Tim Payne

Tim Payne

Senior Partner, Head of Asia, Hong Kong

Tim has been with Brunswick for more than 23 years - based in London, then New York, before moving to Hong Kong in 2004 where he leads the firm’s business in Asia. Tim’s advisory work focuses on reputation management and has a critical issues focus, including crisis response, transaction communications and governance.

Before joining Brunswick, Tim was a political campaign director in the UK.

Tim has worked on many of Asia’s most significant transactions and corporate situations. Projects include Alibaba’s IPO, CITIC Limited’s injection into CITIC Pacific, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s acquisition of the London Metals Exchange; human rights supply chain issues and governance crisis response for a leading South East Asian business; CP Group’s acquisition of HSBC’s stake in Ping An Insurance; GOME’s proxy fight; ICBC’s privatization of ICBC (Asia); CNOOC's attempted acquisition of Unocal; Fonterra's corporate communications during the melamine in milk crisis in China. Clients include CP Group, Sinopec, China State Grid, CITIC, TPG, Yum China, Jardines and Pacific Century Group. 

Tim is a director of The Women's Foundation in Hong Kong and Chairs the steering committee of the 30% Club, committed to improving gender balance on public company boards of directors. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Renmin University Business School.