Governance

Chairman
Mr Kevin O'Brien
Chief Executive
Gammon Construction Ltd.
Mr Kevin O'Brien
Chief Executive
Gammon Construction Ltd.

Mr Kevin O’Brien was appointed as the Chief Executive of Gammon Construction in September 2021 and is responsible for all operations across Asia. He rejoined Gammon having led JEC as their CEO from 2018 – 2021.

He has been based in Hong Kong since 1995.

Mr O’Brien 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. He has been active with the Business Environment Council since 2018.

Immediate Past Chairman
Mr Richard Lancaster
Chairmanship: 2016-2022

Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Limited
(representing CLP Power Hong Kong Limited)
Mr Richard Lancaster
Chairmanship: 2016-2022

Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Limited
(representing CLP Power Hong Kong Limited)

Mr Richard Lancaster is Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings, the parent company of the CLP Group which is one of the largest investor operators in the electricity industry throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr Lancaster has more than 35 years of experience in the power industry and in other industrial operations in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Prior to assuming his current role in September 2013, he was Managing Director of CLP’s operations in Hong Kong, responsible for its electricity generation, transmission and distribution business serving 2.7 million customers in Hong Kong.

Mr Lancaster joined CLP in 1992 and has held a wide range of managerial positions within the company. His experience covers project management, power plant operations, commercial, finance, legal and corporate functions.

Besides serving in various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group as Director, Mr Lancaster is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Business Environment Council and 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.

Originally from Australia, Mr Lancaster is an electrical engineering graduate of UNSW Sydney.

Professor John Chai (Past Chairman)
Chairmanship: 2009-2016

Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited
(representing Fook Tin Technologies Limited)
Professor John Chai (Past Chairman)
Chairmanship: 2009-2016

Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited
(representing Fook Tin Technologies Limited)

Professor John Chai of Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited, is a business leader who embraces visions of corporate sustainability.  Prior to joining the Fook Tin Group, Professor Chai was a full-time administrator and faculty member at Northwestern University. He has served as a Director of the Board of the Business Environment Council since 2004 and was Chairman of the Board between 2009 and 2016. Among the many initiatives that he spearheaded during his tenure as Chairman included formalizing the governance of Board and committees; structuring BEC’s corporate strategic planning and implementation; empowering members’ with their expertise and leadership to deliver impact through Advisory Groups; promoting the BEC headquarters as Hong Kong’s Green Hub; and, not the least, strengthening the strategic relationship with Hong Kong Green Building Council and the BEAM Society Limited. 

Separately, Professor Chai contributed widely to a range of organizations and public bodies. Such roles include being a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, HKSAR, where he offers policy advice to the Chief Executive. He is recently appointed as the Chairman of University Council of Chinese University of Hong Kong after previously serving as the Vice Chairman of University Council at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 

Mr Peter Lee
General Manager, Sustainability
Airport Authority Hong Kong
Mr Peter Lee
General Manager, Sustainability
Airport Authority Hong Kong

Mr Peter Lee is the General Manager, Sustainability of the Airport Authority. He supports, guides and advises the Authority on the formulation and implementation of long-term sustainability strategies. Before joining the Airport Authority in June 2012, Mr Lee has over 20 years’ experience in environmental and engineering consultancy, leading and managing environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies for a number of major infrastructure and urban development projects such as Kai Tak Development, Integrated Waste Management Facilities, Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A and Deep Bay Link. Mr Lee is a founding fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals and the Secretary General of the Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund and the Fisheries Enhancement Fund.

Mr Donald Choi
Executive Director and CEO
Chinachem Group (representing Chinachem Agencies Limited)
Mr Donald Choi
Executive Director and CEO
Chinachem Group (representing Chinachem Agencies Limited)

Mr Donald Choi joined Chinachem Group in 2018 as Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer. He has over 30 years of management experience across property development and worked as a professional architect globally. Mr Choi believes in the power of people-centric development and humane design to create shared value and enhance the quality of life for all.

Previously MD of the Nan Fung Group and a Director of Foster & Partners, Mr Choi has provided professional services for the Hong Kong Government, Airport Authority, MTR Corporation, Urban Renewal Authority, Public Works Canada and British Columbia Buildings Corporation. He was the Authorized Person for the CLK HK International Airport, voted one of the Top 10 construction projects of the 20th Century.

