Meet the team

Stuart Harris

Co Founder & Managing Director Arriving in Hong Kong in 1996, Stuart initially built up his strong business acumen in the hospitality industry, managing three of Hong Kong’s top restaurants. His flair for management coupled with his personable characteristics has proven a perfect balance for the event management business, and he’s organised large-scale corporate events for institutions such as Simmons & Simmons, SolomanSmithBarney, Deloitte Consulting and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Stuart’s wide range of connections and contacts in the hospitality and entertainment businesses has enabled Team Building Asia to integrate innovative activities into the more traditional elements of team exercises, taking the company to a pioneering status in the region.

David Simpson

Co Founder & Director of Learning and Development David arrived in Hong Kong from Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 1997. David’s charisma has touched the non-profit sector, private consultancy and the weekly columns of broadsheet media. David is a qualified Psychological Health Clinician and has worked in private practice with Wells & Associates in Hong Kong. David’s work began with R.E.A.C.H. Across Northern Ireland, integrating communities from politically divided backgrounds, which provided a great insight towards the advantages of team building.  His professionalism won him an award from the Outstanding Young Person’s Association during his time with KELY Support Group, Hong Kong.  Since that time David has moved into the corporate arena bringing along his experience in team building, leadership and change management. David challenges participants to reach their highest potential through experiential, interactive and fun workshops with a strong and meaningful business outcome. David has provided corporate training and Team Building packages for corporations such as AXA, BNP Paribas, Clifford Chance, CLSA, FedEx Express, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, InterContinental Hotel Group, Morgan Stanley, Shangri-La Group and The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Michelle Mak

Director of Business Development As a globetrotter, Michelle has lived in the U.S., Singapore and Belgium before moving back to Hong Kong.  Graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Texas at Austin, Michelle started her career in Belgium, working for project management in DHL Express Europe and later decided to pursue her passion in business development. She then moved back to Asia and started crafting digital marketing and sales strategies. Michelle is specialized in market expansion and has achieved global connections and revenue breakthrough for several education/training businesses in Singapore.  While having joined Team Building Asia since 2015, she has identified key accounts and established relationships for their repeated engagement (KPMG, HSBC Insurance, Hong Kong Airport Authority, Swiss Reinsurance, Fidelity, L’Oréal, Estee Lauder etc.)  She has also helped the company win the first industrial recognition - Best Team Building Provider- Gold, Best Leadership Development Consultant- Silver and Best Management Training Provider- Gold from Human Resources Vendors of the Year 2015 and again in 2016. Michelle is ready to grow with Team Building Asia.

Corinne Lau

Lead Facilitator Corinne has worked with Team Building Asia since 2009, is an experienced facilitator/coach in the areas of communications, presentation skills, customer service, team building, and also delivers 1‐1 coaching solutions.  Through great enthusiasm and passion for people development, Corinne is committed to provide the highest quality of service to suit the clients’ needs.   Clients she has worked with include Citibank HK, Citigroup Management Consulting (Shanghai), Covanta Shanghai, DHL, HK Electric, ING Insurance, Pizza Hut, SWIFT and Walt Disney (HK, Shanghai and Beijing offices) etc.  Corinne graduated from University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management and End-user Computing, and has an MBA from Australian Graduate School of Management. She is a Certified Facilitator of TimeSmart® programs, a Certified NLP Practitioner and a Professional Member of Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management “M.I.H.R.M.(HK)”. Corinne is able to conduct programs in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Natalie Buehlmann

Lead Facilitator Natalie Buehlmann brings to Team Building Asia her wealth of experience as a facilitator and MC for corporate events in the U.S and across Europe. Since moving to Hong Kong 6 years ago, Natalie has focused her team building skills towards facilitating to explore the inner workings of the corporate platform.  In addition to managing workshops, within Team Building Asia, she also works in product research and product development. In her role as facilitator, clients include: HSBC, RBS Coutts, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, HP, Talent 2, New Edge, KELY Support Group, and Li & Fung Trading among others.

Mack Zhang

Lead Facilitator Xiaoguang has been a Human Resources Development consultant for 14 years delivering HR solutions and training programs for major international companies and individuals in China, Vietnam and Singapore.  Xiaoguang had worked as a training program manager in SIEMENS, responsible for developing and implementing a series of management development programs and coaching Business Impact Project teams. Mack also worked as a consultant for a major Asia based HR consulting firm in the past. In addition to his consulting expertise, Mack is also experienced in journalism with major international media outlets including the GEO Magazine, Forbs Magazine, Chicago Tribune,and the Baltimore Sun. Xiaoguang holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. Mack is ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) Certified Coach. He is fluent in English and is a native speaker of Chinese (Mandarin).

Behind the Scenes

Rachel Wong

Office Manager Rachel joined our team in 2014 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of office logistics. Rachel is a Chartered Secretary, an Associate member of ICSA(The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), United Kingdom and HKICS(The Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries).    Rachel holds a Master in Electronic Commerce from Open University, Hong Kong.

Heidy Yuen

Event Manager Heidy is a dedicated event planner with over 6 years of practical experience in event management. She is a talented professional with strengths in event planning and execution. Heidy graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Linguistics and Modern Languages, and a minor in Translation. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she speaks native Cantonese, fluent English and Mandarin. Prior to joining Team Building Asia in 2013, Heidy managed a diverse range of events on both local and regional levels, including pharmaceutical conferences, annual dinners and award presentation ceremonies etc. Heidy’s key responsibility in the team is to organize corporate training and team building events, ensure every program is a success. Since joining, she has worked with Bank of China, Christian Dior, Coach, Goldman Sachs, Google, Manulife, MPFA, Nike, PwC and Yahoo among others.

Kiwi Hung

Event Manager Kiwi has a solid background from hospitality industry who attained her Bachelor degree in Hotel Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  She has developed her profession in event planning and organizing after joining Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. She then further strengthen her skills in a Financial Public Relation firm planning and organizing events for IPO projects. Her experience including organizing a wide range of corporate events such as opening cocktails, media lunches, press conference, celebration dinner in Hong Kong and across China.

Marco Cheung

Warehouse & Logistics Manager Marco's professional experience combines IT certifications with event staging and logistical expertise. He has been focusing his energy in the events industry since 2004, and has international experience in the field as a member of our team since 2010.   Marco completed his pre-graduate degree at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong before moving on to further studies in London.   Marco’s primary responsibility is assisting with production of corporate training and development programs and team building events, as well as management of all our on-site equipment needs.   Marco has assisted with the production and delivery of events for many Fortune 500 clients including: International Hotels Group, Rockwell Automation, HSBC, AXA, Adidas, Bosch, and Morgan Stanley among many others.