Chairman of Hong Kong’s Pacific Basin, David Turnbull, is to take on the role of senior advisor at the US Venture capital firm, Seabury Capital.
Mr Turnbull, who has taken prominent positions in the marine and aviation industries in Hong Kong, will retain his position at Pacific Basin.
“I am truly excited to become involved and support the expansion of Seabury Capital’s uniquely focused aviation, aerospace and maritime services around the world,” said David Turnbull. “This is an ideal opportunity to be able to introduce and advise on services that bring Seabury Capital’s depth of experience and ingenuity to benefit businesses in the areas that I know well and which will generate positive outcomes for their businesses.”
Mr Turnbull joined the Pacific Basin Board as an Independent non-executive director in 2006 and was appointed chairman and an executive director in 2008. He previously spent 30 years with the Swire Group where he held various senior management positions. He was chairman of Swire’s Hong Kong-listed companies Swire Pacific, Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company. He served as Cathay’s chief executive from December 1996 to December 2004.
Seabury Capital chairman, president and chief executive John E. Luth commented, “The addition of an experienced and well-respected industry expert such as David Turnbull will advance Seabury Capital’s efforts in serving our clients’ needs. His insights and significant reference points within the aviation, aerospace and maritime industries, especially in the Asia Pacific region, will broaden and strengthen our broad range of services and provide enhanced value to our clients.”