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Our management team combines strong leadership, in-depth industry knowledge and vast professional experience. With their diverse expertise and multicultural backgrounds, our senior executives bring considerable insights and experience gained in other businesses of the Swire group. Each member of our high-calibre management team possesses values, ideas and leadership capabilities that inform our organisational decisions and drive our business success.
In addition to his role as Chairman and Director of Swire Properties Limited, Merlin is also Deputy Chairman and a shareholder of John Swire & Sons Limited and Chairman of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited and a Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.
Merlin joined the Swire group in 1997 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Australia, Mainland China and the United Kingdom.
Fanny Lung is responsible for managing the financial interests of Swire Properties Limited.
Chief Executive Officer, Mainland China
Tim Blackburn oversees portfolios of Swire Properties Limited in Mainland China and is responsible for the implementation of the Company’s overall investment strategy and acquisition of development opportunities in the PRC.
President, Swire Properties Inc.
He has worked in the Swire group since 1998 holding different management positions in Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands and Hong Kong. He joined Swire Properties Limited in 2008 serving positions in office leasing and development and valuation in Hong Kong. Prior to taking up his current role, Kieran was General Manager, Cityplaza in Hong Kong and General Manager, INDIGO in Beijing.
Han Zhi is responsible for the leasing and management of the Company’s retail portfolio in Asia.
He has been with Swire Properties Limited for more than 17 years and has served various roles in different portfolios in Hong Kong and Mainland China, including Pacific Place in Hong Kong, and TaiKoo Hui in Guangzhou and Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu. Prior to taking up his current role in November 2017, he was Director, Business Development (Mainland China) after working as General Manager, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu.
Director & Senior Advisor
Elizabeth Kok oversees the Company’s Technical Services and Sustainable Development in Hong Kong and Mainland China as well as advises the Chief Executive on specific development matters.
Elizabeth joined Swire Properties Limited in 1987 and took up her current role in July 2016. She was previously Director, Business Development responsible for the Company’s business development outside Hong Kong.
A Chartered Surveyor, Elizabeth is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
Director, Marketing & Communications
Fiona Ma oversees Marketing and Communications of Swire Properties Limited. She had held various Sales & Marketing positions in Hong Kong before she joined Swire group in 2002, since then her responsibilities were mainly on Mainland China market.
Prior to joining Swire Properties Limited in Sep 2016, Fiona was Chief Executive Officer of Swire Beverages (Coca Cola) China since 2012.
Director, Development and Valuations
Managing Director, Swire Hotels
Toby Smith leads the development and management of hotel and restaurant portfolios for Swire Properties Limited in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the US.
Prior to joining Swire Hotels, Toby was General Manager, Sales and Distribution at Cathay Pacific, where he was responsible for global sales and both 3rd party and owned-channel distribution. During his earlier years at the company, he was General Manager, Product, driving the creation of the airline’s cabin interiors and award-winning airport lounges around the world.
Toby joined the Swire group in 1991 and possesses extensive experience in the shipping and aviation sectors.
Director, Human Resources
Anna Thompson is responsible for the people strategy and management of human resources at Swire Properties Limited. She joined the Swire group in 1990 and has held a wide range of positions in Cathay Pacific Airways Limited both in Hong Kong and overseas.
Prior to joining Swire Properties Limited in August 2018, Anna was Director, Flight Operations of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.
Deputy Chairman, Swire Hotels
Brian Williams is responsible to identify business development opportunities for Swire Hotels and drive new initiatives that align with the company’s strategy.
A career hotelier who has worked in the luxury hotel market on four continents over the last 30 years, Brian joined Swire Properties Limited in 2006.