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  • Vernon Francis Moore
    Vernon Francis Moore

    Aged 72
    Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee, Member of Finance & General Committee and Human Resources & Remuneration Committee
    Appointed on 7 March 1997*

    Expertise
    CLP market experience (Australia/ China/ India), Company executive, Global market experience,
    Other industries (Aviation/ Banking/ Mining), Other listed board roles,
    Professional (Accounting), Related industry experience (Power/ Property/ Steel infrastructure)
       

    Titles, Qualifications and Education
    Bronze Bauhinia Star
    Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
    Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    Other major offices
    CITIC Ltd. (Personal advisor to the Chairman)
      CITIC Mining International Ltd. (Executive Director)
      CITIC Pacific Ltd. (Executive Director)
    Western Harbour Tunnel Company Ltd. (Non-executive Chairman)
    Pacific Infrastructure Ltd. (Non-executive Chairman)
    Pacific Infrastructure Management Ltd. (Non-executive Chairman)


    Public service
    The Community Chest (Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee)
    Asia Society Hong Kong Center (Trustee)

    Past experience
    Mr Moore was an executive director of CITIC Ltd. from 1990 to 2014 and chief financial officer from 1990 to 2005 and 2008 to 2014.  He was also a non-executive director of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.# from 1992 until 2009 (except June to September 1996).

    Latest update: 6 August 2019

    Remarks:
    *   The date given is that of appointment to the Board of China Light & Power Company, Ltd., the holding company of the CLP Group prior to the Group Reorganisation in 1998.  Mr Moore was appointed to the Board of CLP Holdings on 31 October 1997 .
    #   The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).
  • Sir Roderick Ian Eddington
    Sir Roderick Ian Eddington

    Aged 69
    Member of Finance & General Committee
    Appointed on 1 January 2006

    Expertise
    CLP market experience (Australia), Company executive, Global market experience,
    Other industries (Aviation), Other listed board roles, Professional (Banking and Finance/ Engineering)
       

    Titles, Qualifications and Education
    Officer of the Order of Australia
    1974 Rhodes Scholar, the University of Western Australia
    Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Engineering Science, the University of Oxford

    Other major offices
    21st Century Fox (split from News Corporation) (listed on NASDAQ) (Non-executive Director)
      John Swire & Sons (Australia) Pty Ltd. (Non-executive Director)
      JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. (Non-executive Chairman (Asia Pacific Advisory Council))
    Lion Pty Ltd. (Non-executive Chairman)


    Past experience
    Sir Rod Eddington was the Chief Executive of British Airways plc from 2000 until he retired on 30 September 2005.  Prior to joining British Airways plc, Sir Rod Eddington has served as a Director of News Ltd., News Corporation’s principal subsidiary in Australia, from 1998 until 2000, as Chairman of Ansett Holdings Ltd. and as a Director of each of Ansett Australia Ltd. and Ansett Australia Holdings Ltd. from 1997 until 2000.  He has maintained a connection with Hong Kong from his previous directorships with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.#, Swire Pacific Ltd.# and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd. (which was privatised by way of a scheme of arrangement on 29 November 2018) during the period from 1988 to 1996.

    Sir Rod Eddington was also a Non-executive Director of Allco Finance Group Ltd. (now in liquidation) until 26 May 2009 and Rio Tinto Group until 5 May 2011.

    Latest update: 6 August 2019

    Remark:
    #   The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).
  • Nicholas Charles Allen
    Nicholas Charles Allen

    Aged 64
    Chairman of Nomination Committee, and Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Finance & General Committee, Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Sustainability Committee
    Appointed on 12 May 2009

    Expertise
    Global market experience, Other listed board roles,
    Professional (Accounting), Related industry experience (Property/ Retail)
       

    Titles, Qualifications and Education
    Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
    Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Social Studies, the University of Manchester (UK)

    Other major offices
    Link Asset Management Ltd. (as manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust) (Independent Non-executive Chairman, and Chairman of Nomination Committee and Finance and Investment Committee)
    Lenovo Group Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee)


