Newgate appoints new director

Newgate has announced the appointment of Dan Billings as Director, Financial Practice in its Hong Kong office.

Billings has managed media and stakeholder communications for a wide range of high-profile transactions and special situations across Asia Pacific, including most recently the initial public offering of MYOB, Australia’s largest ever technology IPO.

He joins from FTI Consulting, where he was most recently a Director in that firm’s Sydney office, serving clients across the capital markets and corporate affairs practices.

Prior to his spell in Australia, Billings was an Associate Director with Kreab Gavin Anderson in Hong Kong, and was previously a communications manager for Thomson Reuters in Hong Kong and New York.

His clients have included Chinese SOEs, commercial and investment banks, private equity firms, traditional asset managers, hedge funds and market data providers.

Billings said: “The professionals from Newgate around the world are exceptional communications practitioners with unrivaled experience.  It’s great to return to Hong Kong, one of the world’s most exciting markets, to join such an ambitious, fast-growing and highly motivated team.”

Richard Barton, Newgate’s Hong Kong Managing Partner, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Dan back to Hong Kong and to Newgate.  I have worked with Dan extensively and very much look forward to him further building out our financial and corporate communications offering.”

Dan has a BA in Political Science from Columbia College, Columbia University.