Corporate Governance

Please refer to our Corporate Governance Report contained in the Annual Report 2019 for details of our Corporate Governance performance.

Biographies of the Members of the Board

Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen (Age 68)
Non-executive Chairman
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Chairman)
Nominations Committee (Member)
Remuneration Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiary

Mr Auyeung joined the Board as a Non-executive Director on 7 March 2019 and has become the Non-executive Chairman since 1 July 2019.

Mr Auyeung is an independent non-executive director of HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited and China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited.

Mr Auyeung has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry in Canada and Hong Kong.  Before his retirement in June 2017, Mr Auyeung was Chairman – Asia of the Principal Financial Group Inc. (‘PFG’), a Fortune 500 company, responsible for PFG’s overall businesses in Asia.  During his time with PFG, Mr Auyeung represented PFG and its member companies across Asia in building and expanding PFG’s relationship with clients, joint venture partners and strategic investors, and assisting in business development across all products lines of PFG.

Mr Auyeung also actively serves the public sector and is currently an observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council Observers Scheme, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Investor and Financial Education Council under the Securities and Futures Commission.  In addition, he is a member of the Investment Sub-committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, a board member of Bo Charity Foundation (Food Angel) and a convenor of the Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project. 

Mr Auyeung was previously an independent non-executive director of Standard Life (Asia) Limited and Sompo Insurance China Co., Ltd., the chairman of Hong Kong Strategy for Financial Literacy Sub-committee on Stakeholder Coordination and Collaboration, a member of the Independent Review Committee on Hong Kong’s Franchised Bus Service, the chairman of the Council of Lingnan University and the Senior Strategy and Business Advisor at Athenex Inc., a company listed on NASDAQ in the United States of America.

Mr Auyeung holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) Honours Degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the City University of Hong Kong in 2013. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2018.

Dr Jacob Kam Chak-pui (Age 58)
Chief Executive Officer ("CEO")
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Member) 
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

Dr Kam joined the Company in 1995 and had held various management positions in Operations, Projects and Mainland China and International Business Divisions. He was appointed as the CEO on 1 April 2019, and has been a Member of the Board since then. Before the CEO appointment, Dr Kam was the Operations Director between January 2011 and April 2016 and the Managing Director – Operations and Mainland Business from May 2016. He has been a Member of the Executive Directorate since January 2011.

As the CEO, Dr Kam is responsible for all performances of the Company and its group companies both in and outside Hong Kong.

Dr Kam is the chairman of the Regional and Suburban Railways Division of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), a council member of Vocational Training Council in Hong Kong, a member of Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency Governing Council, a member of the board of directors of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, and a member of the General Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

Dr Kam qualified as a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom in 1989.  He is a Vice-president and a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, and a Chartered Fellow of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in the United Kingdom. Dr Kam is also a Corporate Member of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton, and a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London, both in the United Kingdom.

Andrew Clifford Winawer Brandler (Age 64)
Independent Non-executive Director
Risk Committee (Chairman)
Audit Committee (Member)

Mr Brandler has joined the Board since 17 May 2017.

Mr Brandler is the chairman of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited. He was formerly the group managing director and chief executive officer of CLP Holdings Limited from 2000 to 2013, an executive director between October 2013 and April 2014, and currently is a non-executive director of that company.  Mr Brandler is also the non-executive deputy chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, and a non-executive director of Tai Ping Carpets International Limited. He is also currently the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Chinese International School.

Prior to joining CLP Holdings Limited in 2000, Mr Brandler was an investment banker, his last position being Head of Asia Pacific Corporate Finance at Schroders based in Hong Kong.  He is the former chairman of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Mr Brandler is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (subsequently Master of Arts) degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, United States of America.

Dr Bunny Chan Chung-bun (Age 62)
Independent Non-executive Director
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Member)

Dr Chan has joined the Board since 20 May 2020.

Dr Chan has over 30 years of experience in the garment industry and is the founder and chairman of Prospectful Holdings Limited. He is an independent non-executive director of Li Ning Company Limited, Great Harvest Maeta Group Holdings Limited, Speedy Global Holdings Limited and Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited. Dr Chan is currently a member of the Hong Kong delegation to the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China and the Council for Sustainable Development. He is also the chairman and a founding member of the Hong Kong Army Cadets Association, the President of Kowloon Federation of Association, a member of the Court of The Open University of Hong Kong, and an advisor to Our Hong Kong Foundation.

Dr Chan was appointed to the Commission on Youth in 2004 and was the chairman from 2009 to 2015. He set up the Hong Kong Association of Youth Development in 2007 and was the former chairman of the Kwun Tong District Council and the vice-chairperson of the Community Care Fund Task Force of the Commission on Poverty. Dr Chan also served on the Financial Reporting Council, the Social Welfare Advisory Committee, and the Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee.

Dr Chan was conferred Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by The Open University of Hong Kong in 2013. He was awarded the Bronze, Silver and Gold Bauhinia Star medals in 2004, 2009 and 2014 respectively and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2002.

Walter Chan Kar-lok (Age 66)
Independent Non-executive Director
Nominations Committee (Member)
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Member)

Mr Chan has joined the Board since 22 May 2019.

Mr Chan has been a practising lawyer for over 37 years and is currently a consultant of Messrs. So, Lung & Associates, Solicitors and Messrs. Rowland Chow, Chan & Co., Solicitors. He is also a China Appointed Attesting Officer. Mr Chan currently is the chairman of The Hong Kong Housing Society, a convenor-cum-member of the Pensions Appeal Panel under Civil Service Bureau, and a member of the Board of Advisors of Radio Television Hong Kong and the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants.

Mr Chan was formerly the chairman of Appeal Tribunal (Buildings), a non-executive director of the Urban Renewal Authority, and a member of the Housing Authority, the Town Planning Board and the Harbourfront Commission.

Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Laws degree from Sydney Technology University. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star medal in 2005 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1997.

Dr Pamela Chan Wong Shui (Age 73)
Independent Non-executive Director
Nominations Committee (Chairman)
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Member)

Dr Chan has joined the Board since 4 July 2013.

Dr Chan is chairman of The Insurance Complaints Bureau, vice-chairman of The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong, an independent director of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, a member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission and the Private Columbaria Appeal Board, chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Social Behavioural Sciences of City University of Hong Kong and a member of the board of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. She is also currently patron of Consumers International.

Dr Chan was chief executive of the Consumer Council, chairman of Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board, deputy chairman of the Hong Kong Baptist University Council and the Court, chairman of the governing committee of Princess Margaret Hospital, and a member of the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong, Hospital Authority, The Hong Kong Housing Authority and Estate Agents Authority.

Dr Chan is a graduate and an Honorary Fellow of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was awarded a Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by the Hong Kong Baptist University. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Peking University. 

Dr Dorothy Chan Yuen Tak-fai (Age 70)
Independent Non-executive Director
Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
Capital Works Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiary

Dr Chan has joined the Board since 4 July 2013.

Dr Chan is currently the Deputy Director (Administration and Resources), Head of Centre for Logistics & Transport and advisor of International College of HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, and a council member of HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College. She is an independent non-executive director of AMS Public Transport Holdings Limited, the chairperson of the Sustainable Agricultural Development Fund Advisory Committee, a director of TWGHs E-Co Village Limited, a Strategy Advisor to the Serco Group (HK) Limited, a member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration, and the Global Chairperson and a Global Advisor for Women in Logistics and Transport of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport ('CILT').

Dr Chan was a board member of the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Limited, a member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and the Advisory Council on Environment of the HKSAR Government, and the International President of CILT.  She was previously the Deputy Commissioner for Transport of Government from 1995 to 2002.  From 2000 to 2002, Dr Chan was the Alternate Director to the office of the Commissioner for Transport, a Non-executive Director of the Company.

Dr Chan is an Honorary Fellow of CILT. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, a Master of Social Sciences degree in Public Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Hong Kong.

