Board

About Us

The CapitaLand Board comprises 11 directors of whom 10 are non-executive directors. The Chairman is Mr Ng Kee Choe and the Deputy Chairman is Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat.

The Board meets regularly, at least once every quarter, to deliberate strategy policies of the Group including significant acquisitions and disposals, approve the annual budget, review the performance of the Group's businesses and approve the release of the quarterly, half-yearly and full-year results.

The Board members are:

Mr Ng Kee Choe

Mr Ng Kee Choe

Mr Ng Kee Choe, 70

Chairman
Non-Executive Independent Director

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Singapore

Date of first appointment as a director: 16 April 2010
Date of appointment as Chairman: 1 May 2012
Date of last re-election as a director: 26 April 2013
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 4 years 8 months

Board committees served on
– Executive Resource and Compensation Committee (Chairman)
– Finance and Budget Committee (Member)
– Investment Committee (Chairman)
– Nominating Committee (Member)

Present directorships in other listed companies
– PT Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk (President-Commissioner)
– SP AusNet (Chairman)

Present principal commitments
(other than directorships in other listed companies)

– Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd (Director)
– Tanah Merah Country Club (Chairman)

Directorship in other listed company held over the preceding three years
 – CapitaMalls Asia Limited¹ (Chairman)
 – Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited
 – Singapore Exchange Limited

Background and working experience
– Vice-Chairman of DBS Group Holdings Ltd (DBS)
– Retired from his executive position in DBS in July 2003 after 33 years of service

Awards
– Distinguished Service Award by the Singapore National Trades Union Congress in 2013
– The Meritorious Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2012
– The Public Service Star at the Singapore National Day Awards 2001


¹ Delisted on 22 July 2014.

Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat

Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat

Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat, 68

Deputy Chairman
Non-Executive Independent Director

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), University of Singapore

Date of first appointment as a director: 18 December 2001
Date of appointment as Deputy Chairman: 1 January 2009
Date of last re-election as a director: 26 April 2013
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 13 years

Board committees
– Executive Resource and Compensation Committee (Member)
– Finance and Budget Committee (Chairman)
– Nominating Committee (Chairman)

Present directorships in other listed companies
– DBS Group Holdings Ltd (Chairman)
– StarHub Ltd
– STATS ChipPAC Ltd

Present principal commitments
(other than directorships in other listed companies)

– DBS Bank Ltd (Chairman)
– DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (Chairman)
– Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (Director)
– LaSalle College of the Arts Limited (Chairman)
– Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd (Chairman)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
– Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited (Chairman)

Background and working experience
– President & CEO of Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd (From 2001 to 2004)
– Joined Overseas Union Bank (OUB) in 1977 and became President & CEO of OUB (From 1991 to 2001)

Award
– The Distinguished Service Order at the Singapore National Day Awards 2012
– The Public Service Star at the Singapore National Day Awards 1999
– The Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 1995

Mr Lim Ming Yan

Mr Lim Ming Yan

Mr Lim Ming Yan, 52

President & Group Chief Executive Officer
Executive Non-Independent Director
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and Economics
(First Class Honours), University of Birmingham, UK

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 January 2013
Date of last re-election as a director: 26 April 2013
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 2 years

Board committees
– Corporate Disclosure Committee (Member)
– Finance and Budget Committee (Member)
– Investment Committee (Member)

Present directorships in other listed companies
– Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited
(manager of Ascott Residence Trust) (Deputy Chairman)
– CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited
(manager of CapitaCommercial Trust) (Deputy Chairman)
– CapitaMall Trust Management Limited
(manager of CapitaMall Trust) (Deputy Chairman)
– CapitaRetail China Trust Management Limited
(manager of CapitaRetail China Trust) (Deputy Chairman)

Present principal commitments
(other than directorships in other listed companies)

– Building and Construction Authority (Member of the Board)
– Business China (Director)
– CapitaLand China Holdings Pte Ltd (Chairman)
– CapitaLand Hope Foundation (Director)
– CapitaLand Regional Investments Limited (Chairman)
– CapitaLand Singapore Limited (Chairman)
– CapitaMalls Asia Limited¹ (Chairman)
– CTM Property Trust, Steering Committee (Chairman)
– LFIE Holding Limited (Co-Chairman)
– Shanghai YiDian Holding (Group) Company (Director)
– Singapore-China Foundation Ltd. (Governor)
– Singapore Tourism Board (Member of the Board)
– The Ascott Limited (Chairman)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
– Central China Real Estate Limited

Background and working experience
– Chief Operating Officer of CapitaLand Limited (From May 2011 to December 2012)
– CEO of The Ascott Limited (From July 2009 to February 2012)
– CEO of CapitaLand China Holdings Pte Ltd (From July 2000 to June 2009)