Alongside his professional career, he has held multiple leadership roles in NGOs and professional bodies that focus on design, innovation and the community. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at HKU, Trustee of Rhode Island School of Design, Advisory Committee Member of the HKTDC Infrastructure Development, Advisory Committee Member of PolyU Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, Member of HKU Campus Development and Planning Committee, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, and Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre. Mr Choi is the Chairperson of the Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre and also serves on the board of Habitat of Humanity Hong Kong, Hong Kong Green Building Council, Business Environment Council, Hong Kong Design Centre and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

Mr Ricky Ng
Mr Ricky Ng
General Manager
Investor Relations Department
COSCO SHIPPING Ports
Mr Ricky Ng
General Manager
Investor Relations Department
COSCO SHIPPING Ports

Mr Ng is the General Manager of Investor Relations Department of COSCO SHIPPING Ports. Mr Ng has about 12 years of equity research experience with various investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Nomura, BNP Paribas and Maybank. He was a recipient of the StarMine Industry Analyst Award in the Property and the Utilities sectors, and was named Wall Street Journal: Best Asian Analyst Award 2011 (ranked number two in the utilities sector). Before joining the equity research sector, Mr Ng worked in the civil engineering field for four years in Hongkong Electric Company Limited. Mr Ng is a CFA Charter holder and is an MBA graduate from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Ir Prof Daniel M. Cheng
Managing Director
Dunwell Technology (Holdings) Limited
(representing Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Limited)
Ir Prof Daniel M. Cheng
Managing Director
Dunwell Technology (Holdings) Limited
(representing Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Limited)

Ir Professor Daniel M. Cheng BBS, MH, JP is Managing Director of Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Ltd. He is a Board member of Business Environment Council, Honorary President of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and President of the Hong Kong Environmental Industries Association. Prof Cheng is also Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Strategy Alliance and Member of the HKX Advisory Committee. For the HKSAR Government, he is serving as Member of The Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, Member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, Member of the Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund, and Member of the Steering Committee on the Promotion of Electric Vehicles.

Prof Cheng has consistently contributed his professional knowledge and expertise throughout his career including as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Waste Management Association (2000–2001), the Friends of the Earth (HK) (2000-2004) and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (Jul 2015– Jul 2017), and a member of the Advisory Committee on Water Supplies (Apr 2016 – Mar 2020), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Jul 2013- Jul 2017), the Hong Kong Productivity Council (2009–2015) and the Vocational Training Council (2011–2015).

Since July 2015, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University appointed Prof Cheng as Professor of Practice (Management). The University of Hong Kong also appointed Prof Cheng as Honorary Professor from 2016 - 2019 where he is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Prof Cheng is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers and a Registered Professional Engineer. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, U.S.A. Department of Industrial Engineering in 1981. In February 2014, Prof Cheng was inducted into the "Hall of Fame" by the California Polytechnic University-Pomona, as the first Asian Inductee.

Mr Ka Keung Choi
Director
Green Island Cement Company Limited
Mr Ka Keung Choi
Director
Green Island Cement Company Limited

Mr Ka Keung Choi is a Director of Green Island Cement (GIC) Company Limited.  Mr Choi was appointed as Director of GIC in 2018, he is responsible for overall operations of the cement plant in Tap Shek Kok and the environment business unit in Hong Kong.

With his strong technical background, Mr Choi was one of key drivers to help the Works Bureau in migrating their cementitious material standards from obsolete British Standards to BS EN Standards through his participation as advisory member in the Standing-Committee on Cement and Concrete Technology (SCCT). GIC was the first local cement company which achieved product certification on its cement products. This helped the Hong Kong Government introduce product certification for cementitious materials in Hong Kong, hence improving the quality assurance standard of local construction industry. 

In addition to his expertise in cement technology, Mr Choi is committed to the waste management of Hong Kong.

Mr Choi graduated from University of Hong Kong, is also a member of the Impartially Advisory Committee of SGS Hong Kong Limited, Chairman of Cement Subcommittee of Hong Kong Construction Material Association (HKCMA), and a Director of Hong Kong Cement Traders and Producers Association.

Mr Randy Yu
General Manager (Community Relations)
Henderson Land Development Company Limited
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 Chairman of Islands District Council, he is also a member of Development Bureau’s Lantau Development Advisory Committee, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department’s Country and Marine Parks Board, and many more public advisory bodies. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in July 2010 and was awarded a Medal of Honour in July 2015.

