Board of Directors 
 
 

Hon Peter K C Woo, GBM, GBS, JP (Chairman)
Mr Stephen T H Ng (Deputy Chairman and Managing Director)
Mr Andrew O K Chow (Vice Chairman)
Ms Doreen Y F Lee (Executive Director)
Mr T Y Ng (Executive Director)
Mr Paul Y C Tsui (Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer)
Ms Y T Leng

Independent Non-executive Directors
Mr Alexander S K Au, OBE*
Prof Edward K Y Chen, GBS, CBE, JP
Dr Raymond K F Ch'ien, GBS, CBE, JP
The Hon Vincent K Fang, SBS, JP*
Mr Hans Michael Jebsen, BBS*
Mr Wyman Li*
Mr David M Turnbull
Prof E K Yeoh, GBS, OBE, JP

*Members of the Audit Commitee



Peter Kwong Ching WOO, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman

Mr Woo has been Chairman of the Company since 2002. He was first appointed to the Board of the Company in 1978 and served his first term as Chairman from 1986 to 1994. He also serves as a member and the chairman of the Company's Nomination Committee and as a member of the Company's Remuneration Committee. He is also a Senior Director (and was Chairman until 2014) of the Company's ultimate holding company, namely, Wheelock and Company Limited ("Wheelock"), also listed in Hong Kong. He had begun his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in 1972 and joined World-Wide Shipping Group in Hong Kong in 1975.

For many years, Mr Woo has also been actively engaged in community and related services, both locally and internationally, and has held various lay appointments by Government.

He serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the 10th, 11th and 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the People's Republic of China. He is the convener of Hong Kong CPPCC members.

In Hong Kong, he was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in June 2012 and the Gold Bauhinia Star in 1998 by the Hong Kong SAR Government and appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1993. He has been a non-official member of the Commission on Strategic Development since June 2007. Previously, he served as chairman of Hospital Authority from 1995 to 2000, council chairman of Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1993 to 1997 and chairman of Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 2000 to 2007. He was chairman of the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund Committee set up in 1994 which he co-funded with the Government.

Internationally, he served as a deputy chairman in 1991 to Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, and as a member of the International Advisory Council of JPMorgan Chase & Co., National Westminster Bank, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Elf Aquitaine and General Electric.

Mr Woo received an MBA from Columbia University in New York, U.S.A. in 1972. He has also received Honorary Doctorates from various universities in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.


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Stephen Tin Hoi NG, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director

Mr Ng joined the Company in 1981. He has been Managing Director of the Company since 1989 and became Deputy Chairman in 1994. He is deputy chairman of Wheelock and chairman of Wheelock Properties (Singapore) Limited ("WPSL"), a fellow subsidiary of the Company publicly-listed in Singapore. He is also chairman and chief executive officer of i-CABLE Communications Limited ("i-CABLE") and chairman of Harbour Centre Development Limited ("HCDL"), both being publicly-listed subsidiaries of the Company. Furthermore, Mr Ng is chairman of Modern Terminals Limited ("Modern Terminals") (a subsidiary of the Company), chairman and chief executive officer of Wharf T&T Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company), and a director of certain other subsidiaries of the Company. Mr Ng is also chairman of Joyce Boutique Holdings Limited ("Joyce") and a non-executive director of Greentown China Holdings Limited ("Greentown") (an associated company of the Company), both being publicly-listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr Ng attended Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and the University of Bonn, Germany, from 1971 to 1975, and graduated with a major in mathematics. He is a vice chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and a council member of Employers' Federation of Hong Kong.


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Andrew On Kiu CHOW, Vice Chairman

Mr Chow has been Vice Chairman of the Company since July 2011. He is also the chairman of Wharf China Development Limited ("WCDL") (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company), and a director of certain other subsidiaries of the Company. Mr Chow joined the Group in 2006. He has extensive experience in the banking, finance, trading, investment as well as property sectors in Mainland China. He is responsible for overseeing all of the Group's property development and related businesses in Mainland China. Mr Chow is also an independent non-executive director ("INED") of Hong Kong Economic Times Holdings Limited, a company publicly-listed in Hong Kong. He formerly held senior executive positions in Tian An China Investment Limited and Next Media Limited before he joined the Group. Mr Chow is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Social Science.


