Board of Directors
Mr Roger (Sing-Leong) Kwok
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Roger Kwok is the Managing Director and shareholder of Arcadia Group in Perth which specialises in designing, developing and managing retirement resorts and premium properties. For the last 22 years, Mr Kwok has managed a number of Australian businesses in the automotive and healthcare sectors. He is a past president of The Western Australian Chinese Chamber of Commerce and brings significant experience in business relations in international markets, particularly China. He has not been a director of any other publicly listed company in the last three years. Mr Kwok is a member of the VII’s Audit Committee.
Mr Lam Van Hung (Henry)
Managing Director (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr Lam, a resident of Vietnam, was born in Vietnam and came to Australia in 1977 and studied electrical engineering. He resides in Vietnam and is responsible for the group’s operations in Vietnam. He was awarded the “Red Star” at the end of 2000, the first overseas Vietnamese to receive this, for his contribution to the economy of Vietnam. In 2015, he received the Third Class Labour award and again, in 2010 he was awarded the “Second Class Labour Medal”. He has not been a director of any other publicly listed company in the last three years. Mr Lam is a director and shareholder of Corbyns International Limited, the Company’s ultimate holding company.
Mr Alan Alexander Young
Mr Young held the position of Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) until 23 March 2015 when he resigned from all his executive positions with the Group and moved to a non-executive director capacity. He commenced his business career in the financial industry and was engaged for several years in banking and finance. For the past 38 years, he has been involved in the administration of public companies, previously in the resource sector. Mr Young is a Board member of all the Group’s operating subsidiaries in Vietnam and has devoted all of his time to VII for the past 22 years. He has not been a director of any other publicly listed company in the last three years. Mr Young is a director of Corbyns International Limited.
Mr Andrew David Walker
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Walker has qualifications in Medicine and Medical Science (Hons) from Newcastle University. He also has a MBA from The University of Melbourne. Before starting his business career, Andrew was an officer in the Australian Army in Australia’s elite parachute battalion. Mr Walker has a wide range of Board experiences, in both public and private companies. He was the Past-Chairman of the Melbourne Chapter of the Young Presidents Organisation. He was named Australian Entrepreneur of the year in 2016 and in 2014 he was inducted into the Entrepreneurs Global Hall of Fame. Mr Walker is the Founder-Chairman of Aspen Medical Pty Ltd. Mr Walker was the Chairman of VII’s Audit Committee until 24 February 2017.
Mr Jonathan Heath Stuart Murray
Independent Non-Executive Director (appointed on 19 January 2016)
Mr Murray is a partner at independent law firm Steinepreis Paganin based in Perth, Western Australia. His specialist areas of practice include equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and governance. He graduated from Murdoch University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce (majoring in Accounting) and has over 20 years of legal experience. He is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed companies Peak Resources Limited and Hannans Limited. In the last three years, Mr Murray has also been a director of Lemur Resources Limited and Nemex Resources Limited. Mr Murray is a member of VII’s Audit Committee and was appointed as Chairman effective 25 February 2017.
Mr Michael Douglas Mann AM
Independent Non-Executive Director (appointed on 17 January 2017)
Following a cadetship at The Australian newspaper he joined what is now the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and had overseas assignments to Japan, Cambodia, Italy, China, Indonesia, Thailand, France, Laos and Vietnam. He was Ambassador in the last two countries. From 1988 to 1990 he was Assistant Secretary (Personnel) in the Department. In 1994, he was founding Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Television at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and from 2002 to 2008 Founding President of RMIT International University Vietnam before becoming Managing Director (Asia-Pacific) for Laureate International Universities. Since 2012 he has been Chancellor of Torrens University Australia. From 2013 he has been Chair of Think Education previously being a Director of that company since 2011. He is also a Director of the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (since 2017) and the Australia-Vietnam Medical Foundation at Sydney University (since 2002). He is also on University Boards in China, India and South Africa. He has not been a director of any other publicly listed company in the last three years.