Board of Directors
Mr Thia Peng Heok GeorgeNon-Executive Independent Director (Chairman)
Mr Thia Peng Heok, George is a Non-Executive and Independent Chairman of CHO. He was appointed as Non-Executive, Independent Director on 30 March 2015 and subsequently appointed as Lead Independent Director on 3 July 2015. Mr Thia was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018. He was designated to Chairman of the Board on 8 August 2018. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of Nominating and Remuneration Committees. Mr Thia is due to retire by rotation at the 2020 Annual General Meeting and will be seeking re-election as Director at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.
Mr Thia is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and practised as an accountant with Cooper Brothers and Co. (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). He has more than 20 years' experience in merchant banking and financial services including being Managing/Executive Director at Morgan Grenfell, Merrill Lynch, Sun Hung Kai Securities, Kay Hian Securities and Lum Chang Securities. He is involved as board members of non-profit organisations including the National Cancer Centre and Singapore Institute of Management.
Dr Benety ChangExecutive Director and CEO
Dr Benety Chang is an Executive Director and CEO of CHO. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 27 August 2018 and subsequently re-designated to Executive Director and CEO on 1 September 2018. He was also appointed as Nominating Committee member on 8 October 2018. Dr Chang was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018.
Dr Chang is an Executive Director of Baker Technology Limited ("Baker Tech"), which is the ultimate holding company of CHO.
Baker Tech is a SGX Mainboard-listed company providing specialised marine offshore equipment and services, focusing mainly on the offshore oil and gas industry.
Dr Chang has extensive experience in the offshore oil and gas industry and was the major founding shareholder and CEO of PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd until his resignation in July 2012.
Dr Chang holds a MBBS degree from the University of Singapore.
Ms Jeanette ChangNon-Executive Director
Ms Jeanette Chang is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. She was appointed to this position on 27 August 2018. Ms Chang was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018. Ms Chang is also a member of Remuneration Committee.
Ms Chang is the CEO and Executive Director of Baker Tech, which is the ultimate holding company of CHO. Ms Chang has an engineering and finance background having previously worked with Mott MacDonald Group in London on UK and Singapore engineering projects. Ms Chang was a Director in the Equity Capital Markets team at Barclays Bank PLC where she worked for nine years. She has significant experience in corporate finance especially in relation to fund raising in the capital markets.
Ms Chang holds a Master in Engineering First Class (Civil Engineering) degree from Imperial College London and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from London Business School.
Mr Tan Kiang KherngNon-Executive Director
Mr Tan Kiang Kherng is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 27 August 2018. Mr Tan was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018. Mr Tan is due to retire by rotation at the 2020 Annual General Meeting and will be seeking re-election as Director at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.
Mr Tan is the CFO of Baker Tech, which is the ultimate holding company of CHO. Mr Tan was a Senior Audit Manager with Ernst and Young, Singapore.
Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr Tan Pong TyeaNon-Executive Director
Mr Tan Pong Tyea is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. He was initially appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 1 June 2010 and subsequently re-designated to Executive Chairman on 22 October 2015. Mr Tan was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 28 March 2019. He relinquished his position as Executive Chairman on 8 August 2018 and remains as an Executive Director. On 1 September 2018, Mr Tan was re-designated to Non-Executive Director and subsequently ceased to be a Nominating Committee member on 8 October 2018.
Mr Tan is also the Executive Chairman and CEO of Falcon Energy Group Limited ("FEG"), a controlling shareholder of CHO.
FEG is a SGX Mainboard-listed leading player in the regional offshore marine and oil and gas sectors. It provides a full spectrum of support services for the offshore marine and oil and gas cycle, from initial exploration and drilling to production and post-production stage, with a specialist focus on the production phase of oilfield activities.
He has more than 29 years of experience servicing the oil companies and major contractors throughout the region.
Mr Tan obtained his Masters in Management Studies from Durham University, United Kingdom.
Mr Tan Kian HuayNon-Executive Independent Director
Mr Tan Kian Huay is a Non-Executive Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 30 March 2015. Mr Tan was last re-elected as Director of the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 28 March 2019. He is the Chairman of Nominating Committee and a member of Audit and Remuneration Committees.
He has extensive experience in project management and business development, particularly in the construction industry. With over 40 years of experience in the building and construction industry, including serving as the Managing Director of Obayashi Singapore Pte Ltd from 1989 to 2004, Mr Tan was a director of NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd, Choice Homes Investments Pte Ltd and Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd.
Mr Tan now serves on the board of Mercatus Co-operative Limited, a social enterprise under the NTUC Enterprise.
Mr Tan holds a Professional Diploma in Building and a Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Normal University. He is currently a fellow and was a former 2nd Vice President of the Society of Project Managers and also a former President of the Singapore Institute of Building.