Mr. Nicholas BROOKE, GBS, JP
Mr. Brooke Charles Nicholas GBS, JP (‘‘Mr. Brooke’’)
Mr. Brooke, aged 81, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 16 July 2021. He is currently the chairman of Professional Property Services Limited. Mr. Brooke holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Diploma in Business Administration from University of London, United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Surveyor, a global past President of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS).
Mr. Brooke is a recognised authority on land administration and planning matters and has over 40 years of experience within the property industry, both as a principal and an advisor. He has been involved in a large number of projects in various geographical locations, playing a major role in the development and funding of complex mixed-use projects and the identification of innovative solutions to public and private sector initiatives.
Mr. Brooke is also a keen advocate of the importance of innovation and technology in Hong Kong and was closely involved with the establishment of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation; joined their board in May 2001 and led the development of all three phases of Hong Kong Science Park until he stepped down as chairman in June 2014. He led the development of the Park as an exemplar of the benefits that can be derived from green and smart technologies.
Mr. Brooke is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute (‘‘ULI’’) Asia Pacific, of which he is also a lifetime trustee. ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
Mr. Brooke is the principal advisor to the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) which provides guidance to APEC and its 21 member economies on the priorities and projects to be pursued in responding to the challenges faced in the current rapidly changing world.
Mr. Brooke is the immediate past chairman of the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission and was the deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Town Planning Board and a former member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. He is also an honorary member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects (Hong Kong Chapter) and an honorary fellow of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, of Lingnan University and the University College of Estate Management (UCEM), United Kingdom.
Mr. Brooke was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) on 1 July 2018 in recognition of his distinguished public and community service.