Richard Kendall Lancaster

Executive Director

Richard Kendall Lancaster

Chairman of Sustainability Committee and Member of Finance & General Committee
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Aged 59
Appointed on 3 June 2013


  • 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 the CEO and is responsible for overall group performance of CLP. He is also a Director of various subsidiary companies** and an affiliated company+ of the CLP Group.

Public Service

  • Business Environment Council (Chairman)
  • Hong Kong Management Association (Fellow)
  • Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (Member)
  • 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

Prior to assuming his role of CEO in 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.

**Subsidiary companies:-

  Castle Peak Power Company Ltd. (a joint venture between CLP (70%) and China Southern Power Grid (30%))

  China Light & Power (Australia) Ltd.

  CLP Energy Infrastructure Ltd.

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

  CLP Innovation Enterprises Ltd.

  CLP Innovation Ventures Ltd.

  CLP Innovation Ventures (Israel) Ltd.

  CLP Nuclear Investment Company Ltd.

  CLP Power Asia Ltd. (Chairman and Executive Director)

  CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.

  CLP Properties Ltd. (Deputy Chairman and Executive Director)

  CLP Property Investment Ltd. (Deputy Chairman)

  CLP Smart Solutions Ltd.

  CLP Treasury Services Ltd.

  CLPe Holdings Ltd. (Chairman)

  EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd. (Deputy Chairman)

  Hong Kong Pumped Storage Development Company, Ltd.​​​​


+Affiliated company:-

  Smart Charge (HK) Ltd. (Vice Chairperson)


Latest update: 8 October 2021

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