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Our Leadership

Non-Executive Chairman

The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie

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

Aged 72. 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 Hutchison Whampoa 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. (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

Aged 58. Appointed a Director and Deputy Chairman in May 2014, Mr. Brandler 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. Mr. Brandler was an Executive Director of CLP Holdings Limited until 31 March 2014. On 1 April 2014, he joined Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited as Director although he continues to serve as a Non-Executive Director of CLP Holdings Limited. Prior to joining CLP Holdings Limited in May 2000, 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. (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

Aged 54. 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 most 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. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Kwok served as Finance Director of MTR Corporation. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Council Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and serves on the Board of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong. (E, F)

Chief Financial Officer
Alan Philip Clark

Aged 46. A Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom, Mr. Clark joined the Group in March 2014 as Chief Financial Officer, and is a Director of most of the Group’s entities. He began his career with KPMG in South Africa in 1985. He previously worked for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts as Deputy Vice President Finance, Europe and for Malmaison & Hotel du Vin Hotels as Group Financial Controller, and then Financial Director. Since 2010 and prior to joining the Group, Mr. Clark served as Group Finance Director of Rocco Forte Hotels. (F)

Chief Operating Officer
Peter Camille Borer

Aged 60. 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 joined the Group in 1981 and was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1994, taking on additional regional responsibilities in 1999, culminating in his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, The Peninsula Hotels, in April 2004. Mr. Borer is also a Director of most of the Group's entities.

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

Non-Executive Directors

Ronald James McAulay
William Elkin Mocatta
John Andrew Harry Leigh
Nicholas Timothy James Colfer
Ronald James McAulay

Aged 78. 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, a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Foundation in London and various other charitable organisations.

William Elkin Mocatta

Aged 61. 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. He is also an Alternate Director for The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie in Hutchison Whampoa Limited.

John Andrew Harry Leigh

Aged 60. 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. (E, F)

Nicholas Timothy James Colfer

Aged 54. 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.

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 Kwok Po Li
Patrick Blackwell Paul
Pierre Roger Boppe
Dr. William Kwok Lun Fung
Dr. the Hon. Sir David Kwok Po Li

GBM, GBS, OBE, 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, JP, 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

Aged 75. Appointed to the Board in 1987, Sir David is Chairman and Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Limited. 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). He is also a Director of CaixaBank, S.A. (listed in Spain). Sir David was an Independent Non-Executive Director of COSCO Pacific Limited and China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (both listed in Hong Kong) until May 2012 and March 2013 respectively, and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AFFIN Holdings Berhad (listed in Malaysia) until August 2013. 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. He is also a member of the Council of the Treasury Markets Association. (N)

Patrick Blackwell Paul

CBE

Aged 66. 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. (A, R)

Pierre Roger Boppe

Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur

Aged 66. 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 and is also involved in microfinance. He was re-designated from a Non-Executive Director to an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2009.

Dr. William Kwok Lun Fung

SBS, OBE, JP

Age 65. 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 Li & Fung Group companies including Convenience Retail Asia Limited and Trinity Limited. He is a Director of the Fung Global Institute, an independent and non-profit think-tank. Dr. Fung is an Independent Non-Executive Director of VTech Holdings Limited, Shui On Land Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, and an Independent Director of 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. (A, N)

Dr. Rosanna Yick Ming Wong
Dr. Rosanna Yick Ming Wong

DBE, JP

Aged 61. 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 and also a member of the Commission on Poverty of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. She is the Executive Director of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, a Non-Executive Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cheung Kong (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, 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, and an elected Member of the Council and an ex-officio Member of the Court of The University of Hong Kong. (R)

A - Audit Committee member
N - Nomination Committee member
R - Remuneration Committee member
E - Executive Committee member
F - Finance Committee member
Senior Management and Key FunctionsSenior Management and Key Functions

Group Management Board

The Group Management Board (GMB), previously called the Group Management Committee, is comprised of the eight most senior executives of the Company: Chief Executive Officer Clement K.M. Kwok, Chief Financial Officer, 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 King Man Kwok
Alan Philip Clark
Peter Camille Borer
(1) Clement King Man Kwok

Aged 54. 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 most 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. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Kwok had served as Finance Director of MTR Corporation. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Council Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and serves on the Board of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong.

