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Our Leadership

Non-Executive Chairman

The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie
GBS, LL.D. (Hon), DSc (Hon), Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Couronne, Commandeur de l’Ordre de Leopold II

Appointed a Director in 1964 and elected Chairman in 1985, Sir Michael is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. He is the brother-in-law of a fellow Director, Mr Ronald James McAulay, and is a Director of several subsidiaries of the Company. He is also Chairman of CLP Holdings Limited, an Independent Non-Executive Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, an Alternate Director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, a Director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited, as well as holding a number of other directorships. In addition, Sir Michael acts as a trustee of a number of notable local charitable organisations. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited until July 2015. He is 74 years old. (N, E)
A - Audit Committee member
N - Nomination Committee member
R - Remuneration Committee member
E - Executive Committee member
F - Finance Committee member

Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Andrew Clifford Winawer Brandler

Appointed a Director and Deputy Chairman in May 2014, Mr Brandler is also Chairman of two subsidiaries of the Company. He holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Cambridge, an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. From May 2000 to September 2013, Mr Brandler was the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings Limited and he remains a Non-Executive Director of this company. He is a Non-Executive Director of Tai Ping Carpets International Limited and Chairman of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited, overseeing a number of Kadoorie family interests in Hong Kong and overseas and, as such, is associated with the major shareholders of the Company. Prior to joining CLP Holdings Limited, Mr Brandler worked for Schroders, a U.K. investment bank, based in London, in Singapore and latterly in Hong Kong, where his last position was Head of Asia-Pacific Corporate Finance. He was the Chairman of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce between 2008 and 2010. He is 59 years old. (A, R, E, F)

A - Audit Committee member
N - Nomination Committee member
R - Remuneration Committee member
E - Executive Committee member
F - Finance Committee member

Executive Directors

Chief Executive Officer
Clement King Man Kwok
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

A Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mr Kwok joined the Group in February 2002 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, and is a Director of the majority of the Group’s entities. His career began with Price Waterhouse and Barclays de Zoete Wedd in the United Kingdom, following which he returned to Hong Kong in 1986 to work with Schroders Asia where he was appointed as Head of Corporate Finance in 1991. From 1996 to 2002, Mr Kwok served as Finance Director of MTR Corporation. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited until May 2015. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Council Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and a Board Member of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong. Over his long career in Hong Kong, he has served on the Stock Exchange Listing Committee, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee and the Harbourfront Commission, as well as the Interpretations Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board in London. He is 56 years old. (E, F)
Chief Operating Officer
Peter Camille Borer

Appointed to the Board as an Executive Director in April 2004, Mr Borer is a graduate of the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland and is now a member of the International Advisory Board of the school. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined the Group in 1981 and was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1994, taking on additional regional responsibility in 1999, culminating in his appointment as Chief Operating Officer in April 2004. Mr Borer is also a Director of the majority of the Group’s entities. He is 62 years old.

Chief Financial Officer
Matthew James Lawson

Appointed to the Board as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer in May 2016, Mr Lawson will be appointed as a Director of some of the Group’s entities. He holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland. Mr Lawson has also completed various post graduate studies in China, including at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Over the course of his career Mr Lawson has had extensive experience with hospitality and real estate transactions, investments and financing, including joint venture negotiations and structuring. He began his career with Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance in Sydney in 1998 and subsequently joined Deutsche Bank AG in Sydney in 2001 where he worked across Equity Capital Markets and Real Estate Investment Banking. Mr Lawson joined JPMorgan in Asia in 2006, where he held senior positions in Hong Kong and Singapore, most recently as Managing Director and Head of the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging investment banking practice in Asia. He is 42 years old. (F)

A - Audit Committee member
N - Nomination Committee member
R - Remuneration Committee member
E - Executive Committee member
F - Finance Committee member

Non-Executive Directors

Ronald J. McAulay
William E. Mocatta
John A. H. Leigh
Nicholas T. J. Colfer
Ronald James McAulay

A graduate of the University of Glasgow, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and brother-in-law of The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Mr McAulay was appointed to the Board in 1972 and is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. He also serves on the Board of CLP Holdings Limited, Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited and several other companies. Mr McAulay is an Honorary Trustee of the Tate Foundation in London and a trustee of various charitable organisations. He is 80 years old.

