- To provide a platform for information sharing on China’s healthcare sector including healthcare provision, aged health, digital health, healthcare training and other related fields for forum members through online library access, newsletters, roundtable discussions and seminars, featuring speakers from both British and Chinese institutions.
- To promote the strengths of the UK healthcare sector and provide a point of liaison with the Chinese authorities where the UK’s opinion could be given on proposed market developments and regulatory issues.
- To promote exchange with Chinese stakeholders including practitioners, regulators and central and local government.
- To support the British Embassy and UKTI with senior level healthcare focused official visits and business delegations.
- To advise prospective British entrants to the PRC healthcare market on regulatory and practical market issues.
The forum is chaired by Jenny Yao (KPMG) and John Williams (International SOS China).
Who should join
The forum invites BritCham and CBBC members with an interest in the healthcare sector to share expertise, experience and common concerns about the Chinese market. It offers members the opportunity to meet on a regular basis to discuss policy, regulatory and industry developments and issues from different perspectives.
Jenny Yao has over twenty years of international management experience in the healthcare industry in China, Singapore and the UK. Jenny has led a range of healthcare engagements, including a number of strategy development and implementation projects, CDD/ODD engagements involving over 100 healthcare organizations, operational strategy and operational excellence engagements to create value post M&A for a number of healthcare investors, and a quality diagnosis and improvement project for over 30 hospitals with over 10,000 inpatient beds.
John Williams is the Managing Director of International SOS China, based in Beijing. He has degrees from the University of Leeds (UK), Fudan University in Shanghai, in Chinese, German and Management Studies, and Oxford Said Business School. Mr. Williams began his career as an Insurance Broker with his appointment as General Manager of Sedgwick Group’s China subsidiary, which took him to Beijing in 1989. In 1998 he was appointed as General Manager of International SOS Beijing, later as Regional General Manager of International SOS China and then as Managing Director for Partnership and Government Affairs in China and Asia. He also sits on the International SOS Asia EXCO. He serves as an Honorary Standing Director of the Beijing Red Cross Society and has served several times as a Council Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce.