Board of Directors
James Chiu, OBE, JP, aged 79, has been an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since February 2013. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company and an independent non-executive director of a subsidiary of the Company. Ir Chiu has served Hong Kong's construction industry for 54 years. He was the Managing Director of the General Electric Company of Hong Kong Limited from 1984 to 1998.
Ir. Chiu has held a number of important industry roles. He was a president of The Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors Limited, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Currently, he is a Council Member of Hong Kong Electrical & Mechanical Contractors Association and Hong Kong Electrical Contractors' Association Limited.
Ir Chiu is an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is also an independent non-executive director of South Shore Holdings Limited (0577.HK).
Lau Ko Yuen, Tom, aged 67, has been the Deputy Chairman (Non-Executive Director) of the Company since February 2013. Mr Lau has over 40 years’ international corporate development and management experience in infrastructure development as well as construction and engineering services involving the road, rail, port, power, telecommunications, mining and resources sectors in the Asia Pacific Region. Mr Lau is the Chairman and Managing Director of PYI Corporation Limited (0498.HK), a significant developer and operator of major bulk cargo ports in the Yangtze River Region in China. He is also the Deputy Chairman and executive director of South Shore Holdings Limited (0577.HK), the Deputy Chairman and non-executive director of Prosperity Investment Holdings Limited (0310.HK) and he was an independent non-executive director of China National Building Material Company Limited (3323.HK) until November 2011.
Chan Fut Yan, aged 64, has been a Director of the Company since June 2011. He is now the Deputy Chairman (Executive Director) of the Company. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company, and a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. Mr Chan has over 45 years of experience in the local construction field specialising in planning of construction business. He is also the managining director and executive director of ITC Properties Group Limited (0199.HK) and he was an executive director of ITC Corporation Limited (now known as PT International Development Corporation Limted) (0372.HK) until 28 March 2017.
Lee Hang Wing, James, aged 48, has been the Chief Executive Officer (Executive Director) of the Company since April 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Company and a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. Mr Lee has over 27 years of experience in project management, property development, architectural practice and corporate management. He holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Diploma of Management Studies from the University of Sunderland, England. He is a Registered Architect, an Authorised Person (Architects List) under the Hong Kong Buildings Ordinance, a Chartered Building Engineer of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators, a Professional Member of Hong Kong Interior Design Association, and an Associate Member of Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre.
Lee Chack Fan, GBS, SBS, JP, aged 73, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since February 2013. He is also a Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Professor Lee is the chair professor of geotechnical engineering and the Chancellor of the Chu Hai College of Higher Education. He is also an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. Professor Lee graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1968 and subsequently received his master's degree from The University of Hong Kong in 1970 and a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1972. Professor Lee is an internationally renowned expert in geotechnical engineering. He worked for Ontario Hydro in Canada for some 20 years before he joined his alma mater in 1994. He has participated in the design of many massive dams and nuclear power stations. He has served as a specialist consultant or an advisor to many international bodies such as the United Nations Development Plan, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, etc. on numerous energy and infrastructure projects in many parts of the world. Professor Lee’s eminent achievements in civil engineering has been highly recognized; he was awarded the KY Lo Medal in 2000 by the Engineering Institute of Canada and was elected the academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2003 in recognition of his contribution to the engineering profession. He has been appointed as Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in July 2003, and he has been awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star and Gold Bauhinia Star in July 2005 and July 2013 respectively.
Professor Lee is currently Chairman of Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture, member of the Commission on strategic Development, and President of the Fu Hui Charity Foundation. He is also an independent non-executive director of South Shore Holdings Limited (0577.HK).
Iain Ferguson Bruce, aged 77, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since February 2013. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr Bruce joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1964 and was elected to its partnership in 1971. He was the Senior Partner of KPMG from 1991 until his retirement in 1996 and served as Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific from 1993 to 1997. Since 1964, Mr Bruce has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants with over 50 years of international experience in accounting and consulting. He is also a fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr Bruce serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of several publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, including South Shore Holdings Limited (0577.HK), Wing On Company International Limited (0289.HK), Tencent Holdings Limited (0700.HK) and Goodbaby International Holdings Limited (1086.HK). He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a company whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Bruce was an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Medical Technologies, Inc., a China-based medical device company that was listed on NASDAQ, up to 3 July 2012. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Vitasoy International Holdings Limited (0345.HK) and retired from that company's board on 4 September 2014, and was the Chairman of KCS Limited until 1 August 2015. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sands China Ltd. (1928.HK) until 11 March 2016. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Limited, effective from 1 March 2017, a company whose shares are listed on The Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, an resigned from that company’s board on 11 May 2017. He was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited, and resigned from that company’s board on 2 August 2017.