Cheng Ai Phing

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Cheng, aged 61, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Disclosures Committee and Designated Committee of the Manager from 1 January 2017. She is also an Executive Director and a member of GIG Consulting Pte. Ltd. which provides consulting services and a Non-Executive Partner of Aric Partners LLP which is an accounting firm providing taxation, accounting, corporate and consulting services.

Ms. Cheng was a Senior Partner in Assurance at a Big Four International Accounting Firm for 36 years before her retirement in 2015. During her career with the Firm, she was the Firm’s Country Leader for Global Financial Services, Real Estates, Public Sector and Banking and Complex Financial Instruments and served large listed and non-listed domestic and international clients in those industries. Ms. Cheng was also the Chairman of the Firm’s Governance Committee for several years up to her retirement.

Ms. Cheng is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”) and a Fellow Certified Public Accountant of CPA Australia.

Ms. Cheng currently sits on various governmental bodies and professional associations in Singapore. She is a member of the Accounting Standards Council of Singapore, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Education and Training Fund of the National Trade Union Congress, a member of the Technical Advisory Panel of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and a member of the Disciplinary Committee of SGX-ST.

From 2012, Ms. Cheng has been appointed as a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of ISCA and became a member of its Investigation and Disciplinary Panel in 2016.

Ms. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore.