Corporate Governance

Please refer to our Corporate Governance Report contained in the Annual Report 2023 for details of our Corporate Governance performance.

Biographies of the Members of the Board

Dr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen (Age 72)
GBS, JP
Non-executive Chairman
Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee (Chairman)
Nominations Committee (Member)
Remuneration Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiary

Dr Auyeung joined the Board as a Non-executive Director on 7 March 2019 and has become the Non-executive Chairman since 1 July 2019. He leads the Board in ensuring effective management and oversight of the Company’s business affairs, formulating the corporate strategy, establishing the corporate governance structure and evaluating the performance of the Executive Directorate.

Dr Auyeung is the vice chairman and an independent non-executive director of C-MER Eye Care Holdings Limited, and an independent non-executive director of China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited. He has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry in Canada and Hong Kong. Before his retirement in June 2017, Dr 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, Dr 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.

Dr Auyeung also actively serves the public sector and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Investor and Financial Education Council under the Securities and Futures Commission, a board member of Bo Charity Foundation (Food Angel) and a convenor of the Advisory Committee of the Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project. 

Dr Auyeung was previously an independent non-executive director of HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited, 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, an observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council Observers Scheme, a member of the Independent Review Committee on Hong Kong’s Franchised Bus Service and the chairman of the Council of Lingnan University.

Dr Auyeung holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) Honours Degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the City University of Hong Kong in 2013 and conferred a Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by Lingnan University in 2020.

Dr Jacob Kam Chak-pui (Age 62)
JP
Chief Executive Officer ("CEO")
Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee (Member) 
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

Dr Kam joined the Company in 1995 and had held various management positions in the 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 performance of the Company and its group companies, both in and outside Hong Kong.

Dr Kam is an Honorary Chairman of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and a member of each of the board of directors of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, the General Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and the General Committee of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council and the chair of its Task Force on Infrastructure and Logistics.

Dr Kam qualified as a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom in 1989.  He is a Council Member and a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, a Council Member and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, a Corporate Member and a Co-opted Council Member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, a Corporate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom, and a Chartered Fellow of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in the United Kingdom. Dr Kam 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. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Vocational Training Council in 2021.

Andrew Clifford Winawer Brandler (Age 68)
Independent Non-executive Director
Finance & Investment Committee (Chairman)
Audit & Risk 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 the vice chairman of the board and a non-executive director of that company.  Mr Brandler is also the non-executive deputy chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited and 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.

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 66)
GBM, GBS, SBS, BBS, JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee (Member)
Remuneration 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 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. He is also the chairman and a founding member of the Hong Kong Army Cadets Association, a member of the Court of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (“HKMU”) (formerly The Open University of Hong Kong (“OUHK”)), and an advisor to Our Hong Kong Foundation.

Dr Chan was formerly an independent non-executive director of Speedy Global Holdings Limited. He was appointed to the Commission on Youth in 2004 and was the chairman from 2009 to 2015. Dr Chan 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. He also served on the Financial Reporting Council, the Social Welfare Advisory Committee, the Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee, and the Council for Sustainable Development.

Dr Chan was conferred Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by OUHK (now known as HKMU) in 2013.

Walter Chan Kar-lok (Age 70)
SBS, JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Nominations Committee (Chairman)
Capital Works Committee (Member)

Mr Chan has joined the Board since 22 May 2019.

Mr Chan has been a practising lawyer for over 40 years and is currently a senior consultant of Messrs. So, Lung & Associates, Solicitors. He is also a China-Appointed Attesting Officer. Mr Chan currently is the chairman of The Hong Kong Housing Society and an independent non-executive director of Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited.

Mr Chan was formerly the chairman of Appeal Tribunal (Buildings), a non-executive director of the Urban Renewal Authority, a member of the Housing Authority, the Town Planning Board, the Harbourfront Commission, the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants and the Board of Advisors of Radio Television Hong Kong, and a convenor-cum-member of the Pensions Appeal Panel under the Civil Service Bureau.

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.

Cheng Yan-kee (Age 69)
BBS, JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Capital Works Committee (Chairman)
Remuneration Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiary

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. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants and the Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials.

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 Hong Kong Housing Authority.

Mr Cheng is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and 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.

Hui Siu-wai (Age 67)
SBS
Independent Non-executive Director
Capital Works Committee (Member)
Remuneration Committee (Member)

Mr Hui has joined the Board since 26 May 2021.

Mr Hui joined the Hong Kong Government in 1978 as a student building surveyor. He worked in a wide range of posts in the former Buildings Ordinance Office, the former Building Development Department, the former Buildings and Lands Department and the Buildings Department. In 2001, he was seconded to the Security Bureau of the HKSAR Government and assumed the position of the Principal Assistant Secretary/Special Duties, with the primary responsibility of overseeing aviation security. Before his retirement, Mr Hui was the Director of Buildings between 2014 and 2017.

Mr Hui was appointed by the HKSAR Government and served as a member of the Expert Adviser Team for the Shatin-to-Central Link Project between 2018 and 2020.
 
Mr Hui has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors since 1984. He holds a Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Design and Management from The University of Hong Kong.

Ayesha Macpherson Lau (Age 58)
BBS, JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Audit & Risk Committee (Member)
Finance & Investment Committee (Member)

Mrs Lau has joined the Board since 22 May 2024.

Mrs Lau is a chartered accountant. Prior to joining KPMG in Hong Kong, she had worked at KPMG in London. Mrs Lau was formerly a Partner of KPMG China and its Managing Partner in Hong Kong. She retired from all her positions at KPMG in September 2021.

Mrs Lau actively engages in community service and has been appointed by the HKSAR Government as a member of various finance advisory bodies. She is the chairman and a non-executive director of both Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and its wholly-owned subsidiary, eMPF Platform Company Limited, a director of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance, as well as a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and a member of the Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee and Governance Sub-Committee of its Exchange Fund Advisory Committee. In addition, Mrs Lau has been an Accounting Advisor of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China since May 2016 and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Jiangsu Province Committee, since January 2018. She is also an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.

Mrs Lau was the chairman of the Joint Committee on Student Finance, a member of each of the Legal Aid Services Council, Financial Leaders Forum, the Council of The University of Hong Kong, the Public Service Commission, the Advisory Panel on BEPS 2.0, the Lump Sum Grant Independent Review Committee, the Task Force on Economic Challenges, the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council, the Market Development Committee and the Policy Research Committee of the Financial Services Development Council, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Independent Commission Against Corruption Advisory Committee on Corruption, the Harbourfront Commission, the Aviation Development Advisory Committee, the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service and the Women’s Commission.

Mrs Lau is a member of each of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor degree in Medieval and Modern History from the University College London.

Sunny Lee Wai-kwong (Age 64)
BBS, JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Technology Advisory Panel (Chairman)
Capital Works Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiary

Mr Lee has joined the Board since 25 May 2022.

Mr Lee has more than 40 years of experience in business and technology management gained in both Hong Kong and overseas. He is the vice-president (Administration) of City University of Hong Kong, and an independent non-executive director of SUNeVision Holdings Ltd and BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited. 

Mr Lee was the executive director of information technology (“IT”) of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (“HKJC”), where he served as a member of the board of management and had overall responsibility for HKJC’s IT strategy and innovation. Prior to joining HKJC, Mr Lee held various key positions at The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, including as an executive committee member and as chief information officer of the group, as well as the chief executive officer of two strategic diversification businesses, iCare.com Limited and Towngas Telecommunications Company Limited.

Mr Lee also actively serves in many governing and advisory committees in the academic, professional and community arena. He is the board chairman of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited, an ex-officio member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Industry Development of the HKSAR, as well as a council member of each of Hong Kong Management Association, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency and Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association. 

Mr Lee, formerly, was a president of Hong Kong Computer Society, as well as the chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of IT Professional Certification, the Public Libraries Advisory Committee of the HKSAR and the board of Hong Kong Education City. He was also a council member of Vocational Training Council, an audit committee member of Hong Kong Housing Society, and a member of the Working Group of Intellectual Property Trading of the HKSAR.

Mr Lee is a Distinguished Fellow of Hong Kong Computer Society, a Chartered IT Professional of The British Computer Society, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Chartered Engineer of United Kingdom Engineering Council.

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, both from Cornell University in the USA.

