Board Members
Stephen Perry (Chairman), Managing Director – London Export Corporation

Keith Bennett (Vice Chairman) Chairman– Bennett Associates

Matt Jackson (Secretary General), International Markets – KPMG LLP UK

Mei Sim Lai OBE DL (Treasurer), Principal – Lai Peters & Co

Lady Katy (Tse) Blair  (Chair Women Icebreakers), Co-founder and CEO – Islington Chinese Association

Edward Holroyd Pearce (Chair Young Icebreakers UK), Co-Founder and Director – CRCC Asia

Dr. Gerard Lyons (Vice Chairman) , Chief Economic Advisor – The Mayor of London

Dr. Judith McClure (Committee Member), Convener, Scotland-China Education Network


Club Administration Manager
Oliver Barbour
Vice Presidents
Ben Chapman , Life President All Party Parliamentary China Group;

Ben Pape, Chairman – PMP;

Peter Batey OBE (Vice President, Beijing), Chairman – Vermilion Partners Ltd;

Jeremy Butler, Managing Director – One Wigwam Ltd;

Lance Browne CBE (Chairman Awards Committee), ViceChairman – Standard Chartered plc;

Dr Johnny Hon (Vice President), Chairman – Global Group International Holdings Limited;

Jude Woodward, Executive Director – China Arts Space;

Club Patrons

Lord Heseltine

The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH became a Honorary Patron of the 48 Group Club – The ‘Icebreakers’ in 2008, reflecting his years of building political and business relations with China as Deputy Prime Minister and through the company he founded, theHaymarket Media Group.
Michael Heseltine, long standing links with China
Michael Heseltine, long standing links with China

Lord Prescott

The Rt Hon Lord Prescott PC became an Honorary Patron of the 48 Group Club The ‘Icebreakers’ in 2009. During his ten years as Deputy Prime Minister, he visited China every year and was instrumental in the development of positive Sino-Britishrelations.
Lord Prescott
Lord Prescott
Current Fellows
This group is made up of individuals who have made significant contributions to Sino-British relations.

Sir Leonard Appleyard KCMG, Former British Ambassador to China

Mr Peter Batey OBE, Chairman, Vermilion Partners Ltd

Mr Jaspal Bindra, Group Executive Director & CEO Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

Prof Stephen Blackmore FRSE, Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Gardens-Edinburgh

The Rt Hon Tony Blair, Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, The Office of Tony Blair

Lord Michael Boyce KG GCB OBE DL, Former Royal Navy, House of Lords

Sir John Bond, Chairman, Vodafone Group plc

Prof Sir James Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol, University of Oxford

Sir John Boyd KCMG, Chairman, Asia House

Sir David Brewer CMG, Director and Senior Consultant, International Financial Services, London

Mr Martin Broughton, Chairman, British Airways plc

Sir Stephen Brown, Former Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment

The Lord Browne of Madingley, Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings LLC

Mr Peter Budd, Director, ARUP

The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Sir Andrew Cahn KCMG, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment

Mr Ben Chapman, President, All Party Parliamentary China Group

Dr Dato’Dr Yu Tung Cheng, Chairman, New World Development Co Ltd

Mr Victor Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group

Lord Clement-Jones CBE, Co-Chairman Global Government Relations, DLA Piper UK LLP

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova QC, Partner, Axiom Advocates

Sir Howard Davies, Director, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Lady Linda W Davies, Founder KT Wong Foundation

The Lord Davies of Abersoch, Vice Chairman, Corsair Capital

Mr Andrew Dilnot CBE, Principal, St Hugh’s College

Sir Alan Donald KCMG LLD, Former British Ambassador to China

Mr Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Chairman, Travelex

Mr Nick Earlam, Chairman, Plexus Cotton Limited

Mr Bernie Ecclestone, President & Chief Executive Officer, Formula One Management Ltd

Sir William Ehrman, Former Ambassador to China British Embassy in Beijing

Sir Terry Farrell CBE, Principal, Terry Farrell and Partners

Mr Douglas Flint CBE, Group Chairman, HSBC Holding plc

Dame Clara Furse DBE, Former Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group

Sir Anthony Galsworthy KCMG, Former British Ambassador to China, Advisor on Chinese Affairs Standard Chartered

