Board of Directors
Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee and the General Committee
Ms. CHIU Christin Su Yi, aged 41, has been appointed as an Executive Director of the Company since July 2020. She has been appointed as Acting Executive Chairman of the Board effective on 1 January 2021. She is chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the General Committee of the Board. Ms. CHIU has extensive experience in corporate finance, securities law matters and regulatory issues. She advises financial institutions, both private and public corporations, hedge funds and private equity funds on securities trading and compliance matters. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Juris Doctor and from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude. Ms. CHIU is admitted as an attorney at law in the State of New York, USA, and a barrister and solicitor in the British Columbia Province in Canada.
Previously, Ms. CHIU worked at Hogan Lovells, a leading international firm with offices globally and Remedios and Company, a premier boutique law firm situated in Vancouver, Canada.
Member of General Committee
Mr. DALEY Mark David, aged 56, has been appointed as an Executive Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since December 2020. He is a member of the General Committee of the Board. Mr. DALEY is a 30-year retail industry veteran with a wealth of global experience leading brands with exposure in major regional markets including United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Mr. DALEY was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Billy Reid, where he restructured the business and created a new strategic growth plan for the fashion brand of the award-winning designer, Billy Reid. From 2016 until 2018, Mr. DALEY was the chief executive officer of Augustinus Bader Group, where he teamed with a world leading expert in regenerative medicine to form a company specialising in biotech and consumer goods. He grew the business using a complete vertical digital retail model with the latest technology to connect consumers, and successfully raised capital for the company to accelerate its growth. The group now has a footprint in major markets such as the European Union, United Kingdom, and United States. Prior to this, he was the chief executive officer of Smythson of Bond Street where he created a 5-year growth plan to triple the business through strategic geographic, store and product strategies.
Mr. DALEY served as Group President Asia Pacific of Ralph Lauren from 2010 to 2015. Under Mr. DALEY’s leadership, a completely new e-commerce platform and an innovative luxury store model was launched. He successfully repositioned and enhanced the brand’s prominence in Asia.
From 2008 to 2010 as chief executive officer of Dean & Deluca, Mr. DALEY took significant steps to improve the product offering and strategically launched the international licensing business in the Middle East, Turkey, Korea, Thailand, and Singapore while laying the groundwork for restructuring in Japan. Ultimately through his efforts, the business was successfully sold.
Mr. DALEY began his retail career with DFS Group in 1986 and ended his tenure with the company as Global President of Operations and Business Development in 2008. He guided the company through unprecedented events such as SARS, by implementing cost reduction measures and focusing on profitability. He also presciently created a China based team to capitalise on the mainland tourist phenomenon, which grew into the largest part of DFS’ business.
Mr. DALEY holds Bachelor’s Degrees in both Economics and Sociology from Stanford University.
Member of the Risk Management Committee and the General Committee
Dr. WAN Yung Ting, aged 40, has been appointed as an Executive Director and the Chief Product Development Officer of the Company since December 2020. She is a member of the Risk Management Committee and the General Committee of the Board. She is currently an Assistant Professor for College of Art and Design at Beijing University of Technology. Dr. WAN acts as a consultant to various art galleries and exhibitions both locally and internationally, regularly speaks at art conferences and symposiums, and has published over hundreds of articles and critics at academic journals and art publications. Dr. WAN has years of experience in functional fabric and fashion industry. Dr. WAN previously worked in Far Eastern Textile Ltd., focusing on application of functional fabrics and cooperation with functional sports brands. Dr. WAN also has experience working in Asian fashion brands as a brand and image consultant.
Dr. WAN obtained a PhD in Art Theory from Peking University, a Master of Arts in Arts and Cultural Management from Peking University, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Fiber and Composite Materials from Feng Chia University. She was a Visiting Scholar at The City University of New York (CUNY).
Independent Non-executive Directors
Member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk Management Committee
Mr. CHUNG Kwok Pan, aged 57, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since July 2020. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Board. He has been responsible for the business management of Chungweiming Knitting Factory Limited since early 1988.
