Fenella Barber

founder, Bao Advisory

Fenella has worked with China for over 20 years. First visiting when there were no cars, no mobile phones, and little to buy, the transformation is extraordinary. International and curious in outlook, she has lived and worked in New York, Beijing, Hangzhou and Hong Kong. For WPP, for an agency of the Economist Group, a festival of China, and the China-Britain Business Council, setting up her own China consultancy in 2017.  There is still very little understanding of China here in the UK. She encourages curiosity and wants a better exchange of ideas, understanding and trade between China and the UK.