Mr Edward Garnier QC MP, MP for Harborough, House of Commons

Sir Patrick Gillam, Former Chairman, Standard Chartered plc and Asia House

Mr Tom Glocer, Former CEO, Thomson Reuters

Mr Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester, House of Commons

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, NHS England

Allan Cook, Chairman, WS Atkins plc

Bingjun Si, Managing Director, PetroChina and CCCUK Chairman

The Rt. Hon Lord Michael Bates, Minister for State

The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment,

Sir Gerry Grimstone, Chairman, Standard Life Plc

Mr Tony Hayward, Chief Executive, Genel Energy

Mr Mark Hendrick MP, Labour & Co-operative Member, Parliament

Rt Hon The Lord Heseltine of Thenford CH PC, Chairman, Haymarket Group Limited

Sir Michael Hintze, Founder Chief Executive and Chief investment Officer, CQS (UK) LLP

Prof Christopher Howe MBE FBA, Research Professor, The School of Oriental & African Studies University of London

The Lord Howe of Aberavon CH QC, House of Lords

Prof Christopher Rudd, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham and Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China

The Lord Howell of Guildford, House of Lords

Mr James Hughes-Hallett, Chairman, John Swire & Sons Ltd

Sir Christopher Hum KCMG MA, Master, Gonville & Caius College

Baron Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC, Former Home and Foreign Secretary, House of Lords

Mr Nick Hurd MP, House of Commons

Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman, Matheson & Co Ltd

Ms Pamela Kirby Johnson OBE, Director General, The Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA)

Lt Gen Sir Graeme Lamb KBE CMG DSO, Former Director UK Special Forces and Co-ordinator of the China UK Sanya Intiative, British Army

Mr Martin Lamb, Former Chief Executive Officer, IMI Plc

Mr Richard Lambert, Chairman, British Museum

Mr Sonny Leong, Chairman, Chinese for Labour

Mr David Lewis, Consultant Former Lord Mayor of London, Norton Rose Fulbright

Sir David KP Li, Chairman & Chief Executive, The Bank of East Asia Ltd

The Rt Hon Mr David Lidington MP, Minister of State responsible for European issues and NATO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mrs Shupao Lim MBE, Chair, The Great Wall Society Ltd

Mr Liqun Jin, Chairman of Board of Supervisors, China Investment Corporation

Mr Ken Livingstone, Former Mayor of London

Dr Vincent HS Lo, Chairman, Shui On Holdings Ltd

Mrs Anna Lo MBE, MLA, Northern Ireland Assembly

Mr Stuart Logan, Chief Executive, Federation of Oil Seeds and Fats Association

Mr Neil Macgregor, Director, British Museum

The Rt Hon The Lord Mandelson PC, Shadow Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, House of Lords

Earl of March and Kinrara, Goodwood Estate

Mr Michael Mates, Former MP for East Hampshire Petersfield

Mr Tom McCabe MSP, Convener, Cross-Party Group on China Scottish Parliament

Mr Kevin McCabe, Chairman, Sheffield United Football Club

Dr Judith McClure CBE, Convener, The Scotland-China Education Network

The Rt Hon The Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale MSP, Former First Minister, The Scottish Parliament

The Rt Hon The Lord McNally of Blackpool, Minister of State for Justice, Ministry of Justice

Prof Sir James Mirrlees, Fellow, Trinity College

The Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan Am, Former First Minister for Wales, Cardiff West Constituency

Ms Mee Ling Ng OBE, Vice Chair, Chinese for Labour

Prof Peter Nolan, Director of Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Lord Jim O’Neill, Retiring Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Sir John Peace, Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank

Mr Andre Pienaar, Founder, C5 Capital Ltd

Dr Dickson Poon, Chairman, Harvey Nichols & Co Ltd

The Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG, Former President, China-Britain Business Council

Mr Jonathan Powell, Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

The Rt Hon The Lord Prescott of Kingston Upon Hull, Former Deputy Prime Minister, House of Lords

Sir William Purves CBE DSO, Former Chairman, HSBC Holdings

Prof Dame Jessica Rawson DBE FBA, Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, Merton College

Mrs Elizabeth Reid, Former Chief Executive, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

Mr Richard Reid, London Chairman, KPMG

Ms Angela Rippon, Jounalist & TV Presenter

Sir John Rose, Chairman, Holdingham

The Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Former Minister of Science & Innovation, House of Lords

Marquess of Salisbury, House of Lords

The Rt Hon First Minister Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland, St Andrews House

