Board of directors
Michael Farrow (61)
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Michael is a principal and director of Consortia Partnership Ltd, a Jersey-licensed trust company. He currently sits on the Board of a number of listed companies. He has also been Group Company Secretary of Cater Allen Jersey, a banking, trustee and investment management group. He was appointed on 21 November 2007. Michael was formerly an army officer, holds an MSc in Corporate Governance and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
Julian Cheong (46)
Executive Director, CFO and Acting CEO
Julian was an adviser to China Sonangol International (S) Pte Limited from April to August 2015 and became a member of that company’s management from September 2015. He stepped down from that role and was appointed as an Executive Director on 28 October 2015 and as CFO and Acting CEO on 31 October 2015. Prior to his role as an adviser, Julian worked in investment banking in Singapore and Hong Kong for 13 years, rising to become a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs (Singapore) and later as Head of Banking South East Asia for the Royal Bank of Scotland (Singapore). He holds an A.B. in English (Honours) and Quantitative Economics from Stanford University.
Simon Brickles (51)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Simon was Head of AIM at the London Stock Exchange Group plc from 1994 until 2003 and CEO of PLUS Markets Group plc from 2004 until 2010. He was appointed on 18 November 2014. Educated at Cambridge University, City University and the Inns of Court School of Law, Simon practised as a barrister for several years before moving to finance. Before becoming Head of AIM, Simon worked as a regulator at the London Stock Exchange in the Listing Department (predecessor to the UKLA) and in AIM. Simon is a well-known figure who has lectured on public company corporate governance theory and practice in a number of jurisdictions.
Antony Gardner-Hillman (59)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Antony is an Independent Non-Executive Director and provides directorship services full-time across a varied portfolio of appointments. He has extensive experience in the legal and financial marketplaces through his former career in law and trust company business. He was appointed on 13 November 2009. He was a partner at Crills, Jersey, for over 16 years, where he headed the Financial Services Business and Regulation team. In 1987, he co-founded Jersey Trust Company where he remained a director until disposing of his shareholding and resigning as Non-Executive Group Chairman in 2008. He is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and holds a first-class honours degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University.
Angel Tong (54)
Angel has been the Group Treasurer of China Sonangol International Holding Limited since January 2015, having previously been the Chief Financial Officer from May 2011 and Financial Controller from August 2010. Prior to this, Angel spent a decade at Orient Overseas Group in Hong Kong and Shanghai, initially as Internal Auditor then as Financial Controller of Orient Overseas Development Limited. She began her career as an auditor with Spicer & Oppenheim in the UK and then Deloitte in Hong Kong. Angel holds a Bachelor of Science (Computing and Statistics) from the University of Leeds in the UK, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.