Jimmy Ng Wing-ka (Age 55)
BBS, JP
Independent Non-executive Director 
Nominations Committee (Member)
Technology Advisory Panel (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 currently a member of the Hong Kong delegation to the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China and 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 also the chairman of the Hong Kong – Taiwan Business Co-operation Committee and the HKSAR Passports Appeal Board, a vice-chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, a non-executive director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited, a director of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, and a member of the Court and the Council of The University of Hong Kong, the Competition Commission and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Shaanxi Province, the People’s Republic of China.

Mr Ng was formerly an independent non-executive director of China Weaving Materials Holdings Limited, a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, and a member of each of the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee of the Trade and Industry Department and the Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Post-graduate Certificate in Laws from The University of Hong Kong.

Dr Carlson Tong (Age 69)
GBS, SBS, JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Audit & Risk Committee (Member)
Finance & Investment Committee (Member)

Dr Tong has joined the Board since 25 May 2022.

Dr Tong is a chartered accountant and has extensive experience in the financial services sector and the capital market in both the Mainland China and Hong Kong markets. He is the chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

Dr Tong joined KPMG UK in 1979 and became an audit partner of the firm in Hong Kong in 1989. He was elected chairman of KPMG China and Hong Kong in 2007, before becoming the Asia Pacific chairman and a member of the global board and global executive team of KPMG in 2009. Dr Tong spent over 30 years at KPMG and was actively involved in the work of the capital market, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, serving as a member of the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 2002 to 2006, before becoming the chair during 2006 to 2008. After retiring from KPMG in 2011, he was appointed a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”), and later acted as its chairman for the period from 2012 to October 2018. Dr Tong oversaw a number of major policy initiatives during his term as the chairman of the SFC, including the introduction of the Hong Kong and Shanghai/Shenzhen Stock connect schemes and the mutual recognition of funds between the Mainland and Hong Kong. 

Dr Tong, formerly, was an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered PLC, a non-executive director of the Hong Kong International Airport Authority, chairman of Aviation Security Company Limited, chairman of the University Grants Committee, a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a vice president and a council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Hong Kong Human Resources Planning Commission.

Dr Tong currently sits on various HKSAR Government and professional bodies. He is the chairman of the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System, the chairman of the Task Force on Enhancing Stock Market Liquidity, a board member of each of Hong Kong Investment Corporation Limited, the Hong Kong Academy of Finance and Hong Kong Laureate Forum Limited, a member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission, a member of the Greater China Strategic Advisory Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) and an observer on behalf of the HKSAR Government for Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. 

Dr Tong is a Fellow of ICAEW and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants respectively. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Lingnan University and Hong Kong Education University in 2010 and 2015 respectively. In 2023, Dr Tong was conferred a Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by The Education University of Hong Kong.

Sandy Wong Hang-yee (Age 52)
JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee (Member)
Nominations Committee (Member)

Ms Wong has joined the Board since 24 May 2023.

Ms Wong is a solicitor admitted to practise in Hong Kong and England and Wales. She is currently a non-executive director of Medialink Group Limited and a consultant at So, Lung & Associates, Solicitors.

Ms Wong has taken up many public duties in serving the community. She is the chairlady of the Human Organ Transplant Board, and a member of the Town Planning Board and the vice-chairperson of its Metro Planning Committee. Ms Wong is also a member of each of the Audit Committee of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, the Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS, the HKSAR Election Committee, the Election Committee for the HKSAR Deputies to the 14th National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board, and a co-opted member of the Broadcast Codes of Practice Committee of the Communications Authority.  She is the Past President and a council member of the Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers Limited and an honorary court member of the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Ms Wong was formerly a consultant and the Head of Legal of Maxim’s Caterers Limited, a consultant at Liau, Ho & Chan, Solicitors & Notaries, a member of the Competition Commission and the chairlady of its Enforcement Committee, a member of the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, a member of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, and a council member and a court member of the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Ms Wong holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the City University of Hong Kong and a Master of Law (Commercial and Corporate Law) degree from the University of London (King’s College), and obtained her postgraduate qualifications in law from The University of Hong Kong.

Adrian Wong Koon-man (Age 59)
BBS, MH, JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
Audit & Risk Committee (Member)

Mr Wong has joined the Board since 26 May 2021.

Mr Wong is an executive director and Chief Operations Officer of VL Asset Management Limited and a director of Abercan Limited. He is also a member of each of the Travel Industry Authority, the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service, the Public Service Commission and the Unsolicited Electronic Messages (Enforcement Notices) Appeal Board.