Awards
– Outstanding Chief Executive (Overseas) at the Singapore Business Awards 2006
– Magnolia Award by the Shanghai Municipal Government in 2003 and 2005



¹ Delisted on 22 July 2014

Mr James Koh Cher Siang

Mr James Koh Cher Siang

Mr James Koh Cher Siang, 69

Non-Executive Independent Director
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Oxford University, UK
Master of Arts in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics,
Oxford University, UK
Master in Public Administration, Harvard University, USA

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 July 2005
Date of last re-election as a director: 25 April 2014
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 9 years 6 months

Board committees
– Audit Committee (Member)
– Corporate Disclosure Committee (Chairman)
– Investment Committee (Member)

Present directorship in other listed company
– United Overseas Bank Limited

Present principal commitments
(other than directorship in other listed company)

– CapitaLand Hope Foundation (Director)
– Housing & Development Board (Chairman)
– MechanoBiology Institute (Chairman)
– Singapore Golf Association (Chairman)
– Singapore Island Country Club (Chairman)
– Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Limited (Director)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
– CapitaMall Trust Management Limited
(manager of CapitaMall Trust) (Chairman)
– Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
– UOL Group Limited

Background and working experience
– CEO of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore,
Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Commissioner of Charities (1997 to 2005)
– Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of National Development,
Community Development and Education
– Served in the Ministries of Finance, National Development,
Community Development, Education and the Prime Minister’s Office

Awards
– The Meritorious Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2002
– The Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government in 1983

Mr John Powell Morschel

Mr John Powell Morschel

Mr John Powell Morschel, 71

Non-Executive Independent Director
Diploma in Quantity Surveying, The University of New South Wales
Fellow, Institute of Company Directors, Australia
Fellow, Institute of Management, Australia

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 February 2010
Date of last re-election as a director: 25 April 2014
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 4 years 11 months

Board committees
– Investment Committee (Member)
– Nominating Committee (Member)

Present principal commitments
– Gifford Communications Pty Ltd (Director)
– Tenix Group Pty Limited (Director)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding years
– Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (Chairman and Director)
– Rinker Group Limited (Chairman and Director) (2003 – 2007)
– Rio Tinto Limited (Director) (1998 – 2005)
– Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Director) (2001 – 2010)
– Westpac Banking Corporation (Director) (1993 – 2001)

Background and working experience
– Executive Director and Managing Director and CEO of Lend Lease Corporation Limited
– Executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation Limited
responsible for the Australian Consumer and Small Business sectors, Information Technology and Property

Mr Simon Claude Israel

Mr Simon Claude Israel

Mr Simon Claude Israel, 61

Non-Executive Independent Director
Diploma in Business Studies, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 July 2010
Date of last re-election as a director: 25 April 2014
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 4 years 6 months

Board committees
– Executive Resource and Compensation Committee (Member)
– Investment Committee (Member)
– Nominating Committee (Member)

Present directorships in other listed companies
– Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (Director)
– Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Chairman)

Present principal commitments
(other than directorships in other listed companies)

– Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Member of the Governing Board)
– Stewardship Asia Centre Pte. Ltd. (Director)
– Westpac Asia Advisory Board (Member)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
– Asia Pacific Breweries Limited (Chairman)

Background and working experience
– Executive Director and President of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited
– Chairman, Asia Pacific of the Danone Group
– President (Household & Personal Care), Asia Pacific of Sara Lee Corporation

Awards
– The Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2011
– Knight in the Legion of Honour by the French Government 2007

Ms Euleen Goh Yiu Kiang

Ms Euleen Goh Yiu Kiang

Ms Euleen Goh Yiu Kiang, 60

Non-Executive Independent Director
Fellow, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
Associate member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Associate member, Institute of Financial Services Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Directors

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 October 2011
Date of last re-election as a director: 30 April 2012
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 3 years 3 months

Board committees
– Audit Committee (Chairman)
– Risk Committee (Member)

Present directorships in other listed companies
– DBS Group Holdings Ltd
– Royal Dutch Shell plc
– SATS Ltd

Present principal commitments
(other than directorships in other listed companies)

– DBS Bank Ltd (Director)
– DBS Foundation Ltd (Chairman)
– Northlight School (Chairman, Board of Governors)
– Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (Chairman)
– Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd (Director) 
– Singapore Institute of International Affairs Endowment Fund (Trustee)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
– Aviva plc
– Singapore Airlines Limited
– Singapore Exchange Limited

Background and working experience
– CEO of Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
(From 2001 until March 2006)
– Various senior management positions in Standard Chartered
Bank, retiring in March 2006 after some 21 years with the Bank

