Mrs. Penny Soh Peng CROSBIE-WALSH (Chief Executive Officer)
Mrs. Penny Soh Peng CROSBIE-WALSH has been an Executive Director of the Company since November 2021 and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since February 2022. Mrs. Crosbie-Walsh is the chairman of Investment Committee, a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company, and a director of all principal subsidiaries of the Company. She was the Chief Operating Officer of the Company from July 2021 to January 2022. Before joining the Group, Mrs. Crosbie-Walsh held various positions in areas of operations, finance, internal audit and board directorship in a variety of industries that span across non-governmental organisations ("NGOs"), consumer goods, fashion, professional accounting and legal firms. She is currently a Board director of a local NGO, Harmony House Limited, and also holds positions as chair of their capital expenditure committee as well as a member of their various board-level committees. Previously, she held the positions of director of operations for the Corporate Finance & Reconstruction (CFR) division of PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong and financial controller at Marks and Spencer (Hong Kong) Limited (now known as ALF Retail Hong Kong Limited). Mrs. Crosbie-Walsh has been working in Hong Kong since she joined Philip Morris Limited in 1993. Mrs. Crosbie-Walsh is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (previously known as the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia) and holds a Bachelor of Economics degree in Accounting from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Hung Han WONG (Non-executive Chairman)
Mr. Hung Han WONG has been a Non-executive Director and the Non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Company since June 2021. Mr. Wong is a member of the Audit Committee, the Investment Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Wong is currently an executive director and the Chief Operating Officer of Chinachem Group. He joined Chinachem Group in 2013 as Head of Internal Audit and was the Deputy Head of Leasing before his appointment as Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He has direct managerial responsibilities over Human Resources, Legal, Company Secretarial, Workplace Services, Insurance, Internal Controls and Central Procurement functions of Chinachem Group. He also oversees Chinachem Group's risk management, crisis management as well as corporate social responsibility projects. Mr. Wong has over 25 years of experience spanning the information technology, consultancy and real estate industries. His career started with Hewlett-Packard, a US multi-national corporation which provided IT products and services. Thereafter, he spent a couple of years as a consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to joining Chinachem Group. Mr. Wong holds a Master of Science in Real Estate degree from the University of Hong Kong, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Science (Computer and Information Sciences) degree from the National University of Singapore.
Mr. David Charles PARKER
Mr. David Charles PARKER has been a director of the Company since January 2017. Mr. Parker is a member of the Investment Committee of the Company. Mr. Parker joined the Company in January 2017 as an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and retired from the position of the Chief Executive Officer in February 2022 and has been re-designated as a Non-executive Director of the Company since April 2022. Mr. Parker has extensive senior managerial experience in both listed and unlisted companies in Hong Kong in industries including financial services, property development, hotels ownership and operation, and oil transportation, logistics and storage. Before joining the Group, Mr. Parker had been the chief executive officer or the chief operating officer of companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and held various positions in Chinachem Group over a period of close to eight years in the capacities of chief operating officer, director of corporate governance and executive director with responsibilities at various times for investments, legal, corporate secretarial, insurance, internal control, information technology, hotel operations, cinema operations and corporate social responsibility activities, and had represented it for various external investments and bodies. During his time as Chief Operating Officer of the listed financial services holding company Sun Hung Kai & Co. Ltd, Mr. Parker was appointed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) to its Working Group on the restructuring of the Financial Services Industry, which led to the reform of the margin financing and capital adequacy laws relating to the brokerage industry in Hong Kong. Mr. Parker was educated at the University of Western Australia.
Independent Non-Executive Directors
Mr. Kin Wing CHEUNG
Mr. Kin Wing CHEUNG has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since June 2016. Mr. Cheung is the chairman of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company, and a member of the Investment Committee of the Company. Mr. Cheung has extensive experience in information technology, financial accounting, auditing and management. Since February 1999, Mr. Cheung has been a director and lead consultant of Sunplex Consultants Limited, a company providing human resources management and information technology consultancy services to its clients (including government organisations and private companies). Mr. Cheung had held several positions, including assistant manager, manager and senior manager in Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) between September 1980 and March 1995 and was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) from March 1995 until his resignation in May 1999. Mr. Cheung was a director of the finance and operation department of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants between July 2004 and April 2008 and a consultant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants between April 2008 and August 2008. Mr. Cheung is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Cheung holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, Canada. Mr. Cheung is currently an independent non-executive director of BaWang International (Group) Holding Limited (whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 1338), Kin Pang Holdings Limited (whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 1722) and Trio Industrial Electronics Group Limited (whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 1710). Mr. Cheung is also a director of Self Strengthening Service Centre Limited, which is an NGO engaged in charitable activities to help the underprivileged.
