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China Participants (18-20 June 2015)

Participants to the Conference, China Economic Growth and Political Reform, June 2015 

CHAIR : The Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG 
Member (Crossbench), House of Lords; British Business Ambassador (2010-); Chairman, British Museum Trust; Chairman, Trustees of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Vice Chairman, Fudan University School of Management; Chairman, Rolls-Royce International Advisory Board; Chairman, Louis Vuitton Moët-Hennessy UK; Board Member: Textron Corporation, LVMH, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Hong Kong Land, Northern Trust, Matheson & Co. Formerly: Co-Chairman, UK Asia Task Force (2006-14); Chairman, China-Britain Business Council (1995-2005); Chairman, Singapore-Britain Business Council (1992-2002); Board Member, Jardine Matheson; Private Secretary and Foreign Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1983-90) and Prime Minister John Major (1990-91).


Mr David Olsson 
Senior Consultant (China), King & Wood Mallesons, Melbourne; Board Member, Australia China Council; Committee Member, Australia China Business Council, Victoria; Chairman, Australian Renminbi Working Group. Formerly: Managing Partner, Australia (2004-07) and China Country Head (2008-13), King & Wood Mallesons; Chairman Australia-China Chamber of Commerce, Beijing (2010-13).

Mr Peter Rowe 
Formerly: Australian Diplomatic Service (1976-2015): acting Deputy-Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) (2014-15); First Assistant Secretary, North Asia Division, DFAT (2010-14); Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, North Korea and Mongolia (2005-09); Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Jakarta (2003-05); Assistant Secretary, North East Asia Branch (2002-03); Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch (2001-02); High Commissioner to Sri Lanka (1999-2001); Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Seoul (1995-98); China Analyst, Office of National Assessments (1986-91).


Dr George Cooper CM, QC 
President and Vice Chancellor, University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Counsel, McInnes Cooper, Halifax; Managing Trustee, The Killam (Educational) Trusts. Formerly: Director, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2008-14); Director, Canadian National Railway Company (1986-94); Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice (1979-80). A Board Member, The Canadian Ditchley Foundation. 

Dr Wendy Dobson 
Professor and Co-Director, Institute for International Business, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (1993-); Chair, Pacific Trade and Development Network. Formerly: Associate Deputy Minister of Finance (1987-89); President, C. D. Howe Institute (1981-87). A Member of the Board of Directors, The Canadian Ditchley Foundation.

The Honourable Kevin Lynch PC, OC 
Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group. Formerly: Clerk of the Privy Council; Secretary to the Cabinet; Head of the Public Service of Canada (2006-09); Executive Director for the Canadian, Irish and Caribbean Constituency, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC (2004-06); Deputy Minister of Finance (2000-04); Deputy Minister of Industry (1995-2000). Chairman of The Canadian Ditchley Foundation (2010-) and a Governor, The Ditchley Foundation.

Mr Graham Shantz 
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (1990-): Director General, North Asia Bureau (2012-). Formerly: Ambassador to Spain (2009-12); Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Planning Branch; Director General, Policy Planning Bureau; Deputy Director, Investment Trade Policy Division.


Dr Fan Gang 
Director, National Economics Research Institute, Beijing; Vice Chairman, China Society of Economic System Reform (2000-); Chairman, China Reform Foundation; President, China Development Institute, Shenzhen; Professor of Economics, The Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Professor of Economics, Peking University HSBC Business School. Formerly: Member, Monetary Policy Committee, People's Bank of China (2006-10).

Ms Chun Gu 
Masters in Public Policy candidate, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Formerly: Trade Barriers Division, Ministry of Commerce, Beijing.

Mr Shao Zheng 
Counsellor, Chinese Embassy to the United Kingdom (2015-). Formerly: Director, Foreign Ministry Spokesman's office; Counsellor, Chinese Embassy, Washington, DC; Counsellor, Information Department, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A member of The Ditchley Foundation Programme Committee.

Professor Hu Angang 
Director, Center for China Studies, Founding Dean, Institute for Contemporary China Studies, and Distinguished Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University. Formerly: Member, Advisory Committee for the Thirteenth and Twelfth Five-Year Plan, National Development Program.


Dr Qu Li
Founder and Chairman, China Ventures Ltd; Chairman and CEO, Multidrive Ltd; Advisory Board Member, Business School, Leeds University and a Leader in Residence for post graduates.