Awards
– The Public Service Star at the Singapore National Day Awards 2012
– Her World Woman of the Year 2005
– The Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2005

Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz

Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz

Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz, 64

Non-Executive Independent Director
Bachelor of Economics (Honours), The University of Malaya
Certified Public Accountant

Date of first appointment as a director: 30 July 2012
Date of last re-election as a director: 26 April 2013
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 2 years 5 months

Board committees
– Audit Committee (Member)
– Risk Committee (Chairman)

Present directorship in other listed companies

– Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Present principal commitments
(other than directorship in other listed company)

Destination Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd. (Chairman)
– Financial Services Talent Council (Chairman)
– Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Chairman)
– Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Director)
– Pulau Indah Ventures Sdn Bhd (Director)
– RAM Holdings Berhad (Director)
– Samling Global Limited (Director)
– StarChase Motorsports Limited (Director)
– Themed Attractions & Resorts Sdn. Bhd. (Chairman)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
– CapitaMalls Asia Limited¹

Background and working experience
– President & CEO of Malayan Banking Berhad (From 1994 to 2008)
– Minister in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department heading the Economic Planning Unit and Department of Statistics, Malaysia (From March 2008 to April 2009)
– Chairman of the Malaysian National Economic Advisory Council (From 1 June 2009 to 31 May 2011)

Awards
– Global Hall of Fame by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals 2009
– Asian Bankers Lifetime Achievement Award 2008

Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen

Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen

Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen, 68

Non-Executive Independent Director
Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 January 2013
Date of last re-election as a director: 26 April 2013
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2013): 2 years

Board committees
– Executive Resource and Compensation Committee (Member)
– Risk Committee (Member)

Present directorships in other listed companies
– SIA Engineering Company Limited (Chairman)
– Singapore Airlines Limited (Chairman)

Present principal commitments
(other than directorships in other listed companies)

– China National Petroleum Corporation (Director)
– Council of Presidential Advisers (Alternate Member)
– Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund (Board Member)
– G2000 Apparel (S) Private Limited (Director)
– Great Malaysia Textile Investments Pte Ltd (Managing Director)
– Kidney Dialysis Foundation (Director)
– National Wages Council (Member)
– NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited (Director)
– NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited (Chairman)
– Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd (Director)
– Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank Limited (Managing Director)
– Singapore Labour Foundation (Director)
– SLF Strategic Advisers Private Limited (Director)

Background and working experience
– Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore
– Chairman/Advisor of PSA International Pte Ltd
– Chairman of Singapore Business Federation
– President of Singapore National Employers Federation

Awards
– The Distinguished Service Order at the Singapore National Day Awards 2006
– The Public Service Star at the Singapore National Day Awards 1998

Dr Philip Nalliah Pillai

Dr Philip Nalliah Pillai

Dr Philip Nalliah Pillai, 67

Independent Non-Executive Director
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Singapore
LLM and Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD), Harvard Law School, USA
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Solicitor, England & Wales

Date of first appointment as a director: 25 April 2014
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 8 months

Board committees
– Audit Committee (Member)
– Corporate Disclosure Committee (Member)

Present principal commitments
(other than directorships in other listed companies)

– Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Director)

Background and working experience
– Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore (From June 2010 to December 2012)
– Judicial Commissioner (From October 2009 to June 2010)
– Member of the Legal Service Commission (From 2007 to 2013)
– Joint Managing Partner, Allen & Overy, Shook Lin & Bok JLV (From 2000 to 2008)
– Partner and Managing Partner, Shook Lin & Bok, Singapore (From 1986 to 2009)
– Over 23 years experience in legal practice specialised in corporate, corporate finance and securities law

Awards
– The Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2003

Mr Kee Teck Koon

Mr Kee Teck Koon

Mr Kee Teck Koon, 58

Non-Executive Independent Director
Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford, UK
Master of Arts, University of Oxford, UK

Date of first appointment as a director: 22 September 2014
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2014): 3 months

Board committee
– Risk Committee (Member)

Present directorship in other listed company
– Raffles Medical Group Ltd

Present principal commitments
(other than directorships in other listed companies)

– Alexandra Health Fund Limited (Chairman)
– Changi Airports International Pte Ltd (Chairman)
– Mandai Safari Park Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Director)
– NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited (Director)
– NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited (Director)
– Wildlife Reserves Singapore Pte Ltd (Director)

Directorship in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
– CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited (manager of CapitaCommerical Trust) (Chairman)
– CapitaMalls Malaysia REIT Management Sdn. Bhd. (manager of CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust) (Chairman)
– CapitaMall Trust Management Limited (manager of CapitaMall Trust)

Background and working experience
– Retired from his executive positions in CapitaLand Group in July 2009 after 13 years of service