Board of Directors

The Board consists of eight directors of whom seven are non-executive directors. The Chairman is Mr Soo Kok Leng and the Deputy Chairman is Mr Lim Ming Yan. The sole executive director is Ms Lynette Leong, who is the CEO. The Board meets regularly, at least once every quarter, to discuss and review the Manager's key activities, its business strategies and policies for CCT, the business and the financial performance of both CCT and the Manager and the annual budget. In addition, the Board also deliberates on the strategic policies of CCT, including significant acquisitions and disposals, as well approve the release of quarterly and full-year results.

Soo Kok Leng
Mr Soo Kok Leng
Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours), University of Singapore
Master of Business Administration, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 January 2013
Date of appointment as chairman: 22 September 2014
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2015): 3 years

Board committee served on

  • Corporate Disclosure Committee (Chairman)

Present principal commitments

  • Freelance management consulting
  • SCC Travel Services Pte. Ltd. (Chairman)
  • Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd (Chairman and Chairman of remuneration and nomination committee)
  • Singapore Storage & Warehouse Pte Ltd (Chairman)

Background and working experience

  • Corporate Advisor of Temasek International Advisors Pte. Ltd. (Since 2012)
  • Adjunct Professor of National University of Singapore, Engineering School (Since 2007)
  • Non-Resident Ambassador to Austria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Since 2006)
  • Corporate Advisor of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (From 2002 to 2015)
  • Freelance management consultancy (Since 2002)
  • Corporate Advisor of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (From 2003 to 2012)
  • CEO (Acting) of Singapore Cable Car Pte Ltd (From 2003 to 2004)
  • Vice President/General Manager of 3Com Technologies (From 1997 to 2002)
  • Group General Manager/Executive Director of Falmac Ltd (From 1996 to 1997)
  • Engineer to Management of Hewlett Packard Pte Ltd (From 1977 to 1996)

Award

  • Public Service Medal (PBM, Pingat Bakti Masyarakat)
Lim Ming Yan
Mr Lim Ming Yan
Deputy Chairman and Non-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 appointment as deputy chairman: 1 January 2013
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2015): 3 years

Board committee served on

  • Executive Committee (Chairman)
  • Corporate Disclosure Committee (Member)

Present directorships in other listed companies

  • Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited (manager of Ascott Residence Trust) (Deputy Chairman)
  • CapitaLand Limited
  • CapitaLand Mall Trust Management Limited (manager of CapitaLand Mall Trust) (Deputy Chairman)
  • CapitaLand Retail China Trust Management Limited (manager of CapitaLand Retail 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 Limited (President & Group CEO)
  • CapitaLand Mall Asia Limited1 (Chairman)
  • CapitaLand Regional Investments Limited (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)

Past directorship in other listed company 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

Lynette Leong Chin Yee
Ms Lynette Leong Chin Yee
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Non-Independent Director

Bachelor of Science in Estate Management, National University of Singapore
Master of Science in Real Estate, National University of Singapore

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 October 2007
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2015): 8 years 3 months

Board committee served on

  • Executive Committee (Member)

Present principal commitments

  • National Environment Agency (Board Member and Audit Committee Member)
  • Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (Board Member)

Background and working experience

  • CEO of Ascendas South Korea office (From September 2003 to September 2007)
  • National Director of LaSalle Investment Management, Asia (From March 2000 to September 2003)
  • Vice President of LaSalle Investment Management, Chicago, USA (From January 1999 to March 2000)
  • Vice President of LaSalle Investment Management, New York, USA (From January 1997 to December 1998)
  • Associate Director of LaSalle Investment Management, London, UK (From January 1996 to December 1996)
  • Director of Jones Lang Wootton (From 1993 to 1995)
  • Senior Officer of United Malayan Banking Corporation Berhad (From 1991 to 1993)
  • Senior Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (From 1986 to 1991)

