Member of Audit Committee
Chris Russell is Chairman of F&C Commercial Property Trust Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of a number of investment and financial companies. Mr Russell was previously an Executive Director of Gartmore Investment Management plc, heading up its operations in the US and Japan. Before joining Gartmore, he was a holding board director at the Jardine Fleming Group in Hong Kong. Mr Russell is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the UK Society of Investment Professionals. Mr Russell is a Guernsey resident.
Thomas Ashworth has 30 years of experience in finance and investment management. He began his career at HSBC Group in London before relocating to Asia in 1995, where he worked for a number of global investment banks. From 2000, he established a number of entrepreneurial ventures in the finance and alternative investment sectors. Encouraged by the potential of Macau’s long-term demographics and deeply undervalued real estate market, he identified numerous early-stage property investment opportunities in the territory, which led him to co-found Sniper Capital Limited, the investment manager for MPOF, in 2006. Mr Ashworth is a British national and permanent resident of Macau.
Chairman of Audit Committee
Alan Clifton began his career at stockbroker Kitcat & Aitken, first as an analyst, later becoming a Partner and then a Managing Partner prior to the firm’s acquisition by Royal Bank of Canada. He was subsequently invited to take up the role of Managing Director at Morley Fund Management, the asset management arm of Aviva plc, the UK’s largest insurance group. He is currently Chairman of JP Morgan Japanese Smaller Companies Trust plc and International Biotechnology Trust plc, and a Director of several other investment companies. Mr Clifton is a UK resident.
Member of Audit Committee
Wilfred Woo is a qualified chartered accountant who joined Coopers & Lybrand as an auditor in 1982 before becoming Chief Financial Officer at Abbey Woods Development, a real estate company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, in 1990. He has since spent more than 25 years with the Kuok Group, notably with Kerry Properties Limited and Shangri-La Asia Limited. He currently holds senior management and board positions at Shangri-La-linked companies as well as a Kerry Properties-linked company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange. Mr Woo is a Canadian citizen.
Mark Huntley has over 40 years’ experience in the fund and fiduciary sector and his involvement in the fund and private asset sectors has involved real estate, private equity and emerging markets investments. He has served on boards of listed and private investment funds and management / general partner entities and this experience is combined with knowledge of various structures and jurisdictions.He holds a number of board appointments on listed and private funds and property advisory boards including ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments Limited, Heritage Diversified Investments PCC Limited, Stirling Mortimer No.8 Fund UK Limited and Stirling Mortimer No.9 Fund UK Limited. He has been actively involved in real estate investment in the UK and internationally. He also has experience of a number of private and listed debt structures. Mr. Huntley is an associate of the Institute of Financial Services (Trustee Diploma).