Mr Wong previously worked for commercial law firms in England and in Hong Kong and specialised in listings and mergers and acquisitions in the Greater China region. He was the chairman of the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee and a member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Mr Wong previously was also a board member of Airport Authority Hong Kong and Aviation Security Company Limited, and a member of each of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Communications Authority and the Air Transport Licensing Authority, as well as a director of the Urban Renewal Fund.

Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leeds, England and a Master of Laws degree from The University of Hong Kong.

Professor Anna Wong Wai-kwan (Age 65)
Independent Non-executive Director
Audit & Risk Committee (Chairman)
Finance & Investment Committee (Member)
 

Professor Wong has joined the Board since 24 May 2023.

Professor Wong is a Professor of Practice in Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Program Director of the Bachelor of Finance (Asset Management and Private Banking) at The University of Hong Kong. She teaches financial regulations, compliance and credit risk management at the Faculty.

Professor Wong has extensive experience in banking and finance. She had worked in major financial institutions including Citigroup, HSBC, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and the Chase Manhattan Bank, covering private banking, asset management, securities brokerage, corporate and commercial banking, credit and risk management. Professor Wong was an independent non-executive director of Bank of China International Limited, the Head of Private Bank, Greater China at Credit Suisse and the CEO of HSBC Broking Services (Asia) Limited.

Professor Wong is a non-executive director of the Insurance Authority, and a member of each of the Competition Commission, the Finance Committee of the Housing Authority, the Process Review Panel for the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council, the Human Capital Committee of the Financial Services Development Council and the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund Advisory Committee. She was previously a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, a director of each of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and Hong Kong Securities Association Limited, as well as a member of the Investment Committee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Professor Wong is a Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and a Fellow of St John’s College, The University of Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Hong Kong, a Master of Business Administration degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Hong Kong.

Christopher Hui Ching-yu (Age 47)
GBS, JP
Non-executive Director
Remuneration Committee (Member)
Finance & Investment 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 sits on the boards of several public bodies, including Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited 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 and Hong Kong Investment Corporation 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 Logistics (Lam Sai-hung) (Age 62)
GBS, JP
Non-executive Director
Nominations Committee (Member)
Remuneration Committee (Member)

Secretary for Transport and Logistics (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 1 July 2022.

Mr Lam joined the Hong Kong Government as an Assistant Engineer in 1986. He was promoted to Chief Engineer in 2009 and to Principal Government Engineer in 2014. He was appointed as Project Manager of the Hong Kong Island and Islands Development Office in the Civil Engineering and Development Department in 2015 and as the Director of Civil Engineering and Development in 2016. In his official capacity as the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), he served as a Non-executive Director and a member of each of the Capital Works Committee and the former Risk Committee of the Company during the period from 13 October 2018 to 7 October 2021. 

Mr Lam is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, and Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, and a Vice-Chairperson of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Promotion Council. He is also a board member of Airport Authority Hong Kong and a member of the Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development and the Steering Committee on Three-Runway System and North Commercial District.

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 a graduate of The University of Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.)

Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) (Ricky Lau Chun-kit) (Age 57)
JP
Non-executive Director
Capital Works Committee (Member)
Technology Advisory Panel (Member)

Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) (Ricky Lau Chun-kit 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 8 October 2021.

Mr Lau joined the Hong Kong Government in March 1992 and was the Director of Civil Engineering and Development from October 2018 to October 2021.

Mr Lau is a fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom. He is a graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering.)

Commissioner for Transport (Angela Lee Chung-yan) (Age 51)
JP
Non-executive Director
Audit & Risk Committee (Member)
Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee (Member)

Commissioner for Transport (Angela Lee Chung-yan 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 28 August 2023.

Ms Lee, in her official capacity as the Commissioner for Transport, also serves as a director of several transport-related companies including The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited, Long Win Bus Company Limited, New Lantao Bus Company (1973) Limited, Citybus Limited, The "Star" Ferry Company Limited, Western Harbour Tunnel Company Limited and Route 3 (CPS) Company Limited.

Ms Lee joined the Administrative Service in 1994 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade B1 in April 2022. She has served in various bureaux and departments, including the former Homer Affairs Branch, the former Constitutional Affairs Branch, the Home Affairs Department, the Security Bureau, the former Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, the Trade and Industry Department and the former Food and Health Bureau. Ms Lee was Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs from April 2015 to October 2017, Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport) from October 2017 to December 2020 and Deputy Secretary for Development (Works) from December 2020 to August 2023.

