Mr. David Charles PARKER (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. David Charles PARKER has been an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2017. Mr. Parker is the chairman of the 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. Mr. Parker was educated at the University of Western Australia and 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 over the previous close to eight years, held various positions in the Chinachem Group, including chief operating officer, director of corporate governance and executive director with responsibilities at various times including 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. Derek Wai Choi LEUNG (Non-executive Chairman)
Mr. Derek Wai Choi LEUNG was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in December 2000, and has been re-designated as a Non-executive Director of the Company and has become the Non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Company since January 2017. Mr. Leung is the chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company, a member of the Audit Committee of the Company, and a director of a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Leung was the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2016 to January 2017. Mr. Leung is currently an executive director, group chief treasury officer and head of lands/valuation of the Chinachem Group. He had been in the banking industry for 16 years and was in charge of the treasury and capital markets division of a wholly owned banking subsidiary of one of the largest banks in the world for about ten years. Mr. Leung is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Mr. Leung holds a BSc (Engineering) degree.
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 of the Company, and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Cheung holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, Canada. 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 has around 30 years of 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 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 Investment Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. 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. 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 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 Securities and Futures Ordinance of Hong Kong. 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. 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 a US certified public accountant (inactive) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a senior partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, where he worked for 31 years in both Asia and the United States. He 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 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 is currently also an independent non-executive director of COFCO Meat Holdings Limited (whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 1610) and 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 a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. Since 2014 Ms. O'Donnell has served in an advisory capacity for USA and Asia-based brands/retail concepts in the fine jewellery, fashion, fashion accessories, and beauty spheres in addition to co-founding a digital marketplace. Ms. O'Donnell has extensive experience in the retail business across business development and revamping, productivity management, brand management, store management and operations, and visual merchandising. 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, as the deputy general manager of Warner Brothers Studio Stores in Hong Kong/Singapore and senior buyer of womenswear and gifts & home for Lane Crawford. 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 of the National Eczema Association based in San Francisco and is a member of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council.
Ms. Siu Mei LEE
Ms. Siu Mei LEE joined the Group in August 2016. Ms. Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Lee worked for a Hong Kong listed company for over 17 years and was its group chief financial officer and the company secretary. She also worked for an international accounting firm for about 3 years. Ms. Lee is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Professional Accountancy from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Business Management from The University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Ms. Hoi Ying Cherry LAW
Ms. Hoi Ying Cherry LAW joined the Group in September 2017. Ms. Law is the General Manager and Director of Merchandising & Commercial of The Swank Shop Limited, a fashion retail subsidiary of the Company. Ms. Law has worked in International Luxury fashion retail for decades, with a solid background of buying and merchandising, retail management of mono brand franchisee stores, multi brand stores, department stores, and online business. Prior to joining Swank, Ms. Law held senior management positions with various listed and unlisted companies involved in the luxury and premium fashion industry within Greater China and Hong Kong, handling and monitoring almost 70 Shops in China, covering first, 2nd & 3rd tier cities. Ms. Law was the Merchandising & Commercial Director of House of Fraser Department Store in mainland China, setting up the merchandising & commercial team, and the operations team. Earlier, when she worked with the Intrend Group, she led and supervised the merchandising for over 70 points of sale including mono-brand stores: Neil Barrett, Maison Margiela, MM6, DKNY, Juicy Couture, Marc By Marc Jacobs; and Multi Brand stores - P One, P Plus & Massimo Bonini. During her time at the Luxba Group Limited, she led and supervised the merchandising team for Moschino and Red Valentino. She has comprehensive expertise and experience working with international luxury brands such as Alexander McQueen, MARNI, Kenzo, MCQ, MSGM and Marc Jacobs, across multiple operational and management levels including branding and merchandising, retail and distribution, and business development. She holds an MBA in Fashion & Retail from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Tat Ming Gary AU
Mr. Tat Ming Gary AU joined the Group in December 2018. Mr. Au is the General Manager of Hill Top Country Club Limited. Mr. Au has had more than 30 years solid experience in the hotel industry. Before joining the Group, Mr. Au worked as the General Manager of various hotels for four years, including The Emperor Hotel Group, Dorsett Tsuen Wan Hong Kong, Imperial Hotel and Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong. He had also worked in the Sales and Marketing divisions in various hotels for over 22 years, including at the Regal Hotels Group, Kowloon Shangri-La and The Park Lane Hotel (specialized in Japanese commercial accounts). Since 2017, Mr. Au has been the General Secretary of the ˇ§Asia Art of Cuisine Societyˇ¨, which aims to recruit and promote good Hong Kong restaurants to both the local market and in other Asian countries.
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 Institute of Chartered Secretaries and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Ms. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Last updated: October 2019