Mr Peter Sands, Group CEO, Standard Chartered Bank

The Lord Sassoon KT CA ICAEW, Chairman, China-Britain Business Council

Mr Paul Skinner, Chairman, UK Infrastructure at The Treasury

Prof Sir Adrian Smith FRS, Vice-Chancellor, Univeristy of London

Sir Martin Sorrell, Group Chief Executive, WPP 2005 Limited

Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, House of Commons

Prof Dame Joan K Stringer DBE CBE, Principal & Vice Chancellor, Napier University

Sir John Stuttard, Vice Chairman of UK Advisory Board, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mr Malcolm Sweeting, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

Sir David Tang KBE, Founder, Shanghai Tang

Mr Graham Taylor OBE, Former Manager, England Football Team

The Lord David Triesman, Director, Salamanca Group

Mr Mark Tucker, Chief Executive and President, AIA Group Ltd

Mr Paul Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Diageo

Mr Willie Walsh, Chief Executive, International Airlines Group

His Grace The Duke of Westminster KG CB OBE TD CD DL, Grosvenor Estate

Sir Malcolm Williamson, Retired Chairman, Clydesdale Bank PLC

The Rt Hon The Lord Wilson of Tillyorn KT GCMG, Former Governor of Hong Kong

Sir Sebastian Wood KCMG, HM Ambassador to China

The Rt Hon The Lord Woolf of Barnes, Chairman, The Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee

Ms Elizabeth Wright, Executive Chair, China Policy Institute – University of Nottingham

Sir David Wright GCMG LVO, Vice Chairman, Barclays Capital

Prof Fuija Yang, Chancellor, University of Nottingham Ningbo

Lady Pamela Youde OBE, Vice President, The Great Britain-China Centre

Mr Victor Zhang, Director, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

Current Honorary Members
These are individuals who have contributed to Sino-British relations in many fields:

Mr William Thomas MBE, Retired Charity Director

Mr Nick Baird, CEO, UKTI

Mr Angus Barclay, General Manager, Cathay Pacific in Europe

Mr Jerry Bayfield, Events Manager, British Water

Mr Stephen Bennett, Shows Director, Royal Horticultural Society

Prof Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Director, Warwick Manufacturing Group

Ms Sue Bishop, Deputy Director, RDA Transition & Closure, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Lady Katy (Tse) Blair, Co-Founder & CEO, Islington Chinese Association

Lord Alec Broers, Chairman, The Science and Technology Committee

Mr Russell Brown, Managing Partner, LehmanBrown International Accountants

Prof Peter Buckley OBE, Director, Centre for International Business

Mr Mark Carr, Group Chief Executive, British Sugar

Mr Graham Cartledge CBE, Chairman, Benoy

Cllr Thomas Chan, Mayor, London Borough of Redbridge

Mr Eddie Chan, Director, Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

Cllr Linda Chung, Chair, Chinese Liberal Democrats
Dr Jenny Clegg, Course Leader in Asia Pacific Studies, Department of Languages and International Studies, University of Central Lancashire

The Rt Hon the Lord Brian Cotter, Former MP for Weston-super-Mare, House of Lords

Prof Christopher Cullen, Director, Needham Research Institute

Mr Brian Davidson, Consul General, British Consulate General Shanghai

Sir Martin Davidson, Chief Executive, British Council

Mr Hugh Davies CMG, Senior Partner, Orient Asian Partners

Ms Lillian Davies, Director, China Europe Development Programme

Prof Hugo de Burgh, Director, China Media Centre

Mr Nirj Deva MEP, Vice Chairman, European Parliament’s Development Committee

Ms Carma Elliot, Director, British Council China

Ms Merlene Emerson, Chair, Chinese Liberal Democrats

Mr Winston Fang, General Manager, Bank of China (UK) Ltd

Mr Dair Farrar-Hockley MC, Former Director General, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Mr John Fraser, Chairman & CEO, UBS Global Asset Management

Mr Martin Gordon OBE, Trustee, Barry & Martin’s Trust

Mr Tony Hall, Chief Executive, Royal Opera House

Ms Kathy Hall, CEO, London Jing Kun Opera Association

The Rt Hon Sir Jeremy Hanley KCMG

Mrs Clare Hollingworth

Mr Ken Hom OBE, BBC TV Presenter, Author and Chef, Pacific Oriental Restaurant and Bar

