Dr. LAU Kwok Kuen, Peter
Dr. LAU Kwok Kuen, Peter (Chairman and Chief Executive), is the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive. He is also chairman of the Management Committee and Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He joined the Group in 1987, became the Chief Executive on February 8, 1994, and was elected Chairman of the Board of the Company on August 10 in the same year. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group.
Dr. LAU is also an independent non-executive director of Fairwood Holdings Limited, which is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Dr. LAU is currently an adjunct professor of the College of Business at City University of Hong Kong and an external member of the School of Business Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Baptist University. He was previously the chairman of the Advisory Committee on Management and marketing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”).
Dr. LAU holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from PolyU, a MBA degree from the University of Calgary in Canada and a Master of Buddhist Studies from The University of Hong Kong.
Dr. LAU had over 12 years of management and accounting experience in both the private and public sectors in Canada before joining the Group.
Dr. CHAN Ka Wai
Dr. CHAN Ka Wai (Executive Director), joined the Group in January 2000 and was appointed as an Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Company on June 20, 2014 and April 1, 2015, respectively. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Company and also a director of various subsidiaries and a joint venture of the Group. Dr. CHAN is responsible for the Group’s operations to meet budget and other financial goals, as well as establishing goals, allocating resources and assessing policies to drive the Group’s performance. Dr. CHAN has over 19 years of experience in the apparel retailing and marketing business.
Dr. CHAN is a member of Certified Practicing Accountant Australia and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. He holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Textile from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Master of Arts in Global Business Management and a Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from City University of Hong Kong and a Master of Accountancy from Hong Kong Baptist University.
Mr. Mark Alan LOYND
Mr. Mark Alan LOYND (Executive Director), has been with the Group since September 2013 and was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on March 9, 2017. Mr. LOYND is currently the General Counsel, Company Secretary and Group Human Resources Director of the Company. He oversees legal, regulatory, compliance, corporate governance, human resources and talent development affairs of the Group. Mr. LOYND is also chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Management Committee of the Company as well as director and company secretary of various subsidiaries and joint ventures of the Group.
Mr. LOYND was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 2007. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (MCIArb), the United Kingdom and a Professional Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management (M.I.H.R.M.(HK)), where he also sits on the Employment-Related Hong Kong Legislation and Issues Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom as well as a Master of Arts in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (with distinction) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, both from the City University of Hong Kong. He possesses over 18 years of experience in handling regulatory and compliance matters for listed companies, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other commercial law affairs, as well as labour and maritime law issues.
Dr. CHENG Chi Kong, JP
Dr. CHENG Chi Kong, JP (Non-executive Director) , was appointed as a Non-executive Director on May 22, 2012. Dr. CHENG is the executive vice-chairman and chief executive officer of New World Development Company Limited (“NWD”). He is also an executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited and NWS Holdings Limited, a non-executive director and chairman of New World Department Store China Limited, and a non-executive director of New Century Healthcare Holding Co. Limited, all of which are listed on the Stock Exchange. Dr. CHENG was a non-executive director of i-CABLE Communications Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong, up to his resignation on July 2, 2019. Dr. CHENG is a director of a substantial shareholder of the Company, Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited and its subsidiary, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited. He is also a director and executive chairman of New World China Land Limited.
Dr. CHENG is a member of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of The People’s Republic of China, the chairman of New World Group Charity Foundation Limited, the chairman of China Young Leaders Foundation and the honorary chairman of K11 Art Foundation. He was the vice-chairman of the 11th and 12th committee of the All-China Youth Federation. He was acknowledged by Fortune as one of “40 Under 40” global business stars and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2012. Dr. CHENG is a Justice of Peace appointed by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since 2016 and was made an Officier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2017. Dr. CHENG holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (cum laude) from Harvard University, and was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities by the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014. Dr. CHENG worked in a major international bank prior to joining NWD in September 2006 and has substantial experience in corporate finance.
Mr. CHAN Sai Cheong
Mr. CHAN Sai Cheong (Non-executive Director) , was appointed as a Non-executive Director on May 22, 2012. He is also as an executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. CHAN has been in the jewellery industry for 39 years.
Mr. CHAN currently a senior adviser of the Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China, a member of National Technical Committee 256 on Jewelry and National Technical Committee 298 on Jewelry and Jade of Standardization Administration of China, a member of the standing council of China Gold Association, an executive vice-chairman of the Guangdong Gold and Silver Jewellery Chamber of Commerce, a vice chairman of the Shenzhen Gold & Jewellery Association, a general vice chairman of Gold Association of Guangdong Province, a vice-chairman of the Guangdong Golden Jewellery and Jade Industry’s Association and a director of the Gemological Institute, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). He is also a member of the Liaoning Province Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Dr. Barry John BUTTIFANT
Dr. Barry John BUTTIFANT (Independent Non-executive Director) , was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on March 3, 1995. He is also chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of both the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Dr. BUTTIFANT was re-appointed as a managing director of KLC Transactions Limited in January 2017, and was also appointed as a managing director of KLC Corporate Advisory and Recovery Limited from the same date.
Dr. BUTTIFANT is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Management Institute, the Hong Kong Management Association and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration (Honoris Causa) by Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom in February 2013.
Mr. KWONG Ki Chi, GBS, JP
Mr. KWONG Ki Chi, GBS, JP(Independent Non-executive Director), was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on April 26, 2004 and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. KWONG is also an independent non-executive director of another listed company, AMS Public Transport Holdings Limited. Mr. KWONG graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics and was awarded a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics and Politics of Development by the University of Cambridge, England. He has served in the Government of Hong Kong for 27 years and held positions principally in the economic and financial fields. He was the Secretary for the Treasury from 1995 to 1998, with responsibility for public finances, and Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting from 1998 to March 2000, with responsibility for information technology, telecommunications and broadcasting. He left the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in March 2000 to join The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited as executive director and first Chief Executive, following the demutualization and merger of the Stock Exchange, The Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited and their associated clearing houses and retired in April 2003. Since then, Mr. KWONG had served as the managing director/executive director/non-executive director of various companies, including Hsin Chong International Holdings Ltd, Hongkong Sales (Int’l) Ltd, Macau Legend Development Ltd and Chenavari Investment Managers (HK) Limited (now known as W2 Asset Management (HK) Limited).
Mr. KWONG is a non-official Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong and has been awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Professor WONG Yuk
Professor WONG Yuk (alias, HUANG Xu) (Independent Non-executive Director) , was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on November 11, 2015. He is also chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of both the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. Professor HUANG received his PhD from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), Master of Arts from Lancaster University (England), and Honours Diploma from Lingnan University (Hong Kong). Currently, he is the Professor and the Head of Department of Management, the Associate Dean of the School of Business (Research & Postgraduate Studies), the Programme Director of Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Business Management and the Associate Director of Centre for Human Resources Strategy and Development of HKBU.
Since 2010, he has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Work, Organization and Wellbeing, Griffith University. He has also been appointed as a Visiting Chair Professor in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics since 2012. He is Deputy Editor of the Management and Organization Review, and a member of editorial board for Academy of Management Journal and Human Relations. Professor HUANG’s research interests include leadership, power, proactive and abnormal work behaviors, employees’ well-being; cross-cultural psychology and management issues in China. He has published more than 60 papers in international journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations and so forth.
Dr. Alison Elizabeth LLOYD
Dr. Alison Elizabeth LLOYD (Independent Non-executive Director) , was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on March 7, 2019. She is also a member of both the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company.
She is the associate vice-president (Institutional Research and Strategic Planning) of HKBU since May 13, 2020. As Associate Vice-President (Institutional Research and Strategic Planning), Dr. LLOYD plays an instrumental role in supporting the advancement of HKBU, particularly in the implementation of the Institutional Strategic Plan (2018-2028). She leads efforts to spearhead the use of analytics and business intelligence to foster a culture of data-informed decision-making, and support a number of planning-related initiatives.
She was a director of International Affairs of PolyU, Dr. LLOYD oversaw the strategic development and coordination of international partnerships, international recruitment, mobility opportunities, and institutional relations. As Director of Institutional Research and Planning of PolyU, she steered strategic planning, performance monitoring, university rankings, business intelligence, and analytics.
Prior to joining academia, she worked in management consultancy in Hong Kong. Her previously consulting engagements cover strategy, business process review and improvement, performance management frameworks and change management for both private and public sector organizations in Hong Kong and Asia. Currently, Dr. LLOYD serves on a number of advisory boards and steering committees pertaining to international higher education.