Cheng Yan-kee (Age 65)
Independent Non-executive Director
Capital Works Committee (Chairman)
Remuneration Committee
 (Member)

Mr Cheng has joined the Board since 22 May 2019.

Mr Cheng is a practising civil and structural engineer, and an Authorised Person and a Registered Structural Engineer under the Buildings Ordinance. He is also a Class 1 Registered Structural Engineer in the People’s Republic of China. 

Mr Cheng currently is a director of H. K. Cheng & Partners Limited and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants.

Mr Cheng formerly was an independent non-executive director of K. H. Group Holdings Limited, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and Chairman of both the Council of the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee under the Independent Commission Against Corruption. He was also a member of the Hospital Authority, Town Planning Board and the Hong Kong Housing Authority.

Mr Cheng is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in the United States of America and was conferred Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degrees by the Macau University of Science and Technology in 2017 and the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019. Mr Cheng was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star medal in 2015 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000.

Dr Anthony Chow Wing-kin (Age 69)
Independent Non-executive Director
Capital Works Committee (Member)
Remuneration Committee (Member)

Dr Chow has joined the Board since 18 May 2016.

Dr Chow is a solicitor admitted to practise in Hong Kong and England and Wales. He has been a practising solicitor in Hong Kong for over 34 years and is currently the Senior Consultant and Global Chairman of the law firm Messrs. Guantao & Chow Solicitors and Notaries.  Dr Chow is a China Appointed Attesting Officer and an arbitrator of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration.  He is currently the chairman of the board of stewards of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the deputy chairman of the Council of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, a non-executive director of Kingmaker Footwear Holdings Limited, and an independent non-executive director of S. F. Holding Co., Ltd. and Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited.

Dr Chow was previously a non-executive director of China City Construction Group Holdings Limited, an independent non-executive director of Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited and the president of The Law Society of Hong Kong and is the former chairman of the Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.

Dr Chow was conferred Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by The Open University of Hong Kong in 2018.  He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1998 and awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star medal in 2003.

Dr Eddy Fong Ching (Age 73)
Independent Non-executive Director
Audit Committee (Chairman)
Nominations Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiary

Dr Fong has joined the Board since 13 January 2015.

Dr Fong is currently an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited and SC Digital Solutions Limited.

Dr Fong was the non-executive chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission from 2006 to 2012 and the past chairman of both the Council of The Open University of Hong Kong and the Process Review Panel in relation to the Regulation of Mandatory Provident Fund Intermediaries.  His other past public duties include director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and the Exchange Fund Investment Limited, a member of The Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council, and a council member of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Dr Fong was also a senior audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in capital markets work in Hong Kong and the Mainland of China until his retirement in 2003.

Dr Fong is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science from and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law by the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, and an Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by The Open University of Hong Kong. Dr Fong was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1996 and was awarded Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2008.

James Kwan Yuk-choi (Age 68)
Independent Non-executive Director
Capital Works Committee (Member)
Risk Committee (Member)

Mr Kwan has joined the Board since 14 October 2014.

Mr Kwan is currently an independent non-executive director of Towngas China Company Limited.

Mr Kwan was previously a senior adviser, an executive director and the chief operating officer of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, and a director of Shenzhen Gas Corporation Limited. He was also the President of The Institution of Gas Engineers (currently known as The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers) (‘IGEM’) in the United Kingdom in 2000/2001 and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (‘HKIE’) in 2004/2005.  Mr Kwan is a former member of the Construction Industry Council, the Transport Advisory Committee, the Vocational Training Council, and the Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service of the HKSAR Government.

Mr Kwan was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2011 and is a Registered Professional Engineer (Gas), a Chartered Engineer, Honorary Fellow of the HKIE, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of the IGEM, Fellow of the Energy Institute and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers of the United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, and a Master degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Rose Lee Wai-mun (Age 67)
Independent Non-executive Director
Audit Committee (Member)
Risk Committee (Member)

Ms Lee has joined the Board since 16 May 2018.

