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  • Vernon Francis Moore
    Vernon Francis Moore

    BBS, FCA, FCPA, aged 71, Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee, Member of Finance & General Committee and Human Resources & Remuneration Committee
    (Appointed on 7 March 1997*)​

    Mr Moore is currently personal advisor to the Chairman of CITIC Limited.  He was an executive director of CITIC Limited from 1990 to 2014 and chief financial officer from 1990 to 2005 and 2008 to 2014.  He is a director of CITIC Pacific Limited and CITIC Mining International Ltd. and the chairman of the New Hong Kong Tunnel Company Limited and the Western Harbour Tunnel Company Limited.  Mr Moore was also a non-executive director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited from 1992 until 2009 (except June to September 1996).  He is a deputy chairman of the executive committee of the Community Chest.

    * The date given is that of appointment to the Board of China Light & Power Company, Limited, the holding company of the CLP Group prior to the Group Reorganisation in 1998. Mr Moore was appointed to the CLP Holdings Board on 31 October 1997.

    Latest update : 6 August 2018

  • Sir Roderick Ian Eddington
    Sir Roderick Ian Eddington

    AO, aged 68, Member of Finance & General Committee
    (Appointed on 1 January 2006)​

    ​Sir Rod Eddington was the 1974 Rhodes Scholar at the University of Western Australia. He completed a D Phil in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University. Sir Rod Eddington is the Non-executive Chairman (Asia Pacific Advisory Council) of JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. and a Non-executive Director of 21st Century Fox (split from News Corporation) and John Swire & Sons (Australia) Pty Ltd. He is Chairman of Lion Pty Limited from 1 April 2012. He was also a Non-executive Director of Allco Finance Group Limited (now in liquidation) until 26 May 2009 and Rio Tinto Group until 5 May 2011.

    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 Limited, News Corporation's principal subsidiary in Australia, from 1998 until 2000, as Chairman of Ansett Holdings Limited and as a Director of each of Ansett Australia Limited and Ansett Australia Holdings Limited from 1997 until 2000. Sir Rod Eddington has close connections with Hong Kong through his previous directorships with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited during the period from 1988 to 1996.​

    Latest update : 6 August 2018

  • Nicholas Charles Allen
    Nicholas Charles Allen

    Aged 63, Chairman of Nomination Committee, and Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Sustainability Committee, Finance & General Committee and Human Resources & Remuneration Committee
    (Appointed on 12 May 2009)​

    ​Mr Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Social Studies from the University of Manchester, UK.  He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He is also the Chairman and an Independent Non-executive Director of Link Asset Management Limited, as well as an Independent Non-executive Director of Lenovo Group Limited.  He was an Independent Non-executive Director of Hysan Development Company Limited (November 2009 to May 2016) and an Independent Non-executive Director of VinaLand Limited (June 2010 to October 2016).

    Mr Allen 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 June 2007.

    Latest update : 6 August 2018

  • Cheng Hoi Chuen Vincent
    Cheng Hoi Chuen Vincent

    GBS, OBE, JP, aged 70, Chairman of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Member of Finance & General Committee and Nomination Committee
    (Appointed on 17 August 2011)​

    Mr Cheng holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Auckland.  In 2005, Mr Cheng was conferred the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa, by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the degree of Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by the Open University. 

    Mr Cheng is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of MTR Corporation Limited, Great Eagle Holdings Limited, Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited, Wing Tai Properties Limited, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited.  He 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 Limited, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited and HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited between May 2005 to 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 Limited.  He was also an Independent Non-executive Director of Swire Properties Limited until 14 April 2012, an Independent Non-executive Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited until 8 June 2015 (which was privatised by way of a scheme of arrangement on 3 June 2015) and an Independent Non-executive Director of China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. until 21 June 2018.

    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 : 6 August 2018

  • Law Fan Chiu Fun Fanny
    Law Fan Chiu Fun Fanny

    GBM, GBS, JP, aged 65, Member of Audit & Risk Committee and Sustainability Committee
    (Appointed on 17 August 2011 and reappointed on 1 August 2012)​

    Mrs Law graduated from the University of Hong Kong with an Honours degree in Science, and in 2009 was named an outstanding alumnus of the Science Faculty.  She received a Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and was named a Littauer Fellow.  She also has a Master degree in Education from the Chine​se University of Hong Kong.

    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 as an Administrative Officer, 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 Fanny Law is currently a Member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong SAR and Special Advisor to the China-US Exchange Foundation.  She is also an Independent Non-executive Director of China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited (previously known as UDL Holdings Limited), Nameson Holdings Limited and Minmetals Land Limited, and External Director of China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

    Latest update : 6 August 2018

  • Zia Mody
    Zia Mody

    LLM, aged 62, Member of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee
    (Appointed on 2 July 2015)

    Mrs Zia Mody obtained her law degree from the University of Cambridge in 1978 and was enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in 1978.  She gained her LLM from Harvard Law School and was then admitted as a member of the New York State Bar by examination in 1980.

    Mrs Mody worked as a corporate associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York for five years before moving to India to set up practice, establishing the Chambers of Zia Mody in 1984, which then became AZB & Partners (“AZB”) in 2004.  Mrs Mody is the founder and senior partner of AZB which has its offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune in India.  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 is currently the Deputy Chairman, an Independent Non-executive Director and a Member of the Risk Committee of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and an Independent Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd. (as Trustee-Manager of Ascendas India Trust, which is listed in Singapore).  Mrs Mody is also a Director of the London Court of International Arbitration (India) Private Limited, a Non-executive Director of Cambridge India Research Foundation and a Non-executive member of the Governing Board of ICCA Foundation, Inc. (the International Council for Commercial Arbitration).  Previously, she 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.  She is also a trustee of J. B. Petit High School for Girls and Observer Research Foundation.​

    Latest update : 6 August 2018

  • May Siew Boi Tan
    May Siew Boi Tan

    ACA, FCPA, aged 62, Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Finance & General Committee and Sustainability Committee
    (Appointed on 7 August 2018)

    Ms Tan graduated from The University of Sheffield, and is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    Ms Tan is currently an Independent Non-executive Director, and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of Link Asset Management Limited.  She is also an Independent Non-executive Director of HSBC Insurance (Asia) Limited and HSBC Life (International) Limited; and a Director of MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited. Ms Tan was an Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and its Chief Executive Officer from July 2014 to February 2017.  Ms Tan joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2009 as Global Head, Equity Corporate Finance.  She was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Cazenove Asia Limited, and was a partner of Cazenove and Co.  Cazenove Asia Limited (now known as Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited) became part of Standard Chartered Hong Kong in January 2009.

    In public service, Ms Tan is an Executive Committee member of Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and a member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service. In 2016, 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 Limited (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 : 7 August 2018

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