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Seng Huang Lee

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Lee joined the Board in February 2006 and was appointed as Chairman in February 2009. Mr Lee was educated at the University of Sydney in Australia and has wide experience in the financial services and real estate investment industry in the Asian region.

Mr Lee is currently the Group Executive Chairman of Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited (appointed in January 2007). Listed in Hong Kong, Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited is the leading non-bank financial institution in Hong Kong. Mr Lee is also Executive Chairman of Mulpha International Bhd (appointed in December 2003), a company listed on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Geoff Grady

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr Grady joined Aveo Group as Chief Operating Officer in March 2009, having previously been the Chief Executive Officer of Mulpha Sanctuary Cove (Developments) Pty Limited since 2002. He was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aveo Group in July 2013. He has also worked as a partner of KPMG. Mr Grady holds degrees in commerce and law with honours from the University of Queensland. He is a chartered accountant and admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Mr Grady is also the Chairman of Aveo Healthcare Limited (appointed 18 March 2014).

Diana Saw

Non-Executive Director

Mrs Diana Saw joined the Board in November 2016. Mrs Saw has more than 15 years’ experience in senior roles in Australia and overseas, primarily in the areas of property finance and investment. Mrs Saw has worked as a senior executive in the Babcock & Brown’s infrastructure group in Sydney and London where she gained considerable experience in transaction structuring and execution for local and cross-border transactions, across various infrastructure asset classes.

In addition, prior to this Mrs Saw was a member of the structured debt capital markets team at Deutsche Bank and was a solicitor in the banking and finance group at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons)

Mrs Saw is currently Director – Risk Management for Qualitas Property Partners where she is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all aspects of transaction risk management for the group.

Mrs Saw holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney.

Jim Frayne

Non-Executive Director

Mr Frayne joined the Board in July 2008. He has over 40 years’ experience in chartered accountancy in audit and corporate services fields. Mr Frayne was appointed as a partner of PKF Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers (now BDO Chartered Accountants) in 1983 and from that time headed up the Audit and Assurance Division of PKF Brisbane until his retirement in June 2006. He is a Director of Black & White Holdings Limited. Mr Frayne was appointed a member of the Audit Committee effective 13 December 2010 and has been a member of the Remuneration Committee since 2012.

Walter McDonald

Non-Executive Director

Mr McDonald joined the Board in August 2012. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners with many years’ experience in advising major government and corporate clients. Currently, Mr McDonald is a partner in the Corporate Division at Piper Alderman. During his career, Mr McDonald has gained experience across a wide range of areas of law including government, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, energy and resources, corporate finance, intellectual property, workout/recovery, major projects and technology, media and telecommunications. Mr McDonald was appointed as Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee effective June 2014.

Eric Lee

Non-Executive Director

Mr Lee joined the Board in December 2012. He is currently an Executive Director for Mulpha International Berhad, the holding of Mulpha Australia Limited, Aveo’s largest single securityholder.

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 of 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 Mulpha International Bhd, he was the Group Chief Financial Officer since 3 October 2012.

Mr Lee was appointed as a member of the Audit Committee in February 2013.

Kelvin Lo

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lo has been engaged in the funds management business and practising law in New South Wales, Australia at Alliance Law Group since 2007. He previously served as chief investment officer of Value Creation Inc from 2002 to 2007, chief executive officer of Mreferral Corporation Ltd from 2000 to 2001, chief financial officer of Midland Realty Ltd from 1999 to 2001, and financial controller of Lippo Ltd from 1992 to 1999. Mr. Lo was appointed as a non-executive director of Medtech Group Company Ltd, a company listed in Hong Kong, in 2001. Mr. Lo is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of England, an associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an associate of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, a chartered financial analyst of the CFA Institute of United States, and an associate of the Chartered Secretaries Australia. He is an associate member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Australia. Mr. Lo obtained a Master of Laws from University of Sydney, Australia. Mr. Lo was appointed as a Notary Public of New South Wales of Australia in 2012.

He is also an independent director of OUE Limited (SGX-ST: “OUE”) is a diversified real estate owner, developer and operator with a real estate portfolio located in prime locations in Asia and the United States.

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