Mr. Kiu Sang Baldwin LEE
Mr. Kiu Sang Baldwin LEE has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since June 2016. Mr. Lee is the chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company, and a member of the Audit Committee, the Corporate Governance Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Lee has been the managing director of Centurion Corporate Finance Limited since 1994. Mr. Lee is also a responsible officer for the dealing in securities, advising on securities, advising on corporate finance and asset management of Centurion Corporate Finance Limited, a licensed corporation under the SFO. Prior to his present posting, Mr. Lee was a director at Sun Hung Kai International Limited, the corporate finance arm of Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited where he was involved in the supervision and management of the corporate finance team of Sun Hung Kai International Limited. Prior to returning to Hong Kong in 1991, Mr. Lee worked as a banker and a corporate finance professional in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Lee has experience in banking, asset management, securities trading and corporate finance. Mr. Lee is a fellow member of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a senior fellow member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Mr. Lee holds a degree of Master of Business Administration from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and a degree of Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Mr. Ted Tak Tai LEE
Mr. Ted Tak Tai LEE has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since August 2017. Mr. Lee is a member of the Audit Committee, the Investment Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Lee is currently the managing director of T Plus Capital Limited which engages in the provision of strategic, financial and business development advisory services in China. He has a long history of providing advice on cross border investments, mergers and acquisitions, and has extensive experience in providing audit and accounting services to international and multinational companies in China and the United States. Mr. Lee was a senior partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, where he worked for 31 years in both Asia and the United States. Mr. Lee is a US certified public accountant (inactive) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Lee holds a MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from California State University, Fresno. He is the chairman of the USC Alumni Club of Shanghai. Mr. Lee is currently an independent non-executive director of East West Bank (China) Limited (a wholly-owned China subsidiary of East West Bancorp, Inc. listed on NASDAQ). From September 2007 to April 2009, he was an executive director of Prax Capital, a private equity firm specializing in China-focused investments.
Ms. Sarah Young O'DONNELL
Ms. Sarah Young O'DONNELL was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company in August 2017 and has been re-designated as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since March 2018. Ms. O'Donnell is the chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company, and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Since 2014 Ms. O'Donnell has served in an advisory capacity for USA, Mid-East and Asia-based brands, retail and e-commerce concepts encompassing the categories of fashion, fashion accessories, fine jewellery and beauty. Ms. O'Donnell has extensive experience in the retail business across finance, business development and revamping, productivity management, brand management, store management and operations, and human resources development and management. Ms. O'Donnell was the chief executive officer of Hong Kong Seibu Enterprise Company Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Dickson Concepts International Limited from 2008 to 2014, where she ran Hong Kong Seibu department stores, and she also created and operated the cosmetics mega-stores, BEAUTY AVENUE. Prior to assuming the role of chief executive officer, Ms. O'Donnell served as the chief operating officer of Hong Kong Seibu Enterprise Company Limited and, prior to that, in regional roles with the Dickson Group as well as the Lane Crawford Group. Ms. O'Donnell started her career in the Bloomingdale's Management Training Program and then moved into store management and merchandising roles there. Ms. O'Donnell was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and an Associate in Applied Science degree from Parsons School of Design, and was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. She serves on the Board of Directors as CFO of the National Eczema Association (NEA) based in San Francisco and is also on the Board of Directors of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). She is a member of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council.
Mr. Hon Sum Ricky WONG
Mr. Hon Sum Ricky WONG joined the Group in September 2020. Mr. Wong is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Wong is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Wong has extensive senior financial management experience in both listed and unlisted companies in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wong had held the chief financial officer and other senior management roles in finance, as well as extensive experience in international accounting firms in Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia. Mr. Wong holds a Master of Commerce Degree in Finance from The University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting and Finance from The University of Sydney.
Ms. Pui Yee Polly CHEUNG
Ms. Pui Yee Polly CHEUNG joined the Group in June 2021. Ms. Cheung is the Merchandising & Commercial Director of The Swank Shop Limited, a fashion retail subsidiary of the Company. She has 15 years of experience in the fashion and retail industry, specializing in international premium and luxury brands. She has extensive experience in merchandising, fashion buying, brand management, retail store expansion, wholesale business, lease negotiations as well as established relationships with landlords and global business partners. Over her career, Ms. Cheung has worked closely with some of the major global fashion brands and retail/wholesale businesses in the industry such as Lane Crawford, The Pedder Group, Jimmy Choo, Moschino, Carven, Anya Hindmarch, to name a few.
Ms. Pui Man CHENG
Ms. Pui Man CHENG joined the Group in September 1999. Ms. Cheng is the Company Secretary of the Company. Prior to her current role, Ms. Cheng was a financial controller of the Company until June 2001. Before joining the Group, Ms. Cheng worked in the audit and assurance department of an international accounting firm. Ms. Cheng is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute and The Chartered Governance Institute. Ms. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Last updated: April 2022