Christopher Cheah Yew Ho
Christopher was formerly the Head of Property Asia for ANZ, one of Australia’s Big Four commercial banks. He spent 16 years with ANZ and played a key role in establishing ANZ as the top Australian Bank in Singapore. Strong in financial advisory, debt arranging, structuring and risk management, Christopher is highly regarded in this business and has a strong professional network in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. He represented ANZ on the Board of The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore from 2003-2007 and in the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association in 2009. Christopher has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, Australia and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He also lived in Australia for 10 years from 1981-1991. He was the President of the Australian Alumni Singapore from 2014-2018 and is now the Chairman of the Council of Advisors of the Australian Alumni Singapore. He is one of the two founding shareholders of TrustCapital.
David Tan Wei-Son
David was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited, the manager of CapitaCommercial Trust (CCT), the largest commercial REIT listed on the SGX-ST. Under his watch, CCT expanded through acquisitions and organic growth, bringing its assets under management from S$2.6 billion to S$4.8 billion, and achieving a near doubling of its market capitalisation.
From 2004 to early 2006, David was Senior Vice President and Head of Listings at SGX-ST, where he spearheaded the development and growth of new company listings on the SGX-ST. He also held senior positions in organisations including the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, UBS AG, JP Morgan, and the Singapore Police Force. David was a Singapore Government Scholar who graduated from Cambridge University with a Master’s Degree in Law in 1985. He is also a barrister called to the UK Bar. David is one of the two founding shareholders of TrustCapital.
Christopher currently serves as the Chairman of Schroders RF, a prominent alternative lending platform specialising in financing for commercial, retail, industrial and residential developments and investments across the east coast of Australia. With over 30 years of extensive experience in the Australian Banking and Finance sector, Christopher possesses expertise in commercial property loan origination, risk assessment, and credit management. Notably, Christopher held various high-ranking positions at ANZ Bank, including the role of Head of Property and Construction Finance for Australia and New Zealand, overseeing assets valued at over AUD12 billion.
Christopher is a member of CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Accounting from Macquarie University.
Brendan is currently the Board Chair of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation, and a director of Brickworks Limited and Dennis Family Holdings. He was also on the board of the Barangaroo Development Authority. For 17 years, he was the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Australand prior to his retirement in June 2007, followed by 10 years as Chairman of Western Sydney Parklands Trust, and the National Housing Supply Council. Brendan also held board directorships in GPT RE Limited, the Macquarie University Council and Australand Funds Management.
Brendan holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Town and Country Planning (Queensland Institute of Technology) and Business Administration (Macquarie University). He has completed the Advanced Management Programme at the International Institute for Management Development Business School and the Strategic Use of Information Technology Programme at Stanford University.
Lim Swe Guan
Swe Guan is currently a director of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), a non-profit organisation that promotes real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region. He is also the Chairman of Cromwell European REIT listed on the SGX. He was also on the boards of GPT in Australia, GLP and Sunway Berhad. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Managing Director of GIC real estate, as the Regional Head of Property Investment for Australia, Japan and Southeast Asia and the Global Head of the Corporate Investments Group that invests in public REITs and property companies.
From 1997 to 2008, Swe Guan held the position of a Regional Manager at Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. From 1995 to 1997, Swe Guan joined Suncorp Investments, Brisbane, Australia as the Portfolio Manager of Property Funds. Prior to this, Swe Guan was with Jones Lang Wootton in Sydney, where his last held position was a Research Director. Swe Guan holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management from the University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business, The University of Virginia. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst of the CFA Institute.