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Board of Directors

The Board of Link Asset Management Limited (the "Manager") is set for a maximum of 14 members and a minimum of 9 members.  Currently, our Board is comprised of 13 Directors of which 10 are Independent Non-Executive Directors, including the Chairman, two are Executive Directors (the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer) and one is Non-Executive Director. The biographies of the Directors are set out below.
 
Chairman
 
Mr Nicholas Charles ALLEN
(also Independent Non-Executive Director)
 
Mr ALLEN, aged 63, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since February 2016 and succeeded as the Chairman of the Board since April 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and the Finance and Investment Committee of the Manager.
 
Mr ALLEN is currently an independent non-executive director of CLP Holdings Limited and Lenovo Group Limited (both of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). He was an independent non-executive director of VinaLand Limited (which is listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange), Texon International Group Limited and Hysan Development Company Limited (which is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). Currently, Mr ALLEN chairs the audit committee of Lenovo Group Limited.
 
Mr ALLEN has extensive experience in accounting and auditing as well as securities and regulatory matters. He retired as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2007. Mr ALLEN served on the Securities and Futures Appeals Panel, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Takeovers Appeal Committee, the Share Registrars’ Disciplinary Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission and as member of various committees of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Currently, he is the Honorary Advisor to the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong, a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Corporate Governance Working Group, and the Chairman of Vision 2047 Foundation.
 
Mr ALLEN holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Social Studies from The University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
 
  

Executive Directors

 

Mr George Kwok Lung HONGCHOY 
Chief Executive Officer 
 
Mr HONGCHOY, aged 56, has been an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer since 2009 and 2010 respectively, and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Finance and Investment Committee of the Manager. He is also a director of The Link Holdings Limited, Link Properties Limited, The Link Finance Limited and all other subsidiaries of Link.
 
He is Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Tracker Fund of Hong Kong (a Hong Kong unit trust authorised under section 104(1) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance whose units are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited), a member of the Asia Executive Board of The Wharton School, a governor of the World Economic Forum’s Infrastructure and Urban Development Community, a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation Limited.
 
Mr HONGCHOY began his career with Arthur Young (now EY) in New Zealand and has since moved into senior management positions in financial consulting, investment bank and real estate investment.  He was previously Managing Director of Investment Banking at JP Morgan and N.M. Rothschild & Sons and, immediately prior to joining Link, Managing Director and Head of DBS Asia Capital Limited. 
 
He was named the Country Winner of Hong Kong / Macau Region in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 China Award, Business Person of the Year by DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards in 2015, and was also presented with the Asian Corporate Director Award by Corporate Governance Asia in 2013-2016, the Director of the Year Award (Listed Companies – Executive Directors) by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award by Enterprise Asia in 2011.
 
Mr HONGCHOY holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury and an MBA degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Senior Fellow and a member of the Corporate Advisory Council of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a Fellow and Council Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, and a Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Institute of Shopping Centre Management.

Mr Andy CHEUNG Lee Ming 
Chief Operating Officer
 
Mr CHEUNG, aged 51, joined the Manager as an Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer in June 2010, and became the Chief Operating Officer in February 2018. Mr CHEUNG is also a director of The Link Holdings Limited, Link Properties Limited, The Link Finance Limited and all other subsidiaries of Link.
 
Mr CHEUNG has over 25 years of experience in the areas of business development, finance and audit. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Boston University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the McMaster University. He is a Certified Public Accountant of the State of Illinois in the United States and also the Vice Chairman of the Real Estate and Infrastructure Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the General Committee of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies.
 
Prior to joining the Manager, Mr CHEUNG was an executive director and the chief financial officer of Paul Y. Engineering Group Limited and was an executive director of Hopewell Holdings Limited, both of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
 
   
Non-Executive Director
 
Mr Ian Keith GRIFFITHS
Mr GRIFFITHS, aged 63, has been a Non-Executive Director of the Manager since September 2007. He is also a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Manager. Mr GRIFFITHS has practiced architecture for 39 years, with 34 years in Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of Aedas, which is one of the world’s leading architecture and design practices with 15 offices and 1,450 staff internationally.
 
