Since the acquisition of its first the project, LionHub has built up a staff of fifteen people covering finance, administrative, operational and project related areas. The staff members are located in China, Singapore and Sydney. In support of our LionHub team, the Company has engaged Shanghai Unity Management Services Ltd, a well-known and established Project Management Consultant that has executed numerous major projects in China including certain phases of the Suzhou Industrial Park and the Singapore Hangzhou Science & Technology Park. LionHub will continue to assess the needs of the projects as they progress in terms of future staffing requirements.
Siew Goh Head – Operations
Siew Goh has extensive experience working in regional corporate environment. She has a diverse range of industry skills and experience in the areas of international corporate events management, marketing communications and strategic relations.
Prior to Siew’s return to Australia, she was an Associate Director in a Singapore based investment company, Temasek Holdings Limited (one of the biggest sovereign fund managers in the world) and has also spent several years working in Temasek’s subsidiaries – Temasek Management Services Pty Ltd and Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd. Siew led a team to plan, organise and manage high profile events in Singapore, Asia and Europe for diplomats and senior regional corporate leaders.
Andrew Cooke (LLB) Company Secretary
Andrew Cooke was appointed Company Secretary on 1 March 2016 and is based in Sydney. Andrew has more than 20 years experience in law and corporate finance and has served as Company Secretary of listed companies. He is responsible for the company secretarial function together with stock exchange and regulatory compliance.
Choon Keng Kho
Choon Keng Kho (“CK”) is the Executive Chairman of the Singapore-based Lian Huat Group. CK graduated with First Class Honours in BSc (Engineering) from King’s College University of London. He was also awarded the prestigious Singapore’s President Scholarship and had served in the Singapore Civil Service until joining Lian Huat Group in 1985.
After joining Lian Huat Group in 1985, CK was responsible in upgrading and modernizing the Group’s management system and expansion plan while preserving the qualities of the traditional Chinese ethics and culture to lead the group to be one with international perspectives and practices and yet nimble with long-term vision.
CK also holds strong belief on corporate social responsibility and commits the Lian Huat Group and himself to various honourable charity and community work in Singapore and Australia:
Patrick Chuan Thye Kho
Patrick Chuan Thye Kho (“Patrick”) is the Managing Director of Lian Huat Group. Patrick read Electrical and Electronic Engineering in St John’s College in the University of Cambridge and graduated in 1988 with a Second Class Upper BA degree. He subsequently obtained a MA from the University of Cambridge in 1991. Patrick is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
A Singapore Armed Forces scholar, Patrick served his scholarship bond with the Singapore Armed Forces until 1996 when he left to join Lian Huat Group. During his 12 years military career, Patrick served in various command and staff leadership positions in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. In the field, he commanded Air Defence Artillery units while in the HQ he headed the air force manpower planning and policy as well as the development of air force training policy.
As the Managing Director of Lian Huat Group, Patrick manages the Lian Huat Group’s Singapore property development and investment businesses as well as the Lian Huat Group’s property investments and hotel businesses in Australia and China. In recent years, he spearheaded property development projects in Singapore with a Gross Development Value (GDV) of close to S$700m.
Patrick and his family actively engage in social responsibility and philanthropic causes. In addition to the numerous ad hoc projects that he supports, he is a strong supporter of Vision Fund International, a Non-Government Organisation that improves the lives of children in the developing world such as Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the Philippines by offering small loans and other financial services to families living in poverty. Patrick is a council member of the Singapore Road Safety Council under the auspices of the Ministry of Home Affairs Singapore and a member of the Church Building Committee of the Church of St Peter and Paul in Singapore.
Joseph Bek Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bek has over 20 years of experience in real estate and operation management, including the management of several large scale projects in China. Prior to his appointment with LionHub Australia, he held several senior posts with well-established property developers in China, Hong Kong and Singapore and has extensive experience in business development, investment, asset management, property and general management.
Mr. Bek holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Marketing from the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom and a Master Degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
Mr. Bek is be based in Anhui, China where the Company is pursuing the development of its Xuancheng Singapore Techno Park and the Lu’an Singapore Creative Ecological and Industrial Park.
Beng Ee KhoGeneral Manager
Beng Ee Kho has more than 20 years of experience in project managment. A member of Project Management Institute (PMI), he has overseen a number of developments in Asia including high-end residential and commercial developments in both Singapore and Malaysia, international resorts, industrial park and logistics warehousing across Asia, including China and Singapore.
He was previously a Vice President of the project management arm of Surbana International Consultants, a Temasek-Link Company.