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Mr. Simon Cheong

Mr. Simon Cheong

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

Mr Cheong has been a Director since 20 September 2001 and is Chairman of the Board. He has over 35 years experience in real estate, banking and international finance. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SC Global Developments Pte Ltd. He 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 twice 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 to 2010. On 1 June 2017, Mr Cheong was appointed a non-executive Director of Singapore Airlines Limited. Mr Cheong resides in 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
Singapore Airlines Limited since 1 June 2017.

Mr. Jerome Rowle

Mr. Jerome Rowley

SF Fin, FAICD
Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mr Rowley has been a Director of AVJennings Limited since 22 March 2007 and is Deputy Chairman of the Board. He 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. Mr Rowley has been active in both wholesale and investment banking domestically and internationally. During his career, he 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. Mr Rowley resides in 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

Mr Summers has been a Director of AVJennings Limited since 27 August 1998. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been employed with the Company and its related corporations since 1984, when he joined the Jack Chia Australia Ltd Group from Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

During Mr Summers' early period with the group, he held various management and directorship roles within the group. Following the acquisition of the AVJennings residential business in September 1995, Mr Summers was appointed Chief Financial Officer, becoming Finance Director of AVJennings in August 1998. He was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 19 February 2009.

My Summers has extensive experience in general and financial management as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr Summers resides in Melbourne.

Responsibilities
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Directorship help in other listed entities:
None

Mr. Bobby Chin

Mr. Bobby Chin

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

Mr Chin has been a Director of AVJennings Limited since 18 October 2005. He is currently the Chairman of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd and the Housing & Development Board. He is the Deputy Chairman of NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Ltd and a Director of Singapore Labour Foundation. He also serves as Chairman of the Singapore Corporate Governance Advisory Committee. 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. Mr Chin resides in Singapore.

Responsibilities
Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Nominations Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities
Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, since 15 May 2006
Ho Bee Land Limited, since 29 November 2006

Other Directorships
Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, since 10 June 2014
Frasers Logistics & Commercial Asset Management Pte Ltd since 29 April 2020

Mr. Bruce Hayman

Mr. Bruce Hayman

Non-Executive Director

Mr Hayman has been a Director of AVJennings Limited since 18 October 2005. He has many years of commercial management experience with over 20 of those at operational Chief Executive or General Manager Level. He is currently Chairman of Chartwell Management Services. 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, Mr Hayman 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. He is Chairman of the Ella Foundation and a Director of Diabetes NSW. Mr Hayman resides in 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

Mr Lai was appointed a Director of AVJennings Limited on 18 November 2011. He 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. Mr Lai resides in Singapore.

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

Directorships held in other listed entities:
PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk (Commissioner) since 4 September 2008

Other Directorships:
Bank of Singapore Limited since 1 January 2020

Mr. Tan Boon Leong

Mr. Tan Boon Leong

DipUrbVal (Auckland University, NZ)
Non-Executive Director

Mr Tan was appointed a Director of AVJennings Limited on 9 June 2017. He has over 36 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 major shareholder.

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. 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. Mr Tan resides in Singapore.

Responsibilities
Non-Executive Director, Member of Investments Committee

Directorships held in other listed entities:
None.

Mr. Tan Boon Leong

Mr. Philip Kearns AM

BA (Economics); Grad Dip (Applied Finance)
Non-Executive Director

Mr Kearns was appointed a Director of AVJennings Limited on 21 March 2019. He has over fifteen years’ experience leading financial services organisations where he led significant cultural change and was instrumental in building a client base and introducing investors to innovative opportunities, including in the property sector. Mr Kearns is a Director of Venues NSW, a Government Board that owns and operates multiple sports and entertainment venues across New South Wales and Coolabah Capital Investments, a private funds management business. He was previously the Managing Director and CEO of InterRISK Australia Pty Ltd, a division of ASX listed AUB Group.

Mr Kearns was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2017 for significant service to the community through support for charitable organisations, to business, and to rugby union at the elite level. He played 67 tests for the Australia national rugby union team, Wallabies (1989-1999) and captained the team ten times. Mr Kearns resides in Sydney.

Responsibilities
Non Executive Director, Member of Investments Committee, Member of Risk Management Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities:
None.