Stephen Ray FinchIndependent Non-Executive Chairman
Stephen Ray Finch
Mr Stephen Ray Finch is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers and the Chairman of the Boards. He was appointed as the director of the REIT Manager on 1 January 2019 and as director of the Trustee-Manager on 12 April 2019.
Mr Finch is currently the Managing Partner of Colfaxridge LLP, a business consultancy firm. Prior to this, Mr Finch served as Chief Executive Officer of SRE Capital Pte Ltd from 2015 to 2017, and as Chief Executive Officer of APN Funds Management (Asia) Pte Ltd (formerly known as ARA Strategic Capital I Pte. Ltd.) from 2006 to 2014, where he managed the APN Asian Asset Income Fund and the APN Asian REIT Fund. Prior thereto, Mr Finch has served as Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets at DBS Bank Ltd., where he was responsible for both the fixed income and real estate investment trust origination business from 2000 to 2006. Mr Finch also advised on several real estate investment trust listings at the firm. He evaluated, structured, priced and marketed primary and secondary offerings of real estate investment trusts and local and international debt securities offerings, including convertible bonds, asset securitisations and business trusts. Prior thereto, Mr Finch served as Head of Asian Debt Origination at ANZ Investment Bank from 1997 to 2000, focusing on emerging market debt at the firm, and in various divisions at Citibank from 1984 to 1997.
Mr Finch graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Texas A&M University in 1980, and received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1984.
Randy Allan DanielsIndependent Non-Executive Director
Randy Allan Daniels
Mr Randy Allan Daniels is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers. He was appointed as a director of the Managers on 12 April 2019.
Mr Daniels is currently the Managing Director of Pickwick Capital Partners LLC, a company which specialises in the private placement of foreign investment in real estate development projects in the United States. Prior to this, Mr Daniels was Vice Chairman of Gilford Securities Inc, specialising in real estate investment from 2007 to 2015. From 2001 to 2006, Mr Daniels was a Senior Government Official of the New York State, Department of State where he managed 17 divisions, 2,000 employees, a US$1 billion annual budget and reviewed and approved all waterfront developments.
Mr Daniels currently serves as the Chairman of Blackwater Midstream Corporation, and has served as a Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan Real Estate Income and Growth Fund and Southwest Water Company, since 2012 and 2011 respectively. Previously, he served as a Director at JP Morgan International Infrastructure Board from 2007 to 2018, and as Chairman of the New York State Real Estate Board, which is the regulatory board that oversees more than 250,000 real estate brokers in New York state.
Mr Daniels received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism from the Southern Illinois University, United States of America, in 1973.
Stefanie Yuen ThioIndependent Non-Executive Director, Chairwoman of the Audit Committee
Stefanie Yuen Thio
Ms Stefanie Yuen Thio is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers. She was appointed as a director of the Managers on 12 April 2019.
Ms Yuen Thio is the Joint Managing Partner of TSMP Law Corporation and heads its corporate practice. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1994 and her areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate transactions and regulatory advice. She has more than 10 years of experience as a director of listed entities on the SGX-ST. In 2017, she was appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to the Corporate Governance Council 2017 to review the Code of Corporate Governance. Ms Yuen Thio is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors. She currently serves as the Independent Non-Executive Director of ESR Funds Management (S) Limited (Manager of ESR-REIT) and Singapore Medical Group Limited. ESR-REIT and Singapore Medical Group Limited are both listed on the SGX.
Ms Yuen Thio graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B (Honours) degree in 1993.
Wong Choong MannIndependent Non-Executive Director
Wong Choong Mann
Mr Wong Choong Mann is an Independent, Non-Executive Director of the Managers. He was appointed as a director of the Managers on 15 January 2020.
Mr Wong joined the Singapore Police Force in 1980 as an Inspector and rose to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police. He had been working in a managerial capacity in criminal investigation until he retired from the Singapore Civil Service on 28 November 2017. Prior to his retirement, he was Director (Investigations) at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau under the Prime Minister's Office and conducted investigations into offences of corruption in both the public and private sectors. Prior to his posting to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, he was the Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Singapore Police Force, from June 2008 to September 2010.
After retiring from the Singapore Civil Service, Mr Wong Choong Mann was appointed as an adjunct trainer by the Singapore Civil Service College in December 2017, and by the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration in June 2018.
Cheryl Seow Bee LianNon-Independent
Cheryl Seow Bee Lian
Ms Cheryl Seow Bee Lian is Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers. She was appointed as a director of the Managers on 29 August 2018.
Ms Seow is currently the Assistant Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Chief Financial Officer of ARA, overseeing the Group Finance and Group Risk Management & Internal Audit functions. Ms Seow also serves on the investment committee of ARA Private Funds. Prior to this, Ms Seow was a consultant providing accounting and consultancy services to small and medium enterprises from 2002 to 2003. Ms Seow also served as deputy financial controller and company secretary at L.C Development Ltd from 1997 to 2002, and as corporate finance manager at Royal Sporting House Pte Ltd from 1994 to 1997. Prior thereto, Ms Seow was an accountant at Amara Holdings Pte Ltd from 1993 to 1994 and Lum Chang Holdings Limited from 1990 to 1993. Ms Seow began her career with Deloitte Touche and Tohmatsu in 1988.
Ms Seow holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Moses K. SongNon-Independent
Moses K. Song
Mr Moses K. Song is Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers. He was appointed as director of the Managers on 29 August 2018.
Mr Moses K. Song is the Assistant Group Chief Executive Officer of ARA, responsible for leading the Group's global business expansion initiatives and overseeing ARA's Country Desks in Australia, the People's Republic of China, Korea, U.S., Japan and Europe. He holds the concurrent appointment of Group Chief Investment Officer and heads ARA's Group Investment Office, responsible for leading the Group's principal investment activities, developing new products and establishing new investment management platforms. Mr Song serves on the investment and executive committees of ARA Private Funds. He is also an Executive Board Member of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV).
Prior to joining the Group, Mr Song was a Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Lubert-Adler Asia Advisors Pte. Ltd. Previously, he was a Managing Director with Marathon Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. He was based in Hong Kong from 2004 to 2007 with Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd. as a Director in the Global Principal Investments group and Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd, as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division. Mr Song began his career as a corporate and real estate finance attorney in the U.S. He moved to Asia in 2000 as a seconded attorney to Morgan Stanley International Real Estate Funds (“MSREF”) in Tokyo, Japan and subsequently was appointed general counsel of MSREF's real asset management platform in Seoul, Korea in 2001.
Mr Song holds a Juris Doctor from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and Bachelor of Science in Economics from Centre College. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas (inactive status).
Mr Lin Daqi is a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of the Managers. He was appointed as a director of the Managers on 15 January 2020.
Mr Lin is currently the Investment Manager of Haiyi Holdings Pte Ltd, responsible for the evaluation and execution of the group's investments across industries and geographies. Mr Lin started his career in the financial industry in 2009 as an equity research analyst with Citigroup Global Markets, covering the offshore & marine sector. Subsequently, Mr Lin served in various capacities within the Strategic Advisory and Mergers & Acquisitions team in DBS from 2010 to 2017, where he advised on some of the most prominent and high-profile public takeovers on the SGX.
Mr Lin graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) majoring in Finance.