Ms Lee holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.)

Biographies of the Members of the Executive Committee

MTR Corporation Limited is led by Chairman, Dr 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 62)
JP
Chief Executive Officer ("CEO")
Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee (Member)
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

Please click here for biographical details.

 

Jeny Yeung Mei-chun (Age 59)
Managing Director - Hong Kong Transport Services 
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

imageMs Yeung joined the Company in November 1999. She has been the Managing Director - Hong Kong Transport Services since 1 October 2023 and a Member of the Executive Directorate since September 2011. Prior to her current position, Ms Yeung was the Commercial Director since September 2011, and the Hong Kong Transport Services Director since July 2021. She is currently the Chairman of Ngong Ping 360 Limited, and the Non-Executive Chairman of Octopus Holdings Limited and of two members of the Octopus Holdings Limited group.

Ms Yeung heads the Hong Kong Transport Services Business and has overall responsibility for the Company’s railway transport operations and its commercial businesses in Hong Kong. These include the metro network, the Airport Express and the High Speed Rail.

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 non-official member of The Hong Kong Housing Authority as well as its Commercial Properties Committee and Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities and the Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development, a non-official member of the Immigration Department Users' Committee, and an independent non-executive director of Hongkong International Theme Parks Limited. Ms Yeung was an independent non-executive director of Mox Bank Limited, a director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and a member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel, as well as a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.  

Ms Yeung is a Fellow of both The Chartered Institute of Marketing and Hong Kong 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.

Margaret Cheng Wai-ching (Age 58)
JP
Human Resources Director
Environmental & Social 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 and is currently the President of MTR Academy.

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 Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

Ms Cheng is serving various public duties at the HKSAR Government, including acting as the vice chairman of the Cross-Industry Training Advisory Committee for the Human Resource Management Sector under the Qualifications Framework of Education Bureau, a member of the Standing Committee on Directorate Salaries and Conditions of Service, a member of the Panel of Arbitrators appointed under the Labour Relations Ordinance, and a non-official member of the Civil Service Training Advisory Board. She is also the chairman of the Career Development Board of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, as well as a board member of the Hospital Authority and the chairman of its Human Resources Committee.

Ms Cheng is currently the Immediate Past President and a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. She is also the Chairperson of The Hong Kong Management Association’s People Management Committee. Ms Cheng 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 53)
Corporate Affairs and Branding Director

imageMs Choy is the Corporate Affairs and Branding Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate of the Company.  She joined the Company in March 2020 and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s corporate communications, corporate relations and branding functions. 

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 Vice-Chairperson of the Public Libraries Advisory Committee, and a member of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on Mental Health, the Board of Advisors of Radio Television Hong Kong as well as the Community Involvement Committee on Greening. She is also the Vice Council Chair of Hong Chi Association, a non-government organisation in support of people with intellectual disabilities.  

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.

Carl Michael Devlin (Age 55)
Capital Works Director

imageMr Devlin joined the Company as Deputy Director – Capital Works on 2 November 2021. He has been the Capital Works Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 August 2022.

Mr Devlin is responsible for leading the Capital Works Business Unit and overseeing the Company’s capital works portfolio, covering new railway extensions and operations projects.

Mr Devlin possesses extensive experience across a range of large-scale, complex and multi-disciplinary projects in different sectors including transport, rail and civil infrastructure, aviation, energy, oil and gas. He has a strong project management background with solid business leadership experience and has worked successfully with stakeholders and international companies in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, United States of America, Canada and Japan. Before joining the Company, Mr Devlin was General Manager, Rail & Mass Transit of Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency. Prior to that, from 2015 to 2018, he was the Executive Director of Construction for Horizon Nuclear Power in the United Kingdom and Programme Director for Transport for London, United Kingdom, from 2013 to 2015. He previously held senior leadership roles with Laing O’Rourke, BAA plc and Bechtel Infrastructure. 

Mr Devlin is a Fellow Member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from University College Cork in Ireland.

Michael George Fitzgerald (Age 51)
Finance Director
Director of the Company's subsidiaries

imageMr Fitzgerald has been the Finance Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 January 2024. He joined the Company as Finance Director – Designate on 19 September 2023.

