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Directors’ Report

For the year ended 30 June 2009


Simon Cheong B.Civ.Eng. MBA Director since 20 September 2001.

Mr Cheong has over

25 years experience in real estate, banking and international

finance. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SC Global Developments Limited. Mr Cheong has formerly held positions with Citibank (Singapore) as their Head of Real Estate Finance for Singapore as well as with Credit Suisse First Boston as a Director and Regional Real Estate Head for Asia (excluding Japan). In 1996, Mr Cheong established his own firm, SC Global Pte Limited, a real estate and hotel advisory and direct investment group specialising in structuring large and complex transactions worldwide. In February 2007, he was elected President of the prestigious Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS), b y a n o v e r w h e l m i n g m a j o r i t y . I n A p r i l 2 0 0 8 , h e w a s e l e c t e d

to serve on the Board of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, National University of Singapore. In August 2008, he was appointed to the Republic Polytechnic Board of Governors.

He is also a Federation, a of Singapore.

Council position

Member of the Singapore he has held since 2007.

Business Resident


Chairman of the Board, Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Investments Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee, Member of Nominations Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities:

SC Global Developments Limited, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, since 14 March 2000.

Jerome Rowley SF Fin, FAICD

Director since 22 March 2007.

Mr Rowley has









been a Morgan

Grenfell and ABN AMRO. From 1992 until as Managing Director and CEO of ABN and Head of Relationship Management Finance for ABN AMRO, Asia Pacific. He

2002, he served AMRO Australia and Structured has been active

in both wholesale and internationally.

and investment banking domestically During his career, Mr Rowley devoted

considerable effort towards the recognition, understanding and management of risk as a means of profit optimization. Of particular significance was his involvement in advising and

funding including debt, equity and hybrids, of projects in both Australia and Asia Pacific. Sydney.

infrastructure Resident of

16 AVJennings Limited ABN 44 004 327 771


Deputy Chairman, Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Risk Management Committee, Member of Investments Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities:

Natural Fuel Limited, from 18 August 2006 to 30 October 2007. Anaeco Limited, from 15 August 2005 to 30 April 2009.

Peter K Summers B.Ec. CA Director since 27 August 1998.

Mr Summers has been

employed with the Company and its related corporations since 1984. During that time he has held various management roles in, and Directorships of, these Companies. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company in 1995 and became Finance Director in August 1998. He was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 19 February 2009. Mr Summers is a Chartered Accountant,

having worked previously with Price Waterhouse.

He has

extensive experience in general and financial management as well as mergers and acquisitions. Resident of Melbourne.

Responsibilities: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Directorships held in other listed entities: None.

Elizabeth Sam B.A. Hons (Econ)

Director since 20 September 2001. Mrs Sam has over 40 years experience in international banking and finance. She has served on numerous high level Singaporean government financial and banking review committees and was the Chairman of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange from 1987-1990 and 1993-1996. Resident of Singapore.


Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Nominations Committee, Chairman of Remuneration Committee, Member of Audit Committee.

Directorships held in other listed entities:

Boardroom Limited, since 15 August 2000. Kasikorn Bank Plc, Thailand, since 29 March 2001. SC Global Developments Limited, since 23 July 2002. Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, since 23 March 2004. The Straits Trading Company Limited, since 30 April 2008. Nippecraft Limited, from 24 July 2007 to 28 April 2008.

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