Andrew Clifford Winawer Brandler

Non-executive Director

Andrew Clifford Winawer Brandler

Vice Chairman of the Board; Chairman of Finance & General Committee; and Member of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Sustainability Committee

Aged 67
Appointed on 6 May 2000


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

Titles, Qualifications and Education

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Master of Arts, the University of Cambridge
  • Master in Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Major Positions Held with the Group

  • EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd. (Director)

Other Major Offices

  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd.(Non-executive Deputy Chairman, Chairman of Finance Committee, and member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Executive Committee)  
  • Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Ltd.^ (Chairman) 
  • MTR Corporation Ltd.# (Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of Finance & Investment Committee and member of Audit & Risk Committee)

Public Service

  • Golf Association of Hong Kong, China Ltd. (Director)
  • The Chinese International School Foundation (Chairman of the Board of Governors)

Past Experience

Mr Brandler was the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings from 6 May 2000 to 30 September 2013.  He continued to serve on the Board of CLP Holdings as an Executive Director until his redesignation as a Non-executive Director on 1 April 2014.

Mr Brandler has had an extensive career as a banker in the energy and utility sector in North America, Europe and, since 1995, in Asia.  His experience covers power sector deregulation in the United States during the 1980s, and, moving back to London in 1989, the UK electricity industry privatisation and deregulation in the early 1990s.   Immediately prior to joining CLP, Mr Brandler was Head of Asia Pacific Corporate Finance at Schroders, the UK investment bank, based in Hong Kong.

Mr Brandler was the Chairman of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce from May 2008 to May 2010.  He was also a Non-executive Director of Tai Ping Carpets International Ltd.# from May 2014 to December 2023.

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


^Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Ltd. oversees a number of Kadoorie Family interests in Hong Kong and overseas and, as such, is associated with the substantial shareholders of CLP Holdings as disclosed in the Directors’ Report of the Annual Report as well as the Shareholding Structure section of this website.


Latest update: 26 February 2024

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