LEE Seng Huang - Group Executive Chairman
Lee Seng Huang was appointed as an Executive Director and has been the Group Executive Chairman of the Company since 1 January 2007. Mr. Lee was educated at the University of Sydney in Australia and has wide ranging financial services and real estate investment experience in the Asian region. He is the executive chairman of Mulpha International Berhad (a Malaysian listed conglomerate with operations in Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom) as well as Mulpha Australia Limited, and the non-executive chairman of Aveo Group, a leading retirement group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Mr. Lee is a trustee of Lee and Lee Trust, a discretionary trust owning a controlling interest in Allied Group Limited ("AGL"), a holding company of the Company through its interest in Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited ("APL"). Both AGL and APL are companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Simon CHOW Wing Charn - Executive Director
Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Simon Chow Wing Charn was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 3 June 2015. He joined the Company as the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer Company in December 2014. Mr. Chow has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry. Prior to joining the Group, he has been with Citibank for 18 years and his last position was the country manager for China consumer bank of Citibank. Before that, he held senior roles with UBS, Lehman Brothers, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of Canada. Mr. Chow holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Licentiate in Accounting Degree from the University of British Columbia.
Peter Anthony Curry - Non-Executive Director
Peter Anthony Curry was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2011 and was re-designated as a Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2018. He joined the Company as the Group Chief Financial Officer in November 2010 until his retirement on 31 August 2018. Mr. Curry has over 45 years of business experience. He joined Peat Marwick Mitchell (now known as KPMG) in Australia in 1974 upon graduation and worked as Tax Partner in 1983. Since that time he has worked in different listed and unlisted companies in Australia as executive director/managing director specialising in natural resources, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions etc. He has been involved in a range of public and private capital raisings, initial public offering related services and providing corporate and financial advisory services in relation to a range of business transactions including a wide range of mining projects. Mr. Curry holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of New South Wales. He became a Chartered Accountant and a barrister (non-practising) in Australia in 1978, and was elected as a fellow of The Institute of Directors in Australia in 1989. Mr. Curry is also a non-executive director of Tian An Australia Limited, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Jonathan Andrew Cimino - Non-Executive Director
Jonathan Andrew Cimino was appointed as a Non-Execution Director of the Company on 25 January 2016. He is the chief executive officer of Dubai Group LLC (the “Dubai Group”) and was formerly the chief operating officer and the managing director of Finance of Dubai Group since 2008. Currently, the Dubai Group, through its subsidiary Dubai Ventures LLC, holds 166,000,000 shares of the Company. Mr. Cimino is experienced in financial management, debt restructuring and asset management and has been an investment banker and stockbroker having spent a large part of his career as head of investment banking, chief executive officer and country head of SBC Warburg and UBS in New Zealand. He worked extensively on privatisation mandates for the New Zealand Government. Upon leaving UBS in 2001, Mr. Cimino formed his own boutique investment bank Cimino Partners which undertook various M&A and capital market transactions including acting as the lead manager for the IPO of the New Zealand Stock Exchange. He has been a public company director in New Zealand for listed companies in the transportation, environmental, biotechnology and private equity sectors. Mr. Cimino holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration Degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Evan Au Yang Chi Chun - Independent Non-Executive Director
Evan Au Yang Chi Chun was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 22 March 2018. Mr. Au Yang is the managing director and head of GLG International (“GLG”). Prior to GLG, Mr. Au Yang was the deputy managing director of The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (“KMB”) and an executive director of Transport International Holdings Limited (“Transport International”), KMB’s parent company which is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He is the chairman of the board of Civic Exchange; a member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Urban Renewal Authority as a non-executive director, the executive committees of Green Monday and the Young Presidents’ Organization (Hong Kong Chapter) where he is a member. In addition, Mr. Au Yang serves on the Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Environment Bureau’s Working Group on review of Air Quality Objectives, the Development Fund Committee of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Development Committee of the World Wide Fund as well as the board of advisors of Kellogg School of Management Alumni Club.
