Robert B. Zoellick is a Principal of Brunswick Group’s Geopolitical advisory offer and a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition, he chairs Standard Chartered’s International Advisory Council, serves on the boards of Temasek, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, and Twitter, Inc., and is on the Advisory Board of Swiss Re. He is a member of the boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Carnegie Endowment, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, chairs the Global Tiger Initiative, and is a member of the Global Leadership Council of Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian agency. Zoellick was the President of the World Bank Group from 2007-12, U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005, and Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Zoellick served as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State, as well as White House Deputy Chief of Staff.
Tim Payne is Senior Partner and Head of Asia at Brunswick. He has been with the firm for more than 25 years - based in London, then New York, before moving to Hong Kong in 2004 where he founded and leads the firm’s 150-strong business in Asia. Tim’s advisory work centres on reputation, risk and governance and has a critical issues focus, including crisis response and transaction communications. He has worked across the region on many of Asia’s most significant transactions, developments, corporate situations and challenges. Tim is a director of The Women's Foundation in Hong Kong and previous Chair of the 30% Club, committed to improving gender balance on public company boards of directors. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Renmin University Business School in Beijing.