Ms Lee is an Independent Non-Executive Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Swire Pacific Limited. Ms Lee is also a member of the Election Committee of the 13th National People’s Representative Meeting, a Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and Vice Patron of the Community Chest of Hong Kong. Ms Lee is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. She was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2014.

She was previously Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank Limited, Group General Manager of HSBC Holdings plc, Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hang Seng University. In addition, she was previously Vice President of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Board Member, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, and a member of the Financial Services Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. 

Lucia Li Li Ka-lai (Age 65)
Independent Non-executive Director
Audit Committee (Member)
Nominations Committee (Member)

Mrs Li has joined the Board since 14 October 2014.

Mrs Li is a retired civil servant.  She was Director of Accounting Services of the HKSAR Government from October 2003 to January 2009.   Mrs Li was formerly a member of the Public Service Commission, a member of the Communications Authority, a board member and treasurer of Chung Ying Theatre Company (HK) Limited and a member of a task force formed by the Commissioner for Innovation and Technology to follow up the Director of Audit's Report No. 61 with regard to the Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme.

Mrs Li is a Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Master of Arts degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Mrs Li was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star medal in 2009.

Jimmy Ng Wing-ka (Age 50)
Independent Non-executive Director 
Capital Works Committee (Member)
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Member)

Mr Ng has joined the Board since 22 May 2019.

Mr Ng is a solicitor admitted to practise in Hong Kong and currently is a partner of Messrs. Tung, Ng, Tse & Lam, Solicitors. He is a Legislative Council member representing the Industrial (Second) Functional Constituency. Mr Ng is an independent non-executive director of Yanchang Petroleum International Limited and Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited. He is the chairman of Hong Kong – Taiwan Business Co-operation Committee and the HKSAR Passports Appeal Board, a director of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, and a member of the Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee of Trade and Industry Department, the Competition Commission and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Chongqing City, the People’s Republic of China.

Mr Ng was formerly an independent non-executive director of China Weaving Materials Holdings Limited.

Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Post-graduate Certificate in Laws from The University of Hong Kong. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2015 and awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star medal in 2019.

Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun (Age 68)
Independent Non-executive Director
Remuneration Committee (Member)
Risk Committee
 (Member)

Mr Tang has joined the Board since 14 October 2014.

Mr Tang is Chairman of the Operations Review Committee and a member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, a member of the Communications Authority and an independent non-executive director of BE Reinsurance Limited.

Mr Tang joined the Hong Kong Civil Service in 1974.  From the late 1990s to early 2000s, he served as the Government Printer and the Commissioner of Insurance. Mr Tang was appointed by the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China as the Director of Audit of the HKSAR in December 2003 until he retired in July 2012. He was appointed a Commissioner of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Collision of Vessels Near Lamma Island in 2012 and the Commission’s report was presented to the Chief Executive in April 2013. 

Mr Tang graduated from The University of Hong Kong in Economics and Sociology.  He has also studied at the University of Oxford, London Business School, and Toronto International Leadership Centre for Financial Sector Supervision. Mr Tang was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2012.

Johannes Zhou Yuan (Age 64)
Independent Non-executive Director
Audit Committee (Member)
Risk Committee (Member)
 

Mr Zhou has joined the Board since 17 May 2017.

Mr Zhou is an independent director of Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.

Mr Zhou retired in June 2016 as Chief Strategic Officer of China Investment Corporation (‘CIC’).  He joined CIC in 2008 and held a variety of portfolios of responsibilities including alternative assets, direct investments, asset allocation, and finance/treasury.  Prior to that, Mr Zhou led Asia business development at Chicago Mercantile Exchange. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a financial researcher and consultant, working on assignments ranging in asset management, private equity, hedge funds, risk models, financial software architecture, and financial market reform, with consulting work done for China Securities Regulatory Commission, Shanghai Futures Exchange, as well as a number of western firms.  From 1998 to 2001, Mr Zhou was chief executive officer of HKFE Clearing Corporation Limited and concurrently chief financial officer of Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited, responsible for the Exchanges's finance, treasury, risk and clearing functions.  He was UBS AG's China country head from 1994 to 1998, responsible for the bank's investment banking, commercial banking, asset management and private banking businesses in China.  From 1988 to 1994, Mr Zhou worked at State Street Bank in Boston where he founded and managed the research department.  Prior to that, he taught at Brandeis University, United States of America.

