Daniel is a UK Government connector, with the role of encouraging entrepreneurship amongst young Brits, was the Vice President of the Oxford Cambridge Club Beijing, is a committee member of the China Britain Youth Association and is one of the founding members of the China Advisers Network.
Daniel works with Smile Train in China, Animals in Asia and has worked with the British Council in developing a scholarship program for students with disabilities.
Edward is a founding member of the China Advisers Network, a committee member of the China-Britain Youth Association and currently plays an active role in a number of other China related societies in both London and San Francisco.
Having led a team of volunteers in August 2004 to complete a water project for the Karen Hilltribes Trust Edward became a trustee. The Karen Hilltribes Trust provides water and sanitation to villages in North Thailand.
He is an owner of Kirkwood & Sons, a board member of SINOGEO, and a director of Kirkwood & Company, the Asia arm of his family office. Tom is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese and his interests include family time, volunteer work, oil and gas exploration, geophysics, fly-fishing, ice hockey and tennis and Chinese “bian” plaques.
Tom and his wife Kate have been involved in co-sponsoring China’s first private charity for the blind (The Bright Angel Fund under the China Red Cross) and are active supporters of the Peace Corps and Special Olympics in China.