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  • Richard Kendall Lancaster
    Richard Kendall Lancaster

    Aged 58
    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Bachelor of Engineering in electrical engineering, the University of New South Wales

    Major positions held with the Group
    Mr Lancaster is the CEO and is responsible for overall group performance of CLP.  He is also a Director of various subsidiary companies** and an affiliated company^ of the CLP Group.

    Public service
    Business Environment Council (Chairman)
    World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Council Member) (member of the Climate and Energy Cluster Board)
    World Energy Council (Hong Kong Member Committee) (Chairman)
    Hong Kong Management Association (Fellow)
    The Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau (Founding member of the Advisory Council)
    UNSW Hong Kong Foundation (Board Member)

    Past experience
    Prior to assuming his role of CEO in September 2013, Mr Lancaster was the Managing Director of CLP Power Hong Kong for three years, responsible for its electricity generation, transmission and distribution business and service to its customers in Hong Kong.  He began his career with the Electricity Commission of New South Wales in Australia and has more than 30 years of experience in the power industry and in other industrial operations in Australia, UK and Hong Kong.  Mr Lancaster joined CLP in 1992 and has held a variety of managerial positions in CLP.  His experience covers project management, power plant operations, commercial, finance, legal and corporate functions.  Earlier in his career, he worked in the electricity supply industry in his home country Australia and later in an international brewing company in the UK.

    ** Subsidiary companies:-
       Castle Peak Power Company Ltd. (a joint venture between CLP (70%) and China Southern Power Grid (30%))
       China Light & Power (Australia) Ltd.
       CLP Energy Infrastructure Ltd.
       CLP India Private Ltd. (Chairman)
       CLP Innovation Enterprises Ltd.
       CLP Innovation Ventures Ltd.
       CLP Innovation Ventures (Israel) Ltd.
       CLP Nuclear Investment Company Ltd.
       CLP Power Asia Ltd. (Chairman and Executive Director)
       CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.
       CLP Properties Ltd. (Deputy Chairman and Executive Director)
       CLP Property Investment Ltd. (Deputy Chairman)
       CLP Research Institute Ltd. (Chairman) 
       CLP Smart Solutions Ltd.
       CLP Treasury Services Ltd.
       CLPe Solutions Ltd. (formerly known as CLP Engineering Ltd.) (Chairman and Executive Director)
       EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd. (Deputy Chairman)
       Hong Kong Pumped Storage Development Company, Ltd.​​​​
      
    ^ Affiliated company:-
       Smart Charge (HK) Ltd. (Vice Chairperson)


    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • Geert Herman August Peeters
    Geert Herman August Peeters

    Aged 56
    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Knight in the Order of King Leopold
    Chartered Engineer (Belgium)
    International Certified Professional Accountant
    Executive business training, INSEAD Paris, France
    Master of Science in electro mechanical engineering (hons. RUG Gent, Belgium)
    Postgraduate degree in business and IT administration (HEC Brussels, Belgium)

    Major positions held with the Group
    Mr Peeters is a Director of various subsidiary companies** of the CLP Group.

    Public service
    CNBC Global CFO Council (Member)

    Past experience
    Prior to Mr Peeters' appointment as an Executive Director and CFO of CLP Holdings in January 2016, he was the Group Director & CFO (since 1 April 2014).

    He has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry.  Prior to joining CLP, he was the Deputy CFO of GDF SUEZ (now known as ENGIE) Group based in Paris and Executive Director and CFO of International Power plc, a ENGIE subsidiary formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE 100.  Mr Peeters was with GDF SUEZ from 1997 to 2013, gaining extensive experience in senior financial and operational roles in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.

    Mr Peeters also served on the boards of several other listed energy companies including E-CL (listed in Chile) and Glow Energy (listed in Thailand).

    Before joining GDF SUEZ, Mr Peeters worked for KBC Bank in Brussels and New York and for Tractebel Energy Engineering at the Doel Nuclear Power Plant in Antwerp (Belgium).   He has served as a Reserve Officer in the Belgian Air Force.

