Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

Board of Directors
   

Our strategic direction is governed by a board of directors drawn from leading multinational and local corporations. We also have the Executive Committee and the Membership Committee to focus on respective matters.
 

CHAIRMAN
Mr Richard Lancaster
Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Limited (representing CLP Power Hong Kong Limited)

Richard Lancaster is Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings, the parent company of the CLP Group.

Mr Lancaster began his career in the power industry in Australia more than 30 years ago.  He is an engineer by training and was Managing Director of CLP Power Hong Kong prior to becoming CEO of CLP Holdings in September 2013.  Mr Lancaster has been spearheading CLP’s contribution to a greener Hong Kong through the adoption of a cleaner fuel mix and promoting technologies such as smart meters and electric vehicles charging facilities.

Besides serving in various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group as Director, Mr Lancaster has been a Director of Business Environment Council since 2012 and is a founding member of the Advisory Council of The Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Management Association and a council member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a member of its Climate and Energy Cluster Board.  He is also chairman of the Hong Kong Membership Committee of the UN-accredited World Energy Council.
 

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
Mr Eric Chong
President & CEO, Siemens Ltd

Eric Chong currently serves as President & CEO of Siemens Ltd. since 2011. Mr Chong is leading the overall strategy for the nine divisions focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization and driving infrastructure projects and sustainable solutions in the field of energy, healthcare, buildings, power distribution and industry for Hong Kong and Macao.

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse with more than 165 years of history. The company is one of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient technologies and is a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. As a senior executive for more than 20 years, Mr Chong has worked at various countries in Asia, including 10 years in China.

Mr Chong is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Business Environment Council (BEC) and is serving as the Chair of Climate Change Business Forum, an advisory group under BEC dedicated to raising awareness of Climate Change among businesses. He is also member of the HKTDC Electronics / Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee since 2015.

Mr Chong started his career in Singapore with GEC Plc of UK before joining Siemens in North East Asia region.  He received his education in Singapore and Australia with degrees in Electronics Engineering and Business Administration.  In addition, he holds a MBA from Henley Management College, UK.


IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Professor John Chai
Managing Director, Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited (representing Fook Tin Technologies Limited)


Professor John Chai is the Managing Director of Fook Tin Group Holdings Ltd. and a Member of the Supervisory Board of its wholly owned subsidiaries – Terraillon SAS (France), Scaime SAS (France) and Arpege Master K SAS (France).  Prior to joining the Fook Tin Group, Prof Chai was a full time professor at Northwestern University. He is presently a Professor Emeritus of Northwestern University, an Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Professor of the Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(in alphabetical order of company names)

Mr Wilson Fung
Executive Director, Corporate Development, Airport Authority Hong Kong


Mr Fung holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Science (First Class Honours). Mr Fung was appointed as the Executive Director, Corporate Development of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (“AAHK”) in August 2010. His is responsible for the development and implementation of AAHK’s corporate strategy, particularly through the airport master planning process and the evolution of AAHK’s sustainability and community investment strategies. Before joining the AAHK, Mr Fung was the Executive Director of Hong Kong Productivity Council between 2006 and 2010. He has had over 20 years of experience in public administration. He joined the civil service as an Administrative Officer in 1985 and has since served in various Government policy bureaux and departments. His experience stretches from civil aviation policies and air services negotiations to trade, lands and city planning and housing policies.


Ms Michelle Chan
Deputy General Manager, Investor Relations Department, COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited

Ms Michelle Chan joined COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited in 2017 and served as the Deputy General Manager of Investor Relations Department since then. She is the Secretary of Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. Ms Chan has over 20 years’ experiences in investor relations and finance industry. She holds a master degree in Financial Management from the University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong.
 

Ir Prof Daniel M Cheng BBS, MH, JP
Managing Director, Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Limited

Ir Prof Daniel M. Cheng, MH, JP is the Managing Director of Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Ltd, Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Founding President of the Hong Kong Environmental Industries Association. Ir Prof Cheng is a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers and also Registered Professional Engineer. Prof Cheng is currently Board member of Business Environment Council, Deputy Chairman of HK Green Strategy Alliance Member. For HKSAR Government, he is also serving as Council Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Member of Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund, Member of Advisory Committee on Water Resources and Quality of Water Supplies, Chairman of Working Group on Water Resources, Member of Economic Development Commission. Ir Prof Cheng was the member of Hong Kong Productivity Council (2009–2015) and Vocational Training Council (2011–2015), he was also the Past Chairman of Hong Kong Waste Management Association.
 

