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.

BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group

 

The BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group (BEC CCBF AG) promotes and supports climate action, enhances corporate governance for climate resilience, and mobilises BEC members and the wider business community to contribute collectively to Hong Kong’s transition to a low carbon economy.

BEC CCBF AG Steering Committee

Chair  
Ms Susanna Wong Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
   
Vice Chair  
Mr Simon Ng Business Environment Council Limited
   
Member  
Ms Kristy Tan Airport Authority Hong Kong
Mr Hendrik Rosenthal CLP Holdings Limited
Mr Yu Ching Yan, Johnny Henderson Land Development Company Limited
Mr Tse Ho Ching, Don Hongkong Land Limited
Dr Calvin Kwan Link Asset Management Limited
Ms Julie Wong NWS Holdings Limited
Ir Bruce Chong Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Mr Lawrence Kwok Shell Hong Kong Limited
Dr Rita Yu Siemens Limited
Ms Lau Shuk Ki, Joey Swire Pacific Limited
Mr Patrick Ho Swire Properties Limited
Mr Ho Yin Piu, Bill The Hongkong Electric Company Limited
Ms Imane Zedan Veolia Environmental Services China Limited

 

BEC CCBF AG Ordinary Members

Eur-Ing Phil Healey Active Energy Management Limited
Mr Freeman Cheung AECOM Asia Company Limited
Mr Dennis Wu Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited
Ms Jessica Jook Canvest Environmental Protection Group Company Limited
Mr Coleman Tse Circular Economy (Hong Kong) Limited
Mr Travis Kan CLPe Solutions Limited
Mr Thomas Tsui CN Logistics International Holdings Limited
Ms Diane Cheung Compass Group Hong Kong Limited
Ms Florence Lee Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited
Mr Desmond Lee Cundall Hong Kong Limited
Ms Amy Chat Decathlon Hong Kong Company Limited
Mr Woody Chan Delivery Hero Food Hong Kong Limited
Mr Ko Ngai Chun, David Environmental Pioneers & Solutions Limited
Mr Kwok Chin Pang, Tony ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited
Ms Canny Wong FUJIFILM Business Innovation Hong Kong Limited
Ms Emma Harvey Gammon Construction Limited
Mr Brian CH Wong GP Batteries International Limited
Mr KK Choi Green Island Cement Company Limited
Mr Max Tsang GreenCo ESG Advisory Limited
Mr Thomas Tin Greentins Technology Limited
Mr KK Wong Hang Seng Bank
Mr Benny Siu Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited
Ms Agnes Leung Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited
Ms Shirley Lui Hysan Development Company Limited
Mr Ho Chi Wai, David Intertek Testing Services (Hong Kong) Limited
Mr Alex Law Jardine Engineering Corporation
Ms Jessica Chan MTR Corporation Limited
Mr Clarence Watt Nationalpak Limited
Mr Arthur Lam Negawatt Utility Limited
Ms Ellie Tang New World Development Company Limited 
Mr Douglas Johnson PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited
Mr Kevin Ng Prosperity Real Estate Investment Trust
Mr David Yeung Ramboll Hong Kong Limited
Prof George Liu Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development
Mr Oswald Au Riskory Consultancy Limited
Mr MK Leung Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Limited
Ms Giuliana Auinger Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Limited
Mr Calvin Wong SGS Hong Kong Limited
Ir Alex Chan Siemens Energy Limited
Mr Mansfield Wong Synergy Group Holdings International Limited
Dr Jadis Blurton The Harbour School Limited
Ms Margaret Wong The Hong Kong & China Gas Company Limited
Mr Samuel Kwong The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Mr Anthony Tsui The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Mr Rakesh Vazirani TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong Limited
Mr Stephen Jones Woods Bagot Asia Limited
Dr Jiang Wei WSP (Asia) Limited

 

BEC CCBF AG Terms of Reference

 

Introduction

 

 

The Climate Change Business Forum (“CCBF”) was launched in 2008 as a BEC initiative. The CCBF convened some of Hong Kong’s most astute businesses to collaborate on initiatives to mitigate climate change. A think tank focusing on the transition to a low-carbon economy, CCBF sought to be a resource for Hong Kong’s business community and government.

CCBF has since been integrated to become a BEC Advisory Group, formally renamed the BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group (“BEC CCBF AG”). BEC CCBF AG promotes awareness of, and builds capacity in relation to, climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience activities amongst BEC members and the business community in Hong Kong. It also aims to provide a platform for BEC to engage the relevant regulatory bodies on climate change-related matters, and forge collaboration between local and global experts on climate change.

 

The Paris Pledge for Action

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change formally came into effect in November 2016. It reflects the global consensus and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to keep global average temperature rise this century well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C.


The Paris Pledge for Action enables non-state entities to formally commit to help implement the Agreement. With backing from BEC CCBF AG, BEC signed the pledge in 2016. As a signatory, BEC will work to encourage its members and the rest of the Hong Kong business community to meet the goals of the Agreement through projects, events, and educational programmes. BEC CCBF AG will continue to play a central role in supporting these efforts.

 

Manifesto for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

In 2013, BEC CCBF AG members joined a variety of innovative companies and organisations globally in taking a pledge to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in their commercial buildings. The manifesto originated with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (“WBCSD”), in which BEC is a network partner. It requires signatories to commit to a number of tasks, including: setting emission-reduction targets, enhancing company policy for energy performance, carrying out energy audits, publishing building energy use information annually, and pledging to promote building energy efficiency to their partners, employees and stakeholders through advocacy, marketing, research and development, education and training.

BEC Low Carbon Charter

With the support of business leaders and the Environment Bureau, the BEC Low Carbon Charter was launched in March 2019 to mobilise companies in the property and construction value chain to collectively contribute towards Hong Kong’s long-term decarbonisation through their pledge to set and achieve carbon reduction targets. The Charter has expanded since the beginning of 2020 to welcome companies from all sectors. Please click here for details.

BEC CCBF AG is proud to recognise and honour the following signatory companies and organisations for their leadership:

 

 

BEC Council, Corporate and General Members are eligible to join the Advisory Groups. Please contact Ms Danice Wong (danicewong@bec.org.hk) to apply.