Highly experienced partners and associates drawn from diverse industry and national backgrounds to provide expert advice to your business.
Ms. Marian Smith is Partner in charge of human resources and re-engineering and cyber-security placement. Marian has over 35 years’ experience in crisis management and corporate psychology for leading institutional clients. She is also managing director of The Barra Group, providing recruitment, risk management and disaster recovery planning. Prior to joining McNeill, Marian was Managing Director of one of Australia’s oldest IT consulting firms. Marian is a registered psychologist.
Mr. David Kuan is Director in charge of business development & investment in China. David has over 20 years’ experience in joint-venture operation, direct investment & property development in the USA and China. Prior to joining McNeill, David established technology joint ventures between Asia and Canada, and headed a property development company in central China. David holds a B.Eng from University of Southern California.
Mr. Edmond KC Wong is Partner in charge of financial services and supplier financing in Asia. Edmond has over 30 years’ experience in senior management and banking in Asia, with particular expertise in supply chain financing, and credit assessment. Prior to joining McNeill, Edmond was Chief Representative and General Manager at Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich Bank in Hong Kong. His long career spans leading financial institutions in the city and across the region. Edmond speaks Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Mr. Rod Legaspi is Partner / Country Manager for the Philippines and Indonesia. Rod has over 30 years’ experience in accounting, management consulting, and project financing, with large industrial operations across Asia career. Prior to joining McNeill, Rod was chief financial offer of a large natural resources company in Malaysia, prior to which he was finance director for a major industrial conglomerate in Indonesia. Rod is a qualified CPA, and holds an MBA from De La Salle. He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and basic German.
Mr. Jamie Donaldson is Principal in charge of McNeill’s activities in Asia-Pacific. Over his very active career, Jamie has been engaged in direct investment, corporate finance, and capital management across global markets. He has raised over US$2.4bn in structured and non-recourse financing for a wide range of private industries, along with several public equity placements and collective investment funds. Prior to establishing McNeill’s operations in Hong Kong, he was director of capital markets for AT&T Capital Corporation, an NYSE listed financial services group. Prior to this he was executive director of an Asian securities brokerage, following several years investment banking with HSBC Investment Bank. Jamie holds a B.Comm from Canterbury University. He speaks conversational Mandarin and Cantonese.
Mr. David Christensen is Country Manager for McNeill in Australia. Over the past 25 years, David held senior executive positions in the Insurance, Asset Management, and Advertising industries across Asia Pacific. Following his early career with DDB and Saatchi & Saatchi, David became Managing Director of Funds Management and later General Manager Marketing, for financial services giant, AXA Asia Pacific. Prior to joining McNeill, he established his own advisory business, Asia Pacific Consulting Limited, leading due diligence and acquisition teams in the financial services industries in Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand and across Asia-Pacific. David holds a BA(Hons), from University of Otago.
Mr. Duncan Lee is Project Manager in charge of statistical analysis and economic modelling. Duncan has over 20 years’ experience in the IT and logistics industries in Hong Kong. Prior to joining McNeill, Duncan was managing director of an inter-model development operation in China before which he headed the IT department of one of Asia's leading infrastructure operators. Duncan holds a B.Eng from QIT in Brisbane.