Nigel Collett

Organisation: Tongzhi Community Joint Committee

Title: Representative

Biography:

Nigel Collett is a history graduate from St Peter’s College, Oxford, with a master’s degree in biography from the University of Buckingham.  He is the author of The Butcher of Amritsar, a life of Brigadier Reginald Dyer, the perpetrator of the Amritsar massacre in India, published by Hambledon and London in 2005. He served for twenty years in the British Army, and commanded 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles in Hong Kong and Brunei from 1991-93. He is Managing Director of the Gurkha International Group which finds employment for Gurkhas and Nepalese men and women worldwide, principally as crew onboard cruise liners, and has its Headquarters in Hong Kong, where it manages a security guarding and bodyguarding service.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, and has published books on Baluchi and a Nepali-English dictionary.  He is the coordinator of the Tongzhi Literary Group, Hong Kong correspondent for Fridae.com and reviews books for the Asian Review of Books.