Mr John Hughes, Group Political Adviser, BP

Mr Charles Innes-Ker Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford, CEO, Capstar Chauffeurs Limited

Mr George Lee, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Holborn & St. Pancras

Ms Katie Lee OBE, UKTI, British Embassy, Beijing

Mr Kam Lee

Mr Roy Leighton, Chairman, Financial Services Skills Council

Mr Stephen Lillie, Director, Asia Pacific, FCO

Mr Michael Liu, Senior Business Consultant, Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd

Mr Jim Marrington, Vice President, The 48 Group Club

Ms Beth McKillop, Keeper, Asia Dept, Victoria & Albert Museum

Prof David McMullen, Director & Prof of Chinese, East Asia Institute – Faculty of Oriental Studies

Mr Alistair Morgan, Consul General, British Consulate General Guangzhou

Mr Peter Nightingale, Retired Chief Executive, China-Britain Business Council

Mr Ou Yan, Chinatelecom

Mr Barry Owen OBE FRICS HFLJMU, Chairman, Mason Owen

Mr Alan Parker, Chairman, Brunswick Group LLP

Mr Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive, China-Britain Business Council

Mrs Patsy Pillay

Ms Jane Portal, Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Department of Asia, Oceania and Africa, Museum of Fine Arts

Prof Robin Porter, Visiting Professor, University of Bristol

Ms Christina Potter, Principal, Dundee College

Prof Anthony Redmond OBE, Professor, University of Manchester, Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute

Prof Don Rimmington, Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds

Mr Sidney Rittenberg Sr, President, Rittenberg & Associates Inc

Mr John Ross, Visiting Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Ms Luise Schafer, Senior Advisor and Non Executive Director, CRCC Asia Ltd

Cllr Stephen Shing, Councillor for Willingdon, Polegate and East Dean

Mr Jim Sluszny, Former Deputy Chairman, London Export Corporation Ltd

Mr Norman Smith, Consultant, Instron Limited

Sir Brian Smith CBE, Former Chairman, Cable & Wireless Plc

Ms Mandi Sturrock, Managing Director, PanCathay Consulting Company

Dr Kim Tan, Chairman, Springhill Management Ltd

Mr CT Tang, Chairman, London Chinatown Chinese Association

Mrs Vera Timberlake

Mr Clive Tucker

Mr Stephen Twigg, Director, Foreign Policy Centre

Mr Rory Underwood MBE, Former England Ruby Player & Director, Wingman Ltd

Mr Adam Williams OBE, Jardine Matheson (China) Ltd

Lady Patricia Wilson, Committee Member, The Great Britain-China Centre

Mr Peter Wilson, Director Asia Pacific, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Dr Frances Wood, Former Head of Chinese Section, The British Library

Prof Tim Wright, Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies, School of East Asian Studies

Mr Rod Wye, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House

Mr Chris Yang, Chairman, Newland International Communication Group

Mr Shicheng Yang, Chairman, COSCO(UK)

Mr Alan Yau OBE, Founder, Hakkasan Ltd

Mr Wing Yip OBE, Chairman, W Wing Yip plc

Mr David Yip, Actor, Court End Cottage

Mr Stewart Yip, Chairman, Chi Yip Group Ltd

Mr Victor Zhang, Director, Hua wei

Mr Jimmy Zhang, President, UK Chinese Business Association

Current Icebreakers
Madam Fu Ying, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PR China, and former Chinese Ambassador to the UK

Ji Chaozhu, Former Ambassador to the UK

Jiang Enzhu, Former Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee- National People’s Congress, PR China

Jing Shuping, Honorary Chairman- Minsheng Bank

Li Yuanchao, Head of Organisation Department- The Communist Party of China Central Committee

Prof Li Zhaoxing, Chairman- NPC Foreign Affairs Committee

Liu Jinsheng, Former Vice Chairman- CCPIT, PR China

Liu Mingkang, Chairman- China Banking Regulatory Commission

Ma Yuzhen, Former Ambassador to the UK

Ma Zhengang, Former Ambassador to the UK

Shi Guangsheng, Chairman- China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment

Sun Zhenyu Chinese Ambassador to WTO

Wan Jifei, Chairman- CCPIT, PR China

Yu Xiaosong, Former Chairman- CCPIT, PR China

Zha Peixin, Former Ambassador to the UK, Chairman- NPC-European Parliament Relations Group