Mr Fitzgerald is responsible for the financial management of the Company’s affairs, including financial planning and control, budgeting, accounting and reporting, and corporate finance. He also leads the treasury and investor relations functions of the Company. 

Mr Fitzgerald has extensive corporate finance and investment banking experience. He started his career at KPMG in London in 1995 and worked for Société Générale from 1999 to 2014, holding various posts in London, Hong Kong and Paris. After he left Société Générale, Mr Fitzgerald joined the Orient Overseas (International) Limited (“OOIL”) group as the Group Finance Director and was later appointed as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Compliance Committee of OOIL. He was also a director and a member of the Executive Committee of Orient Overseas Container Line Limited, the main operating company of the OOIL group. 

Mr Fitzgerald is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Dr Tony Lee Kar-yun (Age 63)
Operations and Innovation 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 and Innovation Director since 1 October 2023 and a Member of the Executive Directorate since January 2020. Prior to his current position, Dr Lee took up the position of Chief of Operations Engineering in September 2013 and became the Deputy Operations Director in November 2019. He was appointed as the Operations Director in January 2020. Dr Lee is also the Chairman of MTR Lab Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

Dr Lee is responsible for managing the Company’s railway-related asset performance, asset management, new railway projects operations planning and development, operations safety and quality in Hong Kong as well as innovation and technological development in Hong Kong Transport Services. He also oversees the Company’s Digitalisation and Innovation Department with a view to establishing an integrated technology and innovation framework across the Company. 

Dr Lee is currently a Member of the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency Governing Council.  He is also a Non-official Member of the Common Spatial Data Advisory Committee, and a Member of each of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of The University of Hong Kong, the Technical Committee of National Rail Transit Electrification and Automation Engineering Technology Research Center (Hong Kong Branch), and the Rail Excellence Advisory Panel of Land Transport Authority in Singapore. 

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 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 Hong Kong Metropolitan University.

Gillian Elizabeth Meller (Age 51)
Legal and Governance Director
Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee (Member) 
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 Governance Director since 22 February 2021, and a Member of the Executive Directorate and the Company Secretary since September 2011. Prior to her current position, Ms Meller was the Legal Director & Secretary between September 2011 and June 2016, and the Legal and European Business Director between July 2016 and February 2021.

Ms Meller is responsible for overseeing the Company’s legal, insurance, governance and risk management, environmental and social responsibility, and central procurement and supply chain functions. She is also responsible for leading the Company’s assurance function with the aim of providing a strengthened second line of defence across key risk areas of the Company.

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, a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and an independent director of Hong Kong, China Rugby.

Ms Meller is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.  She is a representative of the China/Hong Kong Division on the Council of the international Chartered Governance Institute, a former President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute, and a Fellow of both of these institutes. 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 59)
Property and International Business 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 and International Business Director since 22 February 2021 and a Member of the Executive Directorate since October 2011. Prior to his current position, Mr Tang was appointed as the Property Director in October 2011 and the Property and Australian Business Director in October 2020, and before that he had held various senior management positions in the then Legal and Procurement Division, the China and International Business Division, and the Property Division.

Mr Tang is responsible for all of the property development projects, asset and leasing management of investment properties (including shopping malls and offices), and property management business of the Company in Hong Kong, as well as overseeing the Company’s international businesses. He is also accountable for the business results of the Hong Kong property and international businesses portfolios. 

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 close to 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 an adjunct professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction at The University of Hong Kong.  He is also a former 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 each 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.

Sammy Wong Kwan-wai (Age 50)
Mainland China Business Director
Director of the Company's subsidiaries
 

imageMr Wong joined the Company in 1995 as Operating Management Trainee and has since then advanced his career in the Company having taken on different positions. He has been the Mainland China Business Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 January 2023. Prior to his current position, Mr Wong was appointed as General Manager – Shenzhen Line 4 in July 2017, Chief of Operating in January 2020 and Chief of Operating and Metro Segment in July 2021. 

Mr Wong is responsible for overseeing the Company’s business portfolios in Mainland China and is accountable for their business performance.

Mr Wong is currently a member of the HKTDC Mainland Business Advisory Committee and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform Committee. He is a fellow member of the China Hong Kong Railway Institution and a member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong. Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honour) degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Arts degree in Transport Policy and Planning from The University of Hong Kong.