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Dr John CHAN Cho-chak, GBS, JP

Dr John Chan is a non-executive director of The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited and Long Win Bus Company Limited, Chairman and non-executive Director of RoadShow Holdings Limited, Deputy Chairman and independent non-executive director of Transport International Holdings Limited and an independent non-executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Limited, Guangdong Investment Limited and Swire Properties Limited.

Dr Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1964 with an Honours Degree in English Literature. He later obtained a Diploma in Management Studies from the same University following the completion of evening studies. He was awarded the degrees of Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa by the International Management Centres in 1997 and Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2009, the University of Hong Kong in 2011 and Lingnan University in 2012. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Dr Chan served in the Hong Kong Government from 1964 and 1978 and from 1980 to 1993. Among the key posts he held over the years were those of Private Secretary to the Governor, Deputy Secretary (General Duties), Director of Information Services, Deputy Chief Secretary, Secretary for Trade and Industry and Secretary for Education and Manpower. He also served as a Member of the Executive Council from October 1992 to May 1993.

Dr Chan has also held important appointments in the private sector, including those of Executive Director and General Manager of Sun Hung Kai Finance Company Limited (1978-1980), Managing Director of The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (1993-2006) and Managing Director of Transport International Holdings Limited (1997-2008).

Dr Chan has, in addition, held a wide range of public and community service appointments, including those of Non-executive Director of The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (1999-2003), Chairman of the Council of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2002-2008), Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (2006-2010) and Chairman of the Council of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund (2007-2013). He is currently serving as Chairman of the Court of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee.

Dr Chan was appointed as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in 1994 and was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in July 1999. In 2000, he won the Executive Award in the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards and received an Honorary University Fellowship from the University of Hong Kong.

Last revision date: 16 July 2013
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