Mr Zhou was educated at Peking University, the Mainland of China and Brandeis University, United States of America.

Christopher Hui Ching-yu (Age 43)
Non-executive Director
Nominations Committee (Member)
Remuneration Committee (Member)

Mr Hui has been appointed as the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government with effect from 22 April 2020 and has joined the Board since 1 June 2020.

Mr Hui currently sits on the boards of several public bodies including the Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and is the Chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation and an ex-officio member of the Financial Services Development Council (‘FSDC’) in his official capacity. He is also, in his official capacity, a director of Hongkong International Theme Parks Limited. In addition, Mr Hui is a member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong.

Mr Hui was an Administrative Officer in the HKSAR Government from 1999 to 2003 and held different positions in the Economic Development Branch, the Office of the HKSAR Government in Beijing and the Home Affairs Department.  After he left the HKSAR Government in 2003, Mr Hui worked in the banking sector before joining Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (‘HKEx’) in 2006.  From 2006 to 2018, Mr Hui held various senior positions in the Market Development Division and Listing Division in HKEx and was the Managing Director at the time he left HKEx. He was the Executive Director of FSDC from 2019 to 2020.

Mr Hui holds Bachelor and Master (Honours) Degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and a Master of Business Administration Degree from INSEAD.

Secretary for Transport and Housing (Frank Chan Fan) (Age 62)
Non-executive Director
Nominations Committee (Member)
Remuneration Committee (Member)

Secretary for Transport and Housing  (Frank Chan Fan has joined the Board as a Non-executive Director appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR pursuant to the Mass Transit Railway Ordinance (Chapter 556 of the Laws of Hong Kong) since 1 July 2017.

Mr Chan, in his official capacity, acts as the chairman of The Hong Kong Housing Authority and a board member of Airport Authority Hong Kong. He is also a non-executive director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited.

Mr Chan joined the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department as an Assistant Electronics Engineer in August 1982.  He was promoted to Chief Electronics Engineer in February 2001 and to Government Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in May 2005.  Mr Chan was appointed as the Deputy Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services in January 2009 and was the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services and the General Manager of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Trading Fund from December 2011 to June 2017.

Mr Chan is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom, and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master degree in Business Management from The University of Hong Kong, and a Master degree in Medical Physics from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.)

Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) (Lam Sai-hung) (Age 58)
Non-executive Director
Capital Works Committee (Member)
Risk Committee (Member)

Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) (Lam Sai-hung has joined the Board as a Non-executive Director appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR pursuant to the Mass Transit Railway Ordinance (Chapter 556 of the Laws of Hong Kong) since 13 October 2018.

Mr Lam joined the Hong Kong Government in August 1986 and was the Director of Civil Engineering and Development from September 2016 to October 2018.

Mr Lam is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom, and the China Hong Kong Railway Institution. He is also an adjunct professor of The University of Hong Kong. Mr Lam is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.)

Commissioner for Transport (Mable Chan) (Age 54)
Non-executive Director
Audit Committee (Member)
Risk Committee
(Member)

Commissioner for Transport (Mable Chan has joined the Board as a Non-executive Director appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR pursuant to the Mass Transit Railway Ordinance (Chapter 556 of the Laws of Hong Kong) since 11 October 2017.

Ms Chan joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in 1989 and has served in various policy bureaux and departments.  She is also, in her official capacity, a director of several transport-related companies including The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited, Long Win Bus Company Limited, New World First Bus Services Limited, New Lantao Bus Company (1973) Limited, Citybus Limited, The "Star" Ferry Company, Limited, New Hong Kong Tunnel Company Limited, Western Harbour Tunnel Company Limited and Route 3 (CPS) Company Limited.

