People

James Margetts

Partner

James was formerly Director & Country Manager China and a shareholder in Spectrum OSO Asia (Spectrum Asia), which he joined in 2007. He manages all work in the Greater China region and has been resident in Asia for three decades. James has extensive working knowledge of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

His career includes broad experience in commercial investigations, IPR and fraud detection and prevention. He is a Graduate of Dartmouth College with a BA degree in Asian Studies. James is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has a working knowledge of Japanese and Turkish.

Tom Parker

Partner

Tom was formerly Regional Research Director of Spectrum OSO Asia (Spectrum Asia) and is an acknowledged specialist on the Southeast Asian security environment, international relations and politics. He joined the business in 2011 after serving as a risk analyst at the British Embassy, Bangkok. Within this role he helped lead initiatives to tackle illegal migration and associated organized crime in Vietnam, building intelligence by working with foreign missions, local enforcement and government in Hanoi.

Tom has overseen multiple complex projects throughout the Asia Pacific region and led Spectrum Asia’s research practice in Myanmar following the economic and political reforms in 2011. Tom speaks and reads Thai fluently having worked as a Thai interpreter for the UK Home Office. He has an MA degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (2008) and a BA (Hons) degree in Southeast Asian Studies & Language (2004) from the University of Hull.

David Tuck, MVO

Partner

David was formerly Director of Research and a shareholder in Spectrum OSO Asia (Spectrum Asia), which he joined in 2005, and where he played an important role in many complex regional projects, including engagements related to the casino gaming industry in Asia both for industry participants and regulatory agencies.

He has three decades of experience in investigations, corporate communications, government service and journalism, most of which time has been spent in Asia. Prior to Spectrum Asia, he worked in crisis communications for Weber Shandwick. He also spent four years as an Assistant Press Secretary at Buckingham Palace, and six years with the British Embassy in Thailand and Laos working on political, commercial and other matters. In Laos, he established the British Trade Office in 1995, the precursor to a full embassy. He first worked in Asia as a reporter for a local English language newspaper.

David reads and speaks Thai at an advanced level, and Lao to an intermediate level. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Mediaeval & Modern History from University College London, and studied Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

Paul Bromberg

Senior Adviser

Paul has been overseeing and conducting investigations in Asia since 1988. He has undertaken numerous consulting and due diligence investigations for a broad range of international gaming and corporate clients.

Paul was Director of Research for Kroll in Hong Kong before founding the specialist investigations firm OVG International, which was subsequently acquired in June 2000 by Armor Holdings, a NYSE listed security and investigations firm. Paul served as Director of Asian Operations for Armor before co-founding Spectrum OSO Asia (Spectrum Asia) in 2003. Paul was CEO of Spectrum Asia from 2011 until June 2019, when he retired from this role, and the business was renamed Spectrum Asia Partners.

Paul is a recognized expert on Chinese and Southeast Asian business affairs. He speaks regularly at gaming and risk advisory conferences, and is often quoted in local media and news publications. He has had numerous articles published in various industry publications. He is also a contributing author to “Casino Industry in Asia Pacific,” published by The Haworth Hospitality Press in 2006.

Paul has a BA (Hons) degree in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds. He spent several years conducting research at Fudan University in Shanghai and at Xiamen University in Fujian.

William Lo

Associate

William served for more than thirty years with the Hong Kong Police where his roles included leading investigations of serious crimes. An acknowledged expert in the investigation of triad related and other serious crimes, he was awarded a Commanding Officer’s Commendation for leadership, professionalism and devotion to duty of a very high order upon completing his service. After his retirement, he worked as a Senior Investigator at Venetian Macau casino before joining Spectrum OSO Asia (Spectrum Asia), where as Head of Operations – Greater China based in the Guangzhou office, he oversaw all aspects of the company’s business operations.

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