William Elkin Mocatta

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Mr Mocatta was appointed to the Board in 1985 and served as Deputy Chairman from 1993 until May 2002. He is also a Director of several subsidiaries of the Company. Mr Mocatta is an Executive Director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited, overseeing a number of Kadoorie family interests in Hong Kong and overseas and, as such, is associated with the major shareholders of the Company. He holds other non-executive positions including Vice Chairman of CLP Holdings Limited and Chairman of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, CLP Properties Ltd., CLP Property Investment Limited, Castle Peak Power Company Limited and Hong Kong Pumped Storage Development Company, Limited. Mr Mocatta is also an Alternate Director for The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie in CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. He was an Alternate Director for The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie in Hutchison Whampoa Limited until July 2015. He is 63 years old.

John Andrew Harry Leigh

Mr Leigh was previously in private practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. He was appointed to the Board in May 2006. He serves on the Boards of CLP Holdings Limited and Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited, overseeing a number of Kadoorie family interests in Hong Kong and overseas and, as such, is associated with the major shareholders of the Company. Heis 62 years old. (E, F)

Nicholas Timothy James Colfer

A Master of Arts and with over 30 years of experience in corporate management in the Asia Pacific region, principally in real estate, manufacturing and distribution, Mr Colfer was appointed to the Board in May 2006. He is Chairman of Tai Ping Carpets International Limited and Director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited, overseeing a number of Kadoorie family interests in Hong Kong and overseas and, as such, is associated with the major shareholders of the Company. He also serves on several other corporate Boards in Hong Kong. He is 56 years old.

A - Audit Committee member
N - Nomination Committee member
R - Remuneration Committee member
E - Executive Committee member
F - Finance Committee member

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Dr the Hon. Sir David K.P. Li
Patrick B. Paul
Pierre R. Boppe
Dr William K. L. Fung
Dr the Hon. Sir David Kwok Po Li
GBM, GBS, OBE, JP, MA Cantab. (Economics & Law), Hon. LLD (Cantab), Hon. DSc. (Imperial), Hon. LLD (Warwick), Hon. DBA (Edinburgh Napier), Hon. D.Hum.Litt. (Trinity, USA), Hon. LLD (Hong Kong), Hon. DSocSc (Lingnan), Hon. DLitt (Macquarie), Hon. DSocSc (CUHK), FCA, FCPA, FCPA (Aust.), FCIB, FHKIB, FBCS, CITP, FCIArb, Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne, Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, Commandeur dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur

Appointed to the Board in 1987, Sir David is the Chairman and Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Limited (listed in Hong Kong). Sir David is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Guangdong Investment Limited, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, PCCW Limited, San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong Limited, SCMP Group Limited and Vitasoy International Holdings Limited (all listed in Hong Kong). Sir David was an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (listed in Hong Kong) until March 2013, a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AFFIN Holdings Berhad (listed in Malaysia) until August 2013 and a Director of CaixaBank, S.A. (listed in Spain) until October 2014. He also served as a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1985 to 2012. Sir David is the Chairman of The Chinese Banks’ Association Limited and the Honorary Chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies. He is also a member of the Council of the Treasury Markets Association. He is 77 years old. (N)
Patrick Blackwell Paul, CBE

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Mr Paul was appointed to the Board in February 2004. He began his career with Price Waterhouse in London in 1969. A resident of Hong Kong since 1980, he was Chairman and senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong from 1994 until 2001. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Johnson Electric Holdings Limited and Pacific Basin Shipping Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is 68 years old. (A, R)

Pierre Roger Boppe
Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur

A Master of Science from both the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Stanford University, Mr Boppe has held various executive positions with the international quality control company SGS and from 1996 until January 2002, he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group. Upon his return to Europe, Mr Boppe continues to be active in the hotel and travel industries. He was re-designated from a Non-Executive Director to an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2009. He is 68 years old.
Dr William Kwok Lun Fung, SBS, OBE, JP

Appointed to the Board in January 2011, Dr Fung graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and also holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was conferred with Honorary Doctorate degrees of Business Administration by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr Fung is the Group Chairman of Li & Fung Limited and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of other Fung Group companies including Convenience Retail Asia Limited, Trinity Limited and Global Brands Group Holding Limited. Dr Fung is an Independent Non-Executive Director of VTech Holdings Limited, Shui On Land Limited, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited. He is a past Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association and Hong Kong Committee for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council. He is 67 years old. (A, N)

Dr Rosanna Y.M. Wong
Dr Kim L. Winser
Dr Rosanna Yick Ming Wong, DBE, JP

Appointed to the Board in February 2013, Dr Wong holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology from University of California, Davis and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education and The University of Toronto. She is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. She is the Executive Director of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited. In addition, Dr Wong is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Hongkong Bank Foundation’s Advisory Committee, Honorary Chairman of World Vision Hong Kong and a Global Advisor to Mars, Incorporated. She is a member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School Advisory Council. Dr Wong was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited until June 2015. She is 63 years old. (R)

Dr Kim Lesley Winser, OBE

Appointed to the Board in January 2016, Dr Winser was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen and a Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University for her work in British business. She has substantive experience and expertise in the consumer and retail industries. She began her career with Marks & Spencer plc in the United Kingdom and became its first female commercial divisional board director as well as its youngest director in the 1990s. She went on to successfully deliver turnarounds for the iconic British heritage brands Pringle of Scotland as Chief Executive Officer and Aquascutum as President and Chief Executive Officer. She became a senior adviser to 3i, a leading private equity firm in the UK, for its investments in the consumer and retail industries and became Chairman of one of their brands, Agent Provocateur. Dr Winser has also previously served as an adviser to Natalie Massenet at online retailer Net-a-Porter and a Non-Executive Director of The Edrington Group Limited. Dr Winser is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Winser London Limited, an online womenswear business. Appointed by the British Prime Minister, Dr Winser is a member of the Board of Trustees and the audit and risk committees of The Natural History Museum in the UK. She is 57 years old.

A - Audit Committee member
N - Nomination Committee member
R - Remuneration Committee member
E - Executive Committee member
F - Finance Committee member

Group Management Board

The Group Management Board (GMB), previously called the Group Management Committee, is comprised of the nine most senior executives of the Company: Chief Executive Officer Clement K.M. Kwok, Chief Operating Officer Peter C. Borer, Mr. Martyn P.A. Sawyer and Ms. Christobelle Liao, collectively known as Group Executives; as well as Mrs. Maria Razumich-Zec, Ms. Rainy Chan and Ms. Sindy Tsui. Their biographies are shown below.

Under official delegation of authority from the Board, the GMB oversees the day-to-day business management matters of the Group and three Committees.

Clement K. M. Kwok
Peter C. Borer
Matthew James Lawson
Clement King Man Kwok
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
A Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mr Kwok joined the Group in February 2002 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, and is a Director of the majority of the Group’s entities. His career began with Price Waterhouse and Barclays de Zoete Wedd in the United Kingdom, following which he returned to Hong Kong in 1986 to work with Schroders Asia where he was appointed as Head of Corporate Finance in 1991. From 1996 to 2002, Mr Kwok served as Finance Director of MTR Corporation. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited until May 2015. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Council Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and a Board Member of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong. Over his long career in Hong Kong, he has served on the Stock Exchange Listing Committee, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee and the Harbourfront Commission, as well as the Interpretations Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board in London. He is 56 years old.
Peter Camille Borer

Appointed to the Board as an Executive Director in April 2004, Mr Borer is a graduate of the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland and is now a member of the International Advisory Board of the school. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined the Group in 1981 and was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1994, taking on additional regional responsibility in 1999, culminating in his appointment as Chief Operating Officer in April 2004. Mr Borer is also a Director of the majority of the Group’s entities. He is 62 years old.

Matthew James Lawson

Appointed to the Board as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer in May 2016, Mr Lawson will be appointed as a Director of some of the Group’s entities. He holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland. Mr Lawson has also completed various post graduate studies in China, including at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Over the course of his career Mr Lawson has had extensive experience with hospitality and real estate transactions, investments and financing, including joint venture negotiations and structuring. He began his career with Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance in Sydney in 1998 and subsequently joined Deutsche Bank AG in Sydney in 2001 where he worked across Equity Capital Markets and Real Estate Investment Banking. Mr Lawson joined JPMorgan in Asia in 2006, where he held senior positions in Hong Kong and Singapore, most recently as Managing Director and Head of the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging investment banking practice in Asia. He is 42 years old.

