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Kate Holgate appointed Brunswick Hong Kong Office Head, Will Carnwath appointed Singapore Office Head

We are pleased to announce that Kate Holgate and Will Carnwath have been appointed Office Heads in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively.

Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Hong Kong and Singapore are two of the most dynamic markets in Asia and these offices are a core part of our Asia business. These appointments will help us better serve our clients and help us to deliver on our growth ambitions in these markets and in the region more widely.

Since establishing the Singapore office in 2013, Kate has successfully built our Southeast Asia offering and has a deep knowledge of the Asia business. I have no doubt that her relocation to Hong Kong, and leadership of this office, will be of enormous value to colleagues and clients as we look to expand our capabilities in the region.

Will Carnwath has also been crucial to the growth of our Singapore office since 2013 and will take over Kate’s role as Singapore Office Head. I am confident that under Will’s leadership, we will continue to broaden our presence in Southeast Asia and further develop our business in Singapore.”

About Kate Holgate
Kate joined Brunswick in 2000 from investment bank Kleinwort Benson where she worked on M&A and capital market transactions. She first worked in Brunswick’s London office where she headed up the global Property and Professional Services sector teams before relocating to Singapore and setting up the office in August 2013.

Kate has extensive experience, particularly in the financial, industrial, real estate and professional services sectors. She is a M&A and IPO specialist having advised on some twenty flotations on a number of international stock exchanges.

She began her career as a member of the British diplomatic service after graduating from Oxford University with a first class degree in Physics.

About Will Carnwath
Will co-leads Brunswick’s Business and Society offer for Asia and much of his work focuses on crisis, corporate reputation and investor relations. He joined Brunswick as an Associate in London in 2009. Before moving to Singapore to establish the office in 2013, Will spent three years as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Brunswick, Alan Parker, in London, where he worked on some of the largest and high-profile international clients and deals.

Will is a former senior investment banker and has over 10 years experience in corporate finance at Nomura and Piper Jaffray, where he focused on healthcare and industrials in the investment banking group.

He graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in physiology.