Ms Chan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.)

Biographies of the Members of the Executive Committee

MTR Corporation Limited is led by Chairman, Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, and managed day to day by Members of the Executive Committee. Profiles of the Committee's Members are, as follows:

Dr Jacob Kam Chak-pui (Age 58)
Chief Executive Officer ("CEO")
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

Please click here for biographical details.

 

Adi Lau Tin-shing (Age 61)
Managing Director – Operations and Mainland Business
Director of the Company's subsidiaries
 

imageMr Lau joined the Company in 1982 and has held various management positions related to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the Company’s railway system in Hong Kong and the Company’s rail business in the Mainland of China. He has been the Managing Director – Operations and Mainland Business since 1 January 2020 and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 May 2016. Prior to his current position, Mr Lau took up the positions of General Manager – Shenzhen Line 4 in December 2007, Chief of Operating in October 2011 and Deputy Director – Operating in August 2013, and was the Operations Director between May 2016 and December 2019. Mr Lau was also the Chairman of Ngong Ping 360 Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, between January 2012 and December 2017. 

Mr Lau is responsible for managing and overseeing the Company’s railway related operations in Hong Kong and its rail and property businesses in the Mainland of China.  He is also responsible for overseeing railway operations standards and ensuring mutual sharing and learning of best practices among all the Company’s railway operations globally.

Mr Lau is the president of the China Hong Kong Railway Institution, vice president of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Asia-Pacific Committee and the former chairman of the UITP Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform.

Mr Lau is a Chartered Engineer, a Corporate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the United Kingdom and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.  He is also a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong. Mr Lau holds a Bachelor of Science (Honour) degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in the United States of America.

Roger Francis Bayliss (Age 63)
Projects Director

imageMr Bayliss has been the Projects Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 18 March 2019.

Mr Bayliss is responsible for overseeing the Company's railway network expansion projects in Hong Kong.

Mr Bayliss has 40 years of experience in project management, implementation and delivery of large scale infrastructure and railway projects in Hong Kong, the Mainland of China and the United Kingdom. Between 1992 and 2004, he worked for the Company and managed the completion of several construction contracts leading to the delivery of the Lantau Airport Railway, the Tseung Kwan O Extension and Ngong Ping 360. In 2004, Mr Bayliss joined BAA plc. (now known as LHR Airports Limited), prior to joining Skanska UK in 2007. Before joining the Company, he was the Senior Vice President Operational Efficiency (responsible for driving operational efficiency and the development of a digital business strategy) at Skanska AB, a company listed in Sweden.

Mr Bayliss is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers in the United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. 

Margaret Cheng Wai-ching (Age 54)
Human Resources Director
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

imageMs Cheng has been the Human Resources Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 June 2016.

Ms Cheng is responsible for all of the Company's human resources and administration affairs.

Ms Cheng is a seasoned human resources practitioner with rich senior management experience. She took up different human resources roles in Citibank, N.A. between 1993 and 1997, and was with JP Morgan as Vice President, Human Resources between 1997 and 2001. From 2001 to 2013, Ms Cheng was with The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ('HSBC') and was Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong and Global Business, Asia Pacific when she left HSBC. Before joining the Company, she was Group Head of Human Resources of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

Ms Cheng is serving as the vice chairman of the Cross-Industry Training Advisory Committee for the Human Resource Management Sector under the Qualifications Framework of Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government, a member of The Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service of the HKSAR Government and the chairman of its Police Sub-Committee, and a member of the Labour Advisory Board Committee on Employment Services of Labour Department of the HKSAR Government. She is also a member of the Hospital Authority, a council member of The Hong Kong Management Association and the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, and an honorary advisor of the ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme of the Employees Retraining Board.

Ms Cheng is currently the President and a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from The California State University, the United States of America and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Linda Choy Siu-min (Age 49)
Corporate Affairs Director
Corporate Responsibility Committee (Member)

imageMs Choy has been the Corporate Affairs Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 2 March 2020. 

