Nick Heath took up the role of Director General Trade and Investment at the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong in April 2021. He leads the large Department for International Trade team in Hong Kong and Macao and supports the Consul General to drive the commercial and financial relationship between the UK and the two SARs.
Nick arrived in Hong Kong in August 2019 and has served as Temporary Deputy Consul-General. Between 2015 and 2019, he was Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in The Hague. Earlier in his career, Nick worked on a range of issues including EU Exit negotiations and Middle East affairs. He also served as Private Secretary to a number of UK Government Ministers.
Nick has a first class degree in History from the University of Oxford.
Andrew Weir is Regional Senior Partner of KPMG in Hong Kong and Vice Chairman of KPMG China. He has over 30 years' experience servicing listed companies, public bodies, investment funds and MNCs in Hong Kong, China, Asia and internationally. He has a keen interest in corporate governance, board leadership and business in the community and leads the quarterly KPMG Independent Non-Executive Directors Forum.
Andrew is a Fellow of ICAEW and HKICPA and is a Fellow and Council Member of the Institute of Directors. He is a regular speaker at forums, universities and business schools on governance and business issues.
Andrew was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and to sit on the Greater Bay Belt and Road Committee and chair the Global Belt and Road Forum. Andrew was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a director of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) and chairs its Governance Committee and sits on the FSDC Policy Research Committee. He previously chaired the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and sits on the advisory panels of the Securities Institute, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Andrew is Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council and Plan International and Deputy Chairman of UNESCAP on Financial Services. He is a director of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, ANREV and Community Business. He was previously Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and of Community Business Leadership Council as well as a member of the International Business Council.
Mark Slade is the Managing Director for DHL Global Forwarding Hong Kong and Macau, the freight forwarding division of DHL, since January 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Mark was the Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Japan, having assumed that role in 2011. Mark joined DHL Global Forwarding in 2002 as Director, Airfreight at the Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore.
Prior to joining DHL, Mark held various sales and management positions, where he was based in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. He was the Chairman of the Logistics and Freight Committee, European Business Council in Japan from 2011 until 2015, and he has written frequently for the Nikkei, Japan's leading business daily.
A native of Canada, he has spent more than twenty years living in the Asia Pacific region, working in the logistics industry. Mark is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction), joint specialist in history and political science, minor in economics.
Mark is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (FCILT), and vice-chair of the Shipping & Transport Committee at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC).