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Mr. Simon Cheong

Mr. Simon Cheong

B.Civ.Eng. MBA
Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Director since 20 September 2001. Mr Cheong has over 30 years experience in real estate, banking and international finance. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SC Global Developments Pte Ltd. Mr Cheong has formerly held positions with Citibank (Singapore) as their Head of Real Estate Finance for Singapore as well as with Credit Suisse First Boston as a Director and Regional Real Estate Head for Asia (excluding Japan). In 1996, Mr Cheong established his own firm, SC Global Pte Ltd, a real estate and hotel advisory and direct investment group specialising in structuring large and complex transactions worldwide. He was elected President of the prestigious Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) for 2 terms from 2007 till 2010. He served on the Board of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, National University of Singapore from 2008 to 2011 and was a board member of the Republic Polytechnic Board of Governors from 2008 to 2011. He was also a Council Member of the Singapore Business Federation, a position he held from 2007 - 2010. Resident of Singapore.

Responsibilities
Chairman of the Board, Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Investments Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee, Member of Nominations Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities
None.

Mr. Jerome Rowle

Mr. Jerome Rowley

SF Fin, FAICD
Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Director since 22 March 2007. Mr Rowley has been a career banker since the early 1970s with Citigroup, Morgan Grenfell and ABN Amro. From 1992 until 2002, he served as Managing Director and CEO of ABN Amro Australia and Head of Relationship Management and Structured Finance for ABN Amro, Asia Pacific. He has been active in both wholesale and investment banking domestically and internationally. During his career, Mr Rowley devoted considerable effort towards the recognition, understanding and management of risk as a means of profit optimization. Of particular significance was his involvement in advising and funding including debt, equity and hybrids, of infrastructure projects in both Australia and Asia Pacific. Resident of Sydney.

Responsibilities
Deputy Chairman of the Board, Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Risk Management Committee, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Investments Committee, Member of Nominations Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities:
None.

Mr. Peter Summers

Mr. Peter Summers

B.Ec. CA
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Peter Summers is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AVJennings Limited. He has been a Director since August 1998 and has been employed with the company and its various entities since 1984 during which time he held various management and directorship roles.

Mr Summers was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in February 2009 and prior to this was the company's Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director. He is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in general and financial management as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Summers is also President of St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL), a position he has held since September 2013. He has been a St Kilda board member since 2008.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sam

Mrs. Elizabeth Sam

B.A. Hons. (Economics)
Non-Executive Director

Director since 20 September 2001. Mrs Sam has over 40 years experience in international banking and finance. She has served on numerous high level Singaporean government financial and banking review committees and was the Chairman of the International Monetary Exchange from 1987-1990 and 1993-1996. Mrs Sam is a Director of SC Global Developments Pty Ltd, the Company’s major shareholder. Resident of Singapore.

Responsibilities
Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Nominations Committee, Chairman of Remuneration Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities

  • Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, since 23 March 2004
  • The Straits Trading Company Limited, since 30 April 2008
Mr. Bobby Chin

Mr. Bobby Chin

CA (ICAEW) B.Acc.
Non-Executive Director

Director since 18 October 2005. Mr Chin is the Chairman of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd and NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd. He is the Deputy Chairman of NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Ltd and a Director of Singapore Labour Foundation. He is also a member of the Singapore Council of Presidential Advisers. Mr Chin served 31 years with KPMG Singapore and was its Managing Partner from 1992 until September 2005. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Resident of Singapore.

Responsibilities
Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee

Directorships held in other listed entities

  • Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, since 15 May 2006
  • Ho Bee Land Limited, since 29 November 2006
  • Sembcorp Industries Limited, since 1 December 2008
  • Singapore Telecommunications Limited, since 1 May 2012

Other Directorships
Tamasek Holdings (Private) Limited, since 10 June 2014

Mr. Bruce Hayman

Mr. Bruce Hayman

Non-Executive Director

Director since 18 October 2005. Mr Hayman has over 46 years commercial management experience with 20 of those at operational Chief Executive or General Manager Level. He is currently Chairman of Chartwell Management Services where he brings his very wide business experience to clients by way of the leadership, marketing, business performance and coaching programs he offers. He has fulfilled senior management roles both in Australia and overseas for companies such as Nicholas Pharmaceutical Group, Dairy Farm Group, Hong Kong Land and Seagram Corporation. During his time in Singapore, he held the position of Foundation President of the Singapore Australia Business Council, now known as AUSTCHAM Singapore. He has also served as CEO of the Australian Rugby Union and as Chairman of the Board of the Rugby Club Ltd. For his contribution to tourism in Australia, he has been recognised by Tourism Training Australia with a Platinum award. He is Chairman of the Ella Foundation and a Director of Diabetes NSW. Resident of Sydney.

Responsibilities
Non-Executive Director, Member of Remuneration Committee, Member of Nominations Committee, Member of Investments Committee, Member of Risk Management Committee

Directorships held in other listed entities:
None.

Mr. Lai Teck Poh

Mr. Lai Teck Poh

B.A. Hons. (Economics)
Non-Executive Director

Director since 18 November 2011. Mr Lai has been a career banker since the late 1960s. He joined Citibank Singapore in April 1968, rising through the ranks to become Vice President and Head of the Corporate Banking Division. During his time with Citibank, Mr Lai undertook international assignments with Citibank in Jakarta, New York and London. His last position with Citigroup was as Managing Director of Citicorp Investment Banking Singapore Ltd (Corporate Finance and Capital Market Activities) from 1986 to 1987.

Mr Lai joined Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) in January 1988 as Executive Vice President and Division Head of Corporate Banking. He moved on to various other senior management positions in OCBC, such as Head of Information Technology and Central Operations and Risk Management. He was head of Group Audit prior to retiring in April 2010. Resident of Singapore.

Responsibilities
Non-Executive Director, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee, Member of Investments Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities:

  • PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk (Commissioner) since 4 September 2008
  • Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation since 1 June 2010
Mr. Tan Boon Leong

Mr. Tan Boon Leong

DipUrbVal (Auckland University, NZ)
Non-Executive Director

Director since 9 June 2017. Mr Tan has over 35 years of experience in real estate investment and asset management. He is a non-executive Director of SC Global Developments Pte Ltd., the Company’s parent entity.

Mr Tan last held the position of Group Chief Operating Officer cum Chief Executive Officer (Singapore Investments) in Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, a real estate company wholly-owned by Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited. During his service in Mapletree Investments from 2003 to 2010, the company's assets under management grew from US$2 billion to US$10 billion with no equity injections from shareholders.

Prior to his career in Mapletree Investments, Mr Tan served in Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited from 1995 to 2003 and held the position of Managing Director (Strategic Investments). His portfolio included Temasek Holdings' investments in real estate in Asia and Australia. His eight year career in Temasek Holdings included stints in venture capital investments in the IT sector, infrastructure investments in the energy and transportation sectors, and investments in financial services.

Mr Tan had also served in the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) from 1975 to 1995 where he last held the position of Tax Director in the Superscale grade. In IRAS, he handled property taxation, real estate valuation and government land policy formulation & implementation. Mr Tan was a member of the Valuation Review Board of Singapore's Finance Ministry from 2004 to 2010. This Board was chaired by a Senior Judge of Singapore's State Courts to review appeals filed against property tax assessments by IRAS.

Mr Tan was also an external tutor for the Bachelor of Estate Management course at the National University of Singapore from 1986 to 1990.

Mr Tan is a Resident of Singapore.

Responsibilities
Non-Executive Director.

Directorships held in other listed entities:
None.