Board of Directors
MULPHA LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mr Lee, aged 45, was educated at the University of Sydney in Australia and has wide ranging financial services and real estate investment experience in the Asian region.
Mr Lee is currently the Group Executive Chairman of Sun Hung Kai & Co. Ltd, a company listed in Hong Kong. He was the Non-Executive Chairman of Aveo Group, a leading retirement group which was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Mr Lee was appointed to the Board as Executive Chairman on 15 December 2003.
Mr Lee has no directorships in other listed issuers or public companies in Malaysia.
Mr Lee, aged 52, is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He attained his INSEAD Global Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2018.
Mr Lee was formerly the Group Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad from 4 January 2010 to 2 October 2012. Prior to joining Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Microsoft, a major global company where he oversaw their finance operations covering the Asia region. For over 20 years, he has held various leadership roles in management positions within both local companies and multi-national companies in Asia. Prior to Mr Lee’s appointment as Executive Director of the Company, he was the Group Chief Financial Officer since 3 October 2012.
Mr Lee was appointed to the Board as Executive Director on 3 July 2017.
Mr Lee’s directorships in other listed issuers in Malaysia are Mudajaya Group Berhad and Thriven Global Berhad. His directorship in public company (non-listed) in Malaysia is Mudajaya Corporation Berhad.
Mr Chew, aged 62, is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr Chew had a professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) commencing in 1976 and spanning 30 years, including 15 years as a partner of the firm. Whilst at PwC, he was engaged in a diverse range of professional work encompassing auditing, corporate finance and business recovery services. He held various leadership roles in PwC including the Asia Pacific Chairman of Financial Advisory Services, its Risk Management Leader, the Deputy Chairman of the Governance Board and a member of the Country Management Team. Mr Chew also had work secondment experiences with PwC Houston, Texas (1982-1984) and with Bank Negara Malaysia (1986-1988).
Mr Chew was appointed to the Board on 16 May 2007 and he also serves as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. Mr Chew was redesignated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 7 June 2018. In his capacity as the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, he also has a role as a Director of Mulpha Australia Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
Mr Chew is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad and Mudajaya Group Berhad where he is the Chair of their respective Audit Committees. He also sits on the Board of GE-Shen Corporation Berhad where he is a member of its Audit Committee. He has no directorships in public companies (non-listed) in Malaysia.
Mr Loong, aged 60, was trained at Raffles Institution, Singapore, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University. He was admitted as a Barrister of the Middle Temple, London in 1983 and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1985. In 1994, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Mr Loong is a Senior Advocate and Solicitor practising at Raslan Loong, Shen & Eow, a medium sized law firm that handles corporate, commercial, banking, finance and property work, amongst others. He is a corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience in all areas of corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, capital markets, securities, listings, public offerings, corporate banking, structured finance, power and corporate restructuring. He is a Director and Exco member of the Malaysia-Australia Business Council (MABC), and was a former Director and Exco member of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr Loong was appointed to the Board on 13 July 2011 and he also serves as Chairman of the Nomination Committee as well as a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Loong’s directorship in other listed issuer in Malaysia is Boustead Holdings Berhad. His directorships in public companies (non-listed) in Malaysia are Edunity Foundation, Yayasan KCT, UAC Berhad and Badan Warisan Malaysia.
Mr Grady, aged 60, graduated from Queensland University with degrees in Commerce and Law (Hons) and is a Chartered Accountant. He was admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Mr Grady joined Better That in January 2020. Previously, he was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aveo Group (“Aveo”), one of Australia’s largest retirement and aged care operators and certainly Australia’s most innovative and expansive operator, from July 2013 to November 2019. In November 2019, Aveo was sold to Brookfield Property Group for A$2 billion introducing large institutional capital into the sector for the first time. From 2009, he was Aveo’s Chief Operating Officer and on becoming its Chief Operating Officer, he transformed the company from being an integrated property developer to a dedicated retirement and aged care operation. Before joining Aveo, Mr Grady was the Chief Executive Officer of the Mulpha Sanctuary Cove group of companies following the sale of the resort to the Mulpha Australia Limited Group in 2002. Prior to this, he was a partner in the corporate recovery practice at KPMG Brisbane.
Mr Grady was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 March 2020. He also serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and Nomination Committee.
Mr Grady has no directorships in other listed issuers or public companies in Malaysia.