Award

  • Best CEOs for Property Sector (Third place) by Institutional Investor magazine in All-Asia Executive Team Ranking in 2011
Mohammed Bin Haji Che Hussein
Dato’ Mohammed Hussein
Non-Executive Independent Director

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Newcastle, Australia

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 January 2009
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2015): 7 years

Board committee served on

  • Audit Committee (Chairman)

Present directorships in other listed companies

  • Gamuda Berhad (Chairman)
  • Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad

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

  • Bank of America Malaysia Berhad (Director)
  • Danajamin Nasional Berhad (Chairman)
  • PNB Commercial Sdn. Bhd. (Director)

Past directorship in other listed company held over the preceding three years

  • Quill Capita Management Sdn. Bhd.
    (manager of Quill Capita Trust) (Chairman)

Background and working experience

  • Senior Advisor of RSM Strategic Business Advisors Sdn Bhd, Malaysia (From July 2008 to 2009)
  • Advisor of Malayan Banking Berhad, Malaysia (From April 2008 to September 2008)
  • Deputy President & Chief Financial Officer of Malayan Banking Berhad, Malaysia (From 2005 to January 2008)
  • Executive Director, Business of Malayan Banking Berhad, Malaysia (From 2000 to 2005)
  • Managing Director of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia (From 1996 to 2000)
Lam Yi Young
Mr Lam Yi Young
Non-Executive Independent Director

Master of Arts in Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK
Master in Public Administration, Harvard University, USA

Date of first appointment as a director: 15 June 2012
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2015): 3 years 6 months

Board committee served on

  • Audit Committee (Member)

Present principal commitments

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (Board Member and Audit Committee Member)
  • Education Fund Board of Trustees (Member)
  • Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Governing Board Member)
  • Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund Advisory Council (Member)
  • Ministry of Education (Deputy Secretary (Policy))
  • SIM University (Trustee)
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (Trustee)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (Trustee)
  • Singapore Workforce Development Agency (Board Member)
  • Yale-NUS College (Governing Board Member)

Background and working experience

  • Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (From May 2009 to December 2013)
  • Director of Manpower, Ministry of Defence(From June 2005 to April 2009)
  • Deputy Director of Personnel, Ministry of Education (From September 2001 to July 2004)

Award

  • The Public Administration Medal (Silver) (PPA(P), Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Perak))
Goh Kian Hwee
Mr Goh Kian Hwee
Non-Executive Independent Director

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor

Date of first appointment as a director: 1 January 2013
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2015): 3 years

Board committee served on

  • Audit Committee (Member)

Present directorships in other listed companies

  • Hong Leong Asia Ltd.
  • QAF Limited

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

  • Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (Senior Partner)

Background and working experience
He has been a practising lawyer since 1980, principally in corporate and capital markets laws.

Wen Khai Meng
Mr Wen Khai Meng
Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours), University of Auckland, New Zealand
Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Construction Engineering, National University of Singapore

Date of first appointment as a director1: 1 October 2007
Length of service as a director (as at 31 December 2015): 8 years 3 months

Board committees served on

  • Executive Committee (Member)
  • Corporate Disclosure Committee (Member)

Present principal commitment

  • CapitaLand Singapore Limited (CEO)

Past directorship in other listed company held over the preceding three years

  • Quill Capita Management Sdn. Bhd.
    (manager of Quill Capita Trust)

Background and working experience

  • CEO of CapitaLand Financial Limited (From February 2012 to 2 January 2013)
  • Chief Investment Officer of CapitaLand Limited (From July 2009 to February 2012)
  • CEO of CapitaLand Commercial Limited (From April 2007 to June 2009)
  • Co-CEO of CapitaLand Financial Limited (From April 2007 to June 2009)
  • CEO of CapitaLand Financial Limited (From April 2006 to March 2007)
  • CEO of CapitaLand Financial Services Limited (From October 2004 to March 2006)

1 Mr Wen Khai Meng was an alternate director to Mr Kee Teck Koon (a former director) from September 2006 to October 2007