Board

The CapitaLand Board comprises 10 directors of whom 9 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, 69

Chairman
Independent Non-Executive 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 2013): 3 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
– CapitaMalls Asia Limited (Chairman)
– PT Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk (President-Commissioner)
– Singapore Exchange Limited
– SP AusNet (Chairman)

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

– Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd (Director)
– NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited (Special Advisor)
– Tanah Merah Country Club (Chairman)

Directorship in other listed company held over the preceding three years
– Singapore Airport Terminal Services 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

Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat

Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat, 67

Deputy Chairman
Independent Non-Executive 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 2013): 12 years

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

Present directorships in other listed companiesz
– DBS Group Holdings Ltd (Chairman)
– Level 3 Communications Inc
– StarHub Ltd
– STATS ChipPAC Ltd

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

– Asia Mobile Holdings Pte Ltd (Director)
– DBS Bank Ltd (Chairman)
– DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (Chairman)
– Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd (Director)
– Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (Director)
– LaSalle College of the Arts Limited (Chairman)
– Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd (Chairman)
– STT Communications Ltd (Director)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
– Global Crossing Limited (Deputy Chairman)
– 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

Mr Lim Ming Yan

Mr Lim Ming Yan, 51

Executive Non-Independent Director
President & Group Chief Executive Officer

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 2013): 1 year

Board committees served on
– 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)
– CapitaMalls Asia Limited
– CapitaMall Trust Management Limited
(manager of CapitaMall Trust) (Deputy Chairman)
– CapitaRetail China Trust Management Limited
(manager of CapitaRetail China Trust) (Deputy Chairman)
– Central China Real Estate Limited

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 Malaysia Pte Ltd (Chairman)
– CapitaLand Singapore Limited (Chairman)
– CTM Property Trust, Steering Committee (Chairman)
– LFIE Holding Limited (Co-Chairman)
– Shanghai YiDian Holding (Group) Company (Director)
– Singapore Tourism Board (Member of the Board)
– The Ascott Limited (Chairman)

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

Mr James Koh Cher Siang

Mr James Koh Cher Siang, 68

Independent Non-Executive 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 2011
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2013): 8 years 6 months

Board committees served on
– Audit Committee (Member)
– Corporate Disclosure Committee (Chairman)
– Risk Committee (Chairman)

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)
– Presidential Council for Religious Harmony (Member)
– 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
– Singapore Airlines 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, 70

Independent Non-Executive 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: 30 April 2012
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2013): 3 years 11 months

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

Present directorship in other listed company
– Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
(Director from 2004 and Chairman from 2010)

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

– Gifford Communications Pty Ltd (Director)
– Tenix Group Pty Limited (Director)

Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding years
– Rinker Group Limited (Chairman and Director) (2003 – 2007)
– Rio Tinto Limited (Director) (1998 – 2005)
– Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Director) (2001 – 2010)
– Westpac Banking Corporation Limited (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, 60

Independent Non-Executive 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 2011
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2013): 3 years 6 months

Board committees served on
– 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 and Corporate Governance Centre Pte. Ltd. (Director)

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

Background and working experience
– Executive Director and President of Temasek Holdings
(Private) Limited (From 1 July 2006 to 1 July 2011)
– Chairman, Asia Pacific of the Danone Group
(From 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006)
– President (Household & Personal Care), Asia Pacific of Sara Lee Corporation

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

Ms Euleen Goh Yiu Kiang

Ms Euleen Goh Yiu Kiang, 59

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

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 2013): 2 year 3 months

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

Present directorships in other listed companies
– DBS Group Holdings Ltd
– 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)
– NUS Business School (Management Advisory Board Member)
– Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (Chairman)
– Singapore Institute of International Affairs Endowment Fund (Trustee)
– Singapore International Foundation (Chairman, Board of Governors)

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, 63

Independent Non-Executive 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 2013): 1 year 5 months

Board committees served on
– Audit Committee (Member)
– Risk Committee (Member)

Present directorship in other listed company
– CapitaMalls Asia Limited

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

– Destination Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd.
– Lingui Developments Berhad
– Malaysian Investment Development Authority
– Petroliam Nasional Berhad
– Pulau Indah Ventures Sdn Bhd
– RAM Holdings Berhad
– Samling Global Limited
– StarChase Motorsports Limited
– Themed Attractions Berhad
– Themed Attractions & Resorts Sdn Bhd

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

Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen

Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen, 67

Independent Non-Executive 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): 1 year

Board committees served on
– 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)

– COFCO Corporation, China (Director)
– Council of Presidential Advisers (Alternate Member)
– Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund (Director)
– G2000 Apparel (S) Pte Ltd (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 and Savings Bank Ltd, Hong Kong (Director)
– Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank Ltd, Taiwan (Managing Director)
– Singapore Labour Foundation (Director)
– Singapore National Employers Federation (President)
– SLF Strategic Advisers Private Limited (Director)

Directorship in other listed company held over the preceding three years
– Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai

Background and working experience
– Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore
– Chairman/Advisor of PSA International Pte Ltd
– Chairman of Singapore Business 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, 66

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

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

Present directorships in other listed companies
Nil

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

– Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Director)

Directorship in other listed company held over the preceding three years
Nil

Background and working experience
– Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore (From 2010 to 2012)
– Judicial Commissioner, Supreme Court of Singapore (From 2009 to 2010)
– Joint Managing Partner, Allen & Overy, Shook Lin & Bok, JLV (From 2000 to 2008)
– Managing Partner, Shook Lin & Bok, Singapore (From 1986 to 2009)

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