    Public service
    Vision 2047 Foundation (Chairman)

    Past experience
    Mr Allen was an Independent Non-executive Director of Hysan Development Company Ltd.# (November 2009 to May 2016) and an Independent Non-executive Director of VinaLand Ltd.# (listed on the London Stock Exchange) (June 2010 to October 2016).  He joined Coopers & Lybrand (C&L) in London in 1977 and was transferred to C&L Hong Kong in 1983.  He was admitted to partnership in C&L Hong Kong in 1988, which was subsequently merged with Price Waterhouse into PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1998.  Mr Allen retired from PwC in 2007.

    Latest update: 6 August 2019

    Remark:
    #   The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).
  • Cheng Hoi Chuen Vincent
    Cheng Hoi Chuen Vincent

    Aged 71
    Chairman of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Member of Finance & General Committee and Nomination Committee
    Appointed on 17 August 2011

    Expertise
    CLP market experience (China), Company executive,
    Other listed board roles, Professional (Banking and Finance)
       

    Titles, Qualifications and Education
    Gold Bauhinia Star
    Order of the British Empire
    Justice of the Peace
    Bachelor of Social Science in Economics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Master of Philosophy in Economics, the University of Auckland
    Doctor of Social Science (honoris causa), the Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Doctor of Business Administration (honoris causa), the Open University of Hong Kong

    Other major offices
     Airstar Bank Limited (Independent Non-executive Director)
    CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director, and member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee)
    Great Eagle Holdings Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, and member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee)
    Hui Xian Asset Management Ltd. (as manager of Hui Xian Real Estate Investment Trust) (Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee)
    Shanghai Industrial Holdings Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, and member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee)
    Wing Tai Properties Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of Nomination Committee)


    Past experience
    Mr Cheng was the Adviser to the Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc# (June 2011 to May 2012), Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd., HSBC Bank (China) Company Ltd. and HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Ltd. between May 2005 and May 2011, an Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc (February 2008 to May 2011), and a Non-executive Director of HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd. (November 2008 to November 2010). Between 2005 and 2008, he was a Non-executive Director of Swire Pacific Ltd.  He was also an Independent Non-executive Director of Swire Properties Ltd. until 14 April 2012, an Independent Non-executive Director of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. until 8 June 2015 (which was privatised by way of a scheme of arrangement on 3 June 2015), an Independent Non-executive Director of China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd.# until 21 June 2018 and an Independent Non-executive Director of MTR Corporation Ltd.# until 22 May 2019.

    In public service, Mr Cheng was the Chairman and a member of the Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  In 2008, Mr Cheng was appointed a Member of the National Committee of the 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (the “CPPCC”) and a Senior Adviser to the 11th Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPPCC.  Mr Cheng was the Chairman of the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR Government (until 31 March 2013).  He was a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (until 31 January 2010).  He was also a Member of the Executive Council from 1995 to 1997, Hong Kong Affairs Adviser to the People’s Republic of China from 1994 to 1997 as well as a Member of the Legislative Council from 1991 to 1995.

    Latest update: 9 December 2019

    Remark:
    #   The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).
  • Law Fan Chiu Fun Fanny
    Law Fan Chiu Fun Fanny

    Aged 66
    Member of Audit & Risk Committee and Sustainability Committee
    Appointed on 17 August 2011 and reappointed on 1 August 2012

    Expertise
    CLP market experience (China), Other listed board roles,
    Public administration, Technology
       

    Titles, Qualifications and Education
    Grand Bauhinia Medal
    Gold Bauhinia Star
    Justice of the Peace
    Bachelor of Science (Hon.), the University of Hong Kong (outstanding alumnus of the Science Faculty)
    Master in Public Administration, Harvard University (Littauer Fellow)
    Master in Education, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Other major offices
    China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (as the unlisted holding company for a number of China Resources listed group entities) (External Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, member of Remuneration Committee and Strategy Committee)
    China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director, and member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee)
    Minmetals Land Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of Remuneration Committee, and member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee)
    Nameson Holdings Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director)


    Public service
    China-US Exchange Foundation (Special Advisor)
    The Government of Hong Kong SAR (Member of the Executive Council)

    Past experience
    Prior to her retirement from the civil service in 2007, Mrs Law was the Commissioner of the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption. During her 30 years in the civil service, Mrs Law has worked in many fields, including medical and health, economic services, housing, land and planning, home affairs, social welfare, civil service, transport and education.