Mr Yu is currently a Board Director of the Business Environment Council (“BEC”), representing Henderson Land Development Company Limited since 2016. He is also serving as the Chairman of BEC Communication and Membership Committee since September 2015. He was a Board Director of the BEC from June 2011 to February 2015, representing another listed company and was the Chairman of the BEC Communication and Membership Committee from March 2014 to February 2015.

Mr Huifeng Zhang
Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
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. This include community investment in future skills, climate change, sustainable finance, community service areas. His team is also working closely with the whole sale and retail banking businesses to promote sustainable finance and investment 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.

Ir Bill Ho
General Manager (Corporate Development)
The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.
Ir Bill Ho
General Manager (Corporate Development)
The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.

Bill Ho is General Manager (Corporate Development) of HK Electric, responsible for the corporate development and environmental affairs of the Company. He has over 27 years of experience in managing the corporate development and business operations of power utilities in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Mr Ho is a Chartered Engineer, and a member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) in the United Kingdom.

Mr Andy Yeung
Mr Andy Yeung
Director & Head of Technical Services
Property Management
Hongkong Land Limited
Mr Andy Yeung
Director & Head of Technical Services
Property Management
Hongkong Land Limited

Mr Andy Yeung is Director and Head of Technical Services of Hong Kong Land Limited. He is responsible for Technical Services Management and Green Building Management for the company.

Mr Yeung graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and later on obtained a Master Degree in Environmental Management.  

Mr Yeung is a Chartered Engineer possessing more than 30-years technical services, energy management, sustainability management, and green building management experiences through his work in a number of key property companies.

Mr Noky Wong
Chief Executive
JEC (representing Jardine Matheson Group)
Mr Noky Wong
Chief Executive
JEC (representing Jardine Matheson Group)

Mr Noky Wong was appointed as the Chief Executive of JEC in September 2021. Mr Wong has over 30 years of experience in managing engineering business and before joining JEC, he held a number of leadership roles in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia with Jardine Schindler Group.

Mr Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Mrs Margaret Brooke
Mrs Margaret Brooke
Chief Executive Officer
Professional Property Services Limited
Mrs Margaret Brooke
Chief Executive Officer
Professional Property Services Limited

Mrs Brooke is a chartered surveyor and CEO of Professional Property Services Limited, which is a specialist real estate consultancy based in Hong Kong providing a range of advisory services across the Asia Pacific Region. She has over 25 years’ experience 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 BEC’s representative on the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission. She is the Chair of Pacific Alliance China Land Limited, Chair of the Heritage Hong Kong Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association, and Co-founder and Corporate Director of Very Hong Kong.

Ms Anne Yu
Managing Director
Shell Hong Kong Limited
Ms Anne Yu
Managing Director
Shell Hong Kong Limited

Ms Anne Yu has been named the Managing Director of Shell Hong Kong Limited since January 1, 2022. At the same time, she is the Global Head of Real Estate in Shell Mobility Network.

Between 2013 and July 2021, Ms Yu was the General Manager – Mobility of Shell Hong Kong Limited, leading a team of around 700 people covering frontline operation, sales, marketing and other support functions for the whole Shell’s retail network in Hong Kong and Macau. During her tenure, Ms Yu developed and executed a sustainable business strategy for retail stations which paid off with remarkable growth. Besides solid business performance, Ms Yu also delivered a number of firsts - offering hot coffee, biofuel and AdBlue® at pump in retail stations. Her team’s excellent customer service performance was repeatedly recognised with the Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence’s Awards, beating traditionally strong competitors from aviation and banking sectors.

From 2007 to 2013, Ms Yu was the General Manager – Shell Gas (LPG). Her remit was to manage the entire business process of Shell Gas in Hong Kong from product supply to customer service delivery. Under Ms Yu’s leadership, the business significantly increased the market share and had its model revamped to achieve a higher cost efficiency in a long run.

Appointed by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the HKSAR Government, Ms Yu had served in public advisory roles in gas safety. Ms Yu is currently representing Shell Hong Kong in Business Environment Council as one of the Board Directors since January 2021.

Ms Yu joined Shell in 1992, after she graduated at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia with a Bachelor of Information Technology.

Mr Erdal Elver
President and Chief Executive Officer
Siemens Ltd., Hong Kong and Macao
Mr Erdal Elver
President and Chief Executive Officer
Siemens Ltd., Hong Kong and Macao

Mr Erdal Elver currently serves as President & CEO of Siemens Limited, leading the overall strategy in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation and delivering sustainable solutions for infrastructure and industry in Hong Kong and Macao.

