Hong Kong 'Inspiring the Extraordinary' Alumni Panel
Thursday 26 September 2019

Join Durham alumni Charlotte Bilney, Andrew Harrison and Larry Lee as they share their Durham stories, bringing to life the University's new strapline 'inspiring the extraordinary.'

VENUE:   Garage Society (Central), 9F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central Hong Kong

DATE:      Thursday 26 September 2019

TIMINGS: 6.30pm - Registration opens, networking and welcome drinks
                 7.00pm - Welcome and alumni panel
                 7.40pm - Q&A
                 7.55pm - Networking with drinks and canapés
                 9.00pm - Event Closes

DRESS CODE: Business

 Free, but pre-registration with dietary requirements for you and your guest is essential. Book your tickets using the tab above.

Your Durham Alumni Panellists


Charlotte Bilney (BA Modern Languages, 1990 College of St Hild & St Bede)  

Charlotte is Co-CEO for APAC at global financial and corporate communications consultancy Citigate Dewe Rogerson. She has been with this firm in Hong Kong for 23 years and has worked with many of the world’s biggest financial brands, from Fidelity and State Street to Blackstone and Morgan Stanley, helping them manage their public reputations across Asia Pacific. She has also helped grow the profile of fledgeling start-ups and newcomers to the region. One area she has developed into a particular expertise is in media training, working with the most senior executives in a firm to deliver their message and tell a compelling story.
Before coming to Hong Kong and joining CDR she worked for five years at insurance firm Sun Alliance in the UK, at first on their graduate training programme and then in various operational roles until she realized what she really wanted to do!
Charlotte has brought up three children while in Hong Kong and is a firm believer in creating the right opportunities for working mothers and encouraging women to not feel they have to choose.


Andrew Harrison (BA English, 1987 College of St Hild & St Bede)  

Andrew specialises in helping organisations with digital transformation. He has 25 years of C-suite commercial career experience at world-leading multinationals (P&G, Coke, Nestle, Muller) and 9 years entrepreneurial experience - launching and sell two start-ups (one to private equity, one to a trade sale).
He has been consulting in HK for 4 years – including extensive stints at WPP, the leading FTSE100 marketing services group - where clients included Singtel, HSBC and Huawei.
He was voted the Marketing Society’s UK Marketer of the Year in 2003. Additionally, Andrew is a Visiting Fellow at Durham University Business School. Andrew speaks fluent French, German and Portuguese.


Dr. Larry Lee (MBA, 1995 & DBA, 2017 St Aidan's College)  

Larry is CEO of advertising and media company, Avanti, in Hong Kong. He has been working in traditional outdoor media for more than 25 years.
Larry is the DBA of Durham. His research interest is how to integrate mobile technology with luxury consumption. He plans to use his research to develop new business opportunities moving from billboard advertising to mobile platforms.
Larry grew up in Hong Kong and is passionate about educational opportunities for young people and the growth and sustainability of the city. He is committed to supporting international student recruitment and the advancement of the Business School in Hong Kong.

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