Mr Anthony Small
Director, Gammon Construction Limited

Mr Anthony Small is a Director of Gammon a multi-disciplined construction and civil engineering business based in Hong Kong with operations throughout Southeast Asia. Mr Small is the Director responsible for Sustainability and Environment Strategy as well as safety, security and audit. Mr Small is a Building Services Engineer and held a number of technical and management positions before moving into the safety, quality and environmental fields.  He first came to Hong Kong in 1997 to work on the Airport Core Programme and then worked in the UK and Europe on rail infrastructure projects. In 2010 Mr Small joined Gammon from Balfour Beatty a shareholder of Gammon where he previously held similar positons.
 

Mr Randy Yu
General Manager – Community Relations, Henderson Land Development Company Limited

Mr Randy Yu is General Manager – Community Relations of Henderson Land Development Company Limited, steering initiatives in environmental protection, corporate citizenship and community relations.

Mr Yu is a Chartered Surveyor who possesses over 30 years of experience in construction and property development. He was also a lecturer at the University of Reading (UK), Greenwich University (UK) and the University of Hong Kong, teaching subjects in construction field. In recent years, Mr Yu has dedicated a significant proportion of his time in community works. He is the Vice-Chairman of Islands District Council, he is also a member of Environment Bureau’s Energy Advisory Committee, Development Bureau’s Lantau Development Advisory Committee, Home Affairs Bureau’s Youth Program Coordinating Committee, and many more public advisory bodies.  He was appointed Justice of the Peace on 1 July 2010 and was awarded a Medal of Honour on 1 July 2015.

Mr Randy Yu is currently a Board Director of the BEC, representing Henderson Land Development Company Limited. He is also serving as the Chairman of BEC Communication and Membership Committee since 24 Sept 2015. He was a Board Director of the BEC from 16 Jun 2011 to 18 Feb 2015, representing another listed company and was the Chairman of the BEC Communication and Membership Committee from 7 March 2014 to 18 Feb 2015.
 

Mr Victor Kwong
Chairman - Environmental Working Committee, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited


Mr Victor Kwong is the Chairman of Corporation’s Environmental Working Committee and Head of Corporate Health, Safety, Environment & Security.

Towngas is in a leading position in the energy industry in Hong Kong and greater China region. Towngas have more than 220 projects, including piped city-gas projects, upstream and midstream gas projects, water and wastewater treatment schemes as well as new energy exploration and utilisation ventures as well as telecommunication.

Mr Victor Kwong has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of occupational health, safety and environmental protection. He is responsible for the development and implementation of proactive safety and environmental management systems of the Corporation. 

Mr Kwong is the President of the Federation of Occupational Safety and Health Associations.  He is also the co-opted member of CIC Committee on Construction Safety and member of Labour Advisory Board – Committee on Occupational Safety and Health and Director of Business Environment Council.

Mr Kwong is a Registered Safety Officer in Hong Kong, Chartered Member of IOSH in UK and Certified Safety Professional of USA.

 

Mr Huifeng Zhang
Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Mr Zhang Huifeng joined HSBC in 2005. As the Regional Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific, he oversees the Bank’s sustainability strategy in the region, community investment in education, environmental protection, community service and staff volunteering etc. His team is also working closely with the wholesale and retail banking businesses to promote sustainable finance within the Bank to support the development of low carbon economy. Before joining HSBC, Mr Zhang had worked at BNP Paribas and ABN AMRO in trade finance and corporate banking area. His prior experiences also include 7 years project management and consulting for World Bank and Asian Development Bank financed projects in China. Mr Zhang has a MBA degree from Manchester Business School, UK.

 

Mr T C Yee
General Manager (Corporate Development), The Hongkong Electric Company Limited

Mr Yee joined HK Electric after graduation, working primarily on local and overseas power project management and construction. He took up a management role in investments outside Hong Kong for the Group between 2005 and 2008. At present, he is leading 3 separate teams in Planning & Regulation, Environmental Affairs and Energy & Performance. His main responsibility covers regulatory business and initiatives, sustainable strategic developments, and power plant fuel management. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a corporate member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, The Institution of Engineering & Technology UK, and The Institution of Engineers Australia respectively.

 

Mr Andy Yeung
Head of Technical Services and Sustainability, Hongkong Land Limited

Andy Yeung is Head of Technical Services and Sustainability of Hong Kong Land Limited. He is responsible for Technical Services Management and Sustainability Management for the company.

He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree in engineering and later on obtained a master degree in Environmental Management.

He is a Chartered Engineer and possesses more than 20-years technical services, energy management, sustainability, and management experience through his work in a number of key property companies.

Mr Kevin O’Brien
Chief Executive, JEC (representing Jardine Matheson Group)

Mr Kevin O’Brien was appointed as the chief executive of JEC in February 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was an executive board member of one of Hong Kong’s leading contractors. He has participated in many large-scale developments, both in Hong Kong and Macau across both public and private sectors.

Mr O’Brien’s roots are in electrical and mechanical engineering, having started his career in London back in 1990. He has been based in Hong Kong since 1995.

He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and takes an active role in the training and development of the future generation of talent for the engineering and construction industry.
 

