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Advisory Board

Thomas Yip


Thomas Yip has over 37 years of experience in the insurance industry specializing in global insurance placement, risk management and strategic global business development in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, China and Asia Pacific region.  He was an Executive Director of Willis HK Ltd from 2005-2012 responsible for global network and corporate accounts practice team and look after the Pearl Delta China business development.  Thomas also held senior executive positions at HSBC brokers, Heath Lambert and Sime Hoggs Robinsons Insurance Brokers as Head of China, Hong Kong and Macau prior to joining Willis HK Ltd.


In 2012, Thomas set up Seascope Risk Service (HK) Ltd in HK jointly with Seascope Group UK, he is a co-founder and a Managing Partner. Seascope provides general insurance, employee benefits, life insurance, risk management and global insurance solutions in Asia. Thomas is also a co-founder and managing partner of Bassac Insurance Brokers Ltd in Cambodia.

Thomas has professional experience and strong network connection and relationship with HK, Macau, PRC and Cambodia Insurers, brokers and distribution channels and digital insurance solutions providers.


In 2013, he was appointed by the Professional Insurance Brokers Association of HK (PIBA) as an Executive Committee Member responsible for membership, monitoring and disciplinary, PIBA is a Government Approved Body of Insurance Brokers for licensing & Self-Regulating of broker industry and members. He currently is appointed by PIBA to look after monitoring and disciplinary committee.

Nigel Ball


Nigel Ball has worked in the Financial Services sector since 1979 and has held senior positions in both asset management and life assurance companies, primarily in the business to business sector working closely with Private Banks, Wealth Planners and IFA firms across the globe.  He also spent 3 years with the leading independent IFA firm in the UK where he advised high net worth individuals and a number of FTSE 250 companies on wide ranging issues including, but not limited to, wealth planning, succession planning and employee benefits.    


Nigel’s past experience includes roles as Managing Director (Sales), AXA Sun Life, UK prior to relocating to Asia in 2001.  His roles in Asia have encompassed Head Of High Net Worth Sales, AIA (Singapore), Head of Non Agency Sales, AXA (Hong Kong) and Head of International Sales, Transamerica (Bermuda) Limited.  Initially based in Singapore, Nigel has also lived and worked in Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines.  He holds relevant financial planning qualifications from both the UK and Hong Kong and qualifies, by examination, as an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.

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