Phil Shirley Greater China & Hong Kong M&A leader Mercer Shirley has more than 20 years' experience in employee benefits and mergers and acquisitions consulting in Britain and Asia. He advises on the design, funding, accounting and governance of clients' Asian HR and employee-benefit programmes. Stan Feng M&A leader Mercer China Building on his 15 years of experience with Mercer both in the US and in China, Feng has had significant involvement in M&A work through the years. He was based in Mercer's Boston office for 10 years before relocating to China in 2004. Feng previously led Mercer China's retirement business. Lai Lee Partner, litigation and dispute resolution group Wilkinson & Grist Lee is a commercial litigation practitioner. She has experience in corporate fraud and asset tracing, shareholder disputes, banking and financial-services-related litigation, as well as a variety of general commercial disputes. Flora Lee Partner, litigation and dispute resolution group Wilkinson & Grist Lee focuses on commercial, banking and insolvency-related litigation. She has experience in contractual disputes, bank recovery actions, interim injunctions, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, regulatory work and contentious insolvencies. Jeremy Hall Sales director, North Asia Prudential Based in Hong Kong, Hall will service existing clients, expand institutional business and tap into the institutional segment across the mainland and Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank/RREEF in Hong Kong with responsibility for sales and marketing activities. Coden Hau Sales director Trend Micro Hau is responsible for the overall management of sales and technical support activities in Hong Kong. Before his new role, he was the senior regional manager of the technical services team. Hau has a bachelor's degree in computing and information systems from HKU SPACE. Phoebe Wan Executive vice-president DHR International Based in the Hong Kong regional headquarters, Wan will lead searches in real estate, and consumer/retail as well as venture capital and private equity-backed organisations. She holds a master of science degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Noelle Hon Vice-president investor relations Century Sunshine Hon will manage financial communications and investor relations strategy. She previously worked at Marco Polo Hotels, One Media and Asiamart. Hon holds a master's degree from Australian Graduate School of Management in Australia. Alex Harvey Chief executive, Asia Macquarie Harvey joined Macquarie in 1999 from Bankers Trust. He is currently an executive director in Macquarie Capital and global head of the telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology group. Harvey will be based in the Hong Kong office. Edward Shapard General manager, Elbow Beach, Bermuda Mandarin Oriental Hotel Shapard, who has 14 years of experience in the Americas and Asia, was the hotel manager at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. He has also held positions at the Sheraton New Orleans, the Westin Stamford in Connecticut and the Orchid at Mauna Lani in Hawaii. Ravin Basnayake Country officer, Sri Lanka Citi Basnayake joined Citi in 1988 in operations before moving to the corporate bank. He was head of sales and marketing for Citibusiness, and global transaction services. Most recently, he was head of corporate banking. He is an associate member of the Institute of Financial Services of Britain. Paul Gooding Head, European RMB business development HSBC Gooding leads HSBC's efforts in helping London to become an offshore yuan centre, complementing Hong Kong. Before joining HSBC, he was at Credit Suisse for five years and Greenwich Capital Markets before that. Gooding will be based in London. Andy Wu Senior economist Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Wu will be responsible for developing content and gathering and interpreting market intelligence, to support brand development in Asia. He will also be in charge of producing analysis and providing commentary on real estate markets and polices within Asia. Richard C.H. Wong Principal Ascent Partners Wong has 30 years' experience in cost cutting. In his new role, he will assume responsibility for leading Ascent to assist many more organisations on trimming costs. He is the former president of the Operational Research Society of Hong Kong.