Board of Directors and Company Secretary
Chairman and Non-executive Director
Dr. LO Ka Shui
Dr. LO Ka Shui has been Chairman and Non-executive Director for the Trustee-Manager and the Company since 2013. He is a Member of both the Company’s Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee and is also a Director of all its subsidiaries. Dr. Lo is Chairman and Managing Director of Great Eagle Holdings Limited, and Chairman and Non-executive Director of the Manager of the publicly-listed trust, Champion Real Estate Investment Trust. He is also Vice President of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong and a member of The Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Lo was formerly Director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited; Chairman of the Listing Committee for the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market; a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies; Chairman of the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong; a Board Member of the Airport Authority Hong Kong; and a Member of the University Grants Committee.
Dr. Lo graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and obtained a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree from Cornell University, specialising in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He has over four decades of experience in property and hotel development and investment both in Hong Kong and overseas.
Mr. LO Chun Him, Alexander
Mr. LO Chun Him, Alexander has been a Non-executive Director of the Trustee-Manager and the Company since February 2017. He is also a Director of all the subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Lo is an Executive Director of Great Eagle Holdings Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Prior to joining the Great Eagle Group in 2010, he had worked at Citibank’s investment banking division with a focus on Hong Kong’s market. Mr. Lo is also a member of the Executive Committee of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong and a member of the Management Committee of The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners Limited. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Mr. LO Chun Lai, Andrew
Mr. LO Chun Lai, Andrew has been a Non-executive Director of the Trustee-Manager and the Company since October 2020. He is currently the Senior Vice President – Finance at Langham Hospitality Group (“LHG”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings Limited which is the controlling holder of share stapled units of the Trust and the Company. In his current capacity, Mr. Lo is responsible for business planning, ensuring financial stewardship, and supporting asset management. He also oversees finance operations, legal and hospitality investments.
Prior to joining LHG in 2013, he held positions at Horwath HTL and Mandarin Oriental. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and from Columbia University in New York with a Master of Science in Real Estate Development. He also holds a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr. Brett Stephen BUTCHER
Mr. Brett Stephen BUTCHER has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Trustee-Manager and the Company since April 2019. He is also a Director of all the subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Butcher has over 40 years’ extensive hotel business experience in both hotel operations and sales and marketing in Asia, the Pacific and North America. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the hotel asset management arm of Great Eagle Holdings Limited (“Great Eagle”, being the controlling holder of share stapled units of the Trust and the Company) principally overseeing the management of all hotel assets of Great Eagle worldwide. Mr. Butcher is also the Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group overseeing all aspects of management and brands for the Langham Hospitality Group’s global portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences. Mr. Butcher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Hospitality Management) from University of Queensland Lawes Campus.
Independent Non-executive Directors
Professor CHAN Ka Keung, Ceajer
Professor CHAN Ka Keung, Ceajer has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Trustee-Manager and the Company since August 2018. He is the Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee, a Member of the Company’s Nomination Committee and a Member of the Audit Committees of the Trustee-Manager and the Company. Professor Chan holds an Honorary Doctoral Degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Professor Chan is an Adjunct Professor and a Senior Advisor to the Dean at HKUST Business School. He was appointed as the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from July 2007 to June 2017. Prior to that, he was Dean of Business and Management in HKUST. Before joining the HKUST Business School in 1993, Professor Chan had spent nine years teaching at Ohio State University in the United States. Professor Chan is currently a member of Competition Commission of Hong Kong and a Director of the One Country and Two Systems Research Institute. He is an Independent Non-executive Director of Guotai Junan International Holdings Limited, China Overseas Land & Investment Limited, NWS Holdings Limited and Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group Limited, all companies are listed on the Main Board of Stock Exchange. He is an Independent Non-executive Director of CMB International Capital Corporation Limited and Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments Limited. He is also the Chairman of WeLab Bank Limited and a Senior Advisor to WeLab Holdings Limited.