(2) Alan Philip Clark

Aged 46. A Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom, Mr. Clark joined the Group in March 2014 as Chief Financial Officer, and is a Director of most of the Group’s entities. He began his career with KPMG in South Africa in 1985. He previously worked for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts as Deputy Vice President Finance, Europe and for Malmaison & Hotel du Vin Hotels as Group Financial Controller, and then Financial Director. Since 2010 and prior to joining the Group, Mr. Clark served as Group Finance Director of Rocco Forte Hotels. (F)

(3) Peter Camille Borer

Aged 60. 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 joined the Group in 1981 and was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1994, taking on additional regional responsibilities in 1999,  culminating in his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, The Peninsula Hotels, in April 2004. Mr. Borer is also a Director of most of the Group's entities.

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

Aged 56. Mr. Sawyer holds regional responsibilities 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 has been with the Group since 1985. He was appointed Group General Manager, Properties and Clubs in 1999, made a member of the Group Management Committee in 2002 and was retitled as Group Director, Properties in 2013.
(5) Christobelle Liao

Aged 45. Ms. Liao is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. After a number of years in legal practice, she joined the Group as Company Secretary and Corporate Counsel in 2002. She was appointed to the Group Management Committee in 2011 and was retitled as Group Director, Corporate and Legal in 2013.

(6) Maria Razumich-Zec

Aged 56. Mrs. Razumich-Zec joined the Group as General Manager of The Peninsula Chicago in 2002 and was promoted to be Regional Vice-President – USA East Coast in 2007, with regional responsibilities covering the Peninsula hotels in Chicago and New York. She was appointed to the Group Management Committee in 2007 and was retitled as Regional Vice-President in 2013.
(7) Rainy Chan

Aged 49. 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 be Area Vice-President – Hong Kong and Thailand in 2010. She was appointed to the Group Management Committee in 2011 and was retitled as Regional Vice-President in 2013.

Sindy Tsui
(8) Sindy Tsui

Aged 45. 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 Committee in 2011 and was retitled as Group Director, Human Resources in 2013.

Key Functions

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

(9) David Batchelor, Managing Director, The Peninsula Shanghai (ceased employment as of 1 November 2013)

(10) Nicolas Beliard, General Manager, The Peninsula Paris

(11) Natalie Chan, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

(12) Ming Chen, Director, Business Development

(13) Robert Cheng, Vice President, Marketing, The Peninsula Hotels

(14) Alex Cho, Assistant General Manager, Design

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

(16) Jonathan Crook, General Manager, The Peninsula New York

(17) Sarah Cruse, General Manager, Quail Lodge & Golf Club

(18) Sian Griffiths, Director of Communications, The Peninsula Hotels

(19) Katja Henke, General Manager, The Peninsula Bangkok

(20) Ingvar Herland, Group General Manager, Research & Technology

(21) Shane Izaks, Group General Manager, Information Technology

(22) Palle Jensen , General Manager, The Repulse Bay (ceased employment as of 2 April 2014)

(23) Thomas Kwong, China Adviser

(24) Irene Lau, Director, Corporate Affairs (ceased employment as of 1 February 2014)

(25) Suan Beng Lee, Group Treasurer

(26) Martin Lew, General Manager, Operations Finance

(27) Douglas Lui, Group General Manager, Audit & Risk Management

(28) Nadine Maurellet, General Counsel

(29) James Mercer, Project Director, The Peninsula Paris

(30) Offer Nissenbaum, Managing Director, The Peninsula Beverly Hills

(31) Joseph Sampermans, General Manager, The Peninsula Beijing

(32) Ernest Tang, General Manager, Group Finance

(33) Paul Tchen, Group General Manager, Operations

(34) Malcolm Thompson, General Manager, The Peninsula Tokyo

(35) May Tsang, General Manager, The Peak Complex

(36) Sonja Vodusek, General Manager, The Peninsula Manila

(37) P.T. Wong, Group General Manager, Projects

(38) Simon Yip, Vice President, Sales, The Peninsula Hotels