The Hon Ronald Arculli, GBM, CVO, GBS, OBE, JP
The Honourable Ronald Arculli, GBM, CVO, GBS, OBE, JP, aged 79, is the Chairman and a Director of the Issuer. He is a Senior Partner of King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. He chairs the Honorary Advisory Committee of SVHK Foundation Limited, Common Purpose Charitable Foundation Limited, Hong Kong and Light Be Foundation Limited. Mr Arculli is also a Non-Executive Director of Asia Art Archive Limited. He is a Board Member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and chairs its Executive Committee and Development Committee. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties Limited and a Non-Executive Director of HKR International Limited, Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited, Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited (as trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments) and HK Electric Investments Limited (all of which are listed companies in Hong Kong, apart from HK Electric Investments Manager Limited).
Mr Arculli has a long and distinguished record of public service. He was a Non-Official Member (from November 2005 to June 2012) and later appointed as Convenor of the Non-Official Members (from December 2011 to June 2012) of the Executive Council of the HKSAR Government. He was a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (1988 – 2000), the former Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (from 2006 to 2012) and of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (from 2002 to 2006). He is also a former Chairman (from 2010 to 2012) and Board Member (from 2008 to 2012) of The World Federation of Exchanges. In 2000, he succeeded HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh, as Chairman of The International Award Association, a youth development programme present in some 100 countries - a position he held until November 2007. He has served on many commissions and boards, including the Board of Governors of the London Business School. In 2005, the City University of Hong Kong conferred on Mr Arculli an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences. In 2010, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology conferred on him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws.
Mr Arculli was called to the English and Hong Kong Bars and is currently a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong.