Dan moved to Hong Kong in 2005 to take advantage of the growth opportunities in the APAC region. Dan joined Fast Track in November 2010 as Director of Fast Track Hong Kong with the remit to build and develop the business in Asia Pacific. In 2014 the business expanded into Singapore and Dan oversees both Fast Track offices. Dan specialises in sponsorship strategy, activation and communications and has worked with a number of blue chip clients during his career including Diageo, Vodafone, UBS, Standard Chartered, Pernod Ricard, HSBC, AIA and MetLife.
Dan is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys exploring Hong Kong's wonderful country trails, adventure racing, and ultra-marathon running.
Senior Account DirectorSenior Account DirectorSamantha Tong
Sammie joined Fast Track in 2012 to manage HSBC’s sponsorship of Asian Rugby and the Hong Kong team. She now predominantly manages HSBC’s sponsorship of the Sevens World Series, working with the global Fast Track team, where her main responsibilities include overseeing the Series and management of the newly appointed Singapore Sevens.
Previously, Sammie worked at Barclays, both in London and Hong Kong, specialising in corporate events and sponsorship management within the sporting, cultural and financial industries. This included management of global sporting events and conferences spanning across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Since joining Fast Track, she has led the work on AIA’s partnership with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, where she played a big role during the initial stages of the sponsorship, and Land Rover around the British & Irish Lions and Rugby World Cup. She has also managed projects for adidas and the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
Sammie speaks Cantonese, and enjoys a wide range of all sports, including hockey, running and hiking.
Business Development DirectorBusiness Development DirectorSophie Patton
Sophie joined Fast Track in 2013 to manage AIA’s global partnership with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. The focus of her role is activating the partnership across AIA’s 17 markets in APAC, as well as leading the core pan-group activation initiatives, working with Spurs and with the Fast Track team in London. She is also leading additional work streams involving AIA’s Agency Distribution channel.
Having graduated in law, Sophie started her career in London, working in sports sponsorship and later in brand management. Her previous experience includes working across Canon’s VIP hospitality programme for its sponsorship of Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, managing Canon’s title sponsorship of London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, activating Beazley’s sponsorship of British Fencing – their first corporate partner. She has also managed projects for Heineken, Anglo American and Sony.
Sophie was also selected onto the Marketing Society’s Internal Marketing Leadership Programme, which took place in Singapore in Spring 2015.
From 2014-15 Sophie was selected onto the Chime Youth Board, a group-wide junior board tasked with creating and implementing innovative solutions to answer the key business challenges of Chime.
Sophie is Irish and is a huge fan of playing all sports, from hockey to polo and most recently, Muay Thai.
Account DirectorAccount DirectorFrançoise Chu
Francoise joined Fast Track in 2015 as the Account Director for the Longines Masters of Hong Kong to oversee the event’s planning and management, including partnerships development and sponsors activation, VIP hospitality and event operations.
Francoise moved to Hong Kong in 2015 after having lived and worked across Europe and mainland China. She specialises in events marketing and production, brand and sponsorship strategy and activation. She previously worked in-house and on the agency side planning and delivering events and PR campaigns in the sports, media, automotive and cultural industries. Starting her career in 2003 with the promotion and organisation of French Boxing National and International Elite Championships, she got the opportunity to return to sports by delivering motorsports events in 2012, while servicing key automotive clients in China. She has worked on the Audi R8 LMS Cup before organising the first-ever “Sports Car Champion Festival” bringing Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche together for the very first time in China.
Francoise speaks French, English and Chinese. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, hiking, swimming and dancing.
Account DirectorAccount DirectorCheryl Tan
Cheryl joined Fast Track in 2016.
She started her career over 9 years ago in Singapore when she joined creative agency TBWA Group. She always loved watching television commercials and reading copy off print ads. So that felt like a natural choice. During this time she worked on some of the biggest challenger brands in the world including Standard Chartered Bank and Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, the Barclays Singapore Open 2008 and boutique wine brand Peccavi Wines.
In 2013, she transitioned into the sports industry, one which she is deeply passionate about. Joining the Group Sponsorships team at Standard Chartered, she managed their global partnership with Liverpool Football Club across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Today, she oversees AIA’s global shirt partnership with Tottenham Hotspurs.
Her passions include sailing, Formula 1 and travelling.
Account DirectorAccount DirectorKathryn Hurrell
Kathryn joined Fast Track in 2016 as the Account Director on the HSBC Hong Kong Rugby 7s. Within this role she oversees the management of HSBC’s co-title sponsorship of this iconic tournament delivering rights across sponsorship activation, VIP hospitality, grassroots community programs and event operations.
Prior to Fast Track, Kathryn headed up the Sports Team for Cancer Research UK, delivering over 140 events annually both in the UK and overseas. Specializing in building partnerships with third party sports events, Kathryn spent 3 years working across multiple sporting disciplines including running, swimming and cycling and leading on key sponsorship deals for the UK’s largest charity. Prior to this, Kathryn spent 3 years working in Financial Services in London broking to some of the world’s leading airlines, manufactures and airports.
A keen sportswoman, you will find Kathryn running the trails in Hong Kong, escaping to the ski slopes or on the netball court.
Senior Account ManagerSenior Account ManagerLesley Murphy
Lesley joined Fast Track in July 2014 and primarily works on the AIA account, leading on VIP hospitality programmes and managing activation initiatives for their Tottenham Hotspur partnership across the APAC region.
