Advisory Board

Name Location
Paul Baines London
Ernst Behrens Beijing
Neil Benedict New York
John Botts London
Sir Stephen Brown,KCVO London
Sir Anthony Galsworthy,KCMG London
GE Su Beijing
Hu Yan Beijing
Rudi Lamprecht Munich
Thomas Putter Munich
Adam Williams Beijing
Malcolm Williams London
XU Bin Beijing

Sir Stephen Brown KCVO


Stephen Brown served as Chief Executive for UK Trade and Investment between 2002 and 2005, in a position that ranked as a Permanent Secretary in the civil service hierarchy. He spearheaded the UK government’s overseas trade and investment promotion efforts, with operations around the globe. This involved him in dealing with the heads of many of the UK’s largest companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.

Previously, as a career diplomat, he served as British Ambassador to the Republic of South Korea between 1997 and 2000, and High Commissioner to Singapore between 2001 and 2002.

Stephen is active in several organisations promoting business and wider links with China, Korea and Australia.

Between 1965 and 1976 he served in the British Army, and was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery, completing periods of service in Europe and Oman.