Ms Choy is responsible for overseeing the Company’s stakeholder engagement activities, external communications and its corporate responsibility function.

Ms Choy has extensive experience in public affairs and communications, public engagement and journalism. She started her career in 1992 as a reporter for the South China Morning Post (‘SCMP’) and later joined the HKSAR Government as an Administrative Officer, holding a number of positions in various policy bureaux between 1998 and 2004. Ms Choy rejoined SCMP as its China News Editor in 2004 and was later promoted to News Editor before she took on the position of Director, Government Relations of Hong Kong Disneyland Management Limited (‘HKDML’) in 2007. In 2008, she left this role and was appointed by the HKSAR Government as the Political Assistant to the Secretary for the Environment until 2012, after which she rejoined HKDML as its Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, a position which she held from 2013 to January 2020.

Ms Choy is currently the Chairperson of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong Limited and was formerly the President of Hong Kong Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Limited and the Vice-chairwoman of Lantau Development Alliance Limited.

Ms Choy holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Communication (Journalism) from the Hong Kong Baptist University, a Master of Science degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom and a Master of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies from The University of Hong Kong.

Dr Peter Ronald Ewen (Age 61)
Engineering Director
Director of the Company's subsidiary

/archive/corporate/en/investor/images/morris_cheung.JPGDr Ewen has been the Engineering Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 22 February 2016. 

Dr Ewen is responsible for driving excellence in the Company’s engineering functions and strengthening its control and check and balance processes, and overseeing the procurement and contract administration function.

Dr Ewen started his career in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom in 1976 and attained the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. He served in different capacities, including Chief of Staff Support, Executive Officer and Chief Engineer (Air). In his last role as Director Air Support, Dr Ewen was responsible for the procurement, in-service support and airworthiness of the fleets of large aircraft of the Royal Air Force, including Strategic and Tactical Airlift, Air-to-Air Refuelling, Maritime Patrol, and Air Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance capabilities.  Before joining the Company, he was a Procurement Advisor for Rail Franchising in the Department for Transport – Rail, United Kingdom and the Head of Air for Airbus Defence and Space, United Kingdom respectively.

Dr Ewen is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.  He holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Engineering Management from the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from International Management Centres Association, United Kingdom. Dr Ewen was awarded Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in 2015.

Herbert Hui Leung-wah (Age 57)
Finance Director
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

imageMr Hui joined the Company as Finance Director – Designate and a Member of the Executive Committee on 1 June 2016.  He has been the Finance Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 2 July 2016.

Mr Hui is responsible for the financial management of all of the Company’s affairs, including financial planning and control, budgeting, accounting and reporting, corporate finance, and the treasury function.  He also leads the Company’s investor relations as well as materials and stores functions. 

Mr Hui has extensive corporate finance and investment banking experience.  He began his career at Morgan Stanley Asia Limited in 1988.  Mr Hui left in 1990 to pursue a career in corporate finance with Wardley Corporate Finance Limited (later known as Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets Division of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) and was the Chief Operating Officer, Investment Banking, Asia Pacific and Co-Head, Corporate Finance Execution when he left in 2004.  He was General Manager – Corporate Finance of the Company from 2004 to 2011, and the Chief Financial Officer of Digital China Holdings Limited from 2011 to 2012.  Mr Hui was the Chief Financial Officer of K. Wah International Holdings Limited before re-joining the Company in 2016.

Mr Hui is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies (First Class Honours) from the City University Business School, London and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Mr Hui has completed the Advanced Management Program in Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Tony Lee Kar-yun (Age 59)
Operations Director
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

imageDr Lee joined the Company in 1991 and has held various management positions related to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the Company’s railway system in Hong Kong. He has been the Operations Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 January 2020. Before his appointment as Operations Director, Dr Lee took up the position of Chief of Operations Engineering in September 2013 and was appointed as Deputy Operations Director in November 2019.

Dr Lee is responsible for managing the Company’s railway related operations in Hong Kong.

