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Bill Stacey

Bill is the Chairman of Hong Kong's leading free-market Think Tank, the Lion Rock Institute. He is on the Board of Advisers of the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation and has been involved in financial-market reform for the past 25 years as an executive with leading financial institutions in Asia and globally. Bill has led restructuring initiatives, conducted strategic assessments and provided input to reform proposals. As a senior equity analyst with Credit Suisse, he led research on the three largest China financial-sector IPOs and is a leading commentator on the financial systems in the region. Bill is currently head of Hong Kong Equities and is the Asia Ex-Japan research strategist at KBW.

Paul McCarthy

Paul earned his Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Western Australia in 2003 and his Master of Commerce (Finance) from UWA in 2006. A proven successful energy trader, Paul has played a central role in the procurement of over $15 billion of electricity supply. He was a Commonwealth Government Election Campaign Manager in 2004 tasked with project management logistics and marketing for the seat of Perth where he was instrumental in achieving a swing of 4.5%. As a dual citizen of both Ireland and Australia, Paul is now locating to London to pursue career objectives.

Sarah Basden

Sarah has extensive experience in senior corporate communications roles, including working with multi-national corporations in the areas of non-government organisation partnerships, investor relations, media relations and corporate social responsibility. Currently based in the UK, Sarah is working with Rio Tinto as a principal adviser on the Rio Tinto corporate NGO partnership programme. She has also been involved with a number of educational organisations such as Atlantic College and Dundee University in efforts to advance the capacity of bright students from around the globe.

Brad Walmsley

Brad is currently a Director of Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & cie, one of Switzerland's oldest private banks, based in Geneva. Brad was a law graduate from the University of Western Australia and holds an MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne. His career has spanned several industries, as a financial journalist with The West Australian in the early 1980s, stockbroker and co-founder of Porter Western in Perth, as a private equity fund manager in Perth and Sydney and then as a banker in Geneva since the early 1990s. His advisory work with leading businessmen and family offices means that today he splits his time between the UK, Switzerland, the Middle East, India, Singapore and Australia. He continues to write for several publications and has had essays published by, amongst others, the Institute for Economic Affairs in London.

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