Stephen Tin Hoi NG
Mr. Ng has been Chairman and Managing Director of the Company since 2017. He also serves as chairman of Nomination Committee and a member of Remuneration Committee. Mr. Ng is primarily responsible for the overall strategic planning and major decision making for the Group and performs a leadership role in monitoring and evaluating the Group's business.
Mr. Ng is Deputy Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited, Chairman and Managing Director of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, Chairman of Harbour Centre Development Limited (a listed subsidiary of the Group) and a Non-executive Director of Greentown China Holdings Limited.
Mr. Ng was born in Hong Kong in 1952 and grew up in Hong Kong. He attended Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, USA and the University of Bonn, Germany, and graduated in 1975 with a major in mathematics. He is Chairman of Project WeCan Committee, a Council Member, Vice Chairman of General Committee and a member of Executive Committee of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong.
Paul Yiu Cheung TSUI
Mr. Tsui, FCCA, FCPA, FCMA, CGMA, CPA, CGA,, has been Vice Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company since 2018.
Mr. Tsui is vice chairman, an executive director and group chief financial officer of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited and is also an executive director and group chief financial officer of Wheelock and Company Limited. He joined Wheelock/Wharf group in 1996 and became a director of Wheelock in 1998 and is currently vice chairman of Wheelock Properties Limited.
Mr. Tsui is currently a general committee member of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong ("EFHK") and chairman of EFHK's “Property & Construction” functional group.
Yen Thean LENG
Ms. Leng, BSc(Hons), MRICS, MHKIS, RPS, joined the Company in 2017 and was appointed as an Executive Director. Amongst other subsidiaries of the Company of which she serves as a director, she is an executive director of Wharf Estates Limited with primary responsibility for managing the Group's core investment properties in Hong Kong, namely Harbour City, Times Square and Plaza Hollywood.
Ms. Leng was appointed as a non-executive director of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited in October 2020, and has been re-designated to an executive director since August 2021.
Ms. Leng has extensive experience in the real estate industry, in particular, leasing and management of large scale commercial properties, and the planning, design and development of property and hotel projects. Ms. Leng obtained a bachelor’s degree in Land Management from the University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom with first class honours. She is chartered surveyor of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyor as well as a registered professional surveyor.
Horace Wai Chung LEE
Mr. Lee, CPA, has been a Director of the Company since 2021. He joined Wheelock and Company Limited in 2012 and served as a director of Wheelock from January 2020 to July 2021. He has over 30 years of financial management experience across different business sectors and companies.
Mr. Lee was a member of Licensing Appeals Board of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 2014 to 2019. Currently, he is a member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (“HKUST”) Business School Accounting Advisory Board. Mr. Lee attained a Master of Business Administration degree (EMBA Programme) in 2004 from The Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University and The HKUST Business School. Currently, Mr. Lee is also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Independent Non-executive Directors
Alexander Siu Kee AU, OBE
Mr. Au, FCA, FCCA, FCPA, AAIA, FCIB, FHKIB, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2017. He also serves as chairman of each of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee as well as a member of Nomination Committee.
A banker by profession, Mr. Au was the chief executive officer of Hang Seng Bank Limited from 1993 to 1998 and of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited in Singapore from 1998 to 2002. Currently, Mr. Au is the chairman and non-executive director of Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited, manager of the publicly-listed Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust. He is an independent non-executive director of Henderson Land Development Company Limited, Henderson Investment Limited and Miramar Hotel Investment Company, Limited, as well as a non-executive director of Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited, all publicly listed in Hong Kong. Mr. Au was formerly an independent non-executive director of Wheelock and Company Limited from 2002 to 2012, and of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited from 2012 to 2017.
An accountant by training, Mr. Au is a Chartered Accountant as well as a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tak Hay CHAU, GBS
Mr. Chau has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2021.
Mr. Chau graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1967. He served in a number of principal official positions in the Hong Kong Government between 1988 and 2002, including Secretary for Commerce and Industry, Secretary for Broadcasting, Culture and Sport, and Secretary for Health and Welfare. Mr. Chau was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2002. He is an independent non-executive director of two companies publicly listed in Hong Kong, namely SJM Holdings Limited and Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited. Mr. Chau was formerly an independent non-executive director of Wheelock and Company Limited from October 2012 until its delisting in July 2020.
Andrew Kwan Yuen LEUNG, GBM, GBS, JP
Mr. Leung has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2018.
Mr. Leung is the President of the Seventh Legislative Council of Hong Kong and a member of the Industrial (First) Functional Constituency thereof. He is also a member of The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the honorary president and a general committee member of Federation of Hong Kong Industries and the honorary chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong Limited. He formerly served as a member of Competition Commission and the chairperson of the Staff Committee thereof, a director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited, a council member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council and a non-executive director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority. Mr. Leung was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2020.
Mr. Leung is an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, Coventry University, UK. He also holds a BSc (Hon) degree awarded by Leeds University, UK. He is also a Fellow of Textiles Institute and of Clothing & Footwear Institute. He has more than 33 years of management experience in the textile, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution businesses.