    **  Subsidiary companies:-
       Castle Peak Power Finance Company Ltd.
       China Light & Power (Australia) Ltd.
       China Light (Mauritius) Ltd.
       CLP GPEC (Mauritius) Holdings Ltd.
       CLP India Private Ltd.
       CLP Innovation Enterprises Ltd.
       CLP Innovation Ventures Ltd.
       CLP Innovation Ventures (Israel) Ltd.
       CLP Nuclear Investment Company Ltd.
       CLP Power Asia Ltd. (Executive Director)
       CLP Power HK Finance Ltd.
       CLP Power Hong Kong Financing Ltd.
       CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.
       CLP Research Institute Ltd.
       CLP Smart Solutions Ltd.
       CLP Treasury Services Ltd.
       CLPe Solutions Ltd. (formerly known as CLP Engineering Ltd.) (Executive Director)
       EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd. ​


    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • David Christopher Smales
    David Christopher Smales

    Aged 53
    Chief Operating Officer

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
    Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia
    Chartered Engineer
    Master of Business Administration, the University of Warwick
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    Mr Smales joined CLP as the Group’s Chief Operating Officer in 2019 and is responsible for leading the Group’s technical and commercial operations.  His portfolio of strategic and operational responsibilities includes leading the Group’s health, safety and environment, security, fleet asset management, procurement, and project management, development, engineering and construction functions.

    Mr Smales is also a Director of various subsidiary companies** and an affiliated company^ of the CLP Group.

    Past experience
    Prior to joining CLP, Mr Smales was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Energy Queensland Ltd. in Australia, responsible for the merger and transformation of its group of electricity networks, retail and energy services businesses.

    He began his career with the Central Electricity Generating Board in the UK and has more than thirty-five years of experience in the power industry.  Mr Smales has served in technical, operational, corporate and senior executive roles working for a number of large UK and Australian-based energy companies, and has successfully led the development and growth of portfolio electricity businesses.

    Mr Smales also served on the boards of industry associations in Australia.

    **  Subsidiary companies:-
       CLP Business Management Ltd.
       CLP India Private Ltd.
       CLP Innovation Enterprises Ltd.
       CLP Power Asia Ltd. (Executive Director)
       CLP Power International Ltd.
       CLP Research Institute Ltd.
       CLP Sichuan (Jiangbian) Power Company Ltd.
       CLP Smart Solutions Ltd.
       CLP Technical Services Ltd.
       CLPe Solutions Ltd. (formerly known as CLP Engineering Ltd.) (Executive Director) 
      
    ^ Affiliated company:-
       CLP Guangxi Fangchenggang Power Company Ltd.
       Smart Charge (HK) Ltd.


    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • Yuen So Siu Mai Betty
    Yuen So Siu Mai Betty

    Aged 62
    Member of Finance & General Committee
    Group Director & Vice Chairman – CLP Power Hong Kong

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Justice of the Peace
    Chartered Professional Accountant
    Bachelor of Commerce, the University of Toronto

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    Mrs Yuen was appointed as the Vice Chairman of CLP Power Hong Kong in 2010, with a primary focus on the strategic direction of the Group’s electricity business in Hong Kong and China.  She is also responsible for CLP’s investments in Guangdong Daya Bay and Yangjiang nuclear projects as well as further development of CLP’s nuclear business on the Mainland.

    Mrs Yuen is also a Director of various subsidiary companies** and affiliated companies^ of the CLP Group.

    Past experience
    A qualified accountant by training, Mrs Yuen began her career in public accounting in Canada and worked for ExxonMobil for 13 years before joining CLP in 1999.  She was the Managing Director of CLP Power Hong Kong between 2002 and 2009, with overall responsibility for the operations of the Hong Kong business.

    ** Subsidiary companies:-
      Castle Peak Power Company Ltd. (a joint venture between CLP (70%) and China Southern Power Grid (30%)) (Vice Chairman)
      CLP Energy Infrastructure Ltd.
      CLP Innovation Enterprises Ltd.
      CLP Nuclear Investment Company Ltd. (Chairman)
      CLP Nuclear Power (Yangjiang) Ltd.
      CLP Nuclear Power Company Ltd.
      CLP Nuclear Power Operations & Management (China) Ltd.
       CLP Nuclear Power Operations & Management Ltd.
      CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd. (Vice Chairman)
      CLP Research Institute Ltd.
      CLP Smart Energy (China) Ltd.
      CLP Smart Solutions Ltd.
      CLPe Solutions Ltd. (formerly known as CLP Engineering Ltd.) (Executive Director)
      Hong Kong Nuclear Investment Company Ltd. (Chairman)
      