Lesley began her career in Sydney delivering advertising campaigns, sponsorship marketing support, and corporate events for Telecommunications group, SingTel Optus. After relocating to Hong Kong, she continued to further her marketing experience in the TV industry with Turner Broadcasting, working alongside successful international agencies to execute events, PR, and social media activity across various markets in the region. A passion for sports inspired her to change roles and take up the opportunity at Fast Track where she has since been further involved with managing client projects for MetLife, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, and adidas.
Lesley plays competitive hockey and enjoys hitting the Hong Kong hiking trails and kayaking in her spare time.
Account ManagerAccount ManagerLynda Nazer
Lynda has a wealth of experience in events management across both public and private sectors.
Lynda has worked on various large scale logistical projects including the London 2012 Olympic Games and has delivered conferences, roadshows, and sponsorship activations across APAC for clients including AIA, MetLife, Asia Risk and Central Banking.
Account ManagerAccount ManagerChris Giffin
Chris joined Fast Track in September 2014 as part of the Chime Graduate Scheme before securing a permanent role in the London office as an Account Executive. Working predominantly on Land Rover’s sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2015, Premiership Rugby and Cardiff Blues he gained extensive experience in both sponsorship strategy and activation. Chris has also worked for adidas on their #rugbyinsiders programme and provided event support to the FTME office through the HSBC Rugby Festival Dubai and Electric Run Abu Dhabi. In 2016 Chris received a Commended grade upon completion of the European Sponsorship Association (ESA) Diploma.
Chris moved to Hong Kong in November 2016 to become the Account Manager on the HSBC Hong Kong 7s working across key areas of the sponsorship whilst leading on the global banks partnership with the National Rugby Teams in Hong Kong.
Outside of the office Chris is also a keen sportsman and can often be found ‘chasing the egg’ on the rugby pitch or hacking a small white ball around the golf course.
Senior Hospitality ManagerSenior Hospitality ManagerClaire Moore
A Northern Irish native, Claire moved to Fast Track Asia from Dublin where she worked across brand activation through media production, event coordination and digital communications for 9 years.
She has since set up her own activations consultancy where she has worked with both major sponsorship relationships and sporting events, including Nike, Heineken, Salesforce, UEFA Europa League, European Championship Rugby and the Dublin Rugby 7s Festival.
Claire now heads up the hospitality program for the HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens leading on the tournaments’ VIP Hospitality program in the Hong Kong stadium, the HSBC Sevens Village and across the business events calendar leading up to the event itself.
A fan of all sports, Claire has a keen interest in Rugby, Football and UFC, a far cry from her years of classical Ballet training!
Account ExecutiveAccount ExecutiveGaelle Tong
Gaelle joined Fast Track in August 2015 as an Account Executive to predominantly work on the LONGINES Hong Kong Masters.
Equestrian sport became a passion for Gaelle at the tender age of 2 and by 8 years old, she started competing on ponies on a regular basis.
At 16 years old Gaelle competed on the show jumping team at the 2006 Doha Asian Games with her Ex-race horse Capital Star. The next year she decided to relocate to Germany to become a full-time athlete and in 2008 became part of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Senior Team. In 2010, Gaelle decided to concentrate on her studies and moved to the UK to complete a Sport Business Management degree.
Following her degree, Gaelle joined the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation where she helped run the Federations’ 5 annual competitions, the HKEF’s Equestrian Challenge 2014 and the LONGINES Hong Kong Masters 2013 & 2014.
Aside from continuing to have a strong interest with anything involved with horses, Gaelle loves to live an active lifestyle and is regularly seen on the local trails or at the gym!
Account ExecutiveAccount ExecutiveKathy Wong
Kathy joined Fast Tack in August 2015 as an Account Executive to work on the HSBC sponsorship portfolio, predominately the Hong Kong Sevens and Hong Kong Team sponsorship. Before working on the HSBC sponsorship portfolio, she also worked on the Hong Kong Open account and was mainly responsible for handling the social media and communication work for the events.
Kathy graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with the Bachelors degree in Hotel and Tourism Management. During her university studies, she joined internship programs at the Walt Disney World in Orlando as well as the JW Marriott HK in hopes of gaining more exposures and learning something new.
She likes hiking and being at the gym. Currently boxing has become one of her favourite sports.
Account ExecutiveAccount ExecutiveSean Eberwein
Sean joined Fast Track in December 2015 as an Account Executive to work on the HSBC account, on such sponsorships as the Hong Kong Sevens and the Hong Kong National Rugby Teams.
As a graduate from Loughborough University, Sean spent 3 years in the UK to earn his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. During his studies, Sean spent his placement year at the Hong Kong Rugby Union, working as an Event Coordinator for various Rugby events, including the Hong Kong Sevens and therefore bringing experience as a different stakeholder to the tournament.
After enjoying his time working at events with the Hong Kong Rugby Union, Sean took the opportunity to continue gathering experience in the event world with Fast Track.
He is passionate for sports, particularly football and is always up for a kickabout, or even the odd game of volleyball.
Account ExecutiveAccount ExecutiveAmro Abbas
Amro joined Fast Track in April 2016 and primarily works on the AIA account for their Tottenham Hotspur partnership across the APAC region.
After graduating from Bath University with a degree in Sport & Exercise Science Amro came back to Hong Kong, his birthplace, to begin a career in football coaching and youth development. Amro was the Programme Manager for the ESF Lions and gained experience leading groups on overseas tours as well as organising club events and large scale tournaments.
Having thoroughly enjoyed his time there, Amro took the opportunity to move in to the agency world with Fast Track where he can further use his knowledge and past experiences around football.
He is a huge fan of playing various sports and although football is his biggest passion, he can also be found on squash and tennis courts.