Martyn Stuart Wells - Non-Executive Director

Letter of appointment

Mr Wells was formerly an Executive Director of Citicorp International Limited and has over 30 years' experience in the securities industry. In 1969 he joined Vickers da Costa, international stockbrokers. He was involved in the fund management industry for 20 years and participated in the launch of several country funds investing in the Asian region, serving as a director or as a member of the investment advisory councils of several of those funds. He lived in Hong Kong for almost 28 years and since 2000 has resided in England.

Mark Chung Fong - Non-Executive Director

Letter of appointment

Mr Fong was an Executive Director for China development of Grant Thornton International Ltd, a corporation incorporated in England and had retired from Grant Thornton effective from 1 January 2014.  He has more than 30 years' experience in the accounting profession.

Mr Fong holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Surrey.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow and a Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Henry Ying Chew Cheong - Executive Director and Deputy Chairman

Mr Cheong holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) degree from Chelsea College, University of London and a Master of Science (Operational Research and Management) degree from Imperial College, University of London.

Mr Cheong has over 35 years of experience in the securities industry. Mr Cheong and The Mitsubishi Bank in Japan (now known as The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd) founded the Worldsec Group in 1991. In late 2002, Worldsec Group sold certain securities businesses to UOB Kay Hian and following that Mr Cheong became the Chief Executive Officer of UOB Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd until early 2005. Prior to the formation of the Worldsec Group, Mr Cheong was a director of James Capel (Far East) Ltd for five years with overall responsibility for Far East Sales. His earlier professional experience includes 11 years with Vickers da Costa Limited in Hong Kong latterly as Managing Director. 

Mr Cheong is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited, CNNC International Limited, Creative Energy Solutions Holdings Limited, Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited (formerly known as SPG Land (Holdings) Limited), Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, New World Department Store China Limited, Skyworth Digital Holdings Limited and TOM Group Limited, all being listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr Cheong is also an Independent Director of BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited, being listed in Thailand. Mr Cheong was an Independent Non-executive Director of Hong Kong Jewellery Holding Limited (formerly known as Excel Technology International Holdings Limited), a company listed in Hong Kong (resigned on 3 July 2012).

Mr Cheong is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission and also a member of the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal in Hong Kong.  Mr Cheong was previously a member of Disciplinary Panel A of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (from 2005-2011), a member of the Corporate Advisory Council of the Hong Kong Securities Institute (from 2002-2009), a member of the Advisory Committee (from 1993-1999) to the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC"), a member of the Board of Director of the Hong Kong Future Exchange Limited (from 1994-2000), a member of GEM Listing Committee and Main Board Listing Committee of Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited ("HKEX") (from May 2002-May 2006), a member of Derivatives Market Consultative Panel of HKEX (from April 2000-May 2006), a member of the Process Review Panel for the SFC (from November 2000-October 2006) and a member of the Committee on Real Estate Investment Trust of the SFC (from September 2003-August 2006).

Ernest Chiu Shun She - Executive Director  

Mr She is an investment banker with extensive experience in the field of corporate finance having covered a broad and diverse range of financial advisory and fund raising activities in the Asian regional stock markets and had held executive management positions and directorships at Worldsec Corporate Finance Limited and UOB Asia (Hong Kong) Limited.

Mr She was one of the cofounding team members at the Worldsec Group of companies when they were established in the early 1990s. Between 1991 and until the disposal by the Group of certain securities businesses to UOB Kay Hian Holdings Limited in 2002, Mr She spent a total of eleven years holding senior management positions at Worldsec Corporate Finance Limited and Worldsec International Limited with the main responsibility of developing and overseeing the Group's corporate finance activities.

Prior to his tenure at the Worldsec Group of companies, Mr She was an investment analyst and an associate director at James Capel (Far East) Limited where he was primarily responsible for equity research in the real estate sector.

Mr She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering and obtained from the Imperial College of Science and Technology a Master of Science degree in Management Science specialising in Operational Research. Mr She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

From 2004 to 2010, Mr She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of New Island Printing Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Mr She rejoined the Group in July 2013 to assist in the reactivation of its business activities.

 

Alastair Gunn-Forbes - Non-Executive Chairman

Letter of appointment

Mr Gunn-Forbes has been associated with Asian regional stock markets since 1973 when he was a fund manager at Brown Shipley Ltd.  Subsequently, he was a director of W.I Carr, Sons & Co. (Overseas) Ltd until 1985, since when he has held directorships with other Asian securities firms in the United Kingdom prior to joining the Group in 1993. Mr Gunn-Forbes is the Chairman of Opera Holdings, a recruitment company and also the Chairman of FutureBiogas, a green energy company.