Board of Directors

Dr Leong Horn Kee

Chairman, Non-Executive And Independent Director
Member, Nominating & Remuneration Committee

Dr Leong is the Chairman of CapitalCorp Partners Private Limited, a corporate finance advisory firm. He is currently Singapore's non-resident High Commissioner to Cyprus. From 1994 to 2008, Dr Leong was an executive director of Far East Organization, CEO of Orchard Parade Holdings Ltd and CEO of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd. From 1984 to 1993, he worked in the venture capital and merchant banking sector. From 1977 to 1983, he was a deputy director at the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Trade & Industry. Dr Leong was a Member of Parliament for 22 years from 1984 to 2006.

Dr Leong holds a Bachelor degree in Production Engineering from Loughborough University, UK; a Bachelor degree in Economics from London University, UK; a Bachelor degree in Chinese Language & Literature from Beijing Normal University, PRC; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD, France; a Master of Business Research (MBR) and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia.

Mr Soon Tit Koon

Non-Executive And Independent Director
Chairman, Audit & Risk Committee
Member, Nominating & Remuneration Committee

Mr Soon held a series of senior positions in OCBC Bank from 2002 to December 2011 when he retired from the bank. He was the Chief Financial Officer of OCBC Bank from September 2002 to June 2008, and from April 2010 to November 2011. He was the Head of Group Investments of OCBC Bank from June 2008 to April 2010.

Mr Soon is also a director of Wah Hin and Company Private Limited, Great Eastern Holdings Limited and OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited.

Prior to joining OCBC Bank, from 2000 to 2002, Mr Soon was the Chief Financial Officer of Wilmar Holdings Pte Ltd. From 1983 to 2000, he worked in Citicorp Investment Bank (Singapore) Limited and was Managing Director from 1993 to 2000. Mr Soon holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry from the University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1997.

Mr David Chia Chay Poh

Non-Executive And Independent Director
Chairman, Nominating & Remuneration Committee
Member, Audit & Risk Committee

Mr Chia is the Managing Director and sole proprietor of Associated Property Consultants Pte Ltd, a property consultancy company since late 2002, when it was acquired.

From 1999 to 2002, Mr Chia was the Managing Director and shareholder of FPDSavills (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a leading international property consultancy company.

From 1987 to 1999, he was with Chesterton International Property Consultants Pte Ltd rising to the position of the Executive Director of the company in 1996. From 1981 to 1987, he served as the District Valuer in the Property Tax Division of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). Prior to that, he served as an Estate/Projects Officer in the Singapore Ministry of Defence from 1978 to 1981. Mr Chia was a member of the Property Committee in the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and a Board Member of CISCO Police from 1996 to 2002.

Mr Chia obtained his professional valuation qualifications in New Zealand in 1978 under a Colombo Plan Scholarship.

Mr Chia is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and a Fellow Member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.

Ms Hoo Sheau Farn

Non-Executive And Independent Director
Member, Audit & Risk Committee
Member, Nominating & Remuneration Committee

Ms Hoo was appointed as Director of SPH REIT Management Pte Ltd on 26 September 2018.

Ms Hoo is a partner of Allen & Gledhill and her areas of practice include real estate investment trusts (REITs), property acquisitions, property investments and leasing. She has advised REITs and property funds on acquisitions of real properties in Singapore and the region such as office units and buildings, commercial buildings and healthcare buildings; multinational corporations on acquisition and leasing of commercial and industrial buildings; as well as government-linked corporations on acquisition and divestment of real properties.

Ms Hoo was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1990 and holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Ng Yat Chung

Non-Executive And Non-Independent Director
Member, Nominating & Remuneration Committee

Mr Ng is a Director and Chief Executive Officer of SPH. He is also the Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Technology Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining SPH, he was the Executive Director and Group CEO of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (2011-2016) and Senior Managing Director at Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (2007-2011). Before joining Temasek Holdings, he was the Chief of Defence Force in the Singapore Armed Forces. He has also served as a Director of Fraser & Neave Limited and Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd.

Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Arts (Engineering Tripos) and a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, a Master of Military Art and Science (General Studies) from the US Army Command & General Staff College, USA, and a MBA from Stanford University.

Mr Chua Hwee Song

Non-Executive And Non-Independent Director
Member, Nominating & Remuneration Committee

Mr Chua is the Chief Financial Officer of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Prior to this appointment, he was a director and Group Chief Financial Officer of CWG International Ltd from 2015 to 2018.

Mr Chua has many years of experience in investments and corporate finance. He was the founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Ventures Pte Ltd ("Tembusu"), where he managed a private equity fund that invested in growth companies throughout Asia since 2005. Prior to Tembusu, he was with the Singapore Economic Development Board ("EDB"). At EDB, he led the promotion of technology entrepreneurship and development of the enterprise financing infrastructure in Singapore, with a specific focus on the industry development of the venture capital and private equity industry.

Mr Chua graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from King’s College London, University of London. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Accountant.

Ms Ginney Lim May Ling

Non-Executive And Non-Independent Director
Member, Nominating & Remuneration Committee

Ms Lim is General Counsel, Executive Vice -President, Corporate Communications & CSR, and Group Company Secretary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH). She joined SPH in 1991 and set up the Secretariat/Legal Division. She is responsible for the corporate secretarial, legal, insurance and corporate communications functions in SPH Group. She is concurrently the General Manager of Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Limited, an Institution of Public Character established in 2003 by SPH, a position she held since 2005.

Ms Lim is a director of Times Development Pte Ltd and Orchard 290 Ltd, both of which are whollyowned indirect property subsidiaries of SPH. She is also a member of Temasek Junior College Advisory Committee and the NUS Law Advisory Council.

Prior to joining SPH, Ms Lim was heading the Legal & Secretariat department as well as the public relations unit of NTUC Income.

Ms Lim was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore. She is also a Fellow in the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.