Mr Elver first joined Siemens in 1984. Prior to his current position, he served as the former President and CEO of Siemens Vietnam and held various senior management positions in Germany and China. With more than 35 years of experience working in the engineering and manufacturing industry, he has been leading the company to be a trusted technological partner and driving sustainable solutions in the field of smart infrastructure and industry. He received his Master's Degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Munich, Germany.

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

Ms Susanna Wong graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and holds a Master degree from Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (“HEC”) in Paris and MBA degree from INSEAD. She is the CEO of YATA Limited and the Director of Planning and Operations of the Non-property Portfolio Businesses Department of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. From 2016 to 2020, she successfully led the team to expand branch network from 7 to 12. 

Prior to joining SHKP, Ms Wong was the Director of an international strategic management consulting firm focusing on retail and consumer goods industry.  She has worked on a wide range of projects with different types of retailers in the Greater China region, Southeast Asia and Europe when she worked at McKinsey & Co and OC&C Strategy Consultants.  In addition to her 14 years in strategy management consulting, she has also worked at ChinaCare Limited, managing multiple joint venture healthcare businesses in China, the Airport Authority Hong Kong and Nestle China.

Mr Mark Harper
Mr Mark Harper
Group Head of Sustainability
John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited
(representing Swire Pacific Limited)
Mr Mark Harper
Group Head of Sustainability
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. At John Swire & Sons Hong Kong, Mr Harper 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 ESG ratings, Mr Harper is also responsible for advising the Group on policy and strategy development, particularly in the areas of climate resilience, biodiversity and sustainable waste management. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Drink Without Waste working group and is Vice Chair of the Environment and Energy Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Mr Harper has extensive experience of ESG disclosure standards such as 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.

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
Technical Services & Sustainable Development
Swire Properties Limited
Dr Raymond Yau
General Manager
Technical Services & Sustainable Development
Swire Properties Limited

Dr Raymond Yau is General Manager of Technical Services & Sustainable Development at Swire Properties (SPROPS). He is currently an Executive Committee member and Board of Director in Business Environment Council.

Dr Yau is Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment; Director and Vice Chairman of Sustainable Development Committee, Hong Kong Green Building Council; Committee Member of China Green Building Council; and a Founding Member of International WELL Building Institute Governance Council.

At SPROPS as GM TSSD since 2016, he leads important initiatives including the formulation of the company’s SD2030 strategy, digital innovation of energy management platform, climate risk assessment, 1.5oC-aligned Science-Based Targets setting (2025 & 2030),  implementing strategies for carbon emission and energy reduction, paving way to net zero by 2050, and ESG green finance framework. Dr Yau is also a representative at Tsinghua University - SPROPS Joint Research Center on Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainability to conduct research for projects in HK and Chinese Mainland including GBA. 

Before joining SPROPS, he was Fellow and Director of Arup at Hong Kong, and had been practicing as a consulting engineer for over 28 years in designing sustainable and low carbon buildings and conducting built environment research such as microclimate. He received the Innovation Award for Engineering Industry from HKIE in 2013 on CIC Zero Carbon Building for his role as the Principal Investigator. 

Dr Yau is Fellow Member of HKIE, CIBSE, BEAM Pro, LEED AP, WELL AP & RCx Pro. Under his leadership, Swire Properties was awarded “Green Building Leadership Category” for 3 consecutive Green Building Award (Pioneer Award in Green Building Leadership, Facility Management in 2021, Developer in 2019 and Grand Award in 2016). He also received 2019 IWBI Leadership Award and first place winner of 2021 ASHRAE Global Technology Awards.

Mr Charles Chiu
Mr Charles Chiu
Assistant General Manager (Project Management)
Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Ltd.
(representing Wheelock and Company Ltd.)
Mr Charles Chiu
Assistant General Manager (Project Management)
Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Ltd.
(representing Wheelock and Company Ltd.)

Mr Chiu is the Assistant General Manager (Project Management) of Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Ltd. He leads a team to supervise the Commercial and Mass Residential portfolio of Wheelock. Before joining Wheelock in 1997, he worked in MTR Corporation, Arup and a few construction companies. Mr Chiu graduated from The Civil and Structural Engineering Department of Hong Kong Polytechnic with major in structural engineering, construction management and traffic planning. He is also a Chartered Structural Engineer.