Prior to joining Transport International and KMB, Mr. Au Yang was an associate partner at McKinsey & Company. Before management consultancy, Mr. Au Yang was at Citigroup’s derivatives structuring and marketing unit. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University and his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
David Craig Bartlett - Independent Non-Executive Director
David Craig Bartlett was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 26 November 1999. Mr. Bartlett graduated with honours in law from Exeter University in the United Kingdom in 1988 and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales, the Republic of Ireland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. A former partner of the international law firm Clyde & Co., he regularly acted for and advised the Company and its subsidiaries before leaving private practice for a career in industry. Now based primarily in Europe, Mr. Bartlett is also an independent non-executive director of each of Allied Group Limited and Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited, the holding companies of the Company and the shares of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Alan Stephen Jones - Independent Non-Executive Director
Alan Stephen Jones was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 3 January 2006. Mr. Jones, a Chartered Accountant, has extensive experience in management, administration, accounting, property development, carpark management, finance and trading, and has been involved in successful mergers and acquisitions of a number of public companies in Australia and internationally. He is an independent non-executive director of each of Allied Group Limited and Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited, the holding companies of the Company and the shares of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Jones is also an independent non-executive director of Mount Gibson Iron Limited, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and non-executive chairman of Air Change International Limited, a company listed on the National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited, as well as a non-executive director of Mulpha Australia Limited.
Jacqueline Alee Leung - Independent Non-Executive Director
Jacqueline Alee Leung was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 November 2014. Ms. Leung is the president and managing director of Leighton Investments Limited and Leighton Textiles Company Limited. She was with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from February 2001 to August 2014. Prior to that, she worked at the mergers and acquisitions department of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in New York City. Ms. Leung is an active community leader and volunteer and has served as a member of the Vetting Committee for the Allocation of Sites and Start-up Loans for Post-secondary Education Providers under the Education Bureau of the Government of HKSAR since 2010. Over the years, she held various positions in charitable organisations in Hong Kong, such as the fundraising chairman for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund and a director at Po Leung Kuk. On 1 January 2016, she was appointed as a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee (EFAC) Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and on 1 April 2017, she was appointed as a member of the Hospital Governing Committee of Prince of Wales Hospital. Ms. Leung holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Engineering from Brown University in the United States.
Robert James Quinlivan - Group Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Quinlivan joined the Company as Group Chief Financial Officer in September 2018. He has 28 years of experience in the fields of financial markets, public accounting and audit. Prior to joining the Company, he was Chief Financial Officer, Asia for Macquaries Group Limited and has worked in senior finance and assurance roles with Barclays and Merrill Lynch. Prior to Hong Kong, Mr. Quinlivan worked in Seoul, Tokyo, London and New York. He commenced his career with KPMG in Australia. Mr. Quinlivan is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in accounting and finance from The University of Western Australia.
Akihiro NAGAHARA - Managing Director and CEO,
United Asia Finance Limited
Akihiro Nagahara joined United Asia Finance Limited ("UAF") in September 1993 and is its Managing Director and CEO. He is an acknowledged expert in the consumer finance business in Hong Kong and is credited with the successful establishment of Public Finance Limited (formerly known as JCG Finance Company, Limited). He is also the chairman of The Hong Kong S.A.R. Licensed Money Lenders Association Limited, a position he has held since its establishment in 1999, which is the only industry representative association of licensed money lenders in Hong Kong. Mr. Nagahara holds a Law Degree from the National Taiwan University and a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School in Law of the National Hitotsubashi University of Japan where he also completed his doctorate courses. Mr. Nagahara was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in May 2016.
Elsy Li Chun - Group Treasurer and Head of Corporate Development
Elsy Li Chun joined the Company in May 2017 and is the Group Treasurer and Head of Corporate Development of the Company. She is an investment banking professional with over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining the Group, she was a consultant with an international executive search firm and before that she held various senior investment banking positions including Managing Director, Institutional Client Group and Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group with Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.