    ^ Affiliated companies:-
      Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company, Ltd. (an associate of CLP) (First Deputy Chairman)
      Smart Charge (HK) Ltd.
      Yangjiang Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (an associate of CLP)


    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • Chiang Tung Keung
    Chiang Tung Keung

    ​Aged 53
    Managing Director – CLP Power Hong Kong

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Chartered Engineer
    Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
    Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Master of Business Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    Mr Chiang is the Managing Director of CLP Power Hong Kong and holds overall responsibility for the operations of CLP's Hong Kong regulated business, which includes a vertically integrated electricity utility serving customers in Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island.

    Mr Chiang is also a Director of various subsidiary companies** and affiliated companies^ of the CLP Group.

    Past experience
    Mr Chiang joined CLP Power Hong Kong as a Graduate Trainee in 1988.  He has extensive experience in generation, transmission and distribution systems as well as regulatory strategy.  He has held various posts in different areas including power system asset management, planning, design, operation and maintenance, power quality, and corporate and regulatory strategy.  Mr Chiang was the Chief Operating Officer – CLP Power Hong Kong before taking up his current position in June 2017.

    ** Subsidiary companies:-
       Castle Peak Power Company Ltd. (a joint venture between CLP (70%) and China Southern Power Grid (30%)) (also Alternate Director to Mr Richard Lancaster and Mrs Betty Yuen)
       Castle Peak Power Finance Company Ltd.
       CLP Energy Infrastructure Ltd. (Chairman)
       CLP Power HK Finance Ltd.
       CLP Power Hong Kong F​inancing Ltd.
       CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd. (Managing Director as well as Alternate Director to Mr Richard Lancaster and Mrs Betty Yuen)
       CLP Properties Ltd.
       CLP Research Institute Ltd.
       CLPe Solutions Ltd. (formerly known as CLP Engineering Ltd.) (Executive Director)
       Hong Kong Pumped Storage Development Company, Ltd. (also Alternate Director to Mr Richard Lancaster)
      
    ^ Affiliated companies:-
       Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company, Ltd. (an associate of CLP)
       ShenGang Natural Gas Pipeline Company Ltd. (a joint venture between CLP (40%) and PetroChina (60%))


    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • Chan Siu Hung
    Chan Siu Hung

    Aged 61
    Managing Director - China​

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Justice of the Peace
    Chartered Engineer
    Honorary Fellow of the Energy Institute in UK
    Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
    Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
    Outstanding Alumnus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Master of Science in Electricity Industry Management and Technology, the University of Strathclyde
    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    Mr Chan is responsible for running CLP’s China business with energy projects encompassing a wide range of technologies from nuclear, coal-fired, hydro, wind and solar power, as well as smart energy and distribution projects.

    Mr Chan is also a Director of over 20 subsidiary companies** and affiliated companies^ of the CLP Group.

    Public service
    Election Committee for the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Member)
    Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (Member)
    11th and 12th Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (Member)
    Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association (Past President and Chairman of the Membership Development Committee)
    Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Council Member)
    Our Hong Kong Foundation (Advisor)
    Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (Vice Chairman of the China Committee)
    The Council for the Promotion of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Cooperation (Member)
    Chinese University of Hong Kong (Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering)
    City University of Hong Kong (Member of the Court and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering)
    Outstanding PolyU Alumni Association (Member of the Board of Directors)

    Past experience
    Mr Chan joined CLP Power Hong Kong in 1981, and has held management positions in various functional areas in the power supply industry.

    Mr Chan was a member of the Infrastructure Development Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council between 2016 and 2020, and a member of the Council’s Mainland Business Advisory Committee between 2014 and 2018.  He was a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on the Review of Daya Bay Contingency Plan between 2011 and 2012, the Convener of the Risk Communication Advisory Group of the Centre for Health Protection under the HKSAR Government’s Department of Health between 2010 and 2016, a member of the Construction Industry Council between 2010 and 2016, a member of the Council for Sustainable Development between 2009 and 2015, a member of the Pan-Pearl River Delta Panel of the Central Policy Unit (CPU) between 2008 and 2010, a member of the Advisory Panel on the Review of Hong Kong’s Air Quality Objectives between 2007 and 2009, a member of Commission on Strategic Development between 2005 and 2007, and a part-time member of the CPU between 2002 and 2004.