Mrs Margaret Brooke
Chief Executive Officer, Professional Property Services Limited

Mrs Margaret Brooke is a chartered surveyor and CEO of Professional Property Services Limited which is a specialist real estate consultancy based in Hong Kong and providing a selected range of advisory services across the Asia Pacific Region. She has over 25 years’ experience of working in the region undertaking a wide range of consultancy projects with current assignments in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Myanmar.

Mrs Brooke is the Chair of the Best Practice Committee of the Harbour Business Forum and is the representative of the Business Environment Council on the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission. She is Chair of Pacific Alliance China Land Limited, and also Chair of Heritage Hong Kong Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association and Co-founder/Corporate Director of Very Hong Kong.  


Ms Joanna Chow
General Manager – Commercial, Shell Hong Kong Limited


Ms Joanna Chow is the General Manager – Commercial in Shell Hong Kong. She joined Shell after her graduation from the University of London with a degree on B Sc Management Science in 1984. Since then she had held various positions in the Sales & Marketing of oil products within the organization. During her career in Shell, she also had the opportunities of working in Shell Australia and Shell China in the Retail & Lubricants lines of business respectively. In her current position, she is responsible for managing the sales & marketing of bulk fuels & LPG products to major industries in HK & Macau including road & marine transport, manufacturing, food & beverages, hotels, power & government. She manages a team of professional sales & marketing people providing high quality products and services to their prestigious customers.

 


Ms Susanna Wong
Director of Planning & Operations, Non-property Portfolio Businesses, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Ms Susanna Wong has been participating at BEC since 2015. She is an active member of multiple Advisory Groups. She contributes to both to the Steering Committee of the Transport and Logistics Advisory Group and that of CCBF Advisory Group, and has been working with the team closely on different business environmental topics.

Before she joined Sun Hung Kai Properties as the Director of Business Planning and Operations of Non-Property Portfolio Businesses Department, Ms Wong spent over 13 years in Strategy Management Consulting at OC&C Strategy Consultants and McKinsey & Co. She also worked in the healthcare industry in China, the Airport Authority Hong Kong and Nestle China Ltd. Ms Wong received her BBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her master degrees from HEC Paris and INSEAD.
 

Mr Mark Harper
Sustainable Development Manager, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited (representing Swire Pacific Limited)

Mr Mark Harper has worked for over fifteen years in the field of corporate sustainability and environmental engagement. At John Swire & Sons Hong Kong, Mark is responsible for managing the Group’s ESG disclosures as well as advising operating companies on their own ESG submissions. In addition to his work on reporting, Mr Harper is also responsible for assisting the Group on policy and strategy development, particularly in the areas of climate resilience, biodiversity, waste and sustainable water management. He also leads the Research Committee of the Drink Without Waste working group.

Mr Harper has extensive experience of ESG disclosure standards such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, GRI and the Hong Kong Exchange ESG Reporting Guide, as well as conducting sector focused benchmarking studies, corporate environmental management, as well as organizing hands-on corporate citizenship and CSR training programmes for many corporations including HSBC, and HKEx.

Mr Harper worked in a number of senior management roles before joining John Swire & Sons Hong Kong at high profile NGO’s including the Earthwatch Institute, Fauna & Flora International, China Water Risk, and Business Environment Council, where he was responsible for managing the organisations’ advisory services on ESG reporting and corporate sustainability strategy development.
 

Dr Raymond Yau
General Manager, Sustainable Development, Swire Properties Limited

Dr Raymond Yau joined Swire Properties Limited as General Manager, Sustainable Development in January 2016, leading the Department of Technical Services and Sustainability to work on their new and existing property portfolios globally in pursuit of sustainability. 

Before joining Swire, Dr Yau was Arup Fellow and director of Arup in Hong Kong, an international engineering consultant, with over 28 years of experience on the design of sustainable and environmental friendly buildings, and infrastructure and on sustainability consulting across the globe. Dr Yau received the Innovation Award for the Engineering Industry from the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers in 2013 on Construction Category of the Champion Project CIC Zero Carbon Building for his role as the Principal Investigator.

Dr Yau is currently a Director of Business Environment Council in 2016 -2018. He was a director of Hong Kong Green Building Council, regional vice-chair of ASHRAE Region 13 and past president of ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter. Dr Yau was Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong and is presently Guest Professor of Chongqing University, China


Ms Irene Lau
Senior Manager - Corporate Communications, Wheelock and Company Limited

Ms Irene Lau has nearly 30 years of corporate communications, NGO and sustainability exposure. Her extensive experience covers the hospitality, trade and property industries, as well as statutory bodies and NGOs. She joined Wheelock and Company Limited, which is the parent company of Wharf (Holdings) Limited and Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited, in 2014 and currently heads the corporate communications and sustainability functions.

Ms Lau holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from The Western University, Canada.
 

 

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