Her Excellency Ms Sylvie Bermann 

French Diplomatic Service (1979-): Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2014-). Formerly: Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2011-14); Director, United Nations and International Organisations Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) (2005-11); Ambassador to the European Union's Political and Security Committee, Brussels (2002-05); Head, Common Foreign and Security Policy Department, Political and Security Affairs Directorate, MFA (1996-2002); Head, Southeast Asia Department, MFA (1989-92); Director (China), Asia and Oceania Directorate (1982-86); Second Secretary, Beijing (1980-82).

Mr Philippe Le Corre 
Visiting Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. Formerly: Adjunct Lecturer, Sciences Po, Paris (2005-14); Associate Research Fellow (China), French Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS); Academic Director, China Business Academy, Dalian, on behalf of HEC Paris business school  (2013); Senior Adviser to the French Minister of Defence (2004-07) then Senior Policy Analyst on China, Policy Planning Unit, Ministry of Defence; China Bureau Chief, Radio France International (1988-98).


Professor Sebastian Heilmann 
Director, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin (2013-); concurrently Professor for the Political Economy of China, University of Trier (1999-); German Representative to German-Chinese Dialogue Forum (2014-). Formerly: Visiting Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford and University of Oxford China Centre (2011-12); Coordinate Research Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute (2007, 2009); Visiting Fellow, Fairbank Center, Harvard University (2005-06); Senior Researcher in Chinese Politics, German Institute for Asian Affairs, Hamburg (1994-99).


Ms Anja Manuel 
Co-Founder and Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC (2009-); Lecturer in International Policy Studies, Stanford University (2009-); Member, Governor Brown's Advisory Council on International Trade
(2015-). Formerly: Special Assistant for South Asia to Under-Secretary of State, US Department of State (2005-07); Counsel, WilmerHale (2001-05, 2008-09); Investment Banker, Salomon Brothers (1996-97); Member, Aspen Strategy Group South Asia; Board of Advisors, Center for a New American Security; Advisory Board, Ripple Labs, Inc.


Mr Yo Osumi 
Minister Counsellor/Head of Political Section, Embassy of Japan to the United Kingdom.


Professor Cho Yoon-Je
Professor of Economics, formerly Dean (2008-10), Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University (2008-). Formerly: Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2005-08); Chief Economic Advisor to the President of Republic of Korea (2003-05).


Dr Natalia Stapran 
Director, Russian APEC Study Center, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (2011-); Associate Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (2004-); Member, Russian APEC National Committee and G20 Presidential Expert Council; Senior Researcher, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (2010-11).


Ms Piin-Fen Kok 
Director, China, East Asia and United States Program, EastWest Institute (2007-).


Sir Geoffrey Adams KCMG
Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service (1979-): British Ambassador to the Netherlands (2013-). Formerly: Director General, Political, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2009-12); Ambassador to Iran (2006-09); Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (2003-05); Consul General, Jerusalem.

Mr Stephen Bradley 

Director, Swire Properties (2010-); Director, Husky Energy (2010-); Director, ICAP-CFETS International Money Broking, Shanghai (2011-); Vice Chairman, Wanlian Development (2014-); Deputy Chairman, 21st Century Online English Education (2015-); Vice-Chairman, RKR Capital (2015-). Formerly: Senior Representative (China), Grosvenor (2009-13); Special Advisor to the CEO, Rio Tinto (2010-12); Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service (1981-2009): British Consul General, Hong Kong (2003-08); Minister, Beijing (2002-03); Deputy Political Advisor, Hong Kong Government (1988-2003).

Professor Kerry Brown 
Director, China Studies Centre, and Professor, Modern Chinese Politics, University of Sydney (2012-); Team Leader, Europe China Research and Analysis Network (ECRAN) (2011-). Formerly: Senior Fellow and Head of Asia Programme, Chatham House (2005-12); HM Diplomatic Service (1998-2005).

Professor Rosemary Foot FBA 
Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford (2014-); Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford; Research Associate, Oxford China Centre. Formerly: Professor of International Relations and John Swire Senior Research Fellow, St Antony's College (1990-2014); Senior Tutor, St Antony's College (2003-05); Visiting Sir Howard Kippenberger Chair in Strategic Studies, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand (2014); Visiting Fellow, Nobel Institute, Oslo (2014); Visiting Scholar, Dr Seaker Chan Center, Fudan University, Shanghai (2013).

Ms Isabel Hilton OBE 
Editor, ChinaDialogue.net; Presenter, BBC Radio 3 (2001-). Formerly: Staff Writer, The New Yorker; BBC; Columnist, The Guardian and The Independent.