Professor Chan received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wesleyan University and both of his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in finance from The University of Chicago. He specialised in assets pricing, evaluation of trading strategies and market efficiency and has published numerous articles on these topics.
Professor LIN Syaru, Shirley
Professor LIN Syaru, Shirley has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Trustee-Manager and the Company since 2013. She is the Chair of the Company’s Nomination Committee, a Member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Audit Committees of the Trustee-Manager and the Company. Previously, she was a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where she led the firm’s efforts in private equity and venture capital in Asia. In addition, Professor Lin was involved in the privatisation of state-owned enterprises in Mainland China, Singapore and Taiwan. She has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies and is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank Limited, a restricted licence bank in Hong Kong and TE Connectivity Ltd., a NYSE-listed company based in Zurich. She was an Independent Non-executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited and Mercuries Life Insurance Co., Ltd. She was appointed by the Hong Kong government to the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation from 2016 to 2022. She currently serves on the board of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in the U.S. and is the Founder of the Focused Ultrasound Hong Kong Foundation.
Professor Lin is Research Professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. She is also a faculty member at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and chairs the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation. Her book on the impact of the evolution of Taiwanese identity on cross-Strait economic policy was published by Stanford University Press in 2016. She is currently working on the challenges facing the advanced economies in East Asia that have entered the high-income trap. Her commentary frequently appears in English and Chinese media. She received her master’s degree in International and Public Affairs with distinction and her Ph.D. in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong and her A.B. from Harvard College, cum laude.
Mr. WONG Kwai Lam
Mr. WONG Kwai Lam has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Trustee-Manager and the Company since 2013. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committees of the Trustee-Manager and the Company, and a Member of each of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. Mr. Wong is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited as trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (“HPHT”), CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (“CKHH”), ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited as manager of Prosperity Real Estate Investment Trust (“Prosperity REIT”) and K. Wah International Holdings Limited (“KWIH”). CKHH, Prosperity REIT and KWIH are listed in Hong Kong, and HPHT is listed in Singapore. Mr. Wong was an Independent Non-executive Director of China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. Mr. Wong is currently the Chairman of IncitAdv Consultants Ltd., Chairman and a Director of Hong Kong Grand Opera Company Limited, an advisor to the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, a member of the Advisory Board of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”), a Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a Member of the Investment Sub-committee of the Board of Trustees of New Asia College, CUHK and a Director of the CUHK Medical Centre Limited. He was formerly a Member of the Advisory Committee and a Member of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong and a Member of the China Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Mr. Wong has over 30 years of experience in the commercial and investment banking industry. He worked with Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd. from May 1993 to August 2009 where he served as a Managing Director in the Asia Investment Banking Division since January 1995. He was appointed as a Senior Client Advisor to Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd. in September 2009 and served in that position for one year. Prior to that, Mr. Wong had been a Director in the Investment Banking Division of CS First Boston (Hong Kong) Ltd. and a Director and the Head of Primary Market in Standard Chartered Asia Limited.
Mr. Wong holds Bachelor of Arts Degree and Honorary Fellowship from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Ph. D from Leicester University, England.
Ms. WONG Mei Ling, Marina
Ms. WONG Mei Ling, Marina has been the Company Secretary of the Trustee-Manager and the Company since 2013. She is responsible for the company secretarial and compliance function of the Trust Group. Ms. Wong is the Company Secretary of Great Eagle Holdings Limited. She is also a Non-executive Director and the officer in charge of the corporate secretary of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited (Manager of the publicly listed Champion Real Estate Investment Trust) principally responsible for the governance, compliance and corporate secretarial matters. Prior to that, she was a senior management of a red chip listed company in Hong Kong and served as the Company Secretary and a member of the Investment Appraisal Committee. With over 30 years solid working experience, her expertise lies in the development of governance and compliance policies and corporate secretarial and administration. Ms. Wong is a Fellow both of The Chartered Governance Institute and The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute. Ms. Wong received a Master Degree in Laws from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wales and the University of Manchester jointly and a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy from City University of Hong Kong.