Richard Kendall Lancaster

Executive Director

Richard Kendall Lancaster

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

Aged 61
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 the CEO and is responsible for overall group performance of CLP. He is also a Director of various subsidiary companies** and affiliated companies+ of the CLP Group.

Public Service

  • Business Environment Council (Immediate Past Chairman)
  • Hong Kong Management Association (Fellow)
  • Our Hong Kong Foundation (Advisor)
  • Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (Member)
  • Panel of the Witness Protection Review Board 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 Nuclear Investment Company Ltd.

  CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.

  CLP Properties Ltd. (Chairman and Executive Director)

  CLPe Holdings Ltd. (Chairman)

  EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd. (Deputy Chairman)


+Affiliated companies:-

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

  Smart Charge (HK) Ltd. (Chairperson)


Latest update: 27 April 2023

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