Mr James Kynge 
Financial Times: Associate Editor and Emerging Markets Editor. Formerly: Editor, China Research; Chief Representative, China, Pearson plc; China Bureau Chief, Financial Times (1998-2005).

Dr Cyril Lin BSc (MIT), MRP (Harvard), MA DPhil (Oxon) 
Co-Founder, Trustee and Executive Director, (Beijing) Cairncross Economic Research Foundation,
Beijing; Economic Consultant. Formerly: University Lecturer in Economics, and Director, Centre for Modern Chinese Studies, University of Oxford; Fellow in Economics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford.

Mr Ehsan Masood 
Group Editor, Research Professional (including Research Fortnight and Research Europe); Tutor in Science and Innovation Policy, Imperial College London (2007-). Formerly: Nature (1995-99 and 2008-09); New Scientist (1999-2001).

Mr Richard Pascoe 
Executive Director, The Great Britain-China Centre, London (2012-). Formerly: Director, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham (2004-10); International Business Adviser, China Markets Unit, UK Trade & Investment (2003-04); President, Reuters, Japan (1999-2002); Manager, Reuters, China, Mongolia and North Korea (1994-98).

Mr Stephen Phillips 
Chief Executive, China-Britain Business Council (2006-). Formerly: International Trade Director, UK Trade & Investment; Managing Director and Co-Founder, iBridge Capital; BZW/Barclays Capital, Asia.

Mr Martin Thursfield 
Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service (1989-): Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Directorate (2012-). Formerly: Counsellor, Global Issues, Beijing (2009-12); China Department (2007-09); Political Counsellor, Vilnius (2000-04).

Professor Steve Tsang D.Phil. (Oxon) 
Professor of Contemporary Chinese Studies (2011-) and Head of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham (2014-). Formerly: St Antony's College, University of Oxford: Professorial Fellow; Dean; Director, Asian Studies Centre; Director, Taiwan Studies Programme; Director, Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Intelligence and Global Terrorism.

The Rt Hon. David Willetts 
Visiting Professor, King's College London (2015-). Formerly: Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Havant (1992-2015); Minister for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2010-14); Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (2007-10); Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills (2005-07), Productivity, Energy and Industry (2005), Work and Pensions (1999-2005). A Governor, The Ditchley Foundation.

Mr Adam Williams OBE 
Senior Adviser to Beijing-based companies, including International Hospitals Group, Vermilion Partners and Care Visions. Formerly: Jardine Matheson & Co. (1986-2015): Group Chief Representative, Jardine Matheson China Ltd (2000-15); Chairman, Securities Working Group, European Chamber of Commerce in China (1998-2000); Director, EU China Financial Services Advisory Group; China Country Head, Jardine Fleming (1997-2000); Chief Representative in Beijing, Jardine Fleming (1995-97); Chairman (1996-98) and Vice Chairman (1992-96), British Chamber of Commerce in China; Chief Representative of GEC-Marconi in China.


Mr Robert Daly 
Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2013-). Formerly: University of Maryland (2007-13); American Director, Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies (2001-07); Director, China Seminar, Syracuse University; Professor of Chinese, Cornell University; US Diplomatic Service.

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry 
Stanford University: William J. Perry Fellow in International Security, Center for International Security and Cooperation; Faculty Member, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Formerly: US Ambassador to Afghanistan (2009-11); US Army (1974-2009); Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Brussels; Commander, Combined Forces Command, Afghanistan; Director for Strategic Planning and Policy, US Pacific Command; US Security Coordinator and Chief of the Office of Military Cooperation, Kabul; Assistant Army, later Defense, Attaché, US Embassy, Beijing.

Dr Jonathan Pollack 
Senior Fellow (Director, 2012-14), John L. Thornton China Center and Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution; Member: International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, National Committee on US-China Relations. Formerly: Professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and Chairman, Strategic Research Department, US Naval War College; Chairman, Political Science Department, Corporate Research Manager for International Policy and Senior Advisor for International Policy, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica.

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy 
Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC; Senior Advisor, Kissinger Associates Inc.; Co-Chair, The United States-Indonesian Society; Advisory Director, Freeport-McMoran. Formerly: US Diplomatic Service: Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research (1999-2000); Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia (1996-99); to the People's Republic of China (1991-95); to Singapore (1984-86).

Professor David Shambaugh 
Director, China Policy Programme, and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; Board of Directors, National Committee on US-China Relations; Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, US Asia-Pacific Council; Honorary Research Professor, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (2008-); Non-resident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Programme and Center for East Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution (1998-). Formerly: Editor, The China Quarterly (1991-1996).

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