Richard Kendall Lancaster

Executive Director

Richard Kendall Lancaster

Member of Finance & General Committee

Aged 62
Appointed on 3 June 2013


  • Board / board committees leadership
  • CLP market experience
  • Company executive
  • Global market experience
  • Professional (Engineering)
  • Related industry experience (Power)
  • Risk & compliance    


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 currently the Chairman of Apraava Energy Private Ltd. (formerly, CLP India Private Ltd.)

Public Service

  • Hong Kong Management Association (Fellow)
  • Our Hong Kong Foundation (Advisor)
  • Independent Commission Against Corruption (Member of Operations Review Committee)
  • Independent Commission Against Corruption (Member of Panel of the Witness Protection Review Board)
  • The Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau (Founding member of the Advisory Council)
  • UNSW Hong Kong Foundation (Board member)
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Council member) (member of the Climate and Energy Cluster Board)
  • World Energy Council (Hong Kong Member Committee) (Chairman)


Past Experience

Mr Lancaster has been the CLP Holdings CEO since September 2013 and he retired as the CEO on 30 September 2023. As part of the transition, Mr Lancaster was appointed as Advisor to CEO from 1 October 2023 to 30 April 2024. Prior to 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.

Latest update: 1 May 2024

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