Senior Management

Mr Grant L. Kelley was appointed CDL’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in February 2014. He has 25 years of global experience in corporate strategy, private equity and real estate investment in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

He started out in 1989 at Booz Allen & Hamilton (now known as Booz & Co), advising CEOs of major listed companies in the financial services, resources and healthcare industries. Before his CDL appointment, Mr Kelley served as Head of Real Estate, Asia Pacific at Apollo Global Management, overseeing all property investments on behalf of Apollo’s real estate funds throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining Apollo in 2010, Mr Kelley founded Holdfast Capital Limited, an Asian-based real estate investment firm. From 2004 to 2008, he was the CEO of Colony Capital Asia where he guided the strategic planning, acquisition and asset management activities of Colony in Asia.

From 2002 to 2004, he was based in New York, where he was a Principal at Colony with responsibility for the identification of US investment opportunities.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Adelaide, a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.


Mr Chia Ngiang Hong joined CDL in 1981 and has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry in Singapore and the region. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Honours) from the University of Singapore and a Masters in Business Administration with distinction from University of Hull, UK. Mr Chia is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers (SISV) and the current First Vice President of Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS).

A much-respected contributor to the real estate industry of Singapore, Mr Chia is currently the First Vice President of the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) as well as a member of the Charity Council, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY). He also sits on the Advisory Panel in the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy and is a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management (USA).


Ms Goh Ann Nee was appointed as CDL’s Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Prior to that, she was Vice President (Finance) at Millennium & Copthorne International Limited. A Chartered Accountant, Ms Goh graduated from the University of Glasgow and started her career with Coopers& Lybrand (now known as Pricewaterhouse Coopers) based in London.

She has worked in several multinational companies over the course of an illustrious career in international financial management. Ms Goh is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. She has also been appointed as a Council member of the Accounting Standards Council and as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Board Member of the Singapore National Library Board.


Mr Tan Seng Chee was appointed as CDL’s Chief Information Officer in 2000. Trained as an engineer, he has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, working with many diverse applications and systems in both in-house IT departments and IT vendor environment. He graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering), and has a post graduate diploma in Computer Science from the British Computer Society. He has also served on the editorial advisory board of the MIS Asia magazine and the Raffles Institution IT advisory committee.


Mr Anthony Chia has been instrumental in key projects such as South Beach, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, Cube 8, One Shenton and other key residential and commercial projects. Graduating from Harvard, he has extensive experience in planning, architecture and construction, in both the public and private sectors, having headed departments in the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Housing and Development Board (HDB). He is active in various URA and BCA panels and is a former member of the Board of Architects Singapore. He was awarded the Ministry of National Development (MND) Medallion in 2012 and 2013 for his contributions. Following his service with the Singapore government, he relocated to Hong Kong, completing several large commercial and residential projects before returning home.


Ms Esther An joined CDL in 1995 to establish the Company’s Corporate Communications department and subsequently CDL’s CSR portfolio. She has been instrumental in building up CDL’s leadership in sustainability. A forerunner in CSR and a member of the management committee of Singapore Compact for CSR since 2005, Ms An was listed as one of the Global Sustain Ability 100 leaders since 2011, an international listing of noteworthy achievers who are making an impact in sustainability on behalf of their organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Hong Kong and has over 20 years of experience in corporate and community communications, advertising as well as media and investor relations, in both the public and private sectors.


Mr Daniel T’ng joined CDL in 2012 to head the Property and Facilities Management Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Estate Management (Honours) from Heriot-Watt University and two Master’s Degrees, one in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide (Australia) and the other in Project Management from the National University of Singapore. He has about 30 years of experience in the property and facilities management industry in Singapore and the region. He also has extensive experience in managing strata-titled developments, lease management, project consultancy and general management as well as business development.


Mr Ananda Arawwawela has a wealth of experience in hotel management spanning over 34 years in Singapore and the region. Prior to joining CDL in 2013, he was the Managing Director of The St. Regis Singapore and Area Managing Director for Singapore, responsible for Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ operations in Singapore. Other senior regional positions in the hospitality industry he has held include Managing Director of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers and Area Managing Director of Hong Kong and Macau. Mr Arawwawela has also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Hotels Association and Board Member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

Administration
Cindy Tan

Branding & Strategic Marketing
Mark Fong

Business Development & Asset Management
Sim Boon Hwee

Corporate Communications
Belinda Lee

Corporate Development
Kwek Eik Sheng

Corporate Secretarial Services
Catherine Loh

Customer Service
Foo Chui Mui

Group Accounts (Group Reporting& Consolidation)
Ong Siew Toh

Group Accounts
(Subsidiaries & Joint Ventures)

Yiong Yim Ming

Human Resource
Tan Ying

Internal Audit
Jennifer Vayding

Leasing
Corinne Yap

Legal
Sharifah Shakila Shah

Marketing
Lee Mei Ling

PFM (Development Property)
Tay Cheow Chuan

PFM (Investment Property)
Anthony Goh

Projects (Operations)
Kelly Tan

Projects & Head, Green Building
Allen Ang

Treasury
Lim Whee Kong

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