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Doreen Yuk Fong LEE, Executive Director

Ms Lee joined the Company in 1984. She has been a Director of the Company since 2003 and became an Executive Director in March 2007. She is the senior managing director of Harbour City Estates Limited ("HCEL"), Plaza Hollywood Limited ("PHL") and Times Square Limited ("TSL"), the vice chairman and senior managing director of Wharf China Estates Limited ("WCEL") and Wharf Estates Limited ("WEL") (all these five companies being wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company), as well as a director of certain other subsidiaries of the Company. She was formerly a director of HCDL from 1 July 2010 to 1 July 2012. Ms Lee is responsible for overseeing the investment properties of the Group in Hong Kong and the Mainland China, namely, Harbour City and Times Square in Hong Kong, the Group's Times Square in Shanghai, Chongqing, Wuhan and Dalian respectively, and also the Group's International Finance Square developments in Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha respectively. Ms Lee is also a director of Joyce. She is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Arts (Hon).


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Tze Yuen NG, Executive Director

Mr Ng, ACPA, ACMA, joined the Company in 1985 and has been a Director of the Company since 1998. He was redesignated as an Executive Director in June 2009. He is also the vice chairman and senior managing director of WCDL and the vice chairman of WCEL, both being wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company, and a director of certain other subsidiaries of the Company. Furthermore, Mr Ng was formerly a director of HCDL until he resigned with effect from 11 April 2013 and a former director of WPL from 1999 to 2010.


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Paul Yiu Cheung TSUI,
Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer

Mr Tsui, FCCA, FCPA, FCMA, FCIS, CGA-Canada, is an Executive Director & Group Chief Financial Officer of both Wheelock and the Company. He joined Wheelock/Wharf group in 1996 and became Wheelock's director in 1998. He is also a director of HCDL and i-CABLE, the vice chairman and finance director of both WCDL and WCEL, and a director of certain other subsidiaries of the Company. Furthermore, Mr Tsui is a director of WPSL and the vice chairman of WPL. He is also a director of Joyce and a non-executive director of Greentown.


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Yen Thean LENG, Director

Ms Leng, BSc (Hons), MRICS, MHKIS, RPS, has been a Director of the Company since 11 April 2013. She joined the Group in 2004. She is an executive director of HCEL, PHL, TSL and WEL. She was formerly a director of HCDL from 1 July 2012 to 10 April 2013. Ms Leng has extensive experience in the real estate industry and is responsible, inter alia, for managing the Group's core investment properties in Hong Kong, namely, Harbour City, Times Square and Plaza Hollywood. Ms Leng is a chartered surveyor and holds a Bachelor Degree in Land Management with first class honors.


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Alexander Siu Kee AU, OBE, Director

Mr Au, ACA, FCCA, FCPA, AAIA, FCIB, FHKIB, has been an INED of the Company since 22 October 2012. He also serves as a member of the Company's Audit Committee. A banker by profession, he was the chief executive officer of Hang Seng Bank Limited from October 1993 to March 1998 and of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited in Singapore from September 1998 to April 2002. Currently, Mr Au is the chairman and non-executive director of Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited, being the manager of the publicly-listed Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust. He is an INED of publicly-listed Henderson Land Development Company Limited, and also a non-executive director of two other companies publicly-listed in Hong Kong, namely, Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited and Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited. Mr Au was formerly an INED of Wheelock during the period from 5 September 2002 to 21 October 2012. An accountant by training, Mr Au is a Chartered Accountant as well as a fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


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Edward Kwan Yiu CHEN, GBS, CBE, JP, Director

Professor Chen has been an INED of the Company since 2002. He was the president of Lingnan University in Hong Kong from September 1995 to August 2007. He is an honorary professor of the Open University of Hong Kong and a distinguished fellow of the Centre of Asian Studies at The University of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1991 to 1992, and a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1997. He is a director of a publicly-listed company in Hong Kong, namely, First Pacific Company Limited. He was formerly a director of publicly-listed Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited.

Professor Chen was educated at The University of Hong Kong (Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Science) and Oxford University (Doctor of Philosophy). He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1993 and awarded a CBE in 1995. In 2003, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star Medal by the Hong Kong SAR Government.


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Raymond Kuo Fung CH’IEN, GBS, CBE, JP, Director

Dr Ch’ien has been an INED of the Company since 2002. He is the chairman of MTR Corporation Limited and Hang Seng Bank Limited as well as an INED of China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited, all being companies publicly-listed in Hong Kong. He is also a non-executive director of UGL Limited, which is publicly-listed in Australia. Dr Ch’ien also serves on the boards of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited; and Swiss Re Ltd which is listed in Switzerland.Dr Ch’ien was formerly the chairman and a director of Sino Splendid Holdings Limited (formerly known as China.com Inc.)(listed on Growth Enterprise Market) and a former INED of Convenience Retail Asia Limited until he resigned with effect from 1 April 2014.

In public service, Dr Ch’ien has been appointed a member of the Economic Development Commission of the HKSAR Government, a member of the Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts of the Securities and Futures Commission and a member of the Standing Committee of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Dr Ch’ien is an honorary president and past chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. From 1992 to 1997, Dr Ch’ien was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, then under British administration. He was appointed a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong SAR on 1 July 1997 and served until June 2002.