    ** Subsidiary companies:-
       China Energy Investment Company Ltd.
       CLP Asia Energy Projects Ltd.
       CLP Business Management (Beijing) Company Ltd. (Chairman)
       CLP Energy Infrastructure Ltd.
       CLP Energy Investment (Shenzhen) Ltd. (Chairman)
       CLP Nuclear Investment Company Ltd.
       CLP Nuclear Power (Yangjiang) Ltd.
       CLP Nuclear Power Company Ltd.
       CLP Nuclear Power Operations & Management (China) Ltd.
       CLP Nuclear Power Operations & Management Ltd.
       CLP Power China (Beijing) Ltd.
       CLP Power China (Jiangbian) Ltd.
       CLP Power China (Tianjin) Ltd.
       CLP Power China Development Ltd.
       CLP Power China Ltd. (Chairman)
       CLP Power China Management Services Ltd.
       CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.
       CLP Power Projects (China) Ltd.
       CLP Sichuan (Jiangbian) Power Company Ltd. (Chairman)
       CLP Smart Energy (China) Ltd.
       Hong Kong Nuclear Investment Company Ltd. (Deputy Chairman and Alternate Director to Mrs Yuen So Siu Mai Betty) 
      
    ^ Affiliated companies:-
       CLP Guangxi Fangchenggang Power Company Ltd. (Chairman)
       CSEC Guohua International Power Company Ltd. (Vice Chairman)
       Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations & Management Company, Ltd. (Deputy Chairman)
       Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company, Ltd. (an associate of CLP)
       Shandong Zhonghua Power Company, Ltd. (Vice Chairman) 


    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
    Rajiv Ranjan Mishra

    Aged 54
    ​Managing Director – India

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Advance Management Program Graduate, Harvard Business School
    Master of Business Administration, the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
    Bachelor in Chemical Engineering (first class distinction), BIT Sindri

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    Mr Mishra is responsible for running CLP's business in India.  He joined the CLP Group in 2002 and has over 20 years of experience in the power industry, both in India and internationally, mostly involved in project financing, investment appraisal, finance and accounting and general management.

    Mr Mishra is a Director of various subsidiary companies** of the CLP Group.

    Public service
    Association of Power Producers (APP) (Chairman)
    CII National Committee on Power (Co-Chairman)

    Past experience
    Before assuming the role of Managing Director of CLP India Private Ltd., Rajiv has held a variety of senior positions in the power industry viz.  Deputy Managing Director/Chief Financial Officer of BLCP Power in Thailand, Finance Director of PowerGen India and Finance Director of LG Energy in Seoul, South Korea.

    ** Subsidiary companies:-
       CLP India Private Ltd. (Managing Director)
       CLP Wind Farms (India) Private Ltd.
       CLP Wind Farms (Khandke) Private Ltd.
       CLP Wind Farms (Theni - Project II) Private Ltd. (also CEO)
       Jhajjar Power Ltd. (Managing Director)


    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • Catherine Leigh Tanna
    Catherine Leigh Tanna

    Aged 58
    Managing Director - EnergyAustralia

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Honorary Doctor of Business, the University of Queensland
    Bachelor of Laws, the University of Queensland

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    Appointed as Managing Director of EnergyAustralia on 1 July 2014, Ms Tanna holds overall responsibility for the asset management and business development of CLP’s investments in Australia.  EnergyAustralia is a customer-focused energy business serving customer accounts across southeast Australia supported by a generation portfolio comprising coal, gas, wind and solar assets.

    Public service
    Reserve Bank of Australia (Board Member and Chairman of Remuneration Committee)
    Business Council of Australia (Board Member)
    National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (Commissioner for Energy and Utilities)
    Chief Executive Women (Member)
    B-Team Australasia (Member)

    Past experience
    Prior to joining EnergyAustralia, Ms Tanna was the Chairman, BG Australia. She joined BG Group in 2009 as Managing Director of QGC and Executive Vice President for Australia and China.  She led the development of Queensland’s first LNG Project before being elevated to the position of Chairman, BG Australia in 2012.