    Mrs Law was an Independent Non-executive Director of DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Ltd.# (December 2015 to April 2019).

    Latest update: 6 August 2019

    Remark:
    #   The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).
  • Zia Mody
    Zia Mody

    Aged 63
    Member of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee
    Appointed on 2 July 2015

    Expertise
    CLP market experience (India), Other listed board roles,
    Professional (Legal), Technology
      

    Titles, Qualifications and Education
    Member of the New York State Bar by examination
    Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
    Bachelor of Laws, the University of Cambridge
    Master of Laws, Harvard Law School

    Other major offices
      AZB & Partners (AZB) (Senior Partner)
    Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd. (as trustee-manager of Ascendas India Trust) (listed on Singapore Exchange Ltd.) (Independent Director, and member of Audit and Risk Committee and Investment Committee)
      The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Deputy Chairman and member of Risk Committee)


    Public service
    Cambridge India Research Foundation (Non-executive Director)
    ICCA Foundation, Inc. (the International Council for Commercial Arbitration) (Non-executive member of the Governing Board)
    J. B. Petit High School for Girls (Trustee)
    London Court of International Arbitration (India) Private Ltd. (Director)
    Observer Research Foundation (Trustee)

    Past experience
    Mrs Mody worked as a corporate associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York for five years before establishing the Chambers of Zia Mody in India in 1984, which then became AZB in 2004.  Mrs Mody’s primary practice consists of Merger & Acquisition (M&A), Private Equity, Securities Law, Business Process Outsourcing related work and Litigation.  She has practiced in the Indian Courts for over 10 years as a Counsel.  She has also advised several International and Indian clients in significant M&A transactions.

    Mrs Mody was a Member of the Godrej Committee on Corporate Governance, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs; the Nachiket Mor Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households of the Reserve Bank of India; Confederation of Indian Industry – National Council; and the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Washington DC.

    Latest update: 9 October 2019

    Remark:
    #   The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).
  • May Siew Boi Tan
    May Siew Boi Tan

    Aged 63
    Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Finance & General Committee and Sustainability Committee
    Appointed on 7 August 2018

    Expertise
    Company executive, Global market experience, Other industries (Banking),
    Other listed board roles, Professional (Accounting/ Banking and Finance),
    Related industry experience (Property)
       

    Titles, Qualifications and Education
    Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
    Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Graduated from The University of Sheffield (UK)

    Other major offices
    Link Asset Management Ltd. (as manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust) (Independent Non-executive Director, and member of Audit and Risk Management Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee)
      HSBC Insurance (Asia) Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director)
      HSBC Life (International) Ltd. (Independent Non-executive Director)
      MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Director)


    Public service
    Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (Executive Committee member)
    Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service (Member)

    Past experience
    Ms Tan was an Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd. and its Chief Executive Officer from July 2014 to February 2017.  She joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2009 as Global Head, Equity Corporate Finance.   She was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Cazenove Asia Ltd., and was a partner of Cazenove and Co. Cazenove Asia Ltd. (now known as Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd.) became part of Standard Chartered Hong Kong in January 2009.

    In public service, Ms Tan was the Chairman of The Hong Kong Association of Banks, the ex-officio member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council and a member of the Currency Board Sub-Committee of The Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority.   She was a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. (from 2012 to 2015) and a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission (from 2001 to 2013).   Ms Tan was also a Council Member (from 2008 to 2017) and the Vice Chairman (from 2012 to 2017) of Oxfam Hong Kong.

    Latest update: 6 August 2019

    Remark:
    #   The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).
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