Board of Directors

Independent Non-executive Directors

Vincent Kang FANG, GBS, JP
Director

Mr Fang has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 1993. He also serves as chairman of the Audit Committee. He is chief executive officer of Toppy Company (Hong Kong) Limited and managing director of Fantastic Garments Limited.

Mr Fang is currently Honorary Chairman of the Liberal Party and a director of The Federation of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers. He was formerly a non-official member of Commission on Strategic Development of the Hong Kong SAR Central Policy Unit and of the Commercial Properties Committee of Housing Department. He served as a member of Legislative Council representing Wholesale and Retail in Functional Constituency since 2004 until his retirement in September 2016. He also served as chairman of Hospital Governing Committee of Princess Margaret Hospital and Kwai Chung Hospital, advisor of the Quality Tourism Services Association, a functional constituency representative for retail and wholesale of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association and a member of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Hospital Authority and the Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2008 and the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2016 by the Hong Kong SAR Government. He is also a Justice of the Peace.

Hans Michael JEBSEN, BBS
Director

Mr Jebsen has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2001. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and chairman of Remuneration Committee.

Mr Jebsen is 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, chairman and a board member of the Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong, chairman of the Advisory Council of the Business School of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a trustee of World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong and a member of Board of Trustees of Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong-Europe Business Council of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council as well as Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Red Cross. Since 2015, he has also been a member of the Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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 "Hofjægermester" by H. M. The Queen of Denmark in January 2011. In 2014, Mr Jebsen was awarded the Knight of 1st Class of the Order of Dannebrog, Denmark. In 2015, he was awarded Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Elizabeth LAW, MH, JP
Director

Ms Law has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since August 2017. She also serves as a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms Law is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Clifford Modern Living Holdings Limited and Sunwah Kingsway Capital Holdings Limited (both being publicly listed in Hong Kong). She also serves as an Independent Non-executive Director of Sunwah International Limited (being publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange).

Ms Law graduated from McGill University, Canada in 1976. She is currently a managing director of Law & Partners CPA Limited, and the proprietor of Stephen Law & Company. Ms Law is a Certified Public Accountants (Practising) in Hong Kong, a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a fellow member of Certified Public Accountants Australia, and a certified tax adviser in Hong Kong.

Ms Law is also deputy convenor of Administration and Finance Committee of Equal Opportunities Commission and a member of Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund Board. She was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2009.

Ms Law served as President of The Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors, a council member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the founding president of Association of Woman Accountants (Hong Kong) Limited. She had been an Independent Non-executive Director of China Vanke Company Limited (being publicly listed in Hong Kong) since 2012 until her retirement in June 2017.

David Muir TURNBULL
Director

Mr Turnbull has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since November 2013. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Turnbull is currently chairman and executive director of Pacific Basin Shipping Limited (being publicly listed in Hong Kong). He also serves as a non-executive director of G3 Exploration Limited (Formerly known as "Green Dragon Gas Limited") (being publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange).

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 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. He was formerly an Independent Non-executive Director of Sands China Ltd. from October 2009 to March 2016 and a non-executive director of Greka Drilling Limited from February 2011 to October 2017.