Dr Lee is a Chartered Engineer and is a Member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, The Institution of Engineering and Technology and The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He is also a Member of the Electrical Discipline Advisory Panel of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, a Member of the Engineering Discipline Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education and an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Theme-based Research Scheme Project on “Safety, Reliability, and Disruption Management of High Speed Rail and Metro Systems” of the City University of Hong Kong. Dr Lee holds a Doctoral degree in Engineering and a Master degree in Philosophy both from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Open University of Hong Kong.

Gillian Elizabeth Meller (Age 47)
Legal and European Business Director
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

/archive/corporate/en/investor/images/governace_lds.jpgMs Meller joined the Company in August 2004 as Legal Adviser. She has been the Legal and European Business Director since 1 July 2016. Prior to her current position, Ms Meller was appointed as Deputy Legal Director in December 2010 and was the Legal Director & Secretary between September 2011 and June 2016.  She has been a Member of the Executive Directorate since September 2011.

Ms Meller is responsible for the provision of commercial legal support and advice to all aspects of the Company’s business. She is also responsible for managing and overseeing the growth of the Company’s European Business, in addition to her responsibility for the strategic management of the Company’s insurance programmes and its governance and risk management function.

Before joining the Company, Ms Meller was Director of Legal Services for Metronet Rail SSL Limited in London, the United Kingdom, and a solicitor at CMS Cameron McKenna in London, the United Kingdom.

Ms Meller is a vice chairman of the Legal Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform.

Ms Meller is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.  She is the President of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (‘HKICS’) and a Fellow of both The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the HKICS.  Ms Meller holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Oxford and obtained her postgraduate qualifications in law from The College of Law in Guildford, both in the United Kingdom.

David Tang Chi-fai (Age 55)
Property Director
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

Mr Tang joined the Company in August 2004 as Contracts & Commercial Manager – China Business. He has been the Property Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 October 2011. Before his appointment as Property Director, Mr Tang held senior management positions in the Legal and Procurement Division, and the China and International Business Division before he was transferred to Property Division in 2009, and was appointed as Deputy Property Director in July 2011.

Mr Tang is responsible for all of the property development projects of the Company in Hong Kong from layout planning, scheme design through to project construction completion, as well as asset and leasing management of investment properties (including shopping malls and offices) and property management of office buildings and residential units. He is also a Director and an Alternate Director of Octopus Holdings Limited and two members of its group. 

Before joining the Company, Mr Tang was Commercial Manager – Hong Kong & China Region, and Deputy General Manager – Hong Kong & China Region for Acciona, S.A.  He had almost 20 years’ working experience in contract administration, project management and quantity surveying in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong after starting his career as a Group Trainee of George Wimpey Plc. 

Mr Tang is a co-opted member of the Public Private Partnership Projects Committee under the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and a former non-executive director of the Urban Renewal Authority, of the HKSAR Government. 

Mr Tang is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of the West of England (formerly Bristol Polytechnic) in the United Kingdom.

Jeny Yeung Mei-chun (Age 55)
Commercial Director
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

imageMs Yeung joined the Company in November 1999 and has been the Commercial Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 September 2011. 

Ms Yeung is responsible for the marketing of the Company’s railway services as well as managing and enhancing the MTR Brand. She is also responsible for customer service development and the management of station shops rental, advertising media and other non-fare businesses. In addition, Ms Yeung oversees the Company’s business in Macau and is the Chairlady of Ngong Ping 360 Limited.

Before joining the Company, Ms Yeung held various marketing and business development positions in Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and Citibank in Hong Kong.

Ms Yeung is a member of the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme, the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities, the Marketing Management Committee of The Hong Kong Management Association, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Infrastructure Development Advisory Committee and the Cyberport Advisory Panel of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited ('Hong Kong Cyberport'), and a non-official member of the Immigration Department Users' Committee. She is also an independent non-executive director of SC Digital Solutions Limited. Ms Yeung was a director of Hong Kong Cyberport and a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.  

Ms Yeung is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.  She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree majoring in Management Studies from The University of Hong Kong.