni Angelini, former chief executive of the company. Mr Rao has more than 20 years of experience with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Greg Dogan Chief operating officer Shangri-La International Hotel Management Mr Dogan reports directly to managing director and chief executive Madhu Rao. Mr Dogan was previously regional vice-president and general manager of Makati Shangri-La, Manila. William Liu Partner Linklaters, Shanghai This move positions Linklaters as an international firm offering clients the services of a China-based debt and equity-linked specialist. Mr Liu has significant experience in international and domestic capital markets.