Mr. CHUNG also has several social positions, including a member of the 5th and 6th Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Textile and Garment Sector), Leader of Liberal Party, Honorary Life Chairman of Hong Kong Apparel Society Limited, a director of The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, an advisor of New Territories General Chamber of Commerce, a director of Hong Kong Design Centre, Chairman of Design Discipline Advisory Board of Vocational Training Council, Chairman of Fashion Industry Training Advisory Committee, Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) and a member of the Advisory Group on Implementation of Fashion Initiatives, The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the HKSAR.
He was also a member of the 9th Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in 2005. Mr. CHUNG obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying from Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology, Scotland (currently known as Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen) in July 1986 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom in May 1988. He served as an independent non-executive director of SFund International Holdings Limited (previously known as “Hanbo Enterprises Holdings Limited”) (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1367) from June 2014 to November 2016.
He has served as an independent non-executive director of High Fashion International Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 608) since July 2019 and an independent non-executive director of Planetree International Development Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 613) since 1 April 2020.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Risk Management Committee, and Member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee
Mr. GILES William Nicholas, aged 58, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since December 2020. He is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Risk Management Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board. He is a partner of Hart Giles, Solicitors & Notaries. Mr. GILES has over thirty years of extensive experience in practising law as a specialist in large-scale commercial litigation, insolvency work, restructuring and regulatory investigations. Mr. GILES has acted in numerous cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal concerning civil fraud, white-collar crime, financial services, employment, commercial contracts and shareholder disputes. Mr. GILES has also acted as liquidator of more than 70 companies.
Mr. GILES was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1987 and in Hong Kong in 1990. Prior to that, Mr. GILES had obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) from The University of Sheffield in 1984.
Member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee
Ms. LIU Hang-so, aged 56, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since January 2021. She is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Board. Ms. LIU is a veteran in consumer goods with specialty lens in luxury retail sector covering watches and jewelry, leather goods, apparel, shoes, accessories and beauty. Ms. LIU has over 20 years of experience in the global retail industry, with exposure in major regional markets including Greater China, Asia Pacific, USA, Japan, Europe and India.
Ms. LIU is currently the Chief Executive Officer of DeBeers Forevermark, where she designs and executes the “value creation plan” process and roll-out of improvements with partner stakeholders. Prior to joining DeBeers Forevermark, Ms. LIU worked as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group where she specialized in luxury retail sector with a focus on China market entry, branding, business plan & commercial strategy and organizational restructuring. Prior to that, Ms. LIU held senior management positions in other global brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chaumet, Christian Dior, Ebel, Fendi, TAG Heuer, Zenith and L'Oreal.
Ms. LIU obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986.
Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee
Mr. LO Kin Ching Joseph, aged 64, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since January 2020. He is chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. LO is a chartered certified accountant, fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, and a certified public accountant, fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (“Deloitte”) in 1980 and was a partner since 1988 until his retirement in 2016. He was chairman of Deloitte Hong Kong from 2006 to 2014 and chairman of Deloitte China from 2008 to 2014. He has 40 years of professional experience in providing auditing, financial advisory, restructuring, insolvency, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offering services.
Mr. LO is a member of the Court of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a member of the Hospital Governing Committee of Queen Mary Hospital and Tsan Yuk Hospital, Hong Kong, a member of the College Council of Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong, a committee member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Fund; a director of Hong Kong Design Centre Limited, and a member of the Finance Committee of M+ Museum. He is an independent non-executive director of ZA Bank Limited. He served as a member of the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service, Hong Kong from 2013 to 2019. He was a member of the Committee of Overseers of Wu Yee Sun College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a member of 10th and 11th of Hebei Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and an advisor to the China Accounting Standards Committee of the Ministry of Finance of China. He was the former chairman and executive director of Bisu Technology Group International Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1372). He was an independent non-executive director of Radisson Hospitality AB (a company formerly listed on the stock exchange of Stockholm, Sweden).