Dr Ch’ien received a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and became a Trustee of the University in 2006. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1993 and a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1994. In 1999, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star Medal by the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2008, he was conferred the honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole of France.


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Vincent Kang FANG, SBS, JP, Director

Mr Fang has been an INED of the Company since 1993. He also serves as a member and chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. He is the chief executive officer of Toppy Company (Hong Kong) Limited and managing director of Fantastic Garments Limited.

Mr Fang currently serves as a member of Legislative Council representing Wholesale and Retail in Functional Constituency. He is the advisor of the Quality Tourism Services Association, an honorary president & international advisor of Hong Kong Retail Management Association and a director of The Federation of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers. Mr Fang formerly served the chairman of Hospital Governing Committee of Princess Margaret Hospital and Kwai Chung Hospital, and a member of the Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Airport Authority.

Mr Fang is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees in Science of Textiles Engineering. Mr Fang was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2008. He is also a Justice of the Peace.


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Hans Michael JEBSEN, BBS, Director

Mr Jebsen has been an INED of the Company since 2001. He also serves as a member and the chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Company's Audit Committee and Nomination Committee. He is the chairman of Jebsen and Company Limited and also a non-executive director of publicly-listed Hysan Development Company Limited. He currently holds a number of public offices, namely, a trustee of World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, the vice chairman and a board member of the Asian Cultural Council Board of Trustees, affiliate of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York; a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Business and Management and a member of the Institutional Advancement and Outreach Committee of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong European Union Business Co-operation Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Advisory Council as well as Board of Trustees of Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Red Cross.

After schooling in Germany and Denmark, he received a two-year banking education in Germany and the UK and studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland from 1978 to 1981.

Mr Jebsen was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2001, made a Knight of the Dannebrog by receiving the Silver Cross of the Order of Dannebrog by H. M. The Queen of Denmark in 2006, was awarded the Merit Cross of the Order of the Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008 and received the title "Hofjagermester" by H. M. The Queen of Denmark in January 2011.


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Wyman LI, Director

Mr Li has been an INED of the Company since 2 September 2013. He also serves as a member of the Company's Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is currently a member of the board of directors and the Manager (Administration) of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Limited. He is also the President of Hong Kong Gun Club, the Chairman of Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club and the Chairman of Hong Kong Shooting Association. He formerly served as a member of corruption prevention advisory committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Mr Li is a graduate of Pepperdine University where he obtained his master's degree in Business Administration.


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David M TURNBULL, Director

Mr Turnbull has been an INED of the Company since 18 November 2013. He also serves as a member of the Company's Nomination Committee. Mr Turnbull graduated from Cambridge University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree. He joined the Swire Group upon graduation and held various senior management positions with international responsibilities covering aviation, shipping and property during his 30 years' service thereof. He was appointed as a director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited in 1994 and took up the positions of deputy managing director in 1994, managing director in 1996 and deputy chairman and chief executive in 1998 before his appointment as the chairman in 2005. He is also the former chairman of Swire Pacific Limited from January 2005 to January 2006, and of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited from March 1995 to August 2006.

Mr Turnbull is currently the executive chairman of Pacific Basin Shipping Limited and an INED of Sands China Ltd., both being companies publicly-listed in Hong Kong. Mr Turnbull also serves as non-executive director of Green Dragon Gas Limited and Greka Drilling Limited, both being companies publicly-listed on Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.


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Eng Kiong YEOH, GBS, OBE, JP, Director

Professor Yeoh, MBBS(HK), FHKAM, FHKCCM, FHKCP, FFPHM(UK), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lond), FRCPS(Glasg), FRACMA, FRACP, has been an INED of the Company since 1 July 2014. He is Professor of Public Health, Director at the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and also Head of Division of Health System, Policy and Management at the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care. He is involved in collaborative work with research networks in studies on health systems and in training for public policy, as Chairman of the World Bank Institute / Asia Network for Capacity Building in Health Systems Strengthening. Professor Yeoh is a member to the International Advisory Board of the National University of Singapore Initiative to improve health in Asia, which seeks to contribute to thinking and policy formulation in public health & health systems development in Asia.

Professor Yeoh served as Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("HK Government") between 1999 and 2004. From 1990 to 1999, he was Head of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority with responsibility for the management and transformation of the public hospital system.

As a clinician, Professor Yeoh pioneered public health programmes in the prevention of Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS. He has held many key positions in professional bodies, both locally and internationally. Professor Yeoh was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1993 and awarded an Order of the British Empire in 1997. In 2005, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star Medal by HK Government in recognition of his public service.


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