 
Independent Non-Executive Directors
 
Mr Christopher John BROOKE
Mr BROOKE, aged 49, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since May 2018.  He is a Co-Founder and Director of Brooke Husband Limited, a real estate consulting practice based in Hong Kong.  Mr BROOKE is a Chartered Surveyor, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.  He is currently the global President Elect and a member of the Governing Council of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  In addition, he is a member of the Urban Land Institute and a Director of the Hong Kong Rugby Union. Mr BROOKE held a number of senior management positions at CBRE, relating to both China and Asia, between July 2002 and December 2015 (including his last position as Executive Managing Director, Consulting, Asia Pacific). Mr BROOKE was also a long standing member of the Asia Pacific Strategic Group within CBRE.  He held various positions at Brooke Hillier Parker, Brooke International and Insignia Brooke between March 1992 and July 2003 before joining CBRE in 2003 via the acquisition of Insignia Brooke by CBRE.  Mr BROOKE started his career in 1989 as a graduate surveyor at Hillier Parker in the United Kingdom, prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 1992.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
   
Mr Ed CHAN Yiu Cheong 
Mr Ed CHAN, aged 55, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since February 2016. He is also a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Manager. Mr Ed CHAN is a non-executive director of Treasury Wine Estates Limited (which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange) and an independent non-executive director of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange). He was previously an executive director and the Vice Chairman of C.P. Lotus Corporation (which is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) and a Vice Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited.  In addition, Mr Ed CHAN was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart China from November 2006 to October 2011, and held senior positions with the Dairy Farm Group from November 2001 to November 2006 (including his last position as Regional Director, North Asia). He also led Bertelsmann Music Group business in Greater China. Mr Ed CHAN began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co working in both Hong Kong and the United States. He obtained a Bachelor degree from The University of Chicago, USA and a Master degree from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
 
Mr Blair Chilton PICKERELL
Mr PICKERELL, aged 61, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since April 2016. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Manager. Mr PICKERELL is an independent non-executive director and a member of the Finance Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and Strategic Issues Committee of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (which is listed on NASDAQ). He is also an independent non-executive director of Dah Sing Banking Group Limited (which is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) and Dah Sing Bank, Limited. Mr PICKERELL is currently a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Tracker Fund of Hong Kong (a Hong Kong unit trust authorised under section 104(1) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance whose units are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) and the International Advisory Board, Securities and Exchange Board of India. He has also been active in public service. He was a Court Member of The University of Hong Kong during December 2008 to November 2014 and is a Vice Patron of The Community Chest of Hong Kong and a director of Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong. Mr PICKERELL was Chairman, Asia of Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. up to July 2015. He joined Jardine Matheson Holdings Group in 1984 and held various positions in Jardine Matheson Holdings Group. In 2003, he joined HSBC Investments (Hong Kong) Limited (now known as HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited) as the Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific. Mr PICKERELL served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Asia of Morgan Stanley Investment Management from 2007 to 2010, and was also an independent non-executive director and a member of the audit committee of Dah Sing Financial Holdings Limited (which is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) from June 2013 to December 2017. Mr PICKERELL holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, U.S.A. and an MA degree (in East Asian Studies) and a BA degree (in Political Science) from Stanford University, U.S.A.
 
Ms Poh Lee TAN  
Ms Poh Lee TAN, aged 59, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since November 2015. She is also a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Manager. Ms Poh Lee TAN was the managing partner of the Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Vietnam offices of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie from November 2010 till October 2012 and Chairman of Asia for Baker & McKenzie from October 2008 to October 2010. She was a solicitor, admitted to practice in Hong Kong, England and Wales, Australia and Singapore. She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in the Asia-Pacific region as well as outbound investments from Mainland China. Ms Poh Lee TAN has been active in community services. She is the founder and a director of Mighty Oaks Foundation Limited and was a member of the founding board of Independent Schools Foundation. Ms Poh Lee TAN holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Masters of Law degree from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge.
 
