Tian An Australia has grown to become one of the country’s most successful operators with a strong track record of quality residential development in key markets on the west and east coasts.
From its roots as one of Australia’s oldest listed property developers, then known as Port Bouvard, Tian An Australia has grown to become one of the country’s most successful operators with a strong track record of quality residential development in key markets on the west and east coasts.
Backed by the strength of its Hong Kong-listed shareholder, Tian An China Investments Company – which has delivered more than 1.7 million square metres of commercial and residential property in China since 2013 – Tian An Australia applies innovative design and planning concepts to the development of superior residential, commercial and tourism projects across the country.
As the company continues to grow, Tian An Australia will maintain its focus on the development of premium quality, sustainable places for Australians to live, work and play.
Directors and Key Management
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Peter Brown has in excess of 30 years’ experience in property development having been CEO and Managing Director of FKP Property Group (now Aveo Group) and having held senior executive positions in national ASX listed companies including, Thakral Holdings Group Limited, Walker Corporation Limited and Australand Property Group.
Mr Brown’s previous director appointments included Port Bouvard Limited (now TIA), Forest Place Group Limited and Chairman of Metlifecare Limited (a company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange).
Mr. Arthur Dew was appointed as a non-executive director and designated as the non-executive chairman on 3 December 2015 and 18 December 2015, respectively. He retired as chairman on 1 April 2019. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Sydney, Australia, and was admitted as a solicitor and later as a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. He is currently a non-practising barrister. He has a broad range of corporate and business experience and has served as a director, and in some instances chairman of the board of directors, of a number of public companies listed in Australia, Hong Kong and elsewhere. He is also the chairman and a non-executive director of each of Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited, APAC Resources Limited, Dragon Mining Limited (“Dragon Mining”), Tian An Australia Limited (“Tian An Australia”), and re-designated as a non-independent chairman and a non-executive director of Tanami Gold NL (“Tanami Gold”) in November 2018. Dragon Mining, Tanami Gold and Tian An Australia are companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Mr Peter Curry was an executive director and group CFO of Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited, a Hong Kong listed financial services and investment company until his retirement in 2018. He remains a non-executive director of that company.
Prior to that, Mr Curry has had a broad range of professional and business experience over 45 years in a range of industries including natural resources, property and financial services. He has acted as a director of a number of private and public companies and has been involved in a range of public and private capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions as well as providing corporate and financial advisory services in relation to a variety of business transactions.
Mr Curry holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of NSW. He is a Chartered Accountant and was admitted as a non-practising barrister to the Supreme Court of NSW.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Fu was appointed to the Board on 5 April 2013. Ms. Fu is the principal of CFC Lawyers, a legal practice established in 2004 based in Double Bay, New South Wales. Ms. Fu has acted for both local and international clients on numerous significant property and investment transactions, business acquisitions and commercial and retail leases. Ms. Fu has been involved in all aspects of commercial financing, including acting for both mortgagees and mortgagors and has successfully commenced and conducted commercial litigation.
Ms. Fu is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales. She holds a degree in law from the University of New South Wales and a Master’s degree from the University of Sydney.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Seow was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2013. Mr. Seow is currently a Managing Partner of Ideal Advisory, an Australian boutique property development company. Mr. Seow is also a director with Low Yat Group, a Malaysian-based diversified property group with interests in Asia and Australia.
Mr. Mark Wong was appointed as an alternate director to Arthur Dew on 3 December 2015. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Mr. Wong was the financial controller of other listed companies in Hong Kong.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Hai-Young Lu has worked at an ASX-listed oil and gas explorer and in private practice as a corporate lawyer in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and corporate governance. He was a director of Shanghai No. 1 Machine Tool Foundry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd, a mainland Chinese iron casting corporation.
Mr Lu is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.