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MTR Corporation new executive Directors appointed

MTR Corporation new executive Directors appointed

Ms Gillian Meller will be appointed as Legal Director and Secretary on 1 September 2011 following the retirement of Mr Leonard Turk.  Mr David Tang will be appointed Property Director with effect from 1 October 2011 following the retirement of Mr Thomas Ho.  Ms Jeny Yeung will be promoted to the position of Commercial Director with effect from 1 September 2011 to better reflect her expanded scope of responsibilities.
Currently Deputy Legal Director, 38-year-old Ms Gillian Meller is a solicitor qualified to practise in Hong Kong and England and Wales.  She graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master of Arts degree and completed her legal training with the College of Law in the United Kingdom.  Prior to joining the Corporation in 2004, Ms Meller worked in London with CMS Cameron McKenna as a solicitor between 1999 and 2003 and Metronet Rail SSL Limited as Director of Legal Services from 2003 to 2004.  She won the 2008 ALB HK Law Award (Hong Kong In-house Lawyer of the Year).
Aged 46, Mr Tang holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of the West of England (formerly Bristol Polytechnic) and is a chartered surveyor.  He joined the Corporation in 2004 and has held senior management positions in the Legal and Procurement Division and China and International Business Division before being appointed to his current post of Deputy Property Director.  Mr Tang started
his career as Group Trainee in George Wimpey Plc in the United Kingdom in 1985 and had almost 20 years’ working experience in contract administration, project management and quantity surveying in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong before he joined the Corporation.
Currently General Manager – Marketing & Station Commercial, 46-year-old Ms Jeny Yeung graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree.  She held different management positions in marketing and business development in Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank before she joined the Corporation to head the marketing function in 1999.  Ms Yeung has been a member of the MTR Executive Committee since 2004. Mr Leonard Turk retires after 30 years of service with the Corporation, the last 24 as Legal Director & Secretary. 
“I would like to thank Len for his significant contribution to the Corporation’s development through his professional expertise,” said Mr C K Chow, Chief Executive Officer of the MTR Corporation.  “He played a prominent role in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Corporation, the Rail Merger project and the Corporation’s business development within Hong Kong and offshore.” 
Mr Thomas Ho retires after having served the Corporation since 1991 as Property Director.  “I would like to thank Thomas for his dedication and contribution in the past 20 years,” 
Mr C K Chow remarked.  “He has made the Corporation’s property development and management business a significant part of the Corporation’s business.  With his commercial acumen and strong professional expertise, Thomas has helped make the rail plus property business model a success.” 
“I wish both Len and Thomas all the very best in their retirement,” Mr Chow added.  “At the same time, I would like to welcome Gill, David and Jeny to the senior management team.  I am sure the Corporation will benefit from the depth and breadth of their expertise.”


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