Mr. Leung is currently an independent non-executive director of Dah Sing Financial Holdings Limited and China South City Holdings Limited, both being public companies listed in Hong Kong. He was formerly chairman of Sun Hing Knitting Factory Limited and an independent non-executive director of publicly listed Dah Sing Banking Group Limited. Mr. Leung was also formerly an independent non-executive director of Harbour Centre Development Limited from July 2012 until May 2018.
Desmond Luk Por LIU
Mr. Liu has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since July 2022. He also serves as a member of Audit Committee.
Mr. Liu graduated from the International Christian University of Japan in June 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania in the United States in May 1980 with a Master of Business Administration degree.
Mr. Liu’s career in banking and financial institutions has spanned over 35 years. At Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited from 2012 to 2017, his last position was regional head, private banking, Greater China and North Asia. At The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited from 2007 to 2011, he was regional head, private banking, North Asia, including Greater China and the Philippines. Previously, he was head of private banking of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and managing director and senior vice president of Dryden Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Limited (formerly known as Prudential Bache Securities, a subsidiary of Prudential Insurance Company of America). Prior to that, he also worked in Citibank and Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Liu is currently the vice chairman and executive director of Venture Smart Asia Limited as well as its responsible officer of Type 1 (Dealing in Securities), Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management) regulated activities under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. He has been a member of the Accreditation and Exemption Committee of Private Wealth Management Association since January 2018.
Mr. Liu was a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission from May 2005 to May 2009. He was also a member and a consultant of the Examinations Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (“HKSI Institute”) from 2003 to 2005 and served on the Corporate Advisory Council of the HKSI institute for three terms from 2010 to 2013.
Richard Gareth WILLIAMS
Mr. Williams has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2017. He also serves as a member of each of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Williams has over 46 years of experience in the areas of property valuation and estate agency in Hong Kong. He is the principal of Gareth Williams & Associates, which was established in January 2006 and is principally engaged in property valuation and estate agency, where he is primarily responsible for specialist property valuation and acquisitions and disposal of investment properties.
Mr. Williams was a property investment director of Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Limited, a subsidiary of Wheelock and Company Limited, from 2004 to 2006 where he was responsible for overseeing the property services business, and was formerly its independent non-executive director until November 2017. From 2002 to 2004, he worked as the chief executive of the Hong Kong office of Knight Frank Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., where he was responsible for its overall management. From 1979 to 2002, Mr. Williams worked for Vigers Hong Kong Limited, with his last position as the chairman and chief executive officer, where he was primarily responsible for provision of property valuation and estate agency services. From 1974 to 1979, Mr. Williams served as rating and valuation surveyor at the Rating and Valuation Department of the Hong Kong Government. He was also an INED of IBI Group Holdings Limited, a publicly listed company in Hong Kong, from September 2016 to October 2021.
Mr. Williams has been certified as a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom and as a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors since June 1984 and December 1984 respectively. He was admitted as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a practising member of The Academy of Experts, both based in the United Kingdom, in December 1999 and April 2009 respectively. Mr. Williams has also been registered as a Registered Professional Surveyor (General Practice) with the Surveyors Registration Board in Hong Kong since 1 January 1993.
Glenn Sekkemn YEE
Dr. Yee has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2021.
Dr. Yee is the chairman of Oakhaven Limited, a private investment company involved in green industry and other projects. Previously he was the founder, managing director and chairman of Pacific Can China Holdings Limited (“Pacific Can”), which was one of the largest aluminum beverage can manufacturers in China; this business was divested in 2018. Dr. Yee obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (“WPI”) in Massachusetts, an MBA Degree from Columbia University in New York, and received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from WPI. Starting his career in General Electric Company in New York, and later joining Continental Can Company in Stamford, Connecticut, he has held senior positions in Marketing and Finance areas and became managing director of Continental Can Hong Kong Ltd in 1988. He resigned in 1991 and subsequently started Pacific Can. Dr. Yee is a member of the Board of Trustees at WPI. He was formerly an independent non-executive director of Wheelock and Company Limited from September 2010 until its delisting in July 2020.
Eng Kiong YEOH, GBS, OBE, JP
Professor Yeoh, MBBS(HK), FHKAM, FHKCCM, FHKCP, FFPHM(UK), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Glasg), FRACMA, FRACP, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2017. He also serves as a member of each of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.
Professor Yeoh obtained bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery from The University of Hong Kong in October 1971. He is Professor of Public Health and Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Policy Research at the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research is in health systems, services and policy with an interest in applying systems thinking in studying how the complex components of health systems interact and interrelate to improve health.
Professor Yeoh served as Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food of the Hong Kong Government between 1999 and 2004. He was a director of operations from 1990 to 1993 and a chief executive from 1994 to 1999 of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority with responsibility for the management and transformation of the public hospital system. Professor Yeoh was formerly an independent non-executive director of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited from 2012 to 2017.
Professor Yeoh is a co-chairperson of Grant Review Board Executive of the Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Professor Yeoh was appointed a Justice of the Peace (non-official) in 1995. In 2005, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in recognition of his public service.