MR. Dodwell is Chief Executive of Strategic Access Limited. A veteran Financial Times journalist and expert on international business, global trade and economic and political developments, particularly in Hong Kong and China, he founded the company in 2005.

Actively involved in the Hong Kong business community, Mr. Dodwell is vice-chairman, government relations of the British Chamber of Commerce, and is chairman of the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries, the policy think tank arm of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He is Hon Sec of the Hong Kong Forum, a public policy think tank affiliated with the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. In 2010, Dodwell was appointed the Executive Director of the trade policy think tank Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group, which has been established to support the activities of the Hong Kong APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) members and to augment the voice of Hong Kong business in trade policy developments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Dodwell spent 18 years as a Financial Times journalist, mostly in Asia, with a secondment to the China Daily in Beijing. In the decade between leaving the Financial Times and creating Strategic Access, he held three senior positions in Hong Kong combining corporate communications, government relations and public policy research. He was executive director at GolinHarris, a global communications group, director of corporate communications and public affairs of the Jardine Fleming, the Asia-focused merchant bank, and a trade policy advisor to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

An honours degree holder from the University of East Anglia in the UK, Mr. Dodwell co-authored with Professor Michael Enright The Hong Kong Advantage, published by the Oxford University Press. He has served as a member of a number of Hong Kong government advisory committees, is a frequent lecturer of Hong Kong issues around the world, and was in 2001 awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star for his contribution to the international communityˇ¦s understanding of Hong Kong.


David Dodwell


Kristine is the Director of Strategic Access Limited. She was a journalist for several International publications including China Daily Asia Weekly, Medical Device Daily under Thomson Reuters and Gafencu, a lifestyle magazine published in Hong Kong and Mainland China. She wrote about economy, business, healthcare in China and much of the rest of Asia. She also gained valuable experience in strategic planning and project coordination through her role as Business Development Manager at a global architectural firm.

Kristine has a master degree in Global Political Economy from Chinese University of Hong Kong. Originally from Southern China, she speaks four languages.


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