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Independent Non-Executive Directors

  • Sir Roderick Ian Eddington
    Sir Roderick Ian Eddington

    Aged 70
    Member of Finance & General Committee
    Appointed on 1 January 2006

    Expertise
    Board/ board committees leadership, CLP market experience, Company executive, Global market experience, Other industries,
    Other listed board roles, Professional (Engineering), Related industry experience (Infrastructure/ Property/ Retail),
    Risk & compliance
       

    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
    Kirin Holdings Company Ltd.** (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 21st Century Fox** (until March 2019).

    Latest update: 3 August 2020

    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 65
    Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee, Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee; and Member of Finance & General Committee and Sustainability Committee
    Appointed on 12 May 2009

    Expertise
    Board/ board committees leadership, CLP market experience, Global market experience, Other listed board roles,
    Professional (Accounting), Related industry experience (Property/ Retail), Risk & compliance, Technology
       

    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

    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 (Director)

    Past experience
    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 2007.

    Latest update: 3 August 2020

    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 67
    Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Sustainability Committee
    Appointed on 17 August 2011 and reappointed on 1 August 2012

    Expertise
    Board/ board committees leadership, CLP market experience, Global market experience, Other industries, Other listed board roles,
    Public administration, Related industry experience (Infrastructure/ Power/ Property/ Retail), Risk & compliance, 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)
    Our Hong Kong Foundation (Member of the Research 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: 3 August 2020

    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 64
    Member of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee
    Appointed on 2 July 2015

    Expertise
    CLP market experience, Global market experience, Other industries, Other listed board roles,
    Professional (Legal), Related industry experience (Property), Risk & compliance, 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 Director, Deputy Chairman, and member of Risk Committee and Nomination 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)
    Observer Research Foundation (Non-executive 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: 3 August 2020

    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 64
    Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Finance & General Committee, Human Resources & Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Sustainability Committee
    Appointed on 7 August 2018

    Expertise
    CLP market experience, Company executive, Global market experience, Other industries, Other listed board roles,
    Professional (Accounting), Related industry experience (Property/ Retail), Risk & compliance
       

    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

    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) 
    Anticimex New TopHolding AB (Board member) 
    Home Credit N.V. (Independent Non-executive Director) 
    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: 3 August 2020

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