Ms May Siew Boi TAN
Ms May TAN, aged 62, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since February 2013. She is also a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Manager. Ms May Tan is currently an independent non-executive director of HSBC Insurance (Asia) Limited and HSBC Life (International) Limited. She was an executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and was also its chief executive officer from July 2014 to February 2017. She was previously the chief executive officer of Cazenove Asia Limited and a partner of Cazenove and Co. Cazenove Asia Limited (now known as Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited) became part of Standard Chartered Hong Kong in January 2009. In 2016, Ms May TAN was the Chairman of The Hong Kong Association of Banks, the ex-officio member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council and a member of the Currency Board Sub-Committee of The Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority. She was a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 4 May 2012 to 9 July 2015 and a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission from 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2013. She is an executive committee member of Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and was a Council Member and the Vice Chairman of Oxfam Hong Kong. Ms May TAN graduated from The University of Sheffield. She is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
 
Mr Peter TSE Pak Wing
Mr Peter TSE, aged 67, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since July 2014. He is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Manager. Mr Peter TSE was an executive director of CLP Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) up till May 2012. He then became a non-executive director until he retired in April 2013. Before joining the CLP Group in January 1981, he worked with Deloitte & Co. in London and Hong Kong, and the Swire Group. Mr Peter TSE is an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) and an independent non-executive director of HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited. Mr Peter TSE holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science degree in Technological Economics from the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
 
Ms Nancy TSE Sau Ling
Ms Nancy TSE, aged 65, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since July 2014. She is also a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Manager. Ms Nancy TSE joined the Hospital Authority in 1991 and was the Chief Financial Officer and the Director (Finance and Information Technology Services) of the Hospital Authority before her retirement in August 2013. Ms Nancy TSE is a member of the audit committee of The University of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor at The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also sits on the boards and committees of a number of charitable organisations and non-government organisations. Ms Nancy TSE is an independent non-executive director of Wheelock and Company Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited), DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance/Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles, the United States. Ms Nancy TSE is a Chartered Accountant qualified in Canada, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
 
Mr David Charles WATT
Mr WATT, aged 68, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since August 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Manager. Mr WATT holds a Master of Arts in Modern History from the University of Oxford and completed the International Executive Programme at INSEAD, France in 1991. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Mr WATT is Senior Advisor to InfraRed Capital Partners and Special Advisor to Macdonald & Company. He is also Senior Advisor to China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangzhou Committee and China Chamber of International Commerce, Guangzhou Chamber of Commerce. Mr WATT was an International Director of DTZ with responsibility for business development and client services across the Asia-Pacific Region. He has over 44 years of international experience on a wide range of commercial development projects. He is a former member of the European Advisory Board of the International Council of Shopping Centres.
 
Ms Elaine Carole YOUNG
Ms YOUNG, aged 53, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager since February 2013. She is also a member of the Finance and Investment Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Manager. Ms YOUNG is an independent non-executive director of Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, the manager of Ascott Residence Trust (which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited) and also sits on the audit committee. Ms YOUNG has extensive experience in both real estate and hospitality across Asia and is the co-founder of the boutique serviced apartment brand, Shama. After Shama was acquired by ONYX Hospitality Group in 2010, Ms YOUNG left in order to pursue other business opportunities within the serviced hospitality sector. Ms YOUNG is a Special Advisor to Warburg Pincus in Shanghai. She was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the prestigious RBS Coutts/Financial Times Women in Asia Awards in 2009. She was trained by Marks & Spencer PLC in retail and commercial management in the United Kingdom prior to living in Hong Kong.
Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2013 Best Investment Manager in Hong Kong 2015 Institutional Investor Most Honored Company in Hong Kong 2015 The Asset Triple A Awards Property Investor of the Year DJSI Asia Pacific FTSE4Good GRESB Green Star 2014 Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Customer Service Grand Award Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme