Get connected with other UQ Business, Economics and Law Alumni living in Hong Kong. There is a vibrant community of UQ alumni living in Hong Kong, including a team of dedicated volunteer ambassadors who are eager to build the community and remain connected to UQ.  There are opportunities to connect with fellow alumni at events and through social media platforms, providing key industry contacts, mentors and employment opportunities from the wider business community.

Dr Peter Glover

Chair, Hong Kong Ambassador Council
Partner, Reed Smith

UQ qualifications
Juris Doctor 2005, Master of Laws 2007, PhD 2013

Professional memberships
Nautical Institute
London Maritime Arbitrators Association
Association of Average Adjusters

Peter is currently a Partner at Reed Smith. His areas of specialty include shipping, admiralty, marine insurance and international trade law.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Peter was a Master Mariner and served for 11 years at sea on tankers.

His advice to students is to study diligently, learn to network and enjoy the experience of being at UQ.

Peter’s favourite memory of his time at UQ is having coffee in the Great Court, and his favourite lecturer was Professor Sarah Derrington.

In his free time, Peter enjoys scuba diving and marathon running.

Shaun Ansell

Head of Legal and Compliance, Gazprombank

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Economics (Hons) 1988, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 1989

Shaun Ansell is currently Head of Legal and Compliance Asia Pacific for GPB Financial Services Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Gazprombank based in Hong Kong since June 2016.

He completed a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at UQ, graduating in 1989.

Shaun held the role of Special Counsel at ASIC in Brisbane before moving to Sydney where he was appointed Head of Legal and Compliance Australia for Lehman Brothers. In this role he witnessed the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, which was then the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States.

Following Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, Shaun was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of Nomura in Sydney before moving to Hong Kong where he was Head of Legal and Compliance Asia (ex Japan) for Mizuho Securities Asia, and subsequently Head of Compliance Asia Pacific at Moody's Investors Service.

Shaun’s favourite professor at UQ was Honorary Professor Tony Lee.

Lawrence Au

Business Leader and Corporate Intrapreneur

UQ qualifications
MBA 1982

Lawrence has been at the forefront of Asia’s financial industry for over 35 years since the industry's nascent development in the early 1980s.  

He was the APAC CEO for 16 years with the securities services business of BNP Paribas and Northern Trust respectively, and took the start-up platforms of the two banks off the ground to become a market leader in the region. In his last capacity as chief executive, he provided leadership to over 2,000 staff in 7 countries and 9 offices.

He is a recognised thought-leader in the financial services industry, and has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Singapore for most part of his professional career.

He was presented Life-time Achievement Award by Asia Asset Management in 2016, and has published a book "Asia's Financial Industry 1986-2016" in the UK as well as a Chinese version in Mainland China.

He has also been active in mentoring young professionals and business start-ups, and supporting philanthropist causes.

Lawrence has a passion for wine, art, reading and writing.

Dr Petra Glover

Scholar & Researcher – Tourism & Events
Office Manager, German-Speaking Catholic Congregation Hong Kong

UQ qualifications
Master of Business 2003; Graduate Certificate in Education 2006; Doctor of Philosophy 2007