||Mr Anthony BROWNE (UK)
Chairman, Regulatory Policy Committee
Mr Browne brings a wealth of expert business experience to the position, having previously held the roles of Chief Executive of the British Bankers' Association, Head of regulatory affairs at the US investment bank Morgan Stanley, co-founder of the HomeOwners Alliance, and Director of the Policy Exchange.
Mr Browne's current roles include: Chair, HomeOwners Alliance; Member, Advisory Board, Habito; Member, Advisory Board, Blockchain; Member, Advisory Board, CourtsDesk.
The Regulatory Policy Committee consists of 9 independent experts with experience and current knowledge of business, employee, consumer and economics issues. Members were appointed after an open competition which followed the Commissioner for Public Appointments' code of practice.
Mr James "Ike" BRANNON (US)
President, Capital Policy Analytics
Senior Fellow, Jack Kemp Foundation
Former Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Mr Brannon is the President of Capital Policy Analytics, a consulting firm that focuses on issues related to public policy and financial markets. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Jack Kemp Foundation.
Prior to that, Mr Brannon was a visiting fellow, specialising in fiscal policy, tax reform, and regulatory issues, at the Cato Institute. He was previously a senior fellow for the Bush Institute and before that was director of economic policy for the American Action Forum. Brannon has also served as the chief economist for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, chief economist for the Republican Policy Committee, senior adviser for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury, principal economic adviser for Senator Orrin Hatch on the Senate Finance Committee, chief economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, and senior economist for the Office of Management and Budget. He was also chief economist for the John McCain campaign in 2008 as well as an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg View, USA Today, and The Hill.
Mr Brannon has a PhD in economics from Indiana University and a BA in math, Spanish, and economics from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He also runs the Savings and Retirement Foundation and the Prosperity Caucus.
Prof Richard WONG (HK)
Chair of Economics and Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Y.C. Richard Wong, SBS, JP received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1981. He was Visiting Scholar at the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago in 1985 and at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University in 1989.
Mr Wong is founding Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research (1987-) and the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (1999-); a recipient of the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for his work in advancing economic research on policy issues in Hong Kong; and principal investigator of the Area of Excellence Grant in economic policy and business strategy awarded by the University Grants Committee in 1999; Chairman of the Council of the Becker-Friedman Institute, University of Chicago (2015-).
Mr Wong was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in recognition of his contributions to education, housing, and industry and technology development. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000.
Mr Nicholas SALLNOW-SMITH (HK)
Chairman, Lion Rock Institute
Mr. Nicholas Sallnow-Smith is Chairman of the Board at the Lion Rock Institute, since April 2016.
Mr. Sallnow-Smith was previously Chairman of the Board at Link Asset Management Ltd. Mr. Sallnow-Smith also served as the Chief Executive at Hongkong Land and Northeast Asia CEO of Standard Chartered Bank. In addition, he has played leadership roles in schools, hospitals, charities and other public bodies.
He is a Member of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Wynn Macau Ltd., a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of UCP Plc, a Director of Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and holds many other roles.
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