CanChamHK Leadership Series

October 12, 2021, 08:30-10:00
Harcourt Room, Hong Kong Club
1 Jackson Road, Central
Member Price: HKD 600
Non-Member Price: HKD 850


We are proud to present our new Leadership Series of exclusive, one-on-one conversations with prominent and influential business leaders of our community to learn about their companies, their personal successes and challenges, and their outlook on the future.

To kick off this series, John Witt, Group Managing Director of Jardine Matheson, will sit down with Todd Handcock, Head of the Governors' Council and President Asia Pacific at Collinson. In a lively and wide-ranging discussion, Mr. Witt will share insights on his role as the first Canadian “Taipan” of one of Hong Kong’s oldest and most venerated companies, established over 185 years ago. Mr. Witt will talk about the current business landscape, the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and what the future holds for Jardine and other multinational businesses operating in Hong Kong. After the presentation, there will be a live Q&A followed by a networking session.

​Seats are limited for this highly sought-after program and will be given on a first-come-first-served basis, so register now as to not be disappointed!

The event will include a breakfast buffet generously sponsored by Mr. Patrick Lam, Governor of CanChamHK and Vice-Chair of FSE Group Ltd.


8:15 AM Registration / Networking / Breakfast
9:00 AM Discussion to start
10:00 AM Discussion to finish / Event ends


John Witt
Group Managing Director
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited
John Witt was appointed Group Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited on 15th June 2020. He has been with the Jardine Matheson Group since 1993 holding a number of senior positions. He became the chief financial officer of Mandarin Oriental in 2000, and moved to Hongkong Land as the chief financial officer in 2010. Between 2016 to 2020, he was Group Finance Director of Jardine Matheson. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Mr. Witt qualified as a chartered accountant in Ontario following his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto (Trinity College). He subsequently earned an MBA from INSEAD, with Distinction. Mr. Witt is married with four children.


Todd Handcock
President, Asia Pacific
​Todd Handcock is President Asia Pacific and a Global Board Member at Collinson, a global leader in travel experiences, loyalty and medical assistance. Todd has over 25 years of experience in the region, holding leadership roles across sales, marketing and operations. He has supported clients in diverse industries including banking, insurance, consumer, retail, travel and hospitality, and has a deep understanding and appreciation for the complex challenges faced by businesses in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. Prior to joining Collinson, Todd was President Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific for Kognitiv Corporation and before that he held senior leadership roles with Williams Lea Tag and BT Global Services. Todd is the Immediate Past Chairman and Current Head of the Governors’ Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Please note The Hong Kong Club rules and HKSAR COVID-19 policies are as follows:
1. Business Attire is required - collared shirts must be worn by men. Jeans, sandals, and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dress code,
please click here.
2. Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated (i.e. have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course at least 14 days ago).
3. Attendees must have the relevant vaccination record on hand, whether hard copy or in digital form. Attendees who are not in possession of the necessary vaccination documents will not be able to enter the Club.
4. Attendees must scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code at the entrance on 1/F using the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app. This is a mandatory requirement by the government for all zones operating under Group D operation regulations.

Event Organizer

Breakfast Sponsor


Health & Safety Policy: To ensure your comfort, Covid-19 health and safety measure will be in place. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Cancellation Policy: Payment is non-refundable unless the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong cancels the event. If you are unable to attend, cancellations must be received in writing 72 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged. 
Photography/Filming: By taking part in this event, you grant the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong full rights to use any images resulting from the photography/video filming. 

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