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HKA Membership Lunch

Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion

Date: Thursday 24th May 2018
Venue: The Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PX
Time: 12.30pm Drinks, 1.00pm Lunch
Cost: £80 per person (HKA Members); £95 per person (Non Members)

Lady_Fairhead_(cropped)Baroness Fairhead CBE,  the Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade (DIT), will be the Guest of Honour at the Hong Kong Association’s Membership Lunch on the 24th May, where she will talk about the “Belt and Road and the future of the UK-HK trading partnership”.

As a former Business Ambassador for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) with a strong background in global business, Baroness Fairhead brings a wealth of business and economic experience to the department.

Rona was chairman of the BBC Trust from 2014 to 2017. Prior to this, she was chairman and CEO of the Financial Times Group from 2006 to 2013. She also led Pearson professional education. She had previously been CFO of Pearson plc from 2002.

Prior to Pearson, Rona held senior executive roles in ICI plc and Bombardier Inc. primarily with Shorts in Northern Ireland. Her early career began in the 1980s with Bain and Company.

In 2012 she received a CBE for Services to Industry.

Rona’s non-executive roles include HSBC Holdings plc from 2004 to 2016 and PepsiCo from 2014 until her ministerial appointment. In her other public service role, she served as a non-executive director of the UK Cabinet Office. She is an Honorary Doctor of Teesside University and Queen’s University, Belfast and an Honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

Rona was educated in state schools in the north of England before attending St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, graduating with a double first in Law. She later obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Baroness Fairhead will speak for 10-15 minutes and there will be the opportunity to ask questions.

The all-in cost of this event will be £80 per head for members; this will include the pre-lunch reception and a 2 course lunch with wine. No tickets will be issued. Dress will be lounge suits.

To book a place for this event, please click here to download and print the booking form. And send the completed booking slip with your cheque payment, made payable to “The Hong Kong Association”, to the office address. Member companies are particularly encouraged to bring tables of up to 10. Any staff of member companies can attend at the members rate. Contact the office at if you prefer to pay by bank transfer


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