    Prior to commencing with BG Group, Ms Tanna had a long career with Shell and BHP Billiton.  At Shell, she was Executive Vice President of Shell Gas & Power with responsibility for Shell’s LNG, gas transmission and power generation interests across Africa, North Asia, Russia, North America and Latin America.

    In the 1990s, she worked for BHP Petroleum in Melbourne and London.

    Ms Tanna was formerly a Director on the Board of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and served as a member of the Australian G20 business body, the Lowy Institute’s G20 Advisory Committee and the Catholic Foundation Board.

    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • David John Simmonds
    David John Simmonds

    Aged 50
    Group General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
    Company Secretary

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators in England
    Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), the University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Commerce, the University of Melbourne

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    As Group General Counsel, Mr Simmonds is responsible for the provision of legal and insurance services across the CLP Group and leads a team of lawyers and insurance specialists who provide strategic advice and counsel to CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries.  He has extensive infrastructure experience advising on strategic acquisitions and divestments, projects and construction, corporate structuring, regulatory issues and competition laws.

    As Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Simmonds is responsible for the Group’s property development and management activities, special projects of the CEO, and a range of commercial and administrative matters of significance to the Group.

    Mr Simmonds was appointed the Company Secretary of CLP Holdings on 1 January 2016 and he is responsible for the corporate secretarial affairs of CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries.

    Mr Simmonds is a Director of various subsidiary companies** of the CLP Group.

    Public service
    The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Council (Vice President)
    Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau (Director)
    Asia Society (Member)

    Past experience
    Mr Simmonds joined the CLP Group in August 2007 as General Counsel and Company Secretary of EnergyAustralia (previously known as TRUenergy) and was appointed Director – Group Legal Affairs of CLP Holdings from 1 January 2009.  He became the Group General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer on 30 September 2013.  Mr Simmonds joined CLP from Telstra Corporation Ltd. in Australia, where he held a number of senior legal positions including General Counsel Technology, Innovation & Product and General Counsel Telstra Asia/Telstra Mergers and Acquisitions.

    ** Subsidiary companies:-
       Biro Investment Ltd.
       China Light (Mauritius) Ltd.
       CLP Business Management and Support Ltd.
       CLP GPEC (Mauritius) Holdings Ltd.
       CLP India Private Ltd.
       CLP Power International Projects Ltd.
       CLP Properties Ltd.
       CLP Property Investment Ltd.
       Gowrie Profits Ltd.


    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • Chong Wai Yan Quince
    Chong Wai Yan Quince

    Aged 56
    Member of Sustainability Committee
    Chief Corporate Development Officer

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Justice of the Peace
    Bachelor of Social Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    Ms Chong joined CLP Power Hong Kong on 1 September 2012 as Chief Corporate Development Officer and is a Director of CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.  At CLP Power Hong Kong, she leads the functions of customer and business development, public affairs and community relations.  Her role helps drive customer service excellence and strengthen ties with customers and the community as a whole.  She is also responsible for all public affairs and sustainability development matters of the CLP Group.

    Public service
    Independent Commission Against Corruption (Member of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations)
    Correctional Services Department Complaints Appeal Board (CSDCAB) (Non-Official Member)
    Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service (Member)
    Vocational Training Council (Member)
    Environmental Campaign Committee (Member)
    12th Hunan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (Member)

    Past experience
    Ms Chong has over 30 years of experience in corporate communications and customer services after having held various senior management positions in the tourism, hotel and aviation industries.  Before joining CLP, Ms Chong was Director Corporate Affairs of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and has worked at the Hong Kong Tourism Board (formerly the Hong Kong Tourist Association).

    Latest update : 3 August 2020

  • Eileen Burnett-Kant
    Eileen Burnett-Kant

    Aged 52
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Titles, qualifications and education
    Master of Business Administration, the University of Melbourne
    Master of Engineering, the University of Strathclyde

    Major responsibilities held with the Group
    Ms Burnett-Kant joined CLP Holdings and was appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer in September 2019.  She is responsible for all human resources related matters across the Group.

    Past experience
    Before joining CLP, Ms Burnett-Kant was Group Executive, Human Resources at Orica, an ASX-listed Australian company.  Prior to this she held a number of senior human resources and general management roles in the airlines, chemical / agricultural and retail sectors, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company serving industrial companies.

    Latest update : 3 August 2020

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