Event Details

BritCham will be holding a roundtable discussion on the impact of gender diversity on corporate success. The session will be hosted by Tim Payne, chair of the steering committee of the 30% Club​.

The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and in senior management not only encourages better leadership and governance, but diversity further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders. The discussion will centre around how this applies to China, and your personal experience of how gender impacts success.

Please note that this event is open to participants of all genders at Director or C-Suite Level.

This is the inaugural event of the British Chamber's Women in Leadership Forum, which exists to create a network of BritCham members passionate about encouraging gender diversity and openness in their company in order to spark discussion and make meaningful change.


8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Arrival & Registration
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome Address
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Roundtable Discussion
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


  • Tim Payne (Senior Partner, Head of Asia at Brunswick Group)

    Tim Payne

    Senior Partner, Head of Asia at Brunswick Group


    Tim has been with Brunswick for more than 23 years - based in London, then New York, before moving to Hong Kong in 2004 where he leads the firm’s business in Asia. Tim’s advisory work focuses on reputation management and has a critical issues focus, including crisis response, transaction communications and governance.
    Before joining Brunswick, Tim was a political campaign director in the UK.

    Tim has worked on many of Asia’s most significant transactions and corporate situations. Projects include Alibaba’s IPO, CITIC Limited’s injection into CITIC Pacific, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s acquisition of the London Metals Exchange; human rights supply chain issues and governance crisis response for a leading South East Asian business; CP Group’s acquisition of HSBC’s stake in Ping An Insurance; GOME’s proxy fight; ICBC’s privatization of ICBC (Asia); CNOOC's attempted acquisition of Unocal; Fonterra's corporate communications during the melamine in milk crisis in China. Clients include CP Group, Sinopec, China State Grid, CITIC, TPG, Yum China, Jardines and Pacific Century Group.

    Tim is a director of The Women's Foundation in Hong Kong and Chairs the steering committee 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.

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Exclusive to BritCham Members

Standard Price Complimentary
Standard Price RMB 50


The British Centre

1001 China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie
Beijing, China

If you have any questions please contact Andrew Whitestone

Contact Organizer

+86 18510652986

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