Martyn P. A. Sawyer
Christobelle Liao
Maria Razumich-Zec
Rainy Chan
Martyn P. A. Sawyer

Mr Sawyer is responsible for the Group’s non-hotel properties and operations including The Repulse Bay Complex and The Peak Complex in Hong Kong, as well as management of properties and clubs in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, France and the UK. He celebrated his 30-year anniversary with the Group in 2015. He was appointed Group General Manager, Properties and Clubs in 1999, became a member of the Group Management Board in 2002 and was promoted to Group Executive and retitled as Group Director, Properties in 2013. He is 58 years old.

Christobelle Liao

Ms Liao joined the Group as Company Secretary and Corporate Counsel in 2002. She was appointed to the Group Management Board in 2011 and was promoted to Group Executive and retitled as Group Director, Corporate and Legal in 2013 while retaining the position of Company Secretary. She is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong and England & Wales and had many years of experience in legal practice specialising in corporate mergers and acquisitions. She is 47 years old.

Maria Razumich-Zec

Mrs Razumich-Zec joined the Group as General Manager of The Peninsula Chicago in 2002 and was promoted to the position of Regional Vice-President – USA East Coast in 2007, with regional responsibilities covering The Peninsula Hotels in Chicago and New York, and Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. She was appointed to the Group Management Board in 2007 and was retitled as Regional Vice-President in 2013. She is 58 years old.

Rainy Chan

Ms Chan joined The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1994 and, after a series of internal promotions, was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Bangkok from 2004 to 2007. In 2007 she was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong, in addition to which she was promoted to Area Vice President – Hong Kong and Thailand in 2010. She was appointed to the Group Management Board in 2011 and was retitled as Regional Vice-President in 2013 and remains as General Manager, The Peninsula Hong Kong. She is 51 years old.

Sindy Tsui
Shane Izaks
P.T. Wong
Sindy Tsui

Ms Tsui was appointed General Manager, Human Resources in 2007. With many years of experience in human resources management in the hospitality industry, she is responsible for the Group’s strategy on human resources, talent development and training. She was appointed to the Group Management Board in 2011 and was retitled as Group Director, Human Resources in 2013. She is 47 years old.

Shane Izaks

Mr Izaks was appointed General Manager, Information Technology in 1995 when he joined HSH and has been a key member of the development and restructuring of the Technology Function within the Group. In 2013 he was retitled to Group General Manager and is responsible for formulating and implementing Information Technology strategy at both Group and Operational levels. He was appointed to the Group Management Board in 2015. He is 53 years old.

P.T. Wong

Mr Wong joined HSH in 1996 as Senior Assistant Project Manager. He was promoted to General Manager, Project Management in 2010 and was appointed Group General Manager of Projects in 2013. He is responsible for all project development of the Group and during his tenure has developed and opened new Peninsula hotels in Shanghai and Paris as well as significant renovations in Hong Kong, Beijing and Chicago. He was appointed to the Group Management Board in 2015. He is 48 years old.

Key Functions

The following are members of key functions in the Group. Names are listed in alphabetical order:

Nicolas Beliard, General Manager, The Peninsula Paris

Julie Bourgeois, General Manager, Peninsula Merchandising Limited

Christopher Chan, General Manager, Research and Technology

Natalie Chan, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Ming Chen, Director, Business Development

Robert Cheng, Vice President, Marketing, The Peninsula Hotels

Joseph Chong, General Manager & Managing Director, The Peninsula Shanghai Complex

Mark Choon, General Manager, The Peninsula Manila

Vincent Chow, Group Chief Engineer

Jonathan Crook, General Manager, The Peninsula New York

Anne Geiermann, General Manager, Design

Sian Griffiths, Director of Communications, The Peninsula Hotels

Katja Henke, General Manager, The Peninsula Bangkok

Jason Hui, Director, Security and Operational Risk

Suan Beng Lee, Group Treasurer

Martin Lew, General Manager, Operations Finance

Nadine Maurellet, General Counsel

Lynne Mulholland, Director, Corporate Affairs

Offer Nissenbaum, Managing Director, The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Gareth Roberts, General Manager, Operations

Joseph Sampermans, General Manager, The Peninsula Beijing

Max Schroeder, General Manager, Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Ernest Tang, General Manager, Group Finance

Paul Tchen, Group General Manager, Operations

May Tsang, General Manager, The Peak Complex

Sonja Vodusek, General Manager, The Peninsula Tokyo

Kitty Wan, Group General Manager, Audit & Risk Management

Andrew Whitaker, General Manager, The Repulse Bay and Area General Manager, Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